Monkey Mia Tours

While some things in nature are easily explained, others remain a mystery. One of those mysteries is at Monkey Mia on Australia's western coast, where wild dolphins pay regular visits to the shoreline to greet humans. The ritual has taken place almost daily for over 50 years, with a handful of dolphins cruising by the shore up to three times per day, making Monkey Mia one of the world's most reliable places for spotting dolphins in the wild. The site is also a research center for dolphin psychology and behavior.

Although the dolphin appearances are unpredictable, rangers lead guided feedings during which select visitors are chosen to offer fish to the bottlenose dolphins under supervision (the amount of food provided to the dolphins is strictly regulated so as not to interfere with their diet). Thanks to ranger supervision, this is the only place in the Shark Bay region where visitors are legally allowed to be within 100 feet of a dolphin, making it easy to make out their sleek outline as they swim through the knee-high, crystalline waters. Dolphins may approach visitors, but guests should note that the animals are wild and should not touch them.

Practical Info

Monkey Mia 527 miles (850 km), or a nine-hour drive, north of Perth in the UNESCO-listed Shark Bay area. The nearest town is Denham, a 30-minute drive away. Monkey Mia day permits cost $12 for adults and $4.50 for children between the ages of 6 and 15.
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Address: 1 Monkey Mia Road, Denham, Western Australia 6537, Australia
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Hours: Open daily. To see the dolphins it's recommended you get to the beach by 7:30am
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Admission: Adults $12, children (6–15) $4.50
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4-Day Coastal Loop via Monkey Mia Wild Dolphins Kalbarri Pinnacles Perth Return

Explore the natural wonders of Australia's west coast without the hassle of driving and booking accommodation on this four-day guided tour from Perth. Board on sand dunes, head into the Pinnacles Desert, see wild dolphins, emus, and kangaroos, and soak up the sun on beautiful beaches. Includes accommodation and meals.
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7 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : Return

Spend a week exploring the natural attractions of the Western Australia coast on this 6-night round-trip tour from Perth to Exmouth. Stops include the Pinnacles, Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, and Cape Range National Park. You'll have the chance to see native wildlife, go swimming in clear waters, and try sandboarding. Accommodation and meals are included.
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4 Day Perth to Monkey Mia Cruiser : Return

Forget bus schedules or navigating your own way through WA. This guided adventure takes you with a small group from Perth to Northbrook, round-trip. Leave the itinerary to your guide during 4 days that include the Pinnacles Desert, Shark Bay, Kalbarri National Park, Shell Beach, and the dolphins of Monkey Mia. Overnight accommodation includes hostels and a farmstay. Meals and convenient hotel pickup are provided.
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9 Day Perth to Karijini Explorer: Return - Fully Accommodated

Join the best Perth to Karijini Tour in WA, fully accommodated with a Karijini Eco Tent Glamping Experience. Visit the Pinnacles Desert, Meet Monkey Mia Dolphins, Snorkel the Ningaloo Reef and Explore the depths of Karijini. Perfect for young, adventurous & budget conscious travellers!Duration: 9 Days (approx.)
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7-Day Exmouth Explorer via The Pinnacles Monkey Mia & Ningaloo Reef Perth Return

Thoroughly explore Australia's west coast and skip the hassle of driving on this seven-day all-inclusive trip. Starting in Perth, head to Exmouth, visiting Kalbarri National Park, Shark Bay, Ningaloo Reef, and more along the way before returning to Perth. Includes accommodation and meals.
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5 Day Perth to Exmouth Cruiser : One-Way

Join us on 5 huge days of adventure, including the Pinnacles, The Monkey Mia Dolphins, Wildlife interaction, Cool hostels, Snorkeling options, Amazing scenery, an Experienced guide and lots more with West Coast Cruisers Exmouth Adventure! Perfect for young, adventurous & budget conscious travellers!Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
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5-Day Coral Coaster from Perth to Exmouth (One-Way) Monkey Mia and Ningaloo Reef

Enjoy an outdoor adventure and experience a truly unique part of Australia on our Coral Coaster.  With unspoilt beaches, deep red deserts and an abundance of wildlife, there’ll be plenty of Instagram opportunities.  A haven for nature lovers, there’ll be stunning scenery, fascinating encounters with wildlife and activities for all. Highlights Learn to sand board on white dunesSee the Pinnacles Desert’s limestone structuresHike ancient gorges in Kalbarri National ParkNature’s Window, with views over the Murchison RiverMarvel at Shark Bay’s stunning scenery, including Shell BeachWitness living history at the stromatolitesView wild dolphins in Monkey MiaSearch for emus and kangaroosExplore Ningaloo Reef and pristine beachesSnorkel with manta rays in Coral Bay (own expense)Tour Cape Range National Park
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