Local Wildlife

Dolphins, Dugong, Turtles, Snapper and Crayfish

The world famous wild dolphins at Monkey Mia Beach represent an experience you won’t want to miss. Join other Shark Bay visitors on the sandy beach and watch the dolphins arrive on schedule. It’s quite incredible how they relate to all the visitors which come from all around the world to marvel at this unexplainable phenomenon.

The local Rangers will tell you all about the Monkey Mia dolphins and answer any questions you may have. Don’t forget to bring your camera and spare batteries.


The incredibly placid dugong are a unique feature of the wide array of marine wildlife. You can see these wonderful creatures as part of an exciting family cruise on board the large and graceful catamarans which leave from the jetty at Monkey Mia Beach every day.

Graceful turtles breed in the crystal clear aquamarine waters of Shark Bay in Western Australia. You’ll often encounter one at the least expected moment. Make sure you get yourself out on the bay. You’ll be sorry if you don’t.


Seriously big fish are genuinely commonplace around Shark Bay. The waters of the bay are teaming with snapper, spanish mackerel, prawns, crayfish and a cornucopia of marine wildlife. It draws anglers from around the world and even if you’ve never fished before you can still catch fish by joining a local charter boat outing.