Marine field course

Experience a Sardine Run of spectacular proportions on the Wild Coast of South Africa. This time of year is right in the middle of two Amazing migrations, sardines and humpback whales.

Get Up Close & personal

With predators of all shapes and sizes

Millions of sardines, and other baitfish, are moving north to spawn, closely stalked by their predators. Meanwhile pods of humpback whales are migrating north to warmer waters to give birth. Nature and wildlife enthusiasts as well as photographers will get a chance to capture ocean wildlife as never imagined.

What is included?  

  • Accomodaion and Food
  • Daily Boat Trips (weather permitting)

  • Fieldwork Skills Training 

  • Snorkelling Gear

  • Experienced biologists and Crew 24/7

  • Opportunity to experience the Sardine Run

  • Contribute to conservation projects


What is NOT included?

  • Flights
  • Scheduled Airport Transfers
  • Scuba equipment hire
  • Travel & Diving Insurance
  • Additional sightseeing & activities not specified
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks

1-2 weeks




Dates from May - June

25th May – 1st June
1st June – 8th June

Areena Riverside Resort

Areena Riverside Resort is a family resort, a place to escape the hectic world, relax and rejuvenate. It is a place to reconnect with nature. A place to become grounded.

What people think

“Amazing trip and better than expected. Would definitely recommend. Really cool experience seeing the seals so close. We also got lucky and saw other dolphins (up close) and a whale (from a distance)”

London, United Kingdom

“I have already been twice and now booked my third dive experience always amazing and run by lovely knowledgable people”

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful rolling hills and rural african landscape of Mdumbi, Wildcoast. Space filling up quick book today to avoid disappointment.

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Contact Details

Central Beach Car Park
Hopwood Street
Plettenberg Bay

+27 (0) 82 829 0809