SARDINE RUN

General Information

  • Location: Port St. John’s, South Africa
  • Peak Season: June-July
  • Cost: R 53,636 or $ 4,200
  • Duration: 9 Days/ 10 Nights
  • Water Temperature: 20° C
  • Visibility: 3- 15 meters
  • Boat: 9-10 Divers
  • Dive: Snorkeler to Experienced Diver
  • Duration at sea: 7 AM- 2 PM
  • Transfer: -Return transfers from Durban Airport -Daily transfers to launch site

Daily Itinerary

  • 6AM – 6:30AM – Breakfast
  • 6:30AM – Transfer to launch site
  • AM- 2PM- at sea searching for action on the sardine run
  • 3 PM- 4PM – back at the lodge
  • 7PM – dinner and fire

Dive Includes

  • 9 days at sea (weather permitting)
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Meals – continental breakfast, boat lunch, dinners
  • experienced Dive guide and skipper
  • cylinders, fills and weight belt

Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Dive Insurance/ Travel Insurance
  • Dive Gear (can be rented)
  • Alcoholic drinks

Every year from May until June, millions of sardines travel north to the Eastern Cape waters from the colder southern ocean off the South African coastline. This amazing event is called the Sardine Run. Add to this mix the arrival of predators, game fish, sharks, dolphins, whales and birds, all waiting to feed on this huge fish buffet.

The sardines shoal closely together in an attempt to minimize their chances of being eaten and the following feeding frenzy is amazing to see. A variety of sharks rushing thru the bait balls- Bulls, Duskys, Bronze Whalers, Black Tips,Ragged Tooth and the odd Great White, Cape Fur Seals, Bottlenose and Common dolphins, Sail fish, Bryde’s and Humpback whales and Cape Gannets diving from the skies above.

This is truly an event for everyone to enjoy from the snorkeler to the experienced diver, marine life enthusiasts and for bird watchers alike.

Add to this mix the arrival of predators, game fish, sharks, dolphins, whales and birds, all waiting to feed on this huge fish buffet. The sardines shoal closely together in an attempt to minimize their chances of being eaten and the following feeding frenzy is amazing to see. A variety of sharks rushing thru the bait balls- Bulls, Duskys, Bronze Whalers, Black Tips,Ragged Tooth and the odd Great White, Cape Fur Seals, Bottlenose and Common dolphins, Sail fish, Bryde’s and Humpback whales and Cape Gannets diving from the skies above. This is truly an event for everyone to enjoy from the snorkeler to the experienced diver, marine life enthusiasts and for bird watchers alike.

EXPERIENCE THE "SHARK LIFE TOUR"







EXPERIENCE THE "SHARK LIFE TOUR"