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December 20, 2014   •  

"Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world"
- Simon King OBE, BBC presenter and wildlife film maker.

Watch the dolphins

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Things to do

The Dry Dive

Dry Dive exhibitUnder the historic stone arches of the Ice House, enter into the extraordinary environment that is Spey Bay. This unique audio-visual installation, shot in and around the bay, reveals the exciting and beautiful life both above and below the water.

The thrilling guided experience takes you from the airy sunlit world of the river, down into the sea’s depths, to see the world from a dolphin’s eye. Birds clamour above, jellyfish drift like ghosts, dolphins and porpoises dart about. You might even see the UK’s largest fish, the basking shark. All without even getting your feet wet!

Interactive Exhibition

Entry is free but donations are extremely welcome and help to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

  • Use our wildlife cameras - DOLPHIN CAM and RIVER CAM from the comfort of the Centre
  • Check out our latest wildlife sightings
  • Free binocular and kid's backpack hire
  • Listen to the sounds of the sea
  • Kids colouring table, giant jigsaws and more!

Shop and Cafe

Relax in our cafe and browse our shop for a memento of your visit.

  • We have lots of exciting gift ideas from ethical and local sources. You can even shop online.
  • Take time out to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee. Choose from a selection of paninis and soups and a variety of freshly baked cakes. View our full cafe menu.

Scottish Dolphin Centre Icehouse

Tour the UK's biggest Icehouse

It's free but donations are extremely welcome.

Tour times: 12:15pm and 3:15pm (April 1st - October 31st. Times vary during winter opening hours). Join our tours and:

  • See and touch our fantastic collection of huge whale bones from the local area.
  • Experience the stunning natural environment and wildlife above the River Spey, and take a Dry dive beneath the waves of the Moray Firth to see the marvels that live below the surface.
  • Discover the history of salmon fishing and the importance of the UK's largest icehouse.

Wildlife Wander

As well as dolphins we are treated to sightings of a wide variety of other amazing wildlife, including seals, ospreys, ducks and maybe otters.

Tour time: 2:15pm (Weather dependent April 1st - October 31st. Times vary during winter opening hours).