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Feed a Dolphin at Monkey Mia

Updated on August 28, 2012

Dolphin Feeding

Have you ever wanted to get up close to a dolphin ? Are you planning a visit to Monkey Mia to see the dolphins up close and hopefully feed a dolphin ?

There are many places you can see the dolphins in the water or even swim with dolphins however today we went to Monkey Mia in Western Australia and lined up with many others to see Dolphins being fed , something they do every morning at Monkey Mia .

I wanted to feed one for the experience as I had heard about being able to be really close to a dolphin however I thought that it would just be young ones picked from the crowd as that is all you see in adverts or on fliers , young girls in bikini's so it came as a surprise when they pulled older males and females from the crowd to take part in the feeding.

To my delight Anita from Switzerland , one of the volunteers there picked me among others to feed a dolphin a fish ! It happened so fast that we didn't really get the moment on video .

I enjoyed the experience of bing that close to a dolphin and in another hub we share the experience of having a large turtle walk right by us.

However we have some great video footage + photo's to share with you of dolphins up close !!

Up Close & Personal !

I feed a dolphin !

Tips to feed a dolphin at Monkey Mia

Arrive at the resort early if you are not staying at the Monkey Mia Resort .

Try have a conversation with one of the volunteers before they start & let them know you arekeen to feed a dolphin .

Have your partner /friend ready with a camera to get a good photo.

Make sure you let it be known again that you are keen to feed a dolphin, be at the front & wave your arm !

Have clothes on that you can enter the water easily without worrying about them getting wet .

Smile for the camera !

Thank the volunteer for choosing you and let them know you appreciate the opportunity.

Love to see a dolphin

Do you love to see dolphins playing in the ocean .I have loved dolphins for a long time I used to enjoy it when a dolphin would swim under our boat in the Marlbourough sounds Picton New Zealand .

When I would Walk or bike across the bridge from Forster to Tuncurry in NSW often a dolphin or 2 would swim underneath.

We made a special trip up here without the caravan to see a dolphin up close and personal as well as hopefully see turtles and it was awesome !

Thank You Anita for giving me the opportunity !!

Anita from Switzerland

Anita from Switzerland is a volunteer with the dolphins !
Anita from Switzerland is a volunteer with the dolphins !

Crowds wait for a dolphin

Everyone loves dolphin feeding !
Everyone loves dolphin feeding !

Another dolphin !

More dolphins !


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      Esrom Aritonang 

      7 years ago from Indonesia

      Wonderful info. I hope someday able to feed the dolphin. Love it.

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      7 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      I have been lucky enough to visit the dolphins at Monkey Mia and it really is a magical experience

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      Linda Crampton 

      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a wonderful experience it must have been to feed wild dolphins! If I’m ever lucky enough to visit Australia I’ll definitely go to Monkey Mia. I loved watching the videos.

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      Leah Lefler 

      7 years ago from Western New York

      Oh, Australia is one of the places I want to visit. What a gorgeous place to be! The dolphin encounter is absolutely amazing - my kids would love that experience (and so would I).

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      7 years ago

      absolutely amazing...thanks

    • salt profile image


      7 years ago from australia

      Yes! I love dolphins and love Monkey Mia! Its a long trip from Perth to Monkey Mia, but it is well worth it. With Kalbarri and all the other places in between.


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