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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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France
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had a great experience! Excellent crew and captain. They were so friendly and they took their time to spot the dolphins and dugongs for our viewing pleasure. Managed to spot some stingrays and baby tiger sharks too! Spotted the sponge nose dolphin too, but honestly speaking it was too far to be able to view it. Still happy with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First time driving from Perth to Monkey Mia to see the dolphins. Definitely did not disappoint! Although it was very busy during the dolphin feeding time (especially during school holidays), there are many vantage points to see them. The beach and location is stunning.. You'll also more than likely bump into the local emus and pelicans.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

i have travelled from brisbane to cooktown all over northern teritory down to perth gone to most off tourist attraction on the way monkey mia is most over rated place i have set foot on very few dolphins they appeared to be trained to come out at the tour operators becon call at coral bay dolphins swam all arround us... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited for the day whilst staying in WA and had a wonderful experience. Dolphins were constantly swimming around and jumping. Went on the Aristocrat 2 and saw a dugong, seal, 3 turtles and dolphins sponging, which we were told is the only place in the world that they do this. Visit to the pearl farm was very interesting and there... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed at the resort at Monkey Mia for two nights. We arrived late in the afternoon and went to the beach to cool off. We had been in the area for less than an hour when we first saw the famous Monkey Mia dolphins swimming by the shore. We also encountered some enquisitive pelicans. We went to the dolphin... More

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We got up early for the dolphin feeding, but it became clear that several feeds before midday often happen. The volunteers are excellent with the dolphins and the whole thing is done very well indeed.

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