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Monkey Mia

1 Monkey Mia Road, Shark Bay area | Gascoyne Region, Western Australia 6537, Australia
+61 8 9948 1366
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Owner description: Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's icon tourism experiences attracting around 100,000 visitors a year. Monkey Mia is one of the few locations in... more » Owner description: Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia's icon tourism experiences attracting around 100,000 visitors a year. Monkey Mia is one of the few locations in Australia to see wild dolphins, get close to them and have an opportunity to feed one. In addition, visitors can learn a lot about these endearing creatures at the Monkey Mia Visitor Centre, which provides information about the dolphins and other features of the surrounding Shark Bay Marine Park in the interpretation display or movie playing in the air-conditioned theatrette. Visitors are also able to buy unique gifts and souvenirs or book a boat charter in the Shark Bay Marine Park, enabling them to see not only dolphins but also dugongs, manta rays, turtles and other marine species. Similarly, local indigenous guides offer cultural tours of the reserve. Visitors can also walk the Wulyibidi Yaninyina walk trail to further explore the area. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Went with 2 pensioners, 2 Middle Aged people a child and a teenager and all of them loved it! There is something for everyone and the views from each restaurant/bar and room are unbelievable! Get up and close with dolphins and other wildlife such as emu's and dugongs! The day and night time boat trips were both amazing and really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable time at Monkey Mia and participated in the Dolphin feeding experience. Wonderful to be up close to these beautiful creatures and the presentation was informative. Coastline was pristine with resort style atmosphere. We will certainly be back. The only disappointing event was the extremely obnoxious Camel Safari Tour Operator who rudely abused people walking past... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Very friendly and enthusiastic staff who went out of their to make the trip enjoyable. Saw turtles, dugongs and pearl farm and the kids loved riding in the boom net.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

To see the wild dolphins from very close was the main motivation to travel to Monkey Mia from Perth. We were excited. We were staying in Denham. From the office of the service apartment we knew it is always great if you travel Monkey Mia early morning (before 7.40). Around that time the wild dolphins come close to the shore... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First we were hesitant as my husband doesn't usually enjoy being on the water, but after being assured by the crew, we took a chance & boarded the Catamaran. We had a wonderful cruise, saw lots of dugongs, dolphins, & one very fast turtle. The crew & the Cataraman surpassed all expectations. We both had a great time, I took... More

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Bunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went aboard "Aristocrat 2" for a brilliant 3 hour catamaran cruise at Monkey Mia. The crew were fantastic, their knowledge of the wildlife found in the Shark Bay waters and their interpersonal skills with the passengers were excellent. The cruise started with a trip to the Pearl Farm, which in itself was very interesting !! We then spent the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I had a very enjoyable trip on this boat to visit the black pearl farm and look for sea life such as dugongs, dolphins and sharks. The crew were very friendly and informative - one member even climbing up the mast to look for dugongs for us - and he found one to the delight of all as well as... More

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a great time today on our cruise. The crew are great, very informative. They pointed out where the dolphins and dugongs were and spent time for us to see them. The pearl farm was also interesting. A very enjoyable trip. Monkey Mia is a lovely spot. We had lunch there after we got off the boat and it... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We experienced a dolphin feeding, and I really appreciated knowing that scientists work together with the resort to keep the dolphins safe, happy and protected. We took the aristocat 2 boat out and had an awesome time, seeing dugongs, turtles and visiting the pearl farm. Upon returning we had lunch and swam and snorkeled on the beach. This place is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited for the day staying for the night before at Denham. The early morning trip from Denham as the sun was rising was something to be remembered. We had started out early because we were told the best time to see the dolphins was before all the tourists arrived, however the rangers were already out when we arrived, informing... More

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