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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

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Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
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2nd Visit

Visited here with our in laws and loved it as much as the first time. Parked easily, went straight... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mrswu24
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Blowing away the cobwebs

A surprisingly cold grey July day. But 4 of us and a dog had a lovely couple of hours at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda-542
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Bath, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here with our in laws and loved it as much as the first time. Parked easily, went straight to the cafe and had lunch. Beautiful Cullen skink soup/bacon roll and kids box. All fresh and the soup was delicious. We've had this at another...More

Thank Mrswu24
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and I am so happy to read that you had a lovely second visit! I will pass on all of your comments about your cafe experience to the staff, they will be delighted...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a dull wet day so that didn't show the place in a good light. Saw a few small birds and 1 swan away in distance and that was it. Poor disabled facilities for anyone on a scooter or chair to go around and...More

Thank SandraBisset
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sandra I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit, it is a shame that the weather was poor when you came as we have had such glorious weather recently :-( The Centre is sited in a 250 year old former...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I didn't see dolphins, but we saw a variety of birdlife and enjoyed walking along the rocky beach. We visited Bow Fiddle Rock afterwards.

Thank Amanda H
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amanda I am glad you enjoyed seeing all of the birdlife, hopefully when you visit us again you will see the dolphins too?! Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A surprisingly cold grey July day. But 4 of us and a dog had a lovely couple of hours at the Dolphin Centre. Saw lots of birds and a couple shews, but sadly no Dolphins. Good walk. Easy parking Had an amazing lunch at the...More

Thank Amanda-542
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amanda Thanks you for taking the time to write a review, such a shame though that you missed all of the glorious weather we have had recently - we are hoping it will return! I will pass on your comments to the cafe team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited while touring the Scottish Highlands. This a wonderful and interesting facility. Visitors have the opportunity to see wild Dolphins fairly close to the shore, and also to see other wildlife including birds, otters etc. For the physically able this can be enhanced by...More

Thank Wonderhorseuk
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and describing WDC's Scottish Dolphin Centre as wonderful, we think it is a rather special place too! I am also happy to read that you were able to take advantage of some of the activities...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No dolphins sighted, however we did see plenty of other wildlife, including a seal pursuing a salmon, plenty of bird life too.

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LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing a review and I am glad to read you had a fab day spotting all of the wildlife, hopefully if you visit again you will get to see some dolphins too?! Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't have far to travel to the centre which is very interesting and educational. Friendly staff on hand interactive fun for kids and lots of knowledgeable information Great day out and lots of special kids fun days throughout the seasonMore

Thank redrosie3
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review and it must be great not to live too far away from the Centre and at the moment, with the amazing weather Spey Bay, is absolutely glorious! I am glad you enjoy visiting the Centre and receive...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This special place is a must for anyone who appreciates nature,wildlife and reflection. The mighty Spey runs into the sea and the tides create different vistas and opportunities for a variety of wildlife. Plenty of birdlife, butterflies and moths are a stroll away. The hourly...More

Thank WarwickBlue
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review, the team here feel the same, it is a very special place, we are so lucky with the wildlife and views, especially as it is such a fluid landscape depending on the tides! I am also very...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nearly twelve years since we last visited here and it was as good as when we first visited. We didn't see any dolphins but that would have been an added bonus, not a negative. We did see a beautiful big Heron though. The cafe...More

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LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable visit and you brought the lovely weather with you! I will pass on your comments to the cafe staff they will be...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit this little gem again as I 2 years ago we didnt get a chance to see the place properly. Arrived at site and staff were lovely and welcoming. Didn't know you could hire the binoculars for a quid. We sat out on...More

Thank liz f
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Dear Liz Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of the Centre. I am so glad you had a lovely day out and enjoyed your visit especially the ice house tour, most folk do not know of it's fascinating history! The cafe...More

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Madboys
7 May 2018|
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Response from LisaFarley153 | Property representative |
Yes, it is wheelchair and pram accessible but it is worth mentioning that the building is 200 years old so the layout is not modern. 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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