THE SARDINE RUN
june & july
8 days/ 7 nights
pick up & transfers
single operator based at destination
minimum 6 people
5 days of Sardine Run
snacks & drinks on boat
exclusive air support reporting migration
The Sardine Run or "Sardine Migration" is certainly on the bucket list of many nature lovers!
Welcome to our world of authentic and transformative experiences! Operating in Mozambique and the Sardine Run since 2005, we're not just an agency – we're your personal guides, companions, and a wellspring of profound knowledge. Living here gives us a unique perspective, and we take immense pride in offering experiences that go beyond the ordinary.
Unlike traditional agencies, we live and breathe Mozambique. Our commitment extends beyond mere transactions; we offer an intimate connection with the heart and soul of this beautiful country. We're not just experts; we're avid travelers, divers, and safari enthusiasts, bringing firsthand experiences to every adventure we curate.
We recommend divers and non-divers, photography enthusiasts, dolphin and whale enthusiasts, lovers of the big predators of the sea not to miss the opportunity to be part of one of the best natural phenomena of the sea, the annual sardine migration, which in turn coincides with another spectacular migration, that of the humpback whales.
For more detailed information about the Sardine Run you can click HERE!
Where to fly
Durban International Airport is one option to fly into, but we recommend arriving preferably before midday, as from there it is approximately 6 hours by road to the final destination, Port St. Johns.
The best option is to fly directly to Mthatha Airport in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa, located approximately 2 hours from Port St. Johns with the local airlines South African Airways and SA Airlink.
From your arrival on African soil until your departure, we will always be by your side to accompany you on this experience.
ARRIVAL TO SOUTH-AFRICA
Arrival at Durban International Airport or Mthatha Airport (KwaZulu-Natal), then road transfer (included) to Port St Johns. Check-in at the diving center and accommodation. Afternoon off to visit the town of Port St Johns (The Wild Coast). Dinner at the guest house (included).
Day 2 to day 6
Daily breakfast at the accommodation before departure.
Afterwards we will depart with the boat which will be ready at the dock of the accommodation.
We will do 5 full days of Sardine Run, where we will spend between 6 and 8 hours at sea. There will be lunch, refreshments and snacks on board.
We usually return to our accommodation by 4pm, which is enough time to rest or take a stroll around the area before dinner.
More information about the Sardine Run, HERE!
PORT ST JOHNS
Breakfast (included) at accommodation. Day off diving. Relax day or optional activities: excursion to the Bluff Nature Reserve Waterfall, the Umgazana and Brazen Head or a cruise on the river of Port St Johns.
Arrival airport assistance
Transfers from Mthatha airport to Port St Johns (return)
7 nights accommodation (double or twin room), at Port St Johns River Lodge
5 full days of Sardine Run (with an optional extra day)
Scuba tanks and weights for certified divers
Lunch, refreshments and snacks on the boat
Diving fees and permits on the Wild Coast
Private English-speaking Divemaster specialising in the Sardine Run
Qualified Sardine Run qualified boat skipper and guide
Constant air support and briefing on the progress of the migration (exclusive)
All breakfasts and dinners at the accommodation's restaurant
Local Spanish guide
International and domestic flights
Diving equipment (€8 per dive)
Meals not specified in the previous section
Optional activities during the trip
Travel and diving insurance (recommended)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
• 50% deposit required to confirm the booking of the Experience, and remaining 50% to be paid 60 days prior to arrival • All payments done by providing bank card details will carry an extra 5% (bank fees) • All payments done through PayPal will carry an extra 5% • All payments done by bank transfers to be done using “banking our instructions” (client pays all bank transfer charges) • By paying the deposit you are deemed to have accepted our terms & conditions • Cancellations before 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 50% of total booking amount (during local public holidays will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount) • Cancellations after 60 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of total booking amount • Dive trips being cancelled due to bad weather not refundable • If as a result of a major force, such as the current pandemic caused by Covid-19 the trip cannot be made on the scheduled dates, the amount paid is not refundable and the trip will be rescheduled for other dates in accordance with the availability of the client and Mozambique Experience •
We recommend you the following extension!
These are the various accommodation options that we have in the different destinations where we will be during the stay of the aforementioned program. Depending on the budget we recommend one or the other. For more detailed information on each one, you can visit the accommodation section. All options include en-suite rooms with the possibility of a double bed or separate beds, cleaning service, Wi-fi, 24-hour security, and some with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
Port St. Johns
Port St. Johns