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Barnacles Dolphin Centre

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A popular attraction so get there early to secure the opportunity to feed a dolphin if that is your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia

Such lovely creatures, fantastic to see them swimming so close to the shore. Good for all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gympie, Australia
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Norman Point, Tin Can Bay, Queensland 4580, Australia
+61 7 5486 4899
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the most amazing magical morning here with the wild dolphins which we got to hand feed with fish. At only $5 entry and $5 for a fish to feed the dolphins it really is a bargain. I could not believe how I could get...More

Thank pomaus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant morning... got there early at 7am to get in line for our fish tokens..ladies are wonderful which work there and certainly love their job.. the 2 male dolphins arrived at 7.30am so they had some talks to everyone about the dolphins and...More

Thank stacywace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on school holidays and traveled from Rainbow beach early morning. We arrived around 7:30am and brought tickets for the dolphin viewing as at that time only one wild dolphin had come in that morning. They are only able to sell 50 tickets (50...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews and thought we'd try this attraction... so with 2 kids in tow we went during the school holidays. We got there a bit before 7 and already the lines were long to get in...thankfully by the time we got to the...More

Thank Iko I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A popular attraction so get there early to secure the opportunity to feed a dolphin if that is your interest. Easy enough to get a vantage point to see the feeding and the entry price gets you some time on the beach. Prices are certainly...More

Thank paulen25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such lovely creatures, fantastic to see them swimming so close to the shore. Good for all the family to see.

Thank bmewhite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Up close to Wild Dolphins and getting to feed them - need I say more!! Was so much fun and my daughter was so excited.

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this experience does draw a large crowd (there was over 300 people when we attended this morning!) however, we found it extremely well organised and everyone got an opportunity to see and feed the dolphins. The staff were friendly, accommodating for the large crowd...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly a huge attraction. Over 50 people. Commentary starts at 7 am when dolphins turn up. Feeding of one fish per person from 8 am. My only gripe is that the volunteers are slightly over zealous . Tried to knell on the beach to take...More

Thank rdella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More and more poeple coming here. Don't thik it's good for TCB. Far too busy to enjoy and dolphins should not be encouraged to adapt to human life as we all know it will one day end in tears for the dolphins. A child wil...More

Thank djr611
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12 August 2018|
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Response from DeeeeThomson | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s daily...
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Response from CharlotteLee88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. I think they have only had like 1 or 2 days that they didn’t.
Jasmine D
13 January 2017|
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Response from Ozzzzz65 |
At that price there are no profits. Please remember that these folk are dealing with wild dolphins. You can't throw them any old rubbish and expect them to eat it (as opposed to captive dolphins). If they don't like the... More