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Address: Chanonry Ness, Fortrose IV10 8SD, Scotland
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Perfect dolphin spotting

Having heard so much about this location for spotting the Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins we arrived a little later than recommended. I was sceptical as I know how difficult... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Having heard so much about this location for spotting the Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins we arrived a little later than recommended. I was sceptical as I know how difficult cetacean spotting in the wild can be. However within about 15 mins of arriving sure enough a small pod was spotted bow riding a pleasure boat right past the point, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Look, here we don’t need to talk it too much... if you are on the area is because you like beautiful sights, the Scotland panorama, and the water...on top of it, you get here also the lighthouse, the sunset and yes some dolphins now and then…as good as it gets! There are days when nothing happens, and then again days... More 

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Wirksworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went there on a busy weekday in August. Chanonry Point is easy to find being signed from the main road from Fortrose to Cromarty. It took about 25 minutes from the Kessock Bridge near Inverness. The small car park was very busy. Not helped by inconsiderate people of several nationalities parking motorhomes and caravans in such a way that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great place to view Dolphins, They comein very close to feed on the Salmon,get there just after low water,be aware they are wild and do not work to a timetable,Ihad a coupleofdays when they didn't show,and the point can get a bit crowded, having said that I doubt there is a better place to view dolphins in the wild in... More 

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

If you want to see dolphins in the wild, close up, Chanonry point is the place! Wildlife being wildlife though there is no guarantee you'll see them! Best time to go is turn of tide. There is a small car park at the point but if you go at low tide you could park in Rosemarkie and walk along the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Park in fortrose and walk down to chanonry point. There is a car park but drive carefully. Take binoculars and patience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

In any light this is a fantastic experience. We were lucky to go as the salmon were running and leaping. Amateur photographers but mostly just visitors to the Black Isle with the benefit of dog walking to this point! Advice on here about timing is about right which if early in the morning or evening provides superb light for your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We came to see the dophins swimming in the Firth. They come in after low tide following the salmon (see link to tide times below). There is parking nearby and the dolphins we saw were just by the beach. There is no guarantee that you will see them, but this is the best place to try. One experienced dolphin watcher... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Being wild, there are no keepers to usher them out on time every day. We were on the point of leaving when they arrived to feed about 2 hrs after low tide. We stopped for an hour and they regularly breached the water in that time giving us a fantastic display and got very close at times. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was the highlight of the holiday for me. We checked to see when would be the best time to see Dolphins, an hour after low tide we were told and we were not disappointed. We saw 7 dolphins in total, it was an amazing experience for me it was lovely to see people so happy to have seen them.

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