Plan your visit

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

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 will be operating differently to keep our visitors and staff safe. When we re-open, you will be able to visit our shop and takeaway cafe but unfortunately our exhibition space will remain closed. 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:

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.

Tour Tugnet Icehouse – the UK’s largest surviving icehouse

Advance booking only for household bubbles – more information coming soon.

Join our tours and:

  • See our fantastic collection of huge whale bones from the local area.
  • Experience the stunning natural environment and wildlife above the River Spey and take a Dry Dive beneath the waves of the Moray Firth to see the marvels that live below the surface in our unique audiovisual installation.
  • Discover the history of salmon fishing and the importance of the UK’s largest surviving icehouse.

45 minutes approximately.

Explore the Bones Box 

Advance bookings only for household bubbles – more information coming soon.

Explore our collection of whale and dolphin bones with one of the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s passionate guides. This 30 minute session includes a fun family quiz and a prize for every child.

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