Saint Lucia - The Sardine Run: The Greatest Shoal on Earth (By Land)

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The Sardine Run: The Greatest Shoal on Earth (By Land)

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(44 reviews)
South Coast, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa , Saint Lucia, South Africa
90 mins

About the tour

Join Ashley as he finds out how the largest migration of fish is managed on land when the sardines arrive on the shores of the Eastern Coast of South Africa. From the local fisherman casting lines and nets to hauling in huge shoals by hand and packing the fish at the water's edge, (all whilst avoiding diving sea birds looking for their share), the sheer amount of fish in one place has to be seen to be believed! *****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 90 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


28 June 2021



28 June 2021


Julia Anastasia (Yorkshire, UK) C.

28 June 2021

An interesting insight into the sardine run and the commercial gathering of a vital food source, interesting and entertaining, Ash and Katie do their best to unique tours to voyagers, love the wildlife, thank you xx

Ann W.

24 June 2021

Stunning and awesome! What a wonderful opportunity to see the sardines being caught live! Much better than an edited documentary!

Susan O.

24 June 2021

Fantastic. I was glued to my screen. The sound of the waves, the fishing boats, the skill of the fisherman, the hectic pace of getting the fish out of the nets into the crates. What a spectacle brought to us by a warm, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Definitely a five star tour.

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