When can you see dolphins in Spey Bay?
The Firth is home to both common and grey seals. The Moray Firth provides plenty of food for the dolphins, including salmon during the summer months. The Scottish Dolphin Centre is open every day during from the beginning of April to the end of October. A bottlenose dolphin surfacing with her calf.
Are there dolphins in the Moray Firth?
The Moray Firth is home to about 200 bottlenose dolphins. The most northerly population in the world, these are a robust and hardy bunch of dolphins. Although the Moray Firth is considered the ‘core’ habitat of the dolphins, within a few miles of the coast, they travel widely.
Where in Scotland can you swim with dolphins?
Alongside Chanonry Point, Spey Bay on the Eastern Scottish coast (and the seaside areas around Inverness) have become popular dolphin spotting locations. However, the West coast shouldn’t be disregarded.
Where are the dolphins in Moray?
So where’s the best place to see the Moray Firth Dolphins? It’s Chanonry Point, Cromarty, near Inverness. Sightings of the Moray Firth Dolphins are highest in the Chanonry Point area because it’s a favourite spot for dolphins to find food.
What time of day is best to see dolphins?
— The best times of day to spot dolphins are around sunrise, mid-morning (between 10 a.m. and noon), and mid-afternoon (between 2 p.m. and sunset). — Please do not feed or attempt to touch our friends. This is illegal, and it also poses a threat to the dolphins themselves.
What is the best time of year to see dolphins?
Dolphins are here year round although many of them are migratory. They are most frequently seen in the warm months from May to October when the water is warmer. They prefer temperate to tropical water and are seen more frequently during these months.
What is best time to see dolphins in Scotland?
As some dolphins are residents around Scottish shores you can see them all-year-round however, as they prefer the calmer and sunnier sea conditions associated with spring and summer, the best time to see dolphins in Scotland is usually from May to September.
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What time of day are you more likely to see dolphins?
— The best times of day to spot dolphins are around sunrise, mid-morning (between 10 a.m. and noon), and mid-afternoon (between 2 p.m. and sunset).
What time of day is best for seeing dolphins?
Dolphins are most active at the crack of dawn, between 10 am and noon, and from 2 pm till dusk. A great pair of telephoto lenses or binoculars can be invaluable tools to spot dolphins easily.
Will dolphins bite humans?
Truly wild dolphins will bite when they are angry, frustrated, or afraid. They are disturbed when people try to swim with them.
Where is the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre located?
The WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre is situated at the mouth of the River Spey and is a haven for wildlife including bottlenose dolphins, ospreys, grey and common seals, the occasional otter and many coastal birds. The Centre is based in an 18 th Century salmon fishing station and has a fascinating history.
Where is the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay?
The Centre is based in an 18 th Century salmon fishing station and has a fascinating history. Our passionate staff and volunteers will be on hand to tell you more and answer any questions.
Where can I see moray Dolphins in Scotland?
Moray Dolphins at Spey Bay. Moray Dolphins can sometimes be seen at Spey Bay near Fochabers. The River Spey meets the Moray Firth and it is a feeding point for dolphins helped by the supply of salmon from the Spey. At Spey Bay you will find the WDC Wildlife Centre (now renamed the Scottish Dolphin Centre).
How many bottlenose dolphins are in the Moray Firth?
There are around 190 resident bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. The Ice House at the Scottish Dolphin Centre © Alex Mitchell. The Moray Firth is home to an abundance of birdlife, including oystercatchers. If you are very lucky, you may catch a glimpse of an elusive otter.