WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Dolphin watching, walks and homemade food

Did you know that Scotland is home to the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world? And that you could see them from the beach at Spey Bay on the Moray coast?

The WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre is free to visit and has exhibitions, information about local wildlife plus whale bones, history of salmon fishing, children’s activities, wildlife sightings board, a cafe and a gift shop. You can also take part in wildlife watches and go on walks to explore more of this beautiful area where the River Spey meets the sea. There’s also plenty to do if it’s raining.


The cafe at the centre serves a range of light lunches and snacks. We highly recommend the homemade soup and cakes.

The Ice House

In the centre’s grounds you will find the UK’s biggest ice  house which now hosts a special audio-visual installation of Spey bay and the surrounding area. You’ll get to see what life is like in the river and under the sea and meet the wonderful animals that inhabit them.

Holiday Scottish Highlands & Islands says…

We’ve visited the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre several times and saw dolphins on all of our visits. We did have to be patient but it was well worth the wait! Treat yourself to the homemade soup and cake and please support the WDC as they are doing fantastic work in the conservation of whales and dolphins in Scotland and around the world. You can find out more about whales and dolphins on the WDC on their website and you can also adopt one of the local Moray Firth dolphins. (I’ve adopted Mischief, in case you’re interested!)

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