Each evening, as the sun begins to set, a small pod of indo-pacific dolphins make their way to the coast of Queensland’s spectacular Moreton Island. For over a decade, Tangalooma Island Resort has been famous for this nightly migration and every year, thousands of visitors flock to its shores for the rare opportunity to hand feed these majestic marine mammals.
If you’re considering a trip to Moreton Island or your next family vacation, here are some tips to getting the most out of your dolphin feeding experience:
- 1. Read up on your dolphin facts
The Marine Education and Conservation Centre was established in 1994 and offers a unique look into the lives of these fascinating creatures. Run by a passionate team of Eco Rangers, the centre is a fun, interactive and educational experience for the whole family.
- 2. Listen to the experts
The Dolphin Care Team are there to ensure the health and safety of the dolphins, as well as the guests that interact with them. Make sure you listen carefully to all instructions and advice offered by your Dolphin Care Team member and you’ll be guaranteed a memorable experience.
- 3. Have the camera ready
Sometimes, with all the activity in the water, it’s easy to miss the moment of contact between the dolphin and your loved one. Make sure you find a good seat on the jetty and get your camera ready to capture the excitement of this once in a life time experience. If all else fails, an experienced photographer will be present to snap the encounter from the water.
- 4. Bring a change of clothes
No one enjoys standing in wet clothes while they wait for friends and family. Make sure you bring a warm towel or a spare pair of clothes to change into after your dolphin feeding encounter. That way you can watch comfortably from the side lines as other loved ones have their turn.
Guests from all over the world visit Tangalooma Island Resort every year and thousands have shared the unforgettable experience of hand feeding these amazing creatures. If you would like to know more about Tangalooma’s wild dolphin feeding program, or if you would like to book a dolphin experience tour, contact the staff at Tangalooma Island Resort today.