Shell Island State Preserve: The environment Click here to check out our popular 1-Day Swim with the Dolphins Tour CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO Shell Island is an undeveloped barrier island, which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay.
Now YOU can visit the privately owned island of Niihau on a half-day Tour or a Hunting Safari and take some "Niihau Aloha" home with you. This Niihau.us Web site gives you some information about our island, tours, safaris and Niihau Shell Lei.
How did the pigs get to Pig Beach? We don't know for sure. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. Some say they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them.