Saint Lucia - Introduction to the Sardine Run: The Greatest Shoal on Earth!

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Introduction to the Sardine Run: The Greatest Shoal on Earth!

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(37 reviews)
South Coast, KwaZulu Natal , Saint Lucia, South Africa
45 mins

About the tour

Join Ashley as he takes you on a unique experience to see South Africa's annual Sardine Run. The marine equivalent of the East African wildebeest migration. With a backdrop of the Indian Ocean, Ashley will discuss the why, how, and where of this amazing natural phenomenon featured in David Attenborough's original Blue Planet series, as well as how the whole community benefits from this mass movement of fish. Learn what is it and why is it so important in our eco-system! This is not to be missed! *****PLEASE NOTE*****: - Sightings are not guaranteed and it can take time to locate the marine life, if it at all. This is a completely natural phenomenon and the wildlife will appear when it is ready! - Due to the nature of this tour there may be background noise from people, machinery, or engines that can not be avoided.

Meet Ashley


What Ashley doesn't know about life in the South African bush isn't worth knowing! With academic, vocational, and practical qualifications he has a wealth of knowledge and personal experiences that he loves to share. Spending time out and about in the bush means everyday is different! The thrill being, you never know what you will encounter or discover until you come across it, be it hippos, zebra, dung beetles or a rare plant species or an unusual eel. Home for Ashley is a small coastal town, St Lucia, that is uniquely situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, on the north-eastern coast of South Africa. It is a haven for wildlife, marine life and unique flora and small fauna. With a focus on the wildlife, all Ashley's tour offer an insight into all creatures, great and small, and you will be surprised how interesting the bushveld can actually be! Join Ashley on a tour, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, to explore the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Ashley has been guiding since Jun 2010

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Saint Lucia with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Saint Lucia. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Paul C.

27 June 2021

This series of sardine run trips has been excellent, opening a window on the world so we could see something we had never seen before. A brilliant advert for Heygo.

Janet K.

23 June 2021

Sorry could not keep our appt on 23/6 maybe another time?

Julia Anastasia (Yorkshire, UK) C.

22 June 2021

You shall have a fishy, on a little dishy, you will have a fishy, when the boat comes in... an interesting glimpse of a natural phenomena and how this is utilised to provide food for many, a good start to what promises to be a unique Heygo adventure, recommend following Ash and Katie for a tour with the wildlife, thank you xx

Essex Babs 🌞🇬🇧 U.

22 June 2021

Great tour with Ashley showing us the sardines that had been caught after the huge nets were hauled by hand up onto the beach

Sandie W.

22 June 2021

Really interesting to hear the explanation around such a natural phenomenon. Really looking forward to experiencing it.

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