ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Meet a Real Life Shark Scientist

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Justin

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Justin's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

The No 1 Best Selling Wildlife Online Experience.
Bookings support our conservation work!

Great for Corporate Teams and for reconnecting families, couples & inspiring ocean enthusiasts of all ages. You will leave feeling lifted & refreshed with a healthy dose of optimism.



Rated 5 Stars by teams & individuals from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Spotify, WWF and many more.



Are you looking for something specific? I have several formats that can be personalised to suit you! I host 1 - 500 guests. Send me a message!

Ok, let’s set aside what you thought you knew about sharks as we adventure below the ocean’s surface - a mysterious (& scary) place, full of unspeakable monsters! Or so it seems..



Meet Sereia the Tiger shark - an ocean giant that I’m teaming up with to save us all. Follow her record breaking swim and learn how we use science & technology to uncover the secret lives of sharks. Be warned, you will shake your head in disbelief.



I will share my favourite stories, images & videos taken by myself and a team of scientists, BAFTA winners, Emmy nominees & Cinematographer of the year awardees.

I can’t wait to take you to one of the most enchanting marine reserves on the planet, one that NOBODY knows about!

“Like a nature documentary but you get to ask questions"
The No 1 Best Selling Wildlife Online Experience.
Bookings support our conservation work!

Great for Corporate Teams and for reconnecting families, couples & inspiring ocean enthusiasts of all ages. You will leave feeling lifted & refreshed with a healthy dose of optimism.



Rated 5 Stars by teams & individuals from Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Spotify, WWF and many more.



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How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Justin can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $162.

Meet your Host, Justin

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1,029 Reviews
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I’m on a quest to spread a little ocean optimism, and some remarkable stories of sharks.

Supporting my lifelong passion through tourism & film meant adapting to 2020’s Covid crisis - so I started this unique online Experience!

My desire for discovery & ocean protection has taken me to work with Manta Rays, Manatees & Trevally. Don’t forget the SHARKS - Tigers, Bulls, Great Whites, Hammerheads and more. When not working with sharks I'm exploring the vibrant octopus gardens around my home town of Cape Town.

I know the ocean and her creatures inside out, so you’re guaranteed to learn loads, sharing in my adventures through the lens of a conservation scientist.

I love hearing your ocean stories, encounters & fears. Share, laugh and recharge with me as we make the world (&ocean) a better place.

I can't wait to hear from you!
I’m on a quest to spread a little ocean optimism, and some remarkable stories of sharks.

Supporting my lifelong passion through tourism & film meant adapting to 2020’s Covid crisis - so I started this unique online Experience!

My desire for discovery & ocean protection has taken me to work with Manta Rays, Manatees & Trevally. Don’t forget the SHARKS - Tigers, Bulls, Great Whites, Hammerheads and more. When not working with sharks I'm exploring the vibrant octopus gardens a…
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About the organization: The RockHopper Fund



The Rockhopper Fund amplifies and upskills marine conservationists swimming against the current. Those seeking to discover, protect and - most importantly - act. Over the last 12 years our pioneering work has created healthy oceans, with sharks - our biggest ally in the climate crisis. Every booking helps us make a bigger splash, for sharks, the ocean and the planet.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to The RockHopper Fund.

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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 1,029 reviews.

Lindsay
January 2022
An amazing experience attended by my 10-year-old daughter and her friends. Great storytelling, incredible underwater footage and the girls learned so much about sharks and how researchers study these amazing animals!
Lawren
January 2022
Justin was a fantastic host! He personalized his presentation to us, and made a fun and engaging session where we were free to jump in with all kinds of questions and comments. He even stayed beyond time to continue answering and sharing experiences. He has deep personal knowledge and experience with the subject, amazing footage and photos to share of sharks and the oceans, and it was absolutely delightful! He took extra care to answer kids' questions and make them feel special too.
Raquel
January 2022
This is our second online Airbnb experience and I'm so pleased with how it turned out. Justin was very personable, knowledgeable and infectiously passionate about about sharks and protecting ocean life. He answered all of our many questions patiently and thoroughly (and there were many!), and I loved his manner of explanation through storytelling, His personality is so genuine and sincere, and just a wonderful presenter. We will all be talking about this for a long time!
Bruna
January 2022
Justin is amazing, has a lot of knowledge and a great way of sharing it! Definitely recommend! And let’s save the oceans together learning with him!
David
January 2022
This experience is amazing! If you're interested in sharks or the health of our oceans, then don't miss it! Justin is super engaging!
Beccy
January 2022
I bought this for an 8 year old and his dad. This is what they said... Thanks so much for the shark talk again, was really a fab gift. Luke was enthralled throughout - no fidgeting or loss of concentration. Justin pitched it really well for Luke and spoke to him in such a way to pass on his awe and enthusiasm for sharks without being condescending or nerdy. The videos and stills were beautiful and exceptional quality and the graphics very easy to understand. Luke’s favourite bit was the migratory tracing of 3 bull nose sharks around from Cape Town to Mozambique using gps tracking on the dorsal fin. Justin showed on a map the course of the sharks and coupled it with an amazing video of a bull nose swimming in front of and towards the camera. Justin was very friendly and open to any number of questions and made Luke feel enveloped in his world. A great session. 

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Fri, Jan 21
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Fri, Jan 21
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $162 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    $20 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $162 per group
  • Sun, Jan 23
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $162 per group
  • Mon, Jan 24
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    $20 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 500 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.