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Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions

73 Ninth Avenue | Joslin, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
+61 (0)8 8363 1788
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Port Lincoln
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Noosa Heads
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

From the comfortable cabin to the amazing crew this really is one dive trip you don't want to miss. And of course there is the little matter of the sharks ! Everything is so well managed and organised so that there was not one thing that I could fault the boat or the crew on. I was lucky in that... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've seen thousands of videos of great white sharks in my life, but seeing one of them actually look back at me and acknowledge my presence, made me feel like I was meeting the most famous celebrity in the whole world. If you're a shark fan, like myself, this is the absolute best way to view great whites. Sure, there... More

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Cleveland, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great organisation to see the greatest of the white sharks! They are responsible, knowledgeable, helpful and just plain fun. A great crew on a great ship (and great food!) and surely a memorable experience for all.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Rodney Fox's Shark Expeditions is definitely the way to go if wanting to see "the real thing"! I HIGHLY recommend the three night or more so that you can do a bottom cage dive as well. The flora and fauna at 30 meters is eye opening and jaw dropping. The water is a bit fresh and near the beaches there... More

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Nancy, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I spend 5 days on the Princess II mid january and it was one of the best experience of my life! I had the chance to swim with the really cute sea lion, see the rare leafy sea dragon, see dolphins from the boat, and, of course, experience the bottom cage in a middle of the great white sharks. I... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you love the ocean, are fascinated by these amazing creatures and want to spend some time among amazing people, then BOOK NOW!! I was lucky to have the opportunity to head down to Port Lincoln for a SECOND time to spend some time up close and personal with the magnificent creature that is the Great White Shark. We were... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Expensive - Yes. Worth it - Yes. (get cracking and save) Would I go again - This WAS my second trip, looking forward to more. Food - Superb. Plenty and hot. (Thanks for the apple crumble and sticky date Joe) Crew - Andrew, Geoff, Joe, Dani, Mike & Michaela (best crew of all the boats I have been on) Boat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Right from the word go, until the very end of the trip the crew of the Rodney Fox were Amazing. Thankyou Andrew, Geoff, Joe, Dani, Michael and Micheala for making this trip with my Dad one that I will never forget. So many sharks. The best food. Great company. Lots of diving. Couldn't ask for more. Cheers Glen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This trip has been months in planning, and it certainly did not disappoint! Ever since i saw my 1st shark snorkelling in Exmouth following my open water course over 10 years ago, i have read up on sharks and have always wanted to see the majestic great whites up close.Over the years, i have seen black tips, white tips, hammerhead... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This trip has been on my bucket list for a while and I have just come back from 3 days of cage diving on the Princess II at Netptune Islands . I have done alot of diving over the last decade and this was one of the most amazing underwater experiences I have had to date. We had 20 shark... More

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