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Tangalooma Island Resort Dolphin Feeding
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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, each with their own distinctive and unique personalities. Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience is included in selected accommodation and day cruise packages from Brisbane.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A great experience but pricey and very commercial with a couple of minutes standing in the water then move along for next couple of people. If you can't afford though it's great to watch from the jetty next to it for free.

Thank Paula Gary B
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Dolphins kept safe while we sticky beaks have an awesome experience. Informative and exciting. Such a privilege to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Wonderful experience.

Thank Nonapama
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

My party was amazed at the nice buffet that was provided and the great informative video and rules before feeding the wild dolphins. Brendan was very funny and passionate. It was great to get to know what they do the names of the dolphins and how they became about.

Yes feeding them is a little rushed and a very controlled but they are wild dolphins and a lot of guest wanted to have a go. It is a little costly $160 per person, but I really enjoyed it and its once in a life time thing you do.

They take photos but you can too. It makes you think we do not want our animals to go extinct.

Thank newtravelSydney
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this island resort. The dolphin feeding experience was very unique and unforgettable. Snorkelling off the pristine beach was brilliant But the best part of the day was the 4x4 safari and the sand surfing. Jonathan and Paul are brilliant and made the trip to the sand dunes exciting and funny.

Thank T2865CLdavid
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

A fantastic experience even if only watching.

As others have said, these are wild dolphins - they are free to come and go as they please. The guides are very clear about not touching them, avoiding camera flashes etc. Sadly, some guests don't understand / ignore this. I wonder whether the resort could do more to discourage these behaviours.

Watching from the jetty you get a great view of the dolphins playing and hunting in the shallow water. Taking good photos is difficult - it's dark and dolphins don't stay still! It gets chilly so bring a jumper.

The feeding is really good. The eco-rangers explain everything. Essentially you queue up, clean your hands, grab a fish and then go in pairs into the water where you wait for the dolphin to take it from your fingers. We did it on a moderately windy day and got wet t-shirts. The next night people did it in calm waters and were only wet to the knees. I can't see any need to splash out 15AUD on a pair of waders!

Probably worth complementing the experience with a visit to the eco-centre dolphin talk (3.15pm) - really good presentation on the history of the dolphins.

Thank IainM_Notts
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