Sardine run tours 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.
The most flexible sardine run package available. Any 6 nights at the Bulls Inn Mpame from the 10th June until the 15th July 2017. Package includes 5 days at sea in search of sardine related action. 6 nights standard accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
Mpame is about 10km south of Hole in The Wall, away from the main hubs for the Sardine Run (Port St John’s) we have a significantly increased chance of being the only boat in the area following the sardines.
Excludes transfers. Transfers arranged on request from either East London or Durban
Arrival Durban or East London: Oceans Africa can arrange all you transfer requirements (not included) The transfer takes approx. 4 hours from East London It is best for your flight to arrives in before midday so as not to drive on the roads in the dark.
On arrival at the Bulls Inn you can settle in and enjoy a sun-downer drink and prepare your gear for the next day’s sardine run adventure.
Sardine Run Action:
Sardine run action is often fast and furious requiring you to climb in and out of the boat many times. The boat carries enough food and refreshment to sustain you through the day.
You return to base no later than 15h00. clients may choose to relax by the pool . Clients meet at the bar for an early evening drink where the hotel often serves us crayfish and oysters for bar snacks. An all you can eat buffet dinner is prepared by the hotel and is available from 18h00
Due to the logistics of remote operation the can be no refund for any no-fly or 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:
• Accommodation at Bulls Inn Mpame
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
• Dive cylinder and weights & air fills
• Experienced Skipper and Divemaster on board
• O2 first aid and full trauma kit on-board
Activities at Mpame: Mpame is beautifully situated. The beach is perfectly safe and great for surfing and swimming. The adjacent rocks and gullies provide great snorkeling opportunities. The Mpame estuary and river are great for canoeing and fishing. This magnificent coastal setting, and the neighboring indigenous forest a provides a haven for nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers. The nearby hills and coastal cliffs are ideal lend themselves walks, hikes and beautiful sun-sets.