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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

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Busy and informative

Visited every day while staying further along the coast. Staff are helpful and ready to answer... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Linda B
A quiet visit

Stopped in on a walk for a coffee and bacon roll. The food was lovely. We had a dog with us and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bev M
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We are a visitor Centre based at the mouth of the river Spey, where it meets the North Sea. Dolphins are regularly spotted at the mouth of the river Spey and close to the shoreline, along with ospreys, seals, a huge variety of bird life and the...more
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Spey Street | Spey Bay, Fochabers IV32 7PJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited every day while staying further along the coast. Staff are helpful and ready to answer queztions. Cafe serves good food too.

Thank Linda B
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for the review Linda, it sounds as though you enjoyed your visit while you were on holiday?! I will pass on your comments to the cafe team and we hope to see you back again! Best Lisa Lisa Farley SDC Officer

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in on a walk for a coffee and bacon roll. The food was lovely. We had a dog with us and although they are not dog friendly inside there are plenty of outside tables and some tables in the courtyard. The staff were very...More

Thank Bev M
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Bev Thanks for your feedback. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stop in the cafe and thought the food was lovely, I will pass on your comments to the cafe team and we look forward to seeing you again! Best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting at the mouth of the river Spey with spectacular views of the Moray Firth. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of dolphins. The tea room has a lovely selection of food and the staff are lovely and welcoming. The gift shop...More

Thank MaryA462
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mary Thank you for taking time out to write a review. I will pass on your comments to our cafe team and also Mary who manages the shop, the team here work very hard to make sure all of our visitors get a warm...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arrival just out of season the car park was full. Hard to park here. The place seems tired, a makeover would be really good, ice house shut...... Not much for an hour and half trip to see what is there... Weather was nice and...More

Thank Geoff K
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy yourself when you visited. You may be unaware that the Centre is the public face of the charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation and we are sited in a 250 year old Grade 1 listed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited the centre quite a few times as it is a beautiful place, and always have a coffee and a scone which normally were lovely, but this time we were seated near the door to the toilets which seemed to be being used...More

Thank Seaview15
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry to read that you had a disappointing visit to the cafe, if you visited us at a busy time it may be that that particular table was the only free one, as we do not 'seat' anyone. It may have seemed as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely location; unspoilt and beautiful. My friend and I went to the cafe for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Fast friendly service, great food and great coffee. We couldn't have asked for more. Will visit again!More

Thank Richard H
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Richard I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed your visit to the cafe, I will pass on your comments to the team as they work very hard to deliver all of things you mentioned! We will see you again soon. Best Lisa...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with the kids to try and see some dolphins, but unfortunately they were spotted earlier in the morning not the afternoon when we arrived. But inside the centre they had video footage of them which the staff showed us as well as the cctv...More

Thank Stuart P
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stuart Thank you for writing a review and I am glad that you and the kids enjoyed your visit, shame about the dolphins though, perhaps next time you will get to see them?! The cake is rather good, not sure if you did indulge...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a walk along the old railway line from Garmouth to Buckie and took a detour to the Dolphin Centre at Speybay. Beautiful and stunning do not do it justice. After a couple of miles i came across the Dolphin Centre. What great...More

Thank elained391
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Elaine Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am so glad to read that you really enjoyed yourselves - we do think it is a gem of a place too, especially when the sun is shining and the sky is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon dolphin watching at the dolphin centre. Staff very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wildlife in and around the centre. After hiring some binoculars we had lunch on the beach and were lucky enough to see a harbour seal but in the...More

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LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing a review, I think I actually spoke to you on the phone when you were checking timings, so I am delighted you managed to do everything you wanted to?! I am so glad to read that you also saw...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised the Dolphin Centre would make a handy picnic stop midway along the first leg of the Speyside Way. We're happy we stopped there to see it is so much more! In addition to the Centre's excellent mission of protecting whales and dolphins...More

Thank Tito717
LisaFarley153, SDC Officer at WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tito Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit and think that the Centre is 'first-rate', we certainly think so too! It's a shame you didn't get to see the dolphins but hopefully...More

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Madboys
7 May 2018|
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Response from LisaFarley153 | Property representative |
Very child friendly we have lots of interesting and fun activities in the exhibition area. Best Lisa SDC Team
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alanburt107
18 September 2017|
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Response from CSUK72 | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty of parking and its quite a large area so you should be ok yes.
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Samantha R
20 June 2015|
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Response from KateBlackIsle | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for your enquiry and for supporting WDC by adopting one of our dolphins. I will try to give you as honest an answer as possible. The centre here is a beautiful place in it's own right and you could... More
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