We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 73 Ninth Avenue | Joslin, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)8 8363 1788
Website
Description: We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with great...
We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with great white sharks. Rodney and Andrew Fox have worked with great white sharks for over 45 years. This all started of course, with Rodneys miraculous survival following a shark attack in the early 1960's. These days, it is Andrew Fox, Rodney's son, who runs the expeditions and Andrews passion, understanding and hands on experience with great white sharks is quite unprecedented worldwide. Each expedition is not just an adrenalin rush like no other, we will introduce you to the sharks that you see. We know, name them and profile them through our Fox Shark Research Foundation. This exists 'to inspire the appreciation and understanding of great white sharks through research and education' and before you know it you will be helping us identify the sharks on your dives! Our trips are not just all about sharks however, and we will always look to snorkel or dive with the extremely cute and photogenic Australian sea lions and take a tour around the beautiful Neptune Islands in our tender boat to visit the New Zealand fur seals that live there. Life at the Neptune Islands is explained in our onboard great white shark biology and research talks as is the seasonal changes and seal breeding patterns that occur there. Our expeditions only run when there is a good chance of seeing great white sharks who are seasonal visitors to the area. We also understand that it is unrealistic to expect great white sharks to appear as soon as we turn up, so with our slightly longer trips, although we can never guarantee the sharks, we do have a very good and very high success rate. Due to our responsible operator history we also have a ministerial exemption to use berley to attract great white sharks to our boat, which is absolutely essential for successful great white shark viewing. Our small guest numbers on-board (max 12) allow lots of cage time and so long as all guests are getting a fair and equal look at the sharks, you can just stay in there! No dive experience is needed for our surface cage diving and our dive master crew will give you a briefing on how to breathe underwater if you have not done this before. For qualified divers, our world exclusive ocean floor cage diving is quite addictive, here we take you to the floor of the Southern Ocean to see great white sharks truly in their domain with a huge array of other fish life including huge smooth rays, eagle rays and blue gropers! Accommodation onboard includes a large comfortable saloon and 6 twin/double en-suite cabins and enjoying a night of star gazing with a glass of local wine after a beautiful sunset is the perfect way to relax after a thrilling day! We also offer special rates for surface cage diving or topsider viewing only can help you learn to dive! Please email us if you have any other questions about our expeditions and we look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you out with us and becoming part of the Fox Shark family.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 173 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 168
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The best white shark dive in the world

Amazing staff, amazing crew. For big shark action nothing come close to this, Andrew's knowledge and skill are unsurpassed..... an absolute must dive trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ginclearfilm
,
Sydney, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing staff, amazing crew. For big shark action nothing come close to this, Andrew's knowledge and skill are unsurpassed..... an absolute must dive trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I went out on the 3 day expedition at end of March & had an amazing time. Unfortunately we did not get to see any great whites on this trip, while that was disappointing, swimming with the seals, being out on the boat, the scenery and wildlife all made the trip worthwhile. We did see some bronze... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback on the trip. I'm glad you and your wife had such a great time, and that despite there being no white sharks for this trip you enjoyed seeing the bronze whalers who came to visit us. Bronze whalers are beautiful sharks and seeing them from the cage can... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have arrived home today from 4 night adventure. It was incredible! If you are looking for luxury then this is not the trip for you. If you are seeking adventure, experience, close ups of GWS, laughs and a great time then this is the trip for you. I have already checked the website for availability in the future. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Jodie, Thank you very much for your kind comments, we’re happy to hear you had such a great time on the trip. We pride ourselves on being able to provide unique and unforgettable great white shark experiences and give our passengers a view of these magnificent animals that is not possible anywhere else in the world. It’s great that... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic crew , fantastic ride fantastic time ! I'm definitely coming again with my mates !oh food was awesome too and nothing was a problem!

Was this review helpful? Yes
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

It’s lovely to hear you had such a fantastic time, and we’ll pass your compliments on to the chef! It would be a pleasure to have you back out on another trip so be sure to contact us when you’re thinking of returning and we can help you plan. Rodney Fox Shark Team. More 

germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing adventure!! We joined an outstanding crew and a fabulous group of people on this 3 night expedition. We received exceptional hospitality, knowledge and experience from the crew, thank you Mark, Mickey, Dani and Maddie. They were highly respectful of the environment and the wildlife whilst making sure we had the best experience possible. Our experience swimming with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely comments about the crew. We have a really strong emphasis on operating in an environmentally responsible way and limiting any impact on the environment, while still being able to provide fantastic experiences and interaction with sharks and other marine animals. It would have been very exciting to see the first white... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fantastic experience, well looked after, great food and crew and the group of people I met on the weekend away were just a fun and lovely bunch of people. Just a magic time away. Definitely will be back for another dive next winter.

Was this review helpful? Yes
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments about the trip and crew. We get people from all walks of life on our trip, and being able to share these experiences with an interesting and fun group of people is part of what makes our trips so special. Winter is a great time to visit as this is when the... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It was amazing to see the sharks! I loved it! I was on a five day trip, mostly researchers and photographers were on the boat. One wish I had could unfortunately not be granted and that was to snorkel with the "puppets of the sea" the sea lions. Otherwise great trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback. We’re sorry you missed out on the swim with the sea lions. We absolutely try to include this in every trip we do, and especially over the summer it is very rare that our passengers miss out. However, sometimes the weather makes it impossible for us to include this. We... More 

Blandford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been fascinated with sharks ever since I first saw Jaws as a kid. This trip was everything that I hoped for and exceeded my expectations. Katie and Jason who's review is a few below here were on the same trip and my floor cage buddies and they sum it up perfectly. The crew were relaxed, professional and made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments and feedback on the trip. It’s remarkable how many people claim their fascination with sharks was sparked by ‘Jaws’, and I’m sure the crew told you how Rodney himself was a consultant for the film and helped the production crew find and film great white sharks here in South Australia. We’re really pleased... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Meeting Rodney and Andrew Fox has been a lifelong dream of mine. Since I was a child, I’ve been borderline obsessed with sharks and followed Rodney’s work with them closely – so much so that Rodney became a hero of mine. When I joined Facebook I was excited to find their page full of Andrew’s amazing underwater photos and he... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Kell, Thank you so much for your lovely words, both Rodney and Andrew will be very flattered. We’re very proud of the sense of adventure our trips provide and we always love to see people’s reaction to diving with a great white shark for the first time and living out their dreams. We are delighted to hear of the... More 

Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For as long as I can remember my 32 year old daughter has been passionate about sharks & has worshipped Rodney Fox and all he stands for. Therefore you can just imagine her excitement at finally booking a trip with RFSE between 27th & 29th January 2015. As I also love nature, science & conservation, (& spending time with my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, Thank you very much for your lovely comments about the trip and crew. It is not uncommon, especially in January, to see large numbers of individual great white sharks on our trips, and we’re very happy you saw so many. Although we are more well known for our world exclusive ocean floor cage, you are quite right, the... More 

Travelers who viewed Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions also viewed

 
Port Lincoln, South Australia
 

Been to Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?