Our dolphins are usually at Norman Point next to the boat ramp between 7.30 am and 8.00 am. They may also visit at other times during the day, but we have no way of knowing when!
HELP CARE FOR THE WILD DOLPHINS
We are very fortunate to be able to visit with dolphins in the wild. Please abide by all instructions of the supervising personnel as they are entrusted with the care of these magnificent cratures. Fish for feeding are available from Barnacles. Map to the Dolphins
Tin Can Bay being the boating and fishing paradise that it is, has two public boat ramps located around the bay.
The most used Ramp is situated at Norman Point between the Volunteer Coast Guard and Barnacles Cafe', this boat ramp is popular because of the large car and trailer parking area at the top of the ramp and allows the quickest access to the rest of the Great Sandy Straits as well as the passage to the open sea.
The second boat ramp is located at the southern end of the bay at the Crab Creek opening and also has a small car park. You will also find Temptations by the water café in Crab Creek, public toilets and a covered public barbeque area.
Tin Can Bay and the surrounding water ways are well known for its fishing and crabbing opportunities. The area boasts both estuary fishing and reef fishing for those enthusiastic anglers. The variety of fish that can be caught in the Great Sandy Straits and estuaries is extensive due to the mangrove breeding grounds found through out the straits, some of the more popular fish are whiting, flathead, bream, cod, mangrove jack, mackeral, tailor and some of the tall stories told by the locals would have you believe the occasional barrumundi.
The reef fishing means a trip across the bar before you can reach the bombies (small rock clusters ) and reefs and have just as many varieties as the estuary fishing. Some of the most popular fish to be caught are snapper, squire, pearl pearch, tailor, sweet lip, cod and red emperor.
Another popular fishing spot is the world heritage listed Fraser Island, where the beach fishing is of world standards and holds an annual fishing competition every year that attracts thousands of anglers from around the globe.
If you want fresh bait then there is plenty to be found. The Tin Can Bay foreshore at low tide will produce yabbies, the jetties will gain you white bait and other small bait fish. Rainbow Beach can supply fresh sand worms and pippies for the beach fisherman. The local shops can also supply bait for both fishing and crabbing.
For those with the bug, the Tin Can Bay Country Club has an 18 hole golf course that should satisfy your itch for sand, water or the trees, and if you are lucky the fairways. Either way you can take a stroll around the course or hire one of the golf buggies at very reasonable rates and don't forget to visit the 19th hole!
Tin Can Bay has two venues for lawn bowling, The Country Club or the Cooloola Bowls Club, both have friendly and welcoming atmospheres.