EDGE WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS
Trip Reports, Exciting New
Expeditions and Last Minute Deals from Big Fish Expeditions
Another year has passed since we sent out a newsletter and
what a whale of a year it was! Other than a couple of trips
that struggled with bad weather, we enjoyed incredible big
animal encounters everywhere we went. Follow this link to 18
new trip reports since the last update. You'll find our
usual candid accounts of how each trip went plus endless
2016/17 Expedition Reports
GREAT NEW TRIPS:
MOUNTAIN GORILLAS OF BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
July of next year, we are heading to Uganda for a very
special Gorilla Trekking Safari. If you are interested in
encountering our closest relatives, you will not want to
miss this expedition. We will visit numerous parks around
the country and spend time with up to 12 different species
of primates including Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Black
and White Colobus Monkeys, Baboons, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest
Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Red Tailed
Monkeys, Bush Babies and Pottos. We will also focus on tree
dwelling lions, African elephants, hippos, leopards, large
herds of endemic antelopes, and so much more! Be prepared to
arrive home exhausted and utterly satisfied after this epic
adventure. Read more about our
Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Primate Safari
TIGERS AND HAMMERS - A BAHAMIAN SHARK SAFARI
Each year we run amazing
Tiger Shark Diving Trips
as well as world class
Great Hammerhead Diving Trips.
Both these trips are consistently good with lots of
enormous, dependable sharks. If anything, these trips get
even better every year!
We've been asked numerous times to run combined trips that
visit Tiger Beach for tigers, lemon sharks and more and then
Bimini Island for the great hammerheads and bull sharks.
asked and we listened. Starting in November 2018, we're
offering an extended Bahamas Shark Safari aboard the Dolphin
this trip you can expect to see up to 8 species of sharks
including Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks,
Bull Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Great Hammerhead Sharks,
Blacknose Sharks and possibly Blacktip Sharks. If you're a
shark addict, you'll love this trip!
Bahamas Shark Safari.
EVEN BETTER BELUGA EXPEDITIONS
two beluga trips were especially good last year. Each time
we visit them, the belugas seem friendlier than they did the
year before. Last summer, the moms actually started bringing
their newborn calves right up to us for a closer look. It
was a wonderful experience. The viz was really good too,
resulting in endless images like the one below:
are of course running more trips to dive with them this
summer. So what's new you may ask? Starting this
season, Big Fish Expeditions has been issued a Manitoba
guiding license that permits us to explore more of the
tundra with our guests. That means afternoons driving around
the tundra looking for wildlife and enjoying the scenery and
nightly drives out of town to enjoy the northern lights in
all their glory - one more reason to join our
beluga trip this July/August.
DIVING WITH RUSSIAN GRIZZLY BEARS
Yep, you read that right! The diving component is just one
small part of this epic bear viewing trip in the wilds of
Kamchatka in Eastern Russia. We are taking a small group of
guests to Kuril Lake during the season when scores of bears
accumulate to feast on spawning salmon.
This ruggedly beautiful volcanic region is one of the last
true wildernesses in the Northern Hemisphere. Why choose
Russia over Alaska or Canada? Because this is the only place
where you can get up close to brown bears for intimate
portraits without the red tape that frustrates photographers
in North America. Exactly how close can you get to the bears
in Kamchatka? The images below will give you an idea of what
Join this exclusive opportunity to mingle with the
Grizzly Bears of Kamchatka, Russia.
INCREDIBLE DEALS ON OUR UPCOMING EXPEDITIONS
VISIT SOCORRO ABOARD THE ROCIO DEL MAR
Known for amazing manta encounters plus great shark diving
and occasional run-ins with humpbacks, Socorro has
established itself as a truly world class big animal
destination. Generally we wouldn't dream of discounting this
trip but we ended up with an extra charter that we didn't
expect and we have spots to fill so throughout May, we have
a special on our January 2018 trip. Regularly priced at
$3795, this is your chance to visit Socorro on an 8 day trip
for just $3095. If that sounds too good to pass up, email us
soon because this special ends on June 1st!!!
$500 OFF OUR DECEMBER GALAPAGOS SHARK SAFARI UNTIL JUNE 1ST.
Galapagos needs no introduction. Darwin's playground should
be on every big animal diver's bucket list. This is your
chance to experience this incredible archipelago at an
Galapagos Shark Safari.
it for now but we have quite a few new trips taking shape so
please keep an eye on our website and our
Big Fish Facebook Page
for the latest news.
Have a great summer and we'll see you out there!
Trip Leader and Founder of
Big Fish Expeditions.
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