World Class Encounters

Whale Shark Expedition

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Tiger Shark Diving

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American Crocodiles

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Polar Bears

Photo © Mario Magri

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

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Embrace your Wild Nature!

We deliver intimate encounters with nature’s most iconic animals. From apex marine predators to gentle great apes, our expeditions create life changing experiences that you’ll never forget. Join us on one of our world class shark diving or terrestrial big animal photography expeditions and we bet you come on another!
Tiger Shark Dive

WORLD CLASS ENCOUNTERS

Whether you want to float within touching distance of a whale shark the size of a school bus, stare into the eyes of a five meter tiger shark as it cruises towards you over the reef, or feel the warm breath of a silverback gorilla against your skin, we want to put you there. Why? because, that is exactly where we want to be too!

Snorkeling with American Crocodiles

UNIQUE BIG ANIMAL ADVENTURES

Some of our expeditions are classics like world famous Tiger Beach and the Sardine Run and others are off-the-beaten-path adventures like our endemic shark safari in Japan or our Crocodiles snorkeling trip in Mexico. Whichever adventure you join first, you will soon see that we try to cram every encounter we can into our trips.

over under lemon snaps at Tiger Beach

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

Big Fish Expeditions Founder Andy Murch has spent the last three decades chasing big animals all over the world. Few people have Andy’s knowledge and the organizational skills necessary to put together a professional expedition. Have a look through some of the comments from our guests: testimonials

Snorkeling Expeditions

Snorkel with American crocodiles and dive on the pristine reefs in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Snorkel with Whale Sharks. Witness the largest aggregation of the largest fish in the world.
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Snorkel with the largest animal that has ever lived!
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Swim with hunting striped marlin as they feast on bait fish during the Mexican Sardine Run.
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Gaze into the eye of an enormous Southern Right Whale calf in Patagonia.
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Snorkel with orcas and humpbacks during the Norwegian herring run.
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Free dive with blue sharks and makos; the world’s fastest shark!
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Watch thousands of dolphins, sharks, and gannets hunting sardines on the world famous Sardine Run.
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Come face to face with friendly pods of Belugas; the world’s friendliest whales!
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Snorkel with 1.5m long giant salamanders; the largest amphibians in the world!
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Snorkel with humpback mothers and calves in the crystal clear waters of Rurutu.
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Snorkel with Salmon Sharks; the Great White’s Alaskan cousin.
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SCUBA Diving Expeditions

Dive with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks and more in world famous Tiger Beach.
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The ultimate Great White Shark cage diving experience. Descend to watch white sharks on the ocean floor.
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Scuba dive with oceanic whitetip sharks, silky sharks, and more, in the crystal clear waters of Cat Island.
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Dive with enormous great hammerheads, bull sharks, blacknose sharks, and more on our Bimini shark safari.
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Scuba dive with giant anacondas in the rivers of the Pantanal.
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Dive with hundreds of endemic Japanese sharks.
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Snorkel with Porbeagle Sharks and scuba dive on the reefs of Brittany.
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Dive with up to 12 species of endemic sharks in South Africa.
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Dive with dolphins, sharks, and gannets hunting sardines on the world famous Sardine Run.
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Terrestrial Big Animal Adventures

Photograph the largest migration of Polar Bears in the world on the Canadian Tundra.
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Trek with mountain gorillas, chimps, and many other primates, and see the ‘Big Five’ on safari in Uganda.
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Watch jaguars hunting caimans in the rivers of the Brazilian Pantanal.
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See countless lemurs, bizarre chameleons, colorful frogs, endemic birds, and so much more in the jungles of Madagascar.
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Take Amazing Photographs

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Mario Magri

Photo © Andy Murch

You don’t have to be a photographer to enjoy our big animal encounters but if you are then lets face it, being there is only half the fun.

Any adventure travel company can put together an expedition but we want you to go home with incredible images.

First and foremost, our trips are fun and exciting but if you also want hands on camera coaching and if you want us to make sure that you’re in the right place at the right time to enjoy extraordinary, close-up encounters with the ocean’s most majestic animals, we can help with that. And we’ll have a great time in the process!

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Andy Murch

Andy Murch

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver. He has photographed and dived with more sharks than anyone else, and uses his vast experience to create ground breaking adventures tailored to serious photographers and avid wildlife enthusiasts.

He created Big Fish Expeditions to share his love for big animals.
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In the Spotlight

Join Photo pro Andy Murch in the Canadian Tundra for a small group tour with the largest gathering of Polar Bears in the world. Read more

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Predators in Peril

Predators in Peril

Andy is the driving force behind the PREDATORS IN PERIL PROJECT which shines a spotlight on endangered species of sharks and rays that are largely overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is funded by Big Fish Expeditions.

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