Over the Aust Day long weekend my b/f and I visited Shark Bay (Denham) and one of the mornings we went over to Monkey Mia to see the dolphins. I was warned the first feed of the day, around 8am, was the busiest and yes it was. We then got some brekkie at the resort and could see the dolphins had come in again, between 9am - 9:30am and the crowd was a quarter of the size, much more enjoyable. About 5 dolphins were swimming around and waiting to be fed. While they are being fed, they don't like anyone standing in the water. I was luck enough to be asked to feed one of them a fish, that was really nice. They talked about the dolphins and told you interesting facts. But don't be thinking you can go there to swim with them or touch them. Not even the guides are allowed to touch them, but the dolphins might rub up against their leg. These are wild animals. They might come up to be fed, or they might not, there is no control over them. But they feed them 3 times in the morning between 8am - 12pm. If you have young kids, they would love it as they do get to be quite close to them. If you are going to Shark Bay/Monkey Mia, I would highly recommend staying in Shark Bay (Denham). It is only 20mins from Monkey Mia and Denham is a town, Monkey Mia isn't a town, there is only a resort, nothing else. You have to pay a fee to be there ($8 per adult for a 1 day holiday fee), but that is ok coz this is a National Park and the money goes towards the research of the dolphins.
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