Plan your visit and book tours

The WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre is at the mouth of the River Spey and is a haven for wildlife including bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, grey and common seals, the occasional otter and many coastal birds. The Centre is based in an 18th Century salmon fishing station and has a fascinating history. Our passionate staff and volunteers will be on hand to tell you more and answer any questions.

 

Entry to the Scottish Dolphin Centre is FREE. We are open Thursday to Monday, 10:30am to 4:00pm (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

 

On offer throughout the season:

Explore the Bones Box

Explore our collection of whale and dolphin bones with one of the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s passionate guides. Can you guess which creatures they came from? This activity is aimed at school age children and lasts approximately 25 minutes.

Weekends and school holidays at 11:15am and 2:15pm – no need to book. This a free activity but donations are welcome!

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.  

Icehouse Tour – book here

Take a guided tour of the largest Icehouse in the UK and discover all about Spey Bay’s salmon fishing heritage. Hear the stories of the fishermen who worked here and see a range of the authentic tools they used. In the bones room you will find out all about the whales and dolphins that live in Scotland’s seas and how big they really are!

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and will be in groups of up to ten people.

Whale and dolphin skeletons at the Ice House, Scottish Dolphin Centre. Photo © Alex Mitchell           

 

 

 

 

 

Land-based dolphin watching

Go up on Icehouse hill to try to spot the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world! Look out for splashes, birds overhead and discontinuities in the water. You can also follow us on Twitter @dolphinsighting.

Unguided walks

Join the Speyside Way at the Centre to walk along the River Spey on a well maintained, flat footpath. Why not walk one mile along the path up to the old iron railway bridge, now a cycle and footpath that offers brilliant views down the the Spey? Great for dogs, cyclists and walkers.

 

Upcoming Events

Escape Captivity – Free the orca!

Date: 14th October 2022
Time: 10:30 am

A fun family event which involves a race against the clock to find the correct answers to the puzzles and rescue the orca from captivity. Each ticket is for a private activity for a maximum of 6 people . Price per group is £15.00. There will be sessions at 10:30am, 12pm & 2pm This activity

Escape Captivity – Free the orca!

Date: 21st October 2022
Time: 10:30 am

A fun family event which involves a race against the clock to find the correct answers to the puzzles and rescue the orca from captivity. Each ticket is for a private activity for a maximum of 6 people . Price per group is £15.00. There will be sessions at 10:30am, 12pm & 2pm This activity

Group Gardening Session

Date: 22nd October 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you love to garden? Or maybe you want to meet new people? Why not join WDC & Sweethome & Co. on Saturday 22nd of October for our next Group Gardening Session? It’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with likeminded people and contribute to keeping the Centre looking fabulous! The session

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