Monkey Mia is a popular tourist destination located about 900 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The reserve is 25 km northeast of the town of Denham in the Shark Bay Marine Park and World Heritage Site. The main attraction are the bottlenose dolphins that have been coming close to shore for more than fifty years. Rangers from the Department of Parks and Wildlife (Western Australia) carefully supervise the Monkey Mia Dolphin Experience.
Times for the dolphin experiences depend on, if, and when the dolphins visit the beach. Between 7:45am and 12 noon up to 4 mature female dolphins can be offered fish the first three times they visit. If the dolphins visit more than three times or after 12 noon they will not be fed. It is best to arrive early as dolphin experiences may finish well before noon