To get even more out of this experience be at the point before the crowds arrive. Watch the dolphins frolicking in the water and patiently wait for the magical moment when they swim up to smile hello. When getting close to the dolphins do not attempt to pat them, or they'll swim away. These clever animals will decide if they like you, so stand still with a flat palm pointing down in the water. if you're the lucky chosen one, the dolphin will swim up to your palm and give it a nuzzle.
There are not many places in the world where you can get this close to a wild dolphin, so Tin Can Bay dolphin feeding is a must for any visitor to the Cooloola Coast.