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Noosa’s resident Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are intelligent, and charismatic creatures with their curved mouths give the appearance of a smile. They have been known to come to the aid of other animals, including humans, in distress. 

They live in warm waters around the globe and feed on bottom-dwelling fish, shrimp and squid. They can reach speeds of over 28 km an hour, surfacing every two or three times a minute to breathe. 

Bottlenose dolphins are social and travel in groups. They communicate with each other by using squeaks and whistles.

Our resident pod of dolphins are usually found between Laguna Bay & Sunshine Beach. They can recognise underwater landmarks that mark their territory. 

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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.