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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

#1 of 6 things to do in Fochabers Features Animals
Spey Street | Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7NJ, Scotland
+44 1343 820339
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Fun day out

We were in a group of 9 when we visited and enjoyed walking along the beach. We unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Gary H
via mobile
very enjoyable

kids had a great time.very beautiful spot and very different to most areas of beaches in Scotland... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Grant B
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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 seen at the mouth of the river Spey, along with ospreys, seals, a huge variety of bird life and the occasional otter! Join us for land based dolphin watching, tours of Scotland's largest surviving icehouse, wildlife walks and family fun days. There is a lovely shop and cafe on site as well as an interactive exhibition area with details of all the latest sightings. The Centre is run by Whale and Dolphin Conservation, so come and have a fun day out and learn about whales and dolphins and support our charity work to protect these wonderful creatures!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Spey Street | Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7NJ, Scotland
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were in a group of 9 when we visited and enjoyed walking along the beach. We unfortunately didn't see any dolphins but enjoyed the walk anyways. The food inside the cafe was good value for money and was hot! There is a few tours...More

Thank Gary H
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Dear Gary Thank you for the review, I am glad your enjoyed their time at the Centre, hopefully when you come next time you will be able to take advantage of one of our daily tours or wildlife walks. Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

kids had a great time.very beautiful spot and very different to most areas of beaches in Scotland previously as all stones.lots of interaction for kids and staff were excelllent and took time to go through all the different bones and objects with themMore

Thank Grant B
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Hi Grant Thank you for writing a review, I am so glad your children had a great time. Our staff work very hard to make sure our younger visitors have fun and also learn something too! We look forward to welcoming you back to the...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited the dolphin centre today, walked the dog around the paths, was lucky enough to see x 6 dolphins swimming past (pointed out by WDC staff and their binoculars) and had a lovely lunch, served by friendly helpful staff. Great way to spend a few...More

Thank YoungTraveller04
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and is lovely to read that you had a lovely time and how fabulous that you managed to see the dolphins! I will pass on your comments to the cafe staff as they...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Visited today and albeit, I might have been rather stubit to have expected a dolphin centre to have Dolphins to view, there were none. No Dolphins anywhere and no seals. The centre is free to get in but there is actually very little to go...More

Thank Lynn038
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear Lynn Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience, I believe this was because you were expecting a dolphinarium? The Centre is the public face of Whale & Dolphin Conservation, we...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Staying in Keith so decided to drive to Soeyside for a walk Parked by the Dolphin centre so went in to see what they did An amazing experience and glad they do the work they do in conservation Great walks all around and a tea...More

1  Thank Peter1941
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Hi Peter Many thanks for writing a review of the Centre, it's great to read that you really enjoyed your experience! We look forward to welcoming you back soon :-) Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Plenty for all age groups, restaurant and shop very nice and lovely walk along the beach or up the path at the side of the Famous River Spey. We were lucky to see the Dolphins in the Moray Firth the day we visited. A short...More

2  Thank Donald G
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2017

Dear Donald Many thanks for writing a review of the Centre and how fantastic that you managed to spot the dolphins, they aren't such frequent visitors to the Bay at this time of year! We look forward to seeing you again. Best Lisa Lisa Farley...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was rushed into hospital and spent a month being treated for a heart condition. This was the first place I visited on my release. It was a still and sunny day. Quite suddenly a large pod of dolphins appeared and cavorted for several minutes....More

2  Thank MissisB063
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and how wonderful that you had such a lovely experience here. We all know that feeling, here in the office, of stepping out into the Bay on a fine day and feeling glad to be...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you want to know about Dolphins, orcas , seals , osprey and see some go to the Dolphin Centre where the welcome is warm and the volunteer staff only to willing to give you information. Also go on the Ice House tour to learn...More

1  Thank susiepm
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Susie Thank you for taking the time to write a review and such a lovely one too! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and you obviously found out lots about the amazing marine life and wild life we are so lucky...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

The dolphin centre and ice houses are highly rated by everyone we spoke to in the area, it was just unfortunate for us that we missed the window that the dolphins come into the bay to feed. the centre is small but informative and the...More

Thank SteveR67Durham
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review Steve. While we know how lucky we are to be able to see the dolphins on a daily basis throughout the summer, but the beauty of them being wild and free is that there is...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We visit here sometimes every weekend when it's nice weather. 3-4 times during holidays. We even visit when it's stormy. The views are beautiful, excellent place to bird watch, we've seen seals and dolphins quite often. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Great information, the...More

1  Thank blueygirl
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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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