Dolphin Space Programme

Coach Tour

Dolphin Space Programme, c/o Moray Firth Partnership, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, INVERNESS, Inverness-shire, IV3 8NW

    Hoping to see the famous Moray Firth dolphins or other marine wildlife like seals, porpoises, whales and seabirds? Look no further.

    The Dolphin Space Programme (DSP) is a training and accreditation scheme for wildlife tour boats in the Moray Firth with 11 members. All our members offer high quality, responsible dolphin and wildlife watching cruises taking in the natural beauty of the Moray Firth coastline. By choosing a Dolphin Space Programme accredited tour boat you can be confident that you are choosing an operator who cares about marine wildlife and will not cause disturbance. DSP accredited boats follow a code of conduct to ensure that you have a wonderful wildlife experience whiles caring for marine wildlife. By following this code of conduct, dolphins and other marine animals are given the space they need to carry out important behaviours such as feeding, resting and caring for their young. They decide how close to approach and how long they want to stay with the boat. Not only does this protect wildlife but it also ensures that you get a truly authentic wildlife experience, observing wild animals behaving in a natural way.

    With 11 tour boats on offer you can be confident that there's a trip available for all ages and abilities. Go to the operators' page on our website and browse through the operator details to see which type of boat trip is right for you. If you need any help planning your trip, you can contact the DSP Project Officer who will be happy to provide additional information and advice.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Most wildlife boat tours offered between Easter and October, but check with the operators for availability at other times of year.


    • Children Welcome


    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Coastal Location

    Road Directions

    As most DSP operators are based in small coastal towns a car is often the bet way to get to them.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Dolphin Space Programme accredited cruise operators are distributed along the Moray Firth coastline from Banff and Macduff in the East to Cromarty and Portmahomack in the North East. There will be an operator within easy distance of any coastal TIC.

    Getting there by railway:- There are stations at Inverness, Nairn from where you can walk to our operators in these towns, alternatively you can get the train to Inverness and take a bus to Avoch or Cromarty, or take a trin to Elgin and then a bus to Lossiemouth, Buckie or Banff & MacDuff.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Inverness Airport is the nearest airport to our operators in Inverness (Inverness, Avoch, Cromarty and Portmahomack to the North and Nairn, Lossiemouth to the East. For Buckie, Banff and Maduff, Aberdeen airport is more convenient.

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