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South African Sardine Run

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Big Fish Expeditions

  • Locations

    Port Saint John, South Africa

  • Activities

    Adventure, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling

  • Price
    From: €4495 EUR per person
  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Avg Distance

    Up to 100km at sea each day.

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every July

  • Starting Location

    Durban, South Africa.

  • Price Includes

    10 Nights lodging in Port St Johns. All meals and soft drinks. Airport transfers from Durban. 9 mornings of chasing bait balls. Spotter plane. Shark feeds. Dive Guide. Weights and tanks.


  • Swim on sardine bait balls being attacked by dolphins, sharks and gannets.
  • See enormous 'super pods' of dolphins, thousands strong!
  • Chum for bronze whaler and dusky sharks.
  • Dive on South Africa's vibrant coral reefs.
  • Snorkel with humpback whales.

Trip Info

Snorkel/dive on the famous South African Sardine Run.

Possibly the most spectacular event you will ever have the chance to witness in the ocean, the sardine run is an epic migration of millions of baitfish along the coast of Southern Africa. This yearly spectacle attracts marine mega fauna in their thousands. You may see enormous whales, schools of sharks, super-pods of dolphins and flocks of diving birds, all feasting on the river of fish at the same time. Witness nature in all its glory!

On this trip you will also have the chance to swim with bronze whaler sharks and enjoy some shark dives on south africa’s vibrant coral reefs.

Let Big Fish Expeditions help you plan your next memorable experience.

Big Fish Expeditions

Big Fish Expeditions is an industry leader in Big Animal Terrestrial and Marine Adventures. Whether you want to swim within touching distance of a whale shark the size of a school bus, play with a humpback whale calf while its mother cautiously watches the encounter or stare into the eyes of a Sri Lankan Leopard, BFE will put you where the world class action is.

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