I went in the days when it was gold coin donation. Now its $10.
But to your out of town visitor who has no experience of the days when interacting with the Tin Can Bay dolphins was free then I don't think they'll be worried that it used to be free. You get to feed a fish to a wild dolphin for pete's sake! There are a lot worse ways of spending $10 in Oz!
Given the publicity that Monkey Mia gets I was surprised that this is so relatively unknown. Monkey Mia is a long way from everywhere, but this is close to major attractions such as Fraser Island and Noosa/Sunshine Coast. Also at Monkey Mia you are not at all guaranteed to be picked to feed a dolphin. Here you know you can. Admittedly my photos in the clear shallow Monkey Mia waters are better, but you get a good enough view here!
So maybe there are rules and procedures. But try acting up at Monkey Mia or Tangalooma and see how far you get.
It isn't the "flipper" style bottlenose dolphins, its Indo-Pacific dolphins, in case that bothers you.
I thought it a 5/5 experience really, but I do understand some of the concerns around what the cafe uses the money for (given that the dolphins have turned up for decades). Its a little odd for a cafe to run something like this really. So 4/5.
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