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Dolphins off Chanonry point sharing its lunch with us
Fortrose © Charlie Phillips WDC

Dolphin Mischief

From £49 per adult

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April — October

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A 2 hour wildlife watching boat trip on a fast boat along the Moray coast. We provide weather proof suits for passenger comfort and give a full safety brief prior to departure

The Dolphin Mischief is a fast Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) and travels through the inner Moray Firth in search of a variety of wildlife. We are based at Inverness Marina just off the A9 by the Kessock Bridge On our trips we hope to see dolphins, seals and otters year round. In addition at certain times we see Basking sharks (September) and Minke whales too. The Moray coast has a rich history and the Skipper makes frequent stops to point out places of interest. In addition the boat stops whenever wildlife appears and we can usually identify the regular resident pod of dolphins that hang about at Chanonry point. We operate under the Dolphin Space programme and our code of conduct prohibits us from chasing after these wonderful creatures, using a passive observation method. This ensures the dolphins are not disturbed when feeding or sleeping and they know they can trust the boats for this, resulting in rather special interactions when they are feeling playful.

Sightings are never guaranteed.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Dolphin Spirit Inverness
Inverness Marina
Stadium Road

Key facilities

Parking Parking
WiFi Wifi
Inverness Inverness City Centre
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Adventure Landscapes Outdoor Activities Wildlife

COVID-19 facilities

  • Advance booking essential
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking possible
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Tour prices


  • £49 Per Adult
  • £39 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Dolphin Spirit Inverness

Dolphin Spirit is a five-star accredited wildlife watching tour company, based at Inverness Marina. We offer two different boat trips - Mischief, a dolphin searching trip on a fast boat along the Moray Coast for two hours. You will be provided waterproof suits and the Skipper can provide information and answer any questions you may have. Spirit is a calm, family-friendly trip which takes 1 hour and 15-minutes long. A guide will provide live commentary about the local history and scenery surrounding Inverness. Trips run daily from March to October. Choose your Adventure!

Opening times

Office times:
9:15am - 4:15pm

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