Sardine Run Tours

Sardine Run Tours

Sardine Run Tours & Packages 2023

Let us help you find the right sardine run package!

Last minute Sardine Run special offer East London 5th – 11th June – Boat only rate from ZAR 3 950 per sea day.

Finding the right sardine run tour to suit your dates and needs can be very confusing so why not schedule a call with us for unbiased information on the sardine run and the different tour options. Oceans Africa will try to find the perfect sardine run package deal for you. As a sardine run specialist agency we work with our partners and associates on a commission basis, so that there is not extra cost for you.

 This year we are very excited to offer the most flexible and budget friendly sardine run package, where we will be running daily charters from East London to experience the sardine run with the Oceans Africa team!

Oceans Africa also leads sardine run tours to other areas, so ask us about joining one of our group tour packages.

Sardine Run Tours and Charters

Sardine Run Tours

The sardine run is a movement of fish and predators along coast of South Africa that is driven by a seasonal currents and weather systems. It is a totally wild, unpredictable event so if you are looking for a real African experience with adventure diving at it’s best, you’re unlikely to be disappointed! When everything comes together the sardine run is the most spectacular natural spectacle, offering incredible diving opportunities and wildlife encounters.

If you’re serious about experiencing the sardine run you have to put in the time and effort to maximise your chances of finding good sardine action. This is why most sardine run dive packages include at least 4 days on the water, where you’ll spend between 6 and 8 hrs at sea. Think of each day as a safari at sea where you never know what to expect. Some days can be slow while other days can only be described as mind-blowing. There is also always the chance to lose a day or two to bad weather so give yourself as much time as you can afford.

If you’d like to join us on a sardine run package in 2023, call us for to discuss options or send us an e-mail with your preferred dates and/or areas and we will find the right package for you. The links below give more detailed information on sardine run packages offered in Cinsta, East London, Coffee Bay, Port St Johns and Mbotyi.

Baitball action
Baitball action

The action during your sardine run tour can be so varied as to take in almost the entire scope of what you have seen on Blue Planet and Discovery. However you need time, you need, patience and you need luck. You may or may not get the whole bait-ball experience but you should still have some amazing dives.

Your dives during run are totally dependent on the nature of activity on the day. The sharks, birds and dolphins associated with the run should all be there waiting for the shoals to arrive, so encounters with them are almost a given! Some days you may be in and out the water 20 times on scuba or snorkel. Other days you may find stable activity or do longer dives on the local reef or wrecks.

Dive the sardine run
Diving the Sardine Run

For those of you travelling down from Durban for your sardine run tours we can also arrange some extra days diving on the south coast at Aliwal Shaol. Each week during the run there will also be daily charters from Shelly Beach to Protea Banks – so great shark and whale action almost a guarantee if you don’t manage to get to the sardine run itself!

Sardine Run Packages 2023

Choose your sardine run tour package option

Oceans Africa will be guiding our own groups on select dates for next years sardine run. Select a sardine run tour from the options below and request rates and availability for dates or send us an e-mail with your dates and we can find a sardine run package for you.

Sardine Run Tour Mbotyi Wildcoast

Sardine Run Mbotyi

Sardine Run Mbotyi 2023 Sardine Run Mboyti, Wildcoast – 8 night Package Book Now First week starts: 29th June 2024 8 x nights superior accommodation.

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Sardine Run Birds

Sardine Run Cinsta

Sardine Run Cinsta Sardine Run Cinsta East London – 7 night Package Book Now First week starts: 28th May 2023 7 x nights superior accommodation.

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