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    The Sardine Run
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa 2018

    DIVING, MARINE ANIMALS, ADVENTURE, WILDLIFE, CULTURE & MAGNIFICENT BEAUTY!

    This is your chance to have a front-row seat to the Biggest Shoal on Earth!

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    Experience the exhilarating Sardine Run, spending time out at sea interacting with dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, sharks and birds, chasing the “Biggest Shoal on Earth!”

    There is a short window for the Sardine Run out of Port Elizabeth (PE), South Africa. The run here happens typically in a four-week window between mid-April – mid-May. The great thing about the run out of PE, is you also have fantastic reef diving, and we are based out of South Africa’s 5th largest city.

    The thing to remember about the Sardine Run, is that it’s all about time put in. The more sea days, the higher your chances of getting action.

    It all starts in PORT ELIZABETH (Nelson Mandela Bay): This area is becoming known as one of the major hot spots for the Sardine Run by International photographers and filming companies including National Geographic.

    18 - 24 April 2018 -> 26 April - 02 May 2018 -> 01 May – 07 May 2018

    7 Spaces Left

    From $2500USD

    Single Supp: $300 USD

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    Key Information:

    What's Included?

    Tour Includes:

    • Return Airport Transfers

    • 6 Nights’ Beachfront Accommodation

    • Breakfast Daily

    • Lunch packs on diving days

    • Transfer to the launch site

    • 5 Days at sea (weather permitting)

    • 8m Semi-Rigid Dive Boat (SAMSA Licensed - 40 miles offshore)

    • Hire of Tanks & Weights

    • Experienced Skipper

    • Filming Permits

    • Shark & Reef Diving

    • On non-diving days group transfers will be provided for local excursions e.g. Addo El-

    ephant National Park, Seal Diving in Plettenberg Bay, Visit to Tsitsikamma National

    Park, Sundays River Sandboarding and River Cruises etc. All entrance fees and other

    costs related to the activities will be for the client's account.

    What's Not Included?

    Tour Excludes:

    • Flights

    • Dinner & Drinks

    • Equipment Hire

    • Travel Insurance

    Itinerary
    Day 1: Arrive in Port Elizabeth and transfer to hotel. Meet up in the late afternoon for a full expedition briefing and to meet the crew.
     
    Day 2 - 6: Spend 5 days out at sea looking for Sardine Run action. Daily Itinerary: After breakfast transfer to the launch site where you will kit up, load the boat (8m semi-rigid RIB) and prepare for a full day out at sea. Refreshments and lunch is provided on the boat.We use a combination of aerial information, local spotters, fishermen & ocean users in the area to locate information regarding Sardine Run action.During the day, there will be to an opportunity to enjoy a dive on one of the numerous dive sites in the hope to see the Ragged Tooth sharks and other rich marine life. Return at approx. 3pm and transfer back to the hotel enjoying the beachfront or taking part in optional activities e.g. additional diving, kayaking, cultural activities, shopping etc. Beach Walk & Picnic: Weather depending we will have sundowners and snacks on the beach enjoying a spectacular South African sunset.
     
    Day 7: Check out of hotel and transfer to airport for flight home or sign up for one of our extensions e.g. Cape Town Great White & Excursions, Shark Diving Aliwal Shoal.

    PRICE: TBA

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