We were picked up by the tour operator Joy at 7.30am and taken across the 26 klm width of Peron Peninsula to Monkey Mia on its Eastern side to watch the dolphins being fed. This is different to what we are familiar with at Tangalooma on Moreton Island which is an evening floodlit affair.
We were back onboard Baly by mid morning. We are heading off now to Shark Bay’s South Passage to anchor at Shelter Bay, just inside for the night. We then leave at daybreak in the morning past Australia’s most western extremity which is Steep Point, for the 175 nm overnighter to Geraldton. We will be out of internet range till we get to Geraldton.
Did you feed the dolphins, too? We had one swim past us whilst we were moored at Moreton Island with your friends – a very different colouring to these ones. Hope your next sailing leg goes well.
When we visited Monkey Mia, several years ago now, three of our four kids got to give the dolphin a fish in the two encounters separated by about 20 mins. I only got to take a pic of it 🙂
I remember the tour guide ( the dolphin guide ) say that there were about 1,000 dolphins in the Shark Bay area, of which 70% bore the signs of some level of shark attack.