Each year during May, June and July, vast shoals of sardines leave their cold-water home in South Africa’s temperate seas and travel north into the sub-tropical seas of South Africa’s Wild Coast. The shoals offer a bountiful feast to a host of predators including : seabirds, game fish, marine mammals and sharks. It is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. This is the Sardine Run.
Experience marine wildlife watching at its most spectacular! It is an opportunity to be part of something that many of the world’s top marine biologists, wildlife photographers and filmmakers consider the most intense wildlife event in the world. Guests can view from the boat, snorkel on the ocean surface or do a Sardine Run dive with scuba gear.
Our guest, Tony Baskeyfield, wrote about his Sardine Run experience. His report was published in Sport Diver Magazine and can be read here Sport_Diver-Sardine_Run.
Why Choose Apex?
- We have a sophisticated land, sea and air based observer network
- Communication platforms that constantly detect the movements of the sardine shoals
- We have the country’s most experienced and successful sardine run skippers and guides in the industry
- We have facilities aboard our vessel to cater for videographers and photographers
Let Apex Shark Expeditions take you to experience this wildlife phenomenon from a ringside seat. For more information, read a trip report here.