Whale sharks are the world’s biggest fish species. Every year they migrate to feed in the warm waters off the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and tiny Isla Holbox is one of their favourite feeding grounds. They will remain here until September and it’s possible, through strictly controlled local operators, to snorkel with these impressive creatures.

Although these giants of the fish kingdom can grow to be over 40 feet in length, they mainly feed on plankton and pose no threat to humans. Hundreds of whale sharks migrate to Mexico each year and their distinctive patterns of pale-yellow spots and stripes make them a truly beautiful sight.

We can offer a specialist trip to Mexico specifically organised to allow you to swim with whale sharks. This can be arranged as part of a tailor-made itinerary that takes in more of the wildlife highlights of Mexico.

To find out more about a holiday to Mexico, please contact John, the Steppes Discovery Mexico specialist, on 01285 643 333.