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It’s Begun!!! Sardine Run South Africa is on the go!

Humpback Whales are often seen migrating this time of year

It’s Begun! Sardine Run 2019 is here! Making new friends is one of our favorite things. Timo Dersch shares his experience so far!

Mola Mola on Ocean Safari in Port St Johns

Sunfish (Mola Mola) enjoy cold water however, they are often found on the surface, basking in the sun.

Mola Mola on Sardine Run Ocean Safari in Port St Johns

Common Dolphins and Sharks forming a baitball on Sardine Run in Port St Johns

Dusky Sharks, Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis), and Gannets (Morus capensis) work symbiotically to maintain the Sardine Run bait ball so as to optimize their own feeding opportunities.

Mola Mola on Sardine Run Ocean Safari in Port St Johns

So often we have photographic opportunities that will blow your friends’ minds.

Common Dolphins and Dusky Sharks forming a baitball on Sardine Run Ocean Safari in Port St Johns

Dusky Sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) can grow up to 3 meters and live up to 50 years old. They are often seen feeding on the Sardine Run. Common Dolphins grow up to 2.4m, hunting in pods of up to 50 dolphins. They have a life span of up to 25 years.

Humpback Whales Migrate at this time of year

The Sardine Run is part of the Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) migration route, this meant that you were guaranteed of seeing them EVERY DAY on Sardine Run 2019. Their migration starts in our winter months May – June when they move north. Following this, they move back South in our Spring months with their calves September to October.

common Dolphins and Dusky Sharks form baitballs on Sardine Run Ocean Safari in Port St Johns

Oceanic Predators such as Sharks, Dolphins, and Birds compete for their tasty little morsel of Sardine (Sardinops sagax).

Humpback Whales often seen on Sardine Run in Port St Johns

Mola Mola on Sardine Run Ocean Safari in Port St JohnsIt’s Begun! Book now for Sardine Run 2020 we 3 different Sardine Run Ocean Safari Packages to choose from.

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