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Entry to the Scottish Dolphin Centre is FREE. We are open Thursday – Monday, 10:30am to 4pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). For opening times for the rest of the season, please see our Opening Times page.
Dogs are welcome in all outdoor areas but are not permitted in any indoor space including the shop, café and exhibition. Registered assistance dogs are allowed in all areas of the Dolphin Centre. We have an enclosed courtyard garden where you can tie your dog while you get a takeaway from the café or browse in the shop.
On offer throughout the season:
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 at 2pm – no need to book. This a free activity but donations are welcome!
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
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.
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.
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 cyclists and walkers.