Meet the Team Behind Adventure Bay Charters

We are the most awarded adventure tour, White Shark Tour operator in Australia!

Mission:Inspire eco-adventures about White sharks and Sea Lions.
Vision:Focus on the protection and promotion of ecological systems through best human resources management, service excellence, ethical, honest, respectful behaviour. To take the organisation form an enviable current position to future more favourable position of ethically economic and ecological sustainability.
Values:Innovation, integrity, honesty, openness, fairness, friendly, informative, safe, compassionate, excellence, ethics, generosity.

The Adventure Bay Charters (ABC) team

Our team of fun-loving, passionate staff will share their knowledge and passion of our marine wonders–great white sharks, sea lions and the incredible, unspoiled coastal environment of the Eyre Peninsula that we get to wake up to every morning.


AC/DC SharkMatt Waller

Position – Owner/Skipper

How Long at ABC – Started the company in 2007.

What Do You Like About Working At ABC (Owning your own business) – The thrill of showing people the most amazing things, watching their expression as they come to life in the presence of a truly spectacular natural wonder and the hope that this small service changes their perspective and maybe a little of their life’s future direction

Hobbies – Hockey, art, reading, fishing & spending time with friends & family.

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Ben Yuan

Position – Marketing Coordinator

How Long At ABC – Started April 2019

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – In this place, I can always do something I really love. One day I am working so hard in front of the computer screen but the next day I will jump aboard to see the Great White Sharks and Sea Lions. Sharing all these amazing creatures to others are the best motivation for me, seeing them in their own habitat and free to play is such a precious experience.

Hobbies – Photography, Hiking, 4WD, Traveling, Camping.


Melissa Grimston

Position – Office & Admin

How Long At ABC – Since June 2019

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – I have always dreamed about working in a field that involves animals and the environment. The ABC team have given me that opportunity, and they all happen to be a bunch of bloody legends! To see their passion and respect for the ocean is inspiring, and a privilege to be a part of this family. The best part is, now I can share that experience with our customers and give them the chance to make their dreams come true too!

Hobbies – FOOD! The beach, camping, snorkeling, music, attempting to paddle board.



Rosie O’Donnell

Position – Coxswain

How Long At ABC – Since December 2017

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – I love that my ‘office’ is on the water surrounded by wildlife and the most incredible group of like-minded people. Interacting in the water with the sea puppies, teaching people about sharks and the importance of conservation, and meeting so many amazing people is such a privilege and I’m lucky to be able to say I love my job! Customers reactions when they come face to face with the oceans apex predator, or when they are surrounded by a group of playful sea lions make the job so so worthwhile!

Hobbies – Anything social and anything outdoors. Travel, camping, swimming, surfing, festivals, spending time with friends and family, going to live music events and eating.



Kuma Waller

Kuma Waller

Position – Pat Police

How Long At ABC – Since 2010

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – Staff take me to the beach, I get to meet new people, sleeping in the office doorway and everyone wants to adopt me.

Hobbies – Stealing the office doorstop, wandering to Cruisers Cafe and riding in the back of the ute.

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Miki Raleigh

Position – Junior Crew

How Long At ABC – With ABC since December 2016

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – I love working at Adventure Bay because I love the Ocean and feel lucky to be able to work on it. Every day is different which makes work even more exciting than it already is. There is no such thing as a boring shift which is very important. Plus I get to meet awesome people from all over the world and work with great staff.

Hobbies – Netball, surfing, playing the trumpet, traveling, watching Formula One and spending time with family and friends.



Sarah Hayes

Position – Deckhand, Biologist and Volunteer Coordinator

How Long At ABC –  Since Oct 2016 

What Do You Like About Working At ABC – I love being able to work in a place that provides a platform for me to educate and inspire people about the environment and everything living within it! I love that ABC is environmentally conscious, and endeavors to give customers more than just the dive or swim…we hope that customers can walk away with not only a great experience, but also inspiration and motivation to become more eco-conscious in their own lives and to care for our planet.

Hobbies – Rock climbing, surfing, hiking, photography, traveling.