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Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

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Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

Going to stay in Aviemore in February for a week, and was wondering where abouts the best place is to see Dolphins and seals in their natural habitat... i've heard ites the East coast of Scotland.... we don't mind where it is.... after all we did travel to John O Groats for the day, the last time we stayed in Sviemore! Haha. Cheers

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1. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

You could try the Gemini Explorer based at Buckie on the Moray Coast - it is the only one that doesn't say Apr-Oct only on it's website but that may be an ommission.

Feb is very much outside the tourist season.

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2. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

We went on a dolphin cruise from Inverness at the end of May. The wind and horizontal rain was certainly invigorating!! Number of dolphins seen = 0.

I wish you luck in seeing dolphins, but just thought it fair to point out seeing them isn't guaranteed, whichever time of year you go :-(

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hi

a visit to the highland wildlife park is a must! Wolves, beevers, deer, otters............... lots to see :)

Jen x

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4. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

My Daughter sponsors a dolphin in the Moray Firth through the WDCS. There are supposed to be 130 bottlenose dolphins there but spotting them might be difficult

wdcs.org/dan/publishing.nsf/allweb/8B6233669…

For more info. Also try this form

http://www.ecoventures.co.uk/

But lets face it you could be out in the Moray Firth in the depths of winter, brrr.....

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Sorry ecoadventures only operate from April to October so no use. Its even too cold and wet for them!!!

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Calumn's Seal Boat Trips from Plockton on the west coast -guaranteed seals and beautiful sceney. He was once accused in the Press of planting fake seals so he could offer guarantee - rubbish - there are just a lot of seals!

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7. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

Only 15 minutes North of Inverness just over the Cromarty bridge,stop at the first laybye or stop at The Storehouse Restaurant (great homemade food) and wakj back and you will see loads of seals. For dolphins go to Channory Point on the Black Isles and you will often see dolphins from the shore (not sure about in Feb though)

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You're not that far from Loch Ness; February is the mating season for "Nessie" (there's actually more than one but they are shy) and they come ashore so you could get lucky! Whatever you do, don't go there in a green bus as they are a bit short-sighted and mistakes have been made!

Have a great hol and PS they love Yorks Pud.

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9. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

Here's a link a bit of info on Dolphins, although I think you may have to return in the summer to see them. The seals were in there usual place yesterday on the Cromarty Firth, with a few up on the rocks as well :-)

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10. Re: Best places for seeing Dolphins, seals

oops forgot to post the link www.high-lights.co.uk/dolphins/index.html