Aerial view of the Scottish Dolphin Centre.

There are around 190 resident bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth.

The Ice House at the Scottish Dolphin Centre © Alex Mitchell

The Moray Firth is home to an abundance of birdlife, including oystercatchers.

If you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of an elusive otter.

A bottlenose dolphin surfacing with her calf.

The Scottish Dolphin Centre is open every day during from the beginning of April to the end of October.

The Moray Firth provides plenty of food for the dolphins, including salmon during the summer months.

The Firth is home to both common and grey seals.

Welcome to the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Visit the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre for the chance to see the amazing bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth. Enjoy beautiful walks along the tumultuous River Spey, spot a seal or osprey, and discover Spey Bay’s fishing heritage during a tour of the historic Tugnet icehouse. Entry to the Centre is FREE.

The Centre is now closed for the winter season and will re-open in spring 2021, depending on Covid-19 restrictions. 


“Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world.”
Simon King OBE, BBC presenter and wildlife film maker.

Plan your visit

There’s loads to do at the Centre. Our passionate staff and volunteers will be on hand to tell you more and answer any questions.

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About Us

The Scottish Dolphin Centre is run by the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation. WDC is the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.

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We rely on our brilliant volunteers to help support the Centre. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference for our wildlife.

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