A unique opportunity for a 5 day,4 night cruise along the continental shelf from Cape Town and back. The route will be specified by BirdLife South Africa for optimum seabird spotting. These waters have produced some of the rarest seabirds on the South African list. With top seabird guides on deck and a variety of onboard lectures and talks by leading seabird experts, this promises to be an unforgettable trip. The 88th BirdLife South Africa AGM will be held onboard during the cruise. A Seabird Identification Course – Johannesburg will be held in March 2017 and various accommodation options in Cape Town are available for pre or post-cruise. Seabird Identification Course – Cape Town will be held March 2017.
Download a list of Likely species, Reasonable chance species, Aseasonal species with a chance and outside chance rarities (list compiled by Dr Ross Wanless and Trevor Hardaker)
Click pdf here (3.29 MB) to download the onboard lecture schedule.
Book your berth by calling the MSC Cruises Call Centre on 011 798 3600 and quote BirdLife. A deposit of R3 000 per cabin is payable to MSC Cruises within 72 hours of making a booking to confirm the booking.
Please note that discounts are not combinable. Passengers can select ONE discount they wish to apply. (maximum of 1 discount per booking)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The MSC Cruises Call Centre currently has a high call volume. Please be patient when calling to make a booking.
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For more information, please contact BirdLife South Africa on 011 789 1122 or email Emma Askes
Download the brochure below to view the deck plan and cabin layout.
MSC operates a dynamic pricing policy, so fares can change at any time according to inventory. Fares are not confirmed until the deposit is received.
Mandatory fees per adult
Port Charges: R610
Mandatory fees per child (under 18)
Port Charges: R610
R300 per adult. For this Flock fee, you are get top seabird guides on deck from dawn until dusk, onboard lectures and talks by top seabird experts, including Peter Harrison, and the chance to win lucky draw prizes at the AGM.
You can show your commitment to conservation and, by doing so, stand a chance to win a R47,000 pair of Swarovski binoculars. If you sign up to become a BirdLife South Africa Conservation League Member or upgrade your membership to Conservation League status before or during the Flock at Sea AGAIN! 2017 cruise, you will stand a chance to win this fantastic prize. Existing Conservation League Members who are present on the Flock at Sea AGAIN! cruise will also be entered into the lucky draw. Please visit our website by following the below link if you would like to download the form prior to the cruise. Please note that one copy of the form will be included in the welcome envelope in each cabin. See here.
The attachments include an explanatory note from the Chairman, the Resolution as well as copies of the 2015 Constitution with track changes and finally the revised Draft Constitution.