SARDINE RUN PACKAGES Cinsta 2020
All bookings for future sardine run tours are on hold until further notice from the Department of Environmental Affairs. The department is currently looking at ways to regulate the sardine run tour industry. We will keep you updated on developments as soon as they arise.
SARDINE RUN EAST LONDON TOUR INFORMATION: Cintsa can be regarded as the gateway to the Wildcoast . With close proximity to the airport and services of East London this is the most accessible sardine run package on offer. The launching from Cinsta allows you to cover some 150 km of coastline, from Hamburg in the West to the Kei river in the East.
Arrival East London: The transfer from East London to Cinsta takes approx. 1 hour. It is best for your flight to arrives in East London before 15h00 as it is not recommended to drive the rural roads roads in the dark. Transfers from East London are included in this package.
At the 4 star Buccaneers Lodge clients will settle in and prepare their gear for the next day’s action. After a sumptuous buffet dinner clients will discuss the next day’s plan with the divemaster and skipper. They will have a good idea of where and what the sardine run action has been and will be able to brief accordingly.
Sardine Run Action days: Each day will include approximately eight hours on the water in search of sardine related activity. The aim is to locate shoals of sardines and view the feeding activity of seals sharks and birds. Once sardine run activity has been found its all stations go. You may prefer to enter the water with mask and snorkel or with scuba. The action is usually fast and furious requiring you to jump in and out of the boat many times.
The sardine run action: The sardine run relies on the coming together of many different variables. Some days are going to be quiet and some days will be very busy. We will do our utmost to get you into the best position to appreciate this event, either from the boat or in the water.
After an action filled day at sea, clients may choose to relax. Those more adventurous, might want to enjoy the surrounding countryside.
Due to the expeditionary nature of this event there will be no refund for any no-launch days. Sea days lost to bad weather will not be refunded. Alternative land- based activities will be offered to clients and lost time at sea will be added to later trips where possible.
Sardine Run Package Includes:
• 4 star accommodation at Buccaneers Lodge
• All meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Supper
• Dive cylinder and weights
• Experienced Skipper and Divemaster on board
• O2 first aid and full trauma kit on-board
• Paramedic on 24hr standby at lodge
• Transfers from East London
Afternoon Activities at Buccaneers Lodge: The lodge plays and vital role bringing jobs and income into the community and the Sardine Run is a very important part of the local tourism industry. Activities offered by Buccaneers Lodge are available to all clients that would like to do something in the afternoon instead of just relaxing by the pool. There will be a small service charge levied by the Lodge and all bookings need to be done in advance.