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Sardine Run 2020 – Time for once in a lifetime Adventures !

The most spectacular marine adventure in the southern hemisphere !

An adventure that you will never forget. The greatest shoal on earth, millions of fish, especially sardines, swim from February to July along the east coast of South Africa from Cape Agulhas up to the north of Kwazulu Natal. Hunted by their predators like dolphins, whales, sharks, sea lions and seabirds.

The spectacle takes place at different places during the migration of the fish along the coast. From February to early May off Port Elizabeth, from mid-May to June in the Transkei at Chintsa and from July each year off the Transkei at Hole in the Wall, near Cofffebay.

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Southern Right whale Migration

„Close up & personal“ with the gentle giants of the ocean

Southern Right whales, up to 15 meters long and up to 80 tons in weight. Your breath gets stuck and your heart jumps, an encounter with Southern Right whales, which are among the largest mammals, you will not forget for a lifetime. On this ECO snorkel tour we get close to whales, experience reefs of De Hoop Nature Reserve and go out into the open sea to dive and snorcle with Blue – and Mako sharks. We are accommodated in Witsand on the Breede River along the Garden Route!

Arrival in Cape Town, transfers from / to Cape Town Airport on arrival and departure day included.

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Humpback whale Migration

The most spectecular tour! The greatest concentration of humpback whales in the southern hemisphere is on the West Coast of South Africa. In 2019 there were even sightings of up to 1000 animals. Humpback whales are up to 15 meters long and weigh 35 tons.

They come to the West Coast of South Africa to eat krill before finally returning to Antarctica.
Snorkelling happens at edge of krill clouds to watch the whales. There is a good chance to see Mola Molas and several species of dolphins. Nearby colonies of sea lions make snorkeling with these underwater artists the ultimate experience. Offshore opportunities include snorkeling with Blue and Mako sharks.
Arrival in Cape Town, transfers from / to Cape Town Airport on arrival and departure day included.

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Norway the Whale Heaven

Spermwhales, Northern Lights and more, just of the edge of the Vesteralen (Andenes)

Accompany Expert Tours to Andenes, located on the most north-eastern island of Vesterålen, Andøya, in Fylke Nordland (Northern Norway). In this arctic region, at a pleasant 10-15 degrees plus air and water temperature, people search for different species of whales. The main focus of this tour is snorkeling with Sperm whales, but if Humpback, Fin or Pilot whales pass by, we will also try to look for them while snorkeling.

Resident Orcas are also present from time to time and if possible we are happy to go into the water with these apex predators! On this tour you can also experience sea eagles, moose and caribou in their natural environment! Chances to admire the northern lights in the evening at this time of the year are also great and you can experience them at pleasant plus temperatures!

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Indonesia

Raja Ampat – Whale and Makro 2022

Indonesia in a different way, Expert Tours travels the Banda Sea and focuses on different passages of marine mammals on one of the most beautiful Livaboards. The main focus is on Blue – and Sperm whales. Then the snorkelers can get into the water to see the giants of the oceans, with a little luck you can even see Orcas on this crossing and snorkel with them. Diving is done at the best dive sites to see the biggest of the big ones and the smallest of the small ones, including the incredibly beautiful reefs of Raja Ampat.

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Film-Crew Hostings and Permit matters

Expert-Tours takes care of individual trips as well as photo & film crews and producers and organizes all necessary marine logistics, such as special film and photography permits, special permits for national parks, boats etc.

Furthermore, Expert-Tours has over 20 years of experience with crews and producers, you are in the right place to realize your script! Whatever is bubbling and fidgeting in the sea Expert-Tours knows when and where and will get you and your team to the right place for the perfect picture.

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Whalewhatching

Algoa Bay near Port Elizabeth is home to a wide variety of marine mammals.

 We work with whales all year round. There is the possibility to meet these gentle giants either on a daily day trip guided by AB Marine Whale & Dolphin Watching or on a multi-day dive & snorkel tour offered by Expert-Tours.

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