How to feed the Dolphins

A quick guide to guest feeding of wild dolphins

Prepare to get wet!

Make sure you are prepared to get wet! Feeding the dolphins requires guests to walk into at least knee deep water however there are times when guests will need to walk into waist deep water, so wearing shorts or swimwear is ideal.

Before entering the water

Before entering the water to feed the dolphins, make sure that any sunscreens, insect repellents, moisturisers or other lotions have been thoroughly rinsed off. Jewellery, watches and any other sharp items such as rings should also be removed. Antibacterial solution is provided to disinfect hands before entering the water.

The most important thing to remember is that under no circumstances is anyone permitted to touch the dolphins. This is also a requirement of the Queensland Government and anyone that breaks this rule will be asked leave the water immediately.

How to hold the fish

Hold the fish just like an ice cream – so the head is poking out toward the sky. The Dolphin Care Team guides guests into the water to meet the dolphins and assists through the feeding process. It's as easy at that!

Waterproof clothing hire

Waders are a waterproof boot extending from the foot to the chest (similar to overalls). Waders are available to hire for $15 to help keep you dry during dolphin feeding - $2.00 from each rental is donated to the Tangalooma EcoMarines. They are available to hire from a stand in front of the Tangalooma Marine Education & Conservation Centre.

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 select 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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