Take a wildlife cruise on the Moray Firth to spot dolphins and other residents

These superb wildlife spotting trips depart from the harbour at Nairn. You cruise out of the harbour on a diesel powered motor cruiser, from where you can enjoy, wonderful views to Nairns’ sandy shores and the picturesque “Fishertown”.

Dolphins in the Moray Firth

The Moray Firth accommodates a large variety of wild-life and with the assistance of your skipper there’s a good possibility of sighting Seals, Dolphins and Porpoises.

The Moray Firth is a stronghold for bottlenose dolphins and if Fort George is on your visiting list,  whilst you wander around keep your eye on the water, particularly if the tide is changing and you may well catch sight of these magnificent beasts feasting on salmon.

They can grow to up to four metres in length and on some days leap straight out of the water, glistening in the sunshine before plunging back into the water.

Trip duration is normally 2 hours, however they can be flexible the trip can be adjusted to suit your time-scale, however departures are restricted to tide times and the weather.

The Harbour at Nairn.

The cruiser cabins can accommodate up to 12 passengers per trip so booking is recommended.

Wildlife often spotted on the Moray Firth:

include Seals, Porpoises and occasionally Minke whales and Basking sharks.

Culbin Forest Findhorn Bay

There are also a vast array of bird life such as Gannets, Guillemots, Cormorants, Herons, Osprey, Red Kites and Peregrine falcons.

For full details visit Dolphin Trips Nairn website


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