If you've got the cash to splash, why not enjoy this once in a lifetime experience in style? The Tangalooma Island Resort offers a Dolphin Adventure Tour package priced at $165 for adults and $120 for children. This luxurious experience involves a return catamaran trip from Holt Street Wharf in Brisbane where you will receive a buffet lunch and unlimited use of facilities onboard; presentations from TMECC on dolphin behaviour and data collection, followed by dolphin feeding; and a host of free activities and facilities at the Tangalooma Island Resort, including a Desert Safari Tour.
A Tangalooma Day Cruise with Dolphin Feeding offers a similar experience, with a day of four wheel driving, sand tobogganing and snorkelling concluded by a dolphin feeding experience. This one is priced at $199 for adults and $179 for children, and includes pickup from Brisbane City, ferry transfers, buffet lunch and drinks and all activities.
Finally, the Tangalooma Resort Villas offers dolphin feeding in the cost of renting a villa – depending on the time of year, you should also see humpback whales, turtles and other marine animals.
All dolphin experiences are dependent on conditions and dolphin attendance, so do your research. Many say that between October and November is the best time of year for dolphin spotting in eastern Australia; if you're not sure, you can always ask the folks at Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre.