We are a San Francisco-based travel agency that works with the best local companies in South Africa to offer top-notch tours for the annual Sardine Run.
Sardine Run Port St Johns South Africa
Join tour organiser Nadia Aly and experience the exhilarating Sardine Run on the Wild Coast of South Africa, interacting with dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, sharks and birds chasing the Biggest Shoal on earth.
Nadia provides a unique Sardine Run experience by focusing on small groups of only 4 clients per boat, working with very experienced skippers and guides, and providing best accommodation in Port St. Johns; all in an effort to create the very best Sardine Run tour we can.
The Sardine Run Experience
The Sardine Run is an amazing experience — there is nothing quite like it. Most of the Sardine Run is done on snorkel; only when we find a static baitball do we get in the water with scuba.
Seeing an iconic sardine baitball in crystal-clear conditions with dolphins, sharks, whales and sea birds in a feeding frenzy is, in fact, quite rare. Film crews spend weeks out at sea over the course of a few years in search of the perfect baitball to get the footage regularly seen on television. Joining our experienced team ensures that you have the best chance of experiencing this remarkable phenomenon.
Your Tour Organizer: Nadia Aly
Our tours are managed by Destination Tonga, a tourism management company, located in Tonga, and owned by Nadia Aly. Nadia is an award winning underwater photographer who leads numerous expeditions around the world throughout the year.
What Makes Us Excellent
We take a maximum of four clients. Other boats will carry up to 10 people, which can become an issue if you get a baitball. It’s best to work with a small group in an effort to not break up a precious bait ball.
Our crew has over 20 years’ experience launching out of Port St. Johns.
The zodiacs we use are some of the fastest ones on the water and we keep them in great condition throughout the year. You won’t see better options.