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Dolphin Trips Avoch

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Address: High Street | Pierhead, Avoch IV9 8PT, Scotland
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+44 1381 622383
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00

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Went here with my husband on 1st April 2017 we were the first visitors of the season to go out on the boat. What an amazing experience we saw 2 dolphins breaching and splashing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband on 1st April 2017 we were the first visitors of the season to go out on the boat. What an amazing experience we saw 2 dolphins breaching and splashing around. Skipper was very informative of the area and the dolphins. Only £18 per person for an hour. The videos we took are spectacular. Dolphins swam... More 

Thank Louise D
Buckie, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Having stood on the beach at Chanonry point many times and seeing the boat coming along from Avoch made us eventually go along to the harbour and take the trip. We called into the office and booked the trip then went and sat by the office waiting for the boat to return. Getting on the boat was easy off the... More 

2 Thank blairi
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Really great little trip. Small boat so everyone gets a good view (fingers crossed), and run by a small locally based firm with sound environmentalist principles. The skipper knows the best spots to spot the Dolphins and clearly has their interests at the forefront. Informative and just really good fun. And yes, we did get a 'close encounter' (a mother... More 

1 Thank Spudthemariner
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

What an experience! So much fun and we saw about 20 dolphins, they were everywhere in all directions, flipping and jumping out of the water. The staff were lovely and the number of passengers were small so everyone got a good view. We had a bad experience with a previous dolphin trip company but this one really made our holiday.... More 

1 Thank Sarah_2016_uk
San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

First, the dolphin watching tour itself was good. We saw about 3 dolphins with 2 coming and playing fairly close to the boat, which was cool. Unfortunately I didn't have the best experience booking. I had tried to book via online/email prior to my vacation and was told to call the day of. I called the day of and nearly... More 

Thank Josh H
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been on a few dolphin watch boat trips on the Moray Firth, but this was the best one by a long long way! First of all the boat holds a maximum of 12 passengers, so everyone gets a great view. The owner is very knowledgeable, and very open to questions. We were on the last trip of the... More 

Thank Steve B
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much, we had an incredible trip this afternoon. Unforgettable so magical. We saw lots of dolphins. Trip was very well run. Simply perfect. Excellent value for money.

Thank Lulupopsted
1 review
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Went on this trip today with a 6 and 8 year old. Great customer service on telephone answered any questions greeted warmly on arrival. Everyone guaranteed a seat on board and we saw loads of dolphins very close up for about 40 minutes. Skipper knew his stuff and gave us a great ride there and back. We will definitely do... More 

Thank Allison A
Barrhead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Chose a rainy windy day to go out on the Firth to see the dolphins, but my 5 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed the bumpy ride. Took us a while to find dolphins, but in the end we discovered a family with a young dolphin. They were quite close to the boat, but not as close as described in other... More 

Thank Fheasgair
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic trip - excellent customer service - was in touch with owner by e-mail to book and when issues emerged due to poor weather and tide times he kept us fully informed so we did not waste a moment of our holiday. The trip itself was excellent - good value for money. Guaranteed seat for every passenger. Parking next to... More 

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