Plan your visit and book tours

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 open from Thursday – Monday, 10:30am to 4:00pm (please note we are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

We are now operating differently to keep our visitors and staff safe. Unless you are exempt, please wear a mask in the Centre buildings. Read more here.

On offer throughout the season:

Explore the Bones Box – book here

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.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult but adults do not need a ticket. Unless exempt, face coverings should be worn and contact details left for Test and Protect. 

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.

Unless exempt, face coverings are required and contact details left for Test & Protect.

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





Easter holidays 2022 – Escape Captivity – book here

Join us for a fun family activity over the Easter holidays! A race against the clock to find the correct answers to the puzzles and help the orca escape captivity. This is a private session aimed at primary school age children but is fun for all the family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.


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