At Monkey Mia, three generations of bottle nosed dolphins have been visiting the beach each day to delight and interact with visitors from around the world.
To get the best from your encounter with the dolphins of Monkey Mia, call first at the Dolphin Information Centre on the beach for information about “how to meet the Dolphins”.
Several cruises operate one-hour to half-day marine wildlife adventure cruises from the Monkey Mia wharf, suitable for all ages and suitable for wheelchairs. Many of them also visit areas where the incredible dugongs, or “sea cows”, lazily graze the shallow sea grass beds they call home. These truly unique creatures are a crowd pleasing favourite with both young and old.
Monkey Mia is just 27km by sealed road from Denham, and should be at the top of your to-do list.
On a unique section of World Heritage coastline overlooking the famous dolphin beach. We have a wide variety of accommodation styles and facilities. Relaxed atmosphere to delight those with a love of nature. Huge variety of mammal and bird life, native flora and fauna such as the Dugong. Many wild creatures frequently seen near the resort.
Join a cruise aboard the awesome 18 metre sailing catamaran Aristocat 2 and watch dolphins and dugongs and marine life in the wild at Monkey Mia. The only boat licensed by Department Parks and Wildlife to enter the Restricted Mammal Interaction Zone.
Sail one of the world’s most important animal behavioural research sites. Year round there are friendly dolphins, shy green turtles and huge loggerhead turtles. The warmer months bring in herds of dugong, tiger and hammerhead sharks, sea-snakes, stingrays, schools of bait fish, tuna and mackerel, flying and skipping fish, and internationally migrating birds.
Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures operates a Didgeridoo Dreaming night tour, kayaking and snorkelling tours, and 4WD adventures tours designed like no other to explore the cultural ties of the local Nhanda and Malgana Aboriginal people to Gutharraguda (local Aboriginal name for Shark Bay meaning ‘Two Waters’).
Shark Bay Coastal Tours is a family-owned tour company offering unique 4-wheel drive adventures in the Shark Bay and Denham region.
Half and full day charters depart from either Denham or Monkey Mia and offer you the chance to learn about local culture, explore amazing remote beaches and walk through awe-inspiring World Heritage and National Park areas.