The Moray Firth dolphins are an important part of many tourists’ holiday. Not surprisingly,
dolphins are often people’s favourite animal with their intelligence, beauty and
apparent sense of fun. The opportunity to see the Moray dolphins in their natural
habitat is compelling. This independent guide sets out to give some information about
dolphins and where to see them.
There is no guarantee of success with dolphin spotting. They are wild and there are
relatively few of them. That said, with time, patience and effort there’s a reasonable
chance of seeing the Moray Firth Dolphins but allow for a few visits. This guide
names some of the best places along the Moray Firth Coast to try and spot them but
if you don’t see them you’ll find some wonderful fishing villages, places and beaches.
Best place to see the Moray Firth Dolphins
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. Then there are
a number of places where dolphins are fairly regularly spotted, these are Kessock
Bridge and Fort George near Inverness, and in Moray at Burghead, Hopeman and Spey
Bay. However, remember you can spot dolphins all along the Moray Firth Coast and
also take a dolphin boat trip. The Moray coast is not only famous for bottlenose
dolphins, but also harbour porpoises and even whales, especially the Minke whale.