Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Adventure Tour Guide
You have seen dolphins, watched them perform antics in aquariums, but have you ever handfed a wild free-swimming dolphin? Tangalooma Island Resort, a resort township on the western end of Moreton Island, just off the Brisbane coast offers just that. An experience worth experiencing repeatedly, Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding Adventures are held every day, but are subject to the dolphins’ willingness to come to the shores to be fed.
Please note: these are wild dolphins, not tamed ones like the ones in aquariums and marine resorts.
It all started when the resort set up lights on the jetty for their guests in 1970s; schools of fish were attracted to the lights, and this in turn attracted the dolphins to come and feed on these fishes. They also began accepting fishes that guests rejected and threw out to them while fishing and gradually, they became friendly enough to be hand fed.
At present, about 10 dolphins come to the Tangalooma Island Resort shores regularly to be hand-fed by guests. You can also enjoy presentations and tours from the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre about dolphin behaviour and learn more about these gentle creatures.