Wild Dolphin Feeding

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding Program

The highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. There is a large family of these playful dolphins that visit regularly, each with their own distinctive and unique personalities.

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience is included in selected accommodation and day cruise packages from Brisbane.

Meet the dolphins

Unknown to many, the dolphins that visit our shores are actually part of two tight-knit family groups. Come meet all the dolphins here.

About the Dolphin Feeding

The Dolphin Care Team of marine biologists and dedicated staff run the program which operates to strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins.

How to feed the dolphins

Make sure you are prepared to get wet! Find out more on exactly how you will feed the dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort.

How it all began

Find out how dolphin feeding began in a personal account by Brian Osborne, owner and director of Tangalooma Island Resort.

Dolphin Feeding FAQ

The Dolphin Care Program operates to strict guidelines, therefore restrictions on feeding apply. The number of guests able to feed the dolphins will depend on weather, tidal conditions and dolphin attendance.

Nightly Attendance

Find out which dolphins turned up to the feed on certain nights. A great way to keep in touch with your favourite flippered friends!

Sustainable feeding practices

The Tangalooma Island Resort Wild Dolphin Feeding Program is run to strict guidelines to ensure the safety of all guests and dolphins involved.

Dolphin Behaviours

This guide explains just a few of the dolphins’ natural behaviours that you may seem them doing in the wild.

Wild Dolphin Viewing & Wild Dolphin Feeding Access

Please note that casual visitors to Moreton Island are not allowed access to the resort premises for the nightly dolphin viewing / feeding experience. All guests that are authorised to stay overnight at properties within the grounds of the resort have general admission access to the dolphin viewing areas each evening. Only guests who have booked official day trips and overnight stays with Tangalooma Island Resort will be able to participate in the nightly dolphin feeding program, but only if it was included in your original package. Consult your confirmation paperwork to confirm your access.

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