Every year, the world’s greatest marine migration takes place off the South African Wild Coast. Millions of sardines follow the cold winter currents north toward the warm Indian Ocean, bringing with them thousands of predators: dolphins, sharks, whales, seals and marine birds. Join the Sardine Run for an incredible adventure in South Africa.
No Dive Experience Required
Coffee Bay – Port Edward, Eastern Cape, South Africa
$4295 per person sharing ($500 single supplement)
9 Days, 8 nights with up to 7 days on water
HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR!
2019 Dates: June 21-29, June 29-July 7, July 7-15 - Price $4295
Now to Reserve: 800-644-7382
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For the bean counters, there are no accurate figures on how many
tons of sardines swim up the coast so let’s just go with huge and massive. How many sardines do you think there are in
a shoal that is fifteen kilometers long, three and a half kilometers
wide and nearly forty meters deep?
These little silver fish form the butter of the
sea and the plankton that they feed on the figurative bread. Bottom
line is that it is no fun being number two in the food chain.
Especially when these are in the area:
Bottlenose Dolphin - Common Dolphin -
Bryde's Whales -
Seals - Gamefish -
Typical Sardine Run Itinerary
Arrive at Durban International Airport prior to 12 Noon. (We suggest arriving in South Africa a day earlier, to provide time to adjust to local time and can provide a hotel suggestion upon request.) Met by SEAL Expeditions representative and transported to dive location in the Eastern Cape. Orientation.
Days Two - Eight
6:45 am – Continental or packed breakfast
7:00 am – Microlight aircraft launches and begins recon
7:30 am – SEAL Teams launch
11:00 am – Light lunch and refreshments available on boats
1:30 pm - Approximate time back on shore, depending on action and weather
4:00 pm - Join group for optional afternoon activity
7:00 pm - Three course dinner, next day planning and good times – SEAL style
8:00 am - Transfer back to Durban International Airport (Your flight should depart no earlier than 3 pm.)
Sardine Run Adventure Pricing Info
$4295 Price Includes:
Shared Accommodations at Myboti River Lodge (single supplement - add $500)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Sardine Run
Diving/Snorkeling - up to 7 days on water (alternate activities for bad - weather days)
Air Support – dedicated microlight helps to alert group to action on the water
Microlight flight (weather permitting)
Dive air, tanks & weight belts • Alternate activities, including horse riding, trail hiking and cultural activities
Scheduled transfers to and from Durban International Airport (KSIA)