Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience

Experience the signature animal encounter at Tangalooma Island Resort

The highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. The Tangalooma dolphins are playful creatures that visit regularly, each with their own distinctive and unique personalities. Tangalooma has a government permit to run the dolphin feeding program and has a implemented very strict rules and regulations for the program. We are often recognised as the world's best wild dolphin feeding programme.

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding is only permitted for guests staying in Tangalooma Island Resort accommodation or visiting on selected day cruises.

  • Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience
  • 1 Hour
  • Min. 1 person required


Tangalooma Island Resort

Available days

Operates daily

Activity times


What to bring

Water proof clothing

How to book

Wild Dolphin Feeding is included in selected Accommodation and Day Cruise packages

Terms and Conditions

Tangalooma has a implemented very strict rules and regulations for the program. We are recognised as one of the world's best wild dolphin feeding programmes. The Dolphin Care Program operates to strict guidelines, therefore restrictions on feeding apply. The number of guests able to feed the dolphins will depend on weather, tidal conditions and dolphin attendance. Under no circumstances touch or pat the dolphins. Dolphins have sensitive skin and some do not like being touched by humans. We have hundreds of people who feed the dolphins. If patting was allowed this would be stressful for the dolphins. Please respect this rule. If you are pregnant please advise our Dolphin Care Team prior to feeding. Pregnant women are not to enter the water beyond their knees. Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding is only permitted for guests staying in accommodation that is managed by Tangalooma Island Resort. Timeshare, Casual Visitors and guests staying in private accommodation are not permitted to partake in feeding the dolphins.This information should be used as a guide only. Activity and tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time - please refer to the What's On Guide for specific tour details during your stay.

Wild Dolphin Viewing & Wild Dolphin Feeding Access

Please note that casual visitors to Moreton Island are not allowed access to the resort premises for the nightly dolphin viewing / feeding experience. All guests that are authorised to stay overnight at properties within the grounds of the resort have general admission access to the dolphin viewing areas each evening. Only guests who have booked official day trips and select overnight stays with Tangalooma Island Resort will be able to participate in the nightly dolphin feeding program, but only if it was included in your original package. Consult your confirmation paperwork to confirm your access.

Wild Dolphin Feeding / Viewing is dependent on dolphin attendance, weather conditions & tides, therefore arrival cannot always be guaranteed; however over the last 3 decades of the program, we have experienced a 99% attendance rate. See Dolphin Feeding FAQs for further information about the program.

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