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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre
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  • Average8%
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“spey bay”(42 reviews)
“house tour”(19 reviews)
“scones”(15 reviews)
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We are a visitor Centre based at the mouth of the river Spey, where it meets the North Sea. Dolphins are regularly spotted at the mouth of the river Spey and close to the shoreline, along with ospreys, seals, a huge variety of bird life and the...more
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Spey Street | Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, Scotland
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+44 1343 820339
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All reviews spey bay house tour scones few hours small cafe paninis dolphin spotting gift shop lovely cafe cake information centre well worth a visit shingle beach soup bacon roll staff were lovely coleslaw
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Spent an hour or more here. Interesting information centre, welcoming shop and cafe. Would have liked to have the ice house but tour times were not convenient for us. Great views.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John H
Lisa F, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi John Thanks for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, although it was a shame your timings couldn't coincide with an icehouse tour, perhaps you will be able to do that if you visit us again over the winter? Best Lisa Lisa...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

The Centre Cafe has a had a change and that to the better, what a delight it was to eat there today compared to a year ago, the food was nice and fresh and so were the cakes, the menu has changed and they do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter B
Lisa F, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi Peter Thanks for taking the time to write a review and it is encouraging to read that you had a good experience in the cafe. I will pass on your feedback to the team as they always work hard to deliver good service and...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We visited today with our 8 & 10 year old daughters and what a place! We were warmly greeted upon entering the shop/information hub. We all enjoyed reading all the information and looking at the bones, the cameras were a great addition as well. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank imogenc448
Lisa F, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Imogen Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review, I am absolutely delighted to read that you had such a fantastic visit. I will pass all of your comments onto the team as they will also be happy to hear of your...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour or so here with the family. Beautiful spot and although we didn’t see dolphins it was great wandering up and down the beach front admiring the view. A small visitor centre is here and parking is plenty.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andrewpC4630RD
Lisa F, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Andrew Thanks for writing a review, hopefully if you visit the area again you may get to see the dolphins?! Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very nice Centre and drive up to it, beach was rather windy and in the winter I'm sure it would be freezing although you would have plenty of choice of cake and hot drink to thaw you out again!More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamesn467
Lisa F, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi James I think you came the week that the jet stream was misbehaving as it certainly was very windy that week! I am glad you enjoyed the Centre and perhaps if you visit again the weather will be a little calmer?! Best Lisa Lisa...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

My friend and I visited Spey Bay Cafe while on our walk along the old railway line. The staff were really friendly and we had the best cup of coffee and fruit cake I have tasted in a long time. Well done the staff.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan79295
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hi There Many thanks for writing a review and I am absolutely delighted to read your comments and I will certainly pass them onto our lovely team in the cafe! We hope you come and visit us again - you might even want to go...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Visited every day while staying further along the coast. Staff are helpful and ready to answer queztions. Cafe serves good food too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda B
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for the review Linda, it sounds as though you enjoyed your visit while you were on holiday?! I will pass on your comments to the cafe team and we hope to see you back again! Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a walk for a coffee and bacon roll. The food was lovely. We had a dog with us and although they are not dog friendly inside there are plenty of outside tables and some tables in the courtyard. The staff were very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bev M
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hi Bev Thanks for your feedback. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stop in the cafe and thought the food was lovely, I will pass on your comments to the cafe team and we look forward to seeing you again! Best...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Sitting at the mouth of the river Spey with spectacular views of the Moray Firth. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of dolphins. The tea room has a lovely selection of food and the staff are lovely and welcoming. The gift shop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaryA462
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Hi Mary Thank you for taking time out to write a review. I will pass on your comments to our cafe team and also Mary who manages the shop, the team here work very hard to make sure all of our visitors get a warm...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

On arrival just out of season the car park was full. Hard to park here. The place seems tired, a makeover would be really good, ice house shut...... Not much for an hour and half trip to see what is there... Weather was nice and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff K
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hi I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy yourself when you visited. You may be unaware that the Centre is the public face of the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation and we are sited in a 250 year old Grade 1 listed...More

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Madboys
7 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa F | Property representative |
Very child friendly we have lots of interesting and fun activities in the exhibition area. Best Lisa SDC Team
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alanburt107
18 September 2017|
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Response from CSUK72 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking and its quite a large area so you should be ok yes.
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Samantha R
20 June 2015|
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Response from KateBlackIsle | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry and for supporting WDC by adopting one of our dolphins. I will try to give you as honest an answer as possible. The centre here is a beautiful place in it's own right and you could... More
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