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, consisting of Eco Rangers 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.

Research Papers on Tangalooma's Dolphin Feeding Program

Tangalooma operates the worlds most researched and respected wild dolphin provisioning program in the world, with leading sustainability and educational outcomes.

Book your Wild Dolphin Feeding day trip today

Wild Dolphin Feeding day cruises departing Brisbane daily

Unauthorised entry prohibited to Dolphin Feeding Area

Entry is prohibited within the marked 'Special activity area' unless participating in the authorised dolphin feeding activity being conducted by Tangalooma Island Resort.

Dolphin feeding within this area is a declared special activity under the Marine Parks Act 2004 (click here to view area map). This area provides a controlled setting to protect the welfare of the dolphins and safety of persons participating in the activity.

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