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Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding

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Dolphins!! very cool experience

Such an awesome experience that we did with work. Got to feed the dolphins fish - no touching them... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2015
Alice M
Auckland, New Zealand
Blew me away

We started off with wine and canapés whilst watching a slide show about the dolphins we would be... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2015
Katrina H
Tamworth, Australia
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he highlight of any visit to Brisbane is to head to Tangalooma for the opportunity to handfeed 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Tangalooma Island Resort Jetty, Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Queensland 4025, Australia
+61 7 3637 2000
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

The dolphin feeding was very disappointing, we had been looking foward to this all day. We waited on the jetty to be allowed on then beach, 2 girls were allowed to wait at the gate when no one else was. When we were allowed onto...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Sian t
Reviewed 5 April 2015

This is a great experience but the attendants grab you hand push it underwater and tell you to look up to get your photo taken. It seemed to be more about getting your photo taken than about seeing and feeding the dolphins. We have done...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Tangalooma Island was amazing. Feeding Wild Dolphins was the highlight. Only Stayed for one night I would recommend at least 2. Was surprised this resort is not advertised much.

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Such an awesome experience that we did with work. Got to feed the dolphins fish - no touching them though! I was really pleased with the way they look after the dolphins. There were younger dolphins which we couldn't feed as they needed to learn...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Alice M
Reviewed 2 March 2015

My grandson and I had a most enjoyable day enjoying this island paradise. Yes it's a bit dated and daggy in places but the beaches are pristine, the staff fun and informative, and the dolphin feeding was such an incredible experience. We were both laughing...More

Date of experience: March 2015
2  Thank Desley H
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Lots of waiting around for such a short time with these amazing wild dolphins that just arrive every night. We had a quick glimpse of a dolphin on a dark night with under artificial lighting and it ate our fish. It doesn't sound like much...More

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank BingBingle
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We started off with wine and canapés whilst watching a slide show about the dolphins we would be feeding. The staff showed so much passion towards their job. We then went out in the water and fed the dolphins 2 fish per person. The lines...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 18 February 2015

My husband and I paid $150 each to feed the dolphins. Most of the time was spent either standing in a line or listening to a seminar. The food and wine supplied was nice, but we got less than 5 minutes to spend with the...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Libby H
Reviewed 13 February 2015

I usually hate super touristy things like dolphin feeding, but we had it included in our room package, so of course we went along. The beach was crowded with people and there was quite a line to get to the feeding, but still it was...More

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Nice to get close to such intelligent creatures. Lots of tourists though however it was still lovely.

Date of experience: February 2015
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21 June 2018|
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Response from ozpuddle | Reviewed this property |
The dolphin feeding is very well organised. Only paid feeders will have access to the beach during feeding with all spectators usually seated on the adjacent jetty. This is a must do activity. Remember to wear your... More
31 May 2018|
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Response from Tangalooma | Property representative |
Most accommodation packages that are booked at the resort include Dolphin feeding - but not all. For example, guests that are staying in private accommodation not managed by the resort do not have Dolphin feeding included... More
22 April 2018|
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Response from Tangalooma | Property representative |
Hi Katie, Small children can feed the dolphins, they just need to be carried out and fully supervised by an adult. This is conditional on weather of course as (depending on tides) we can have strong waves through the... More