Dolphin Discovery Centre
As a non-profit community based organisation we are committed to dolphin research, education, conservation and tourism.
With over 100 Bottlenose Dolphins living in the Bay, groups of them can be regularly seen in the shallow waters in front of the Centre (Interaction Zone), as well as on eco cruises and swim encounters. In addition our café offers delicious food that can be eaten in our relaxed indoor area or on our decking overlooking the ocean. The souvenir shop boasts a range of quality souvenirs as well as an ever growing selection of local crafts and indigenous art.
Dolphin Interpretation features a fascinating series of interpretive panels about our Bottlenose Dolphins and KoombanaBay’s marine life and their environments.
A fully reconstructed dolphin skeleton is a real drawcard as is the foetus of an unborn dolphin.
In addition a BIG Screen Theatre shows four short films including an eight minute feature on the local dolphins in their natural habitat including some tremendous behavioural characteristics commonly sighted in the Bay.
Dolphin Interaction occurs in the ‘zone’ located in the shallow water in front of the Centre.
Visitors are encouraged to enter up to waist deep water where the dolphins can swim amongst them.
Our Centre promotes an interaction experience that is ecologically sound. The visits which are initiated by these wild animals and can occur at any time of the day for between 5 minutes and 2 hours, but as the dolphins are wild, the Centre cannot guarantee visits on any particular day or at any particular time.
Most frequent visitation occurs in the mornings between November and April.