Bay Of Pigs Tours

Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour

Explore the beauty of the Zapata Peninsula and learn more about the areas fascinating history Approximately 10 Hours Flexibility with Group Size, Meeting Location and Start Time

Bay of Pigs Tour Pricing

2-3 people

€190.00 per person

4-5 people

€170.00 per person

6-7 people

€140.00 per person

8-9 people

€115.00 per person

10+ people

€110.00 per person

Our Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour

The Zapata Peninsula National Park should be high on your list of must-see destinations in Cuba. Not only does it boast some of the island’s most magical natural landscapes, but it is also intricately linked with the country’s revolutionary history since it is the location of the Bay of Pigs. Our Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs tour is a full day tour that can take place on any day of the week. You’ll be escorted from start to finish by one of our team of expert English-speaking local guides, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.

About our Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour

Opting for a private Bay of Pigs tour gives you the opportunity to receive a personal tour of this huge tract of land and history. You’ll meet your enthusiastic and very knowledgeable Cuban guide on pick up with our modern air-conditioned vehicle. This can take place anywhere convenient for you in Havana, be it your hotel or casa, a local landmark, or even Havana’s cruise ship terminal. You’ll then be whisked south in comfort to the first stop on our Bay of Pigs tour, the Museum Girón. Having learnt about America’s failed counter-invasion of Cuba after Castro’s revolution, you’ll move to the beachfront itself, where you can swim and snorkel in the sparkling waters. This is followed up by a boat tour of Guamá Tourist Park, before visiting the nearby crocodile breeding center. Your Bay of Pigs tour also includes lunch with one drink.


Our Zapata Peninsula Tour begins with pick-up from your accommodation at 07:30am and lasts for approximately 10 hours (including transfers)


This tour will take approximately 10-11 hours (including transfers)


Private air-conditioned modern car or minivan (dependent on group size


Services of a private English-speaking local tour guide, private air-conditioned transportation, lunch and 1 x drink, entrance fees


You will be returned back to your accommodation at around 06:30pm


We are happy to accommodate singles, couples and groups.


Our Private Bay of Pigs Tour can depart on any day for your added convenience.


International flights - travel insurance - accommodation - visa & passport costs - drinks (unless specified) - tips - optional activities - airport taxes.

Learn more about our Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour

Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour Highlights

We have created this private tour to provide visitors to Cuba with a full day amid the natural splendor and intriguing history that together make the Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs such an important destination. Here are the tour highlights.

⭐ Take advantage of having a private tour, giving you the undivided attention of our expert English-speaking local guide.

⭐ Travel in air-conditioned comfort in one of our modern vehicles.

⭐ Start and end your Bay of Pigs tour at a location convenient to you in Havana, whether that’s your accommodation, the cruise terminal, or a local landmark.

⭐ Uncover the history of the CIA’s botched invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in the fascinating Museum Girón.

⭐ Slip into your swimming costume and enjoy time splashing about in the fine shallows of the Bay of Pigs itself, or slip on a snorkel mask and check out the underwater world in all its glory.

⭐ Enjoy an authentic locally-made lunch with a drink, included as part of the overall tour price.

⭐ Admire the vistas possible from the boat tour of Guamá Tourist Park, which many of Cuba’s endemic species call home.

⭐ Stare into the cool eyes of the resident crocodiles at the Criadero de Cocodrilos crocodile- breeding facility, which saved the Cuban crocodile from extinction.

Private Zapata Peninsula and Bay of Pigs Tour Itinerary

Museum Girón

This museum is located close to the site of the US-backed invasion of anti-Castro exiles that took place in April 1961, and focusses on the resulting battle for supremacy. While the tone may lead towards propaganda – with Cuba still a communist state – the museum is none the less an interesting tale in how a small band of Cuban revolutionaries managed to hold off the might of the United States in what was America’s first defeat in Latin America. Exhibits include a fighter plane and tank in the museum grounds.

Swimming and snorkelling at the Bay of Pigs

Not just the site of the 1960s battle, on your Bay of Pigs tour you’ll discover that the area also has extraordinary natural beauty both on land and at sea. One of the best ways to explore it further is to head into the warm waves for yourself, since the Bay of Pigs is one of the best places in Cuba to go snorkelling.

Boat tour of Tourist Park Guamá

Guamá Tourist Park spans an incredible 10,500 square kilometers within the Zapata Peninsula. It is an area of virgin forest inhabited by a huge range of native species, as your tour will demonstrate. But the highlight has to be traveling by boat along the park’s still waterways and its lake, La Laguna del Tesoro, with fish splashing in the water and birds flying elegantly overhead. Keep an eye out for gold too, which is the treasure (tesoro) the lake is said to hide.

Criadero de Cocodrilos Crocodile-breeding Facility

This breeding facility has successfully saved the native Cuban crocodile from near extinction. Founded in 1962, almost immediately after the Bay of Pigs invasion, the focus of the center has long been conservation and breeding. Visitors can see crocodiles of all ages, from the very young to full- grown adults, and can have their photograph taken with a still-manageable juvenile.

Our tours are committed to
Supporting the Cuban People through:

  • Having the services of a full time local Cuban guide who you will spend time getting to know on a personal level.
  • Exposing you to the local Cuban people and steering funds toward its citizens. 
  • Allowing you to interact with Cuban’s from all walks of life, having a chance to hear their stories, and share your own. 
  • Eat at a Paladares (privately run restaurants) where meals are included.
  • Focusing on people-to-people interaction and cultural immersion.
  • Patronizing privately owned small businesses in Havana.
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