Tin Can Bay Travel Guide

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    Dolphin feeding starts at 8am. Daily.
    by ChadSteve1975

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    by balhannah Written Jul 28, 2010

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    Right in Tin Can Bay, Queensland, you can feed the Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins. When we were there last, it was free, but now it has changed. At least it is free to watch!
    Remember to wear shorts or trousers that can be rolled up as you need to get in the water.

    Feeding commences at 8am with a small group of people in the water at one time, food is available on site at $5 per person.
    The dolphins Mystique, a male dolphin and a a juvenile from his pod, Harmony, usually arive some time between 7 and 8am.

    Follow Tin Can Bay Road all the way to Norman Point. The Barnacles Dolphin Centre and Cafe is located to the left of the boat launching ramp at Norman Point.

    About 54kms from Gympie .....one way.

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    Dolphin Feeding

    by ChadSteve1975 Updated Feb 15, 2009

    Every morning at 8am the dolphins come down to the jetty to get a feed.

    The pod of up to 8 dolphins reside in the local area around Tin Can Bay. The feeding has gone on over generations of dolphins as a result of fisherman starting many years ago when a dolphin was nursed back to health after being badly injured.

    The number of dolphins showing up for a feed of fish varies each day. Often it is only about 2 or 3.

    The feeding is primarily for the young kids but anyone can have a go. The cost is a gold coin donation.

    For just s $1 or $2 coin you can feed a dolphin.
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    Feed the Dolphins...

    by Sweetberry1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Feeding the Dolphins would be an awesome experience, but you need to be out there quite early in the morning. They told us around 7am would be a good time.
    Unfortunately we arrived later in the day, so did not get to do this.
    Later that day we we headed off for Rainbow Beach.

    Feeding the Dolphins.
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