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Spinner Dolphins

This week on Noosa Oceanrider we were treated to a spectacular aerial acrobatic display by Spinner Dolphins. As the name suggests, they can spin multiple times in one leap, which can be nearly 3 metres high.

The spinner dolphins are small in size between 1.3 to 2 metres and weighing in at 60 to 80 kilos. They live in large pods anywhere between a few dozen to a thousand or more in tropical and subtropical zones around the world. They feed at night in the open ocean and return to the shallows during the day to rest and socialise.

The maneuvers are thought to assist in ridding the mammal of unwanted parasites as well as a way to communicate in addition to the usual clicking communication system used by other species of dolphins.

They are very playful dolphins and had a great time with the Oceanrider jumping in the wake, bow riding and putting on a show for our lucky guests.

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From A$49

Get a taste of Noosa from the water,  soak up spectacular scenery and iconic sights that can only be truly appreciated from the water and get up close and personal with the resident dolphins that play along the coast.


From A$69

The Oceanrider Adventure Tour is a faster-paced tour that starts at the Noosa Marina with a cruise down the Noosa River and crossing the Noosa Bar, where the river meets the sea at Laguna Bay. You will experience tighter turns and the manoeuvring capabilities of the Gemini RIB that is Oceanrider while encountering and negotiating ocean swells and waves. Noosa’s original & best Ocean adventure ride!

From A$59

One of Noosa’s most breathtaking experiences, there is nothing more magical than watching these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Noosa’s aquatic backyard plays host to the humpback whales during their annual migration every winter where you can watch them frolic & play whilst taking in stunning natural cliff formations, lush emerald forests, pristine little coves and sweeping beaches.