Each spring, whale sharks migrate to a feeding area off the coast of Belize, close to the village of Placencia. Whale sharks are known as the ‘gentle giant’ of the ocean, they are naturally curious and will calmly swim right along a boat or snorkeler. The largest whale shark on record was 40'7" with a mouth that spanned 4.5 feet wide.
Is swimming with these gentle giants on your bucket list? If so, read on and find out about the best times and ways to see the whale sharks in Belize.