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“Fun boat trip + dolphins!”

Dolphin Trips Avoch
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Avoch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We (2 adults + 3 children) enjoyed a great trip out this afternoon. We all enjoyed the fast, bouncy boat ride to and from the area the dolphins were feeding. Saw loads of dolphins, some close to the boat. Impressed with the skippers respect for the dolphins, moving slowly and considerately when near the dolphins. We got the impression the skipper really cared about the welfare of the dolphins which was excellent to see.

Also from booking to getting on boat was all very well organised.

Overall can’t fault our afternoon trip and highly recommend!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank doddsadoni78
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Having seen dolphins earlier in the day on a walk at Chanonry Point, our 4 yr old daughter was keen to get a closer look so we stopped at Avoch on the off chance they could accommodate us which thankfully they could. The trip was absolutely amazing - our daughter was in peels of laughter as we bumped and splashed over the water at speed to get to the dolphin area (note to self: wear waterproof trousers if the Fifth is choppy as it was today). After much patient searching by the experienced Skipper we spotted the first of many dolphins not far from Fort George and spent a good amount of time calmly watching the many dolphins which graced us with their presence. We were completely unrushed, and it was a magical experience to be so very close to them in their natural habitat. The look of wonder on our daughter's face (which I suspect mirrored mine) was worth the very reasonable charge alone. This was a perfect no-frills experience and we will definitely be back. Trip Advisor needs to add a "beyond outstanding" rating for this one!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moss_family2015
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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Very good 8.5\10 great fun would go again recommended for anyone and everyone and definetly bring a camera

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank josieliisa
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We were planning to go with one of the companies that has RIB boats and were disappointed they were all fully booked. We 'settled' for this as we didn't want to miss the dolphins. Waiting for the departure time the skipper turned out to be an awesome character with great stories and anecdotes. He was very friendly and great with the kids. Once on the boat we quickly discovered it's as fast as a RIB but much more comfortable! We've seen lots of dolphins, even right next to the boat as the skipper put the waterjet into 'dolphin jacuzzi mode'. Comfort, humour and great service. It wasn't settling for anything but us being lucky to have found the friendliest and funniest skipper with the most comfortable boat who got us closer to the dolphins than any other vessel in the firth!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rowel81
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We took a trip out from Avoch in search of dolphins. We weren't disappointed our guide took us out to the waters between Channonry Point and Fort George where we were treated to quite a display from the dolphins in the area! Best hour of the day!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Fiona H
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Paula T, Owner at Dolphin Trips Avoch, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you, pleased you enjoyed your trip.

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