Monkey Mia is one of Western Australia’s most famous dolphin watching destinations.
Located 25 kilometres from Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage area, fly from Perth in 2 hours or drive there in a day. Monkey Mia offers a unique chance to see wild dolphins in their natural habitat.
Times for the dolphin experiences depend on if and when the dolphins visit the beach. They are only offered fish during their first three visits between 7.45am and 12 noon. They often visit the beach outside these times to frolic, feed and are regularly seen leaping into the air.
Specially trained rangers select a handful of visitors to feed the dolphins each morning. Their mischievous character is the subject of behavioural research and international scientists are regularly on hand at Monkey Mia to offer insights.
There are plenty of other activities on offer including four-wheel drive trips, Aboriginal cultural tours, fishing charters, cruising and camel rides which can be booked through the Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort right on the beach or in Denham.
Swimming with and touching the dolphins is prohibited by law.
Tourists are advised to check for alerts and road/park closures before commencing their travel on www.emergency.wa.gov.au and https://alerts.dbca.wa.gov.au
ActivitiesBirdwatching Boating Camping Canoeing/Kayaking Fishing Four Wheel Driving Sailing Snorkelling Swimming Walks
Disabled AssistanceCaters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access
MembershipRegional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
Day Permit (per person):
AUD15 per adult
AUD10 concession holders
AUD5 per child 6-15 years
AUD35 per family (2 adults, 2 children)
Holiday Permit (4 weeks duration):
AUD25 per adult
AUD20 concession holders
AUD10 per child 6-15 years
AUD60 per family (2 adults, 2 children)