Dolphins are one of the Earth's most fascinating and curious creatures. To be near dolphins is a feeling that few humans can put into words. Bottlenose dolphins are found in most waters and so are protected by many different laws in a large number of countries, including Australia. As Bottlenose dolphins are found throughout the oceans and seas surrounding Tasmania, there are no set locations where one can be directed to and be guaranteed for seeing them. They are found in bays, estuaries, sounds, open shorelines and large, estuarine rivers. They are often seen on coastal cruises around Tasmania's shores, such as those around the coasts of Bruny Island, Freycinet Peninsula and Tasman Peninsula.