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Dolphin Feeding on Moreton Island

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Published August 2nd 2010
The resort township of Tangalooma on Moreton Island is renowned worldwide for its prevalent tame dolphin population, making the shores of Tangalooma the perfect spot to see these creatures up close.

The Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre, at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, have a Dolphin Care and Feeding Program designed to provide eco-friendly programs for tourists. The TMECC staff supervises a sunset dolphin feeding experience where visitors can feed the eleven dolphins who frequent the Tangalooma beaches. This is a free activity that is open to everyone, but be aware that restrictions apply and numbers are limited - resort guests usually get first preference. You can make an inquiry or a booking through the resort's website..

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.
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Why? Because it's closer than Monkey Mia
When: any night
Where: Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Brisbane
Cost: Differs according to experience
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