The Scottish Dolphin Centre

Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

Tugnet, Spey Bay, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7PJ

    With free entry, a visit to the WDC, Scottish Dolphin Centre is a great day out and gives you the chance to meet the WDC team and find out how you can support their work to protect Scotland's whales and dolphins.

    The Moray Firth in Scotland is home to a population of around 190 bottlenose dolphins. It also plays host to an abundance of other wildlife including: seabirds, otters, ospreys, seals, harbour porpoises, basking sharks, minke whales and common dolphins.

    The centre is located on the edge of a beautiful nature reserve. It features an exhibition about the Moray Firth, Dolphins and Local Wildlife. There are frequent sightings of dolphins, seals, otters, osprey and wildfowl.  The centre offers guided tours of the UK's largest remaining Icehouse building and also beautiful guided walks along the River Spey.

     

    Gradings
    4 Wildlife Experience
    Awards
    Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    28 Mar 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
    2017 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
    2018 Opening Times
    31 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

    The Scottish Dolphin Centre has restricted winter opening hours. Please call 01343 820 339 for further details.

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Indoor Play Area
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • Level Access

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Spey Bay:

    The A96 runs between Inverness and Aberdeen and Spey Bay lies about half way along. Turn off the A96 between Mosstodloch and Fochabers onto the B9104 which branches off along the River Spey. Turn where you see the brown Tourist Information sign for the Moray Firth Wildlife Centre. Follow this road all the way to the end where it forks and the right fork will lead you to the WDC Wildlife Centre car park.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen head towards Inverness via the A96 we are approximately half way. Journey time 1 hour by car. Alternatively head to Aberdeen from Inverness. Nearest Train Station Elgin 14 miles or Keith 12 miles. Nearest bus Fochabers 5 miles.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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