Dolphin and Wildlife Watching
Who: WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre
Where: Spey Bay, Moray IV32 7PJ, Scotland, UK.
Focus: Land-based bottlenose dolphin watching
Suitability: All ages:
- School groups – nursery, primary and secondary,
- Youth and community groups.
Cost: FREE – donations accepted
- April – Oct: 7 days a week (10.30am – 5.00pm)
- Mar – weekends only (10.30am – 5.00pm)
- Nov to Feb – closed for winter
- Wildlife watching: As well as bottlenose dolphins, harbour porpoises, minke whales, grey and common seals, basking sharks, otters, osprey and coastal birds sometimes make an appearance.
- Dry Dive: Take a simulated dive beneath the waves of the Moray Firth to see the marvels that live below the surface in their unique audiovisual installation.
- Daily guided tours (sorry, no dogs allowed)
- Unguided walks: (dogs allowed) Join the Speyside Way on well-maintained flat cycle and footpaths – one mile to the old iron railway bridge. .
- Historical site – 18th Century salmon fishing station and UK’s largest surviving icehouse.
- Whale Bones: See and touch a collection of huge whale bones.
- Interactive exhibition and audiovisual displays, including an acoustic exhibit where you can listen to the sound of the sea.
- Wildlife cameras and Binoculars – ‘Dolphin cam’ and ‘river cam’.
- Kids’ area – colouring table, giant jigsaws and more!
- Sightings board – collect data used in conservation efforts.
- Gift shop and café
Shop and Save
Visit the WDC shop for dolphin and whale inspired gifts where 100% of profits goes towards cetacean conservation.
The Scottish Dolphin Centre
The Scottish Dolphin Centre is run by the WDC – Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is an award-winning charity (Scottish Charity No. SC040231) dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins around the coast of Scotland, and run a number of campaigns and projects. Their vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free. Their mission is to amaze people with the wonder of whales and dolphins and inspire global action to protect them. You can find out more about the organisation at uk.whales.org.
“Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world.”
Simon King OBE, BBC presenter and wildlife film maker.
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