Plan your visit and book tours

From Monday 6th September we will be open 5 days per week, open Thursday to Monday, 10:30am-4pm (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

The WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre is situated 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 now operating differently to keep our visitors and staff safe. You can visit our shop, takeaway cafe and exhibition but please be aware you may have to queue as we limit numbers. Unless you are exempt, please wear a mask in the Centre buildings and follow our social distancing measures. Read more here.

On offer throughout the season:

Explore the Bones Box – book here

Bones box tour

Private Icehouse Tour – book here

Tugnet Icehouse Tour


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

Start date: 11th October 2021

End date: 22nd October 2021

Time: 10:30am, 12 noon, 1:45pm

Location: WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Join us in our new fun family event (aimed at children of 6+ years), 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 maximum group of 6 people from two households (in accordance with ScotGov’s guidance). Price per

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