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Sardine Run Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 50 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Scuba Diving   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: June - July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3895 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3895 US Dollar (USD)

The Sardine-Run Expedition is a unique expedition exploring the annual sardine migration on South Africa's rugged Wild Coast. Sardine fever hits the Wild Coast sometime in June/July each year. The "run" or migration of sardines begins off the cool waters south of the African continent where they form into hundreds of large swirling shoals. The sardines then run north east into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and mass into what wild-life film producer Peter Lamberti has dubbed "The Greatest Shoal on Earth".

What makes this such a spectacular show is not simply the gigantic waves of silvery sardines but the legions of predators that congregate en masse just off the east coast of South Africa in anticipation of the year's greatest feast. As a result the waters of the Wild Coast boil with sharks, dolphins, Cape Gannets, cormorants, seals, and even, on occasion, Orcas, albatross and penguins that have followed the Sardines thousands of kilometres from the southern ocean. The Sardine Run also coincides with the annual migration of Humpback Whales that move north for the season into warmer water to mate and calve

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Single Supplement surcharge 500USD

Price Includes:
- All transfers
- Accommodation
- All meals
- All boat dives
- Standby emergency staff
- Bottled water on board
- Snacks on board
- All tank fills
- Weight belts
- Tourism levies
- Entrances
- Value added tax
- Microlight spotting plane