Marine Holidays

From humpbacks and whale sharks to pelagic birds and dazzling underwater coral gardens, the world’s oceans are a playground for wildlife enthusiasts, especially if you don’t mind getting your feet wet. These holidays are all motivated by a love of the sea and allow ample time for exploring some of the world’s most spectacular marine environments.

Whether you are a once a year snorkeler or a keen PADI diver, Steppes Travel’s Big Blue holidays will give you access to oceans and seas that provide endless fun, inspiration and fulfilment. Travel to the world’s most beautiful and rugged coastal destinations and spend time both above and below the ocean’s surface to enjoy the best of both worlds.

For anybody with an appetite for more extreme snorkelling and diving, it doesn’t get any more adventurous than going underwater in Antarctica. Any good geography student will tell you that 90 of the iceberg lies beneath the surface of the water so while icebergs are an impressive sight from the perspective of a boat, from underwater their true epic scale is fully revealed. A similar experience can be had in the Arctic, where snorkelling can be done in the company of inquisitive beluga whales…needless to say, a dry suit and all protective gear is provided.

An Introduction to the Arctic

From wildlife rich Spitsbergen, remote north east and western Greenland, Canada's historic North West Passage and wildlife rich Baffin Island, we offer probably the widest range of expeditionary cruises, lodges and camps to the Arctic from which to choose. 

Read our introduction to the Arctic

Baja California

Travel with some of the worlds most experienced guides on an extraordinary voyage combining the west coast grey whale calving lagoons and the Sea of Cortez to give one of the most comprehensive whale watching trips available.  

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