The aim of this study was to characterize the feeding behavior of the Guiana dolphin, S. guianensis, through description and quantification of the strategies used by the dolphins, and possibly to apply this patterns to other areas in its distribution. Data were collected during systematic boat surveys, between November/1996 and May/1997, with 120 hours and 13 minutes of total observations. Scheffé Test was utilized to determine whether some strategies were used more than others. Six basic strategies of dolphin feeding behavior were identified: Individual Random Feeding (IRF), Group Random Feeding (GRF), Circular Cooperative Feeding (CCF), Front Cooperative feeding (FCF), Crossing Cooperative Feeding (CRF) and Zig-zag Cooperative Feeding (ZCF). The strategy GRF was statistically different from the others (Scheffé 5%). Previous studies suggested that S. guianensis exhibit two basic feeding strategies, while here we show greater diversity on the feeding behavior, with more complex and varied foraging strategies than previously reported for this species. Observed variation in the coordination of individuals, group cohesion, movement patterns, prey availability and environmental features, demonstrates the complexity of the S. guianensis feeding behavior.