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“Wild dolphins feet away!”
Review of Chanonry Point

Chanonry Point
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Well worth spending a hour or 2 here watching the wild dolphins at play, about 3 hours before high tide seems a good time.
Only spoilt by some idiot teenager throwing stones in near the dolphins which pushed them away from the shore.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have been visiting Chanonry Point (CP) for decades now and it is very unusual not to see dolphins there if you get your tide times right. There can be few places where dolphins can be experienced at such close quarters from land. I wholeheartedly agree with another reviewer with regards to keeping CP free of commercialism. It has become busier over the years as more people have started to discover it but there is absolutely no need for toilets/cafes/gift shops/etc. The area is one of great natural beauty and should be respected, appreciated and enjoyed but not disturbed in any way. With Fort George just across the water and Rosemarkie a short walk away, relax and enjoy. Fort George ( also a great site to visit ) can also be an excellent vantage point for taking in the dolphins or head back down the coast a little to Avoch where Dolphin Boat Trips will take you out for a nice viewing trip on the Firth.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Can't believe people are complaining about no toilet facilities or cafe! It is an absolute privilege to experience the natural beauty and wonder of these beautiful creatures without turning it into a money making scheme that brings unwanted attention by people who do not appreciate what is there, on one visit I witnessed a child throw a plastic bottle into the water, old enough to know better and not even reprimanded! Who wants takeaway cups etc littering the waters, I love this place and hope it is never spoilt by turning into a commercial business, visit, enjoy, and don't forget to wee before you go, oh and have your lunch first also!

1  Thank Paulinemitch
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Chanonry Point is a fantastic place to watch the dolphins (playing) in the Moray Firth. The viewpoint is also very good to view Fort George from the north side of the Moray Firth.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited here twice in one week! We arrived at 6.30 both times. On our 1st visit we waited for 15 minutes and then saw our 1st dolphin which was about 8 metres from ten shore. Then within minutes more arrived to feast on the abundance of salmon that came in with the turn of the tide. All told we estimated that there were around 30 dolphins in sight. A truly magnificent sight and an excellent photo opportunity! We visited the following evening and we saw at least another 10 dolphins! Or advice is to visit Chanonry point before booking any expensive boat trips and if you have no luck go ahead and book one after visiting but try it 1st! One small point is that there are no toilet facilities or cafe so prepare In advance :)

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