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Onward and October-ward!

The Final Curtain Call… It’s finally October, and that now means that there is only a month left until the end of the season; come to Hallowe’en, our 2017 will have come to a close. It’s been a weird and wonderful season, with some fantastic sightings, some drama, and a spattering of mystery here and…

Play Time!

The Gruesome Twosome Make a Splash! It had been a quiet month up until a couple of days ago! Kesslet, and at times Charlie too, are starting to become more commonplace in the firth again. While they’re not always in their usual haunts due to the dwindling salmon, the pair are still finding food around…

Like Herding… Dolphins?

A Difficult Month Whew, and we thought August was a toughie! September is proving quite the handful so far, with our wildlife being so much less predictable than they were even last month! While the dolphins seem to be moving around a lot, Mischief is managing to catch up with them on the regular, Spirit…

Shhhh-eptember

It’s Oh-So Quiet… Welcome to the new, weekly blog here at Dolphin Spirit; as our season starts to wind down we’ll be leaving all the blog excitement for a weekly recap to get the most out of every story coming out of our trips! But as it stands, after a stellar start, September is proving…

Super Start to September

A Tale of Two Months August saw the end of the most unpredictable month we’ve had in pretty much the entire three years Dolphin Spirit has been in operation. For better or for worse, we could never tell what we were going to see one trip to the next, never mind one day to the…

Kesslet Capers

Swimming Solo So after a couple of terrible days with computer issues, I’m finally back and able to update you on the wonderful things we’ve been getting to see over the past few days (in between some weird weather to boot!). Over the weekend we spotted the Lady of the Ness, Kesslet herself, getting a…

Hide and Seek!

Ready or Not! Well, today started off a little like that cormorant in the picture above; a bit dull (weather-wise!) and full of yawns (the sun makes our guides sleepy!). It was a very relaxing start with some spots of sunshine which would have been perfect for a nap, but we had no time for…

A Curious Cruise

Curiosity Caught the Seal After a couple of quiet days out on the firth, with little more than a lonely porpoise spotted, it was about time for the gruesome twosome to make their appearances back in the river area. Surely enough, both Kesslet and Charlie were present today, but kept their distance… for the boat…

Tides Have Turned

Another Visit from the Blue Well, it took us until 12 pm to find our dolphins today, but when we found them, boy did we find them! As we approached Munlochy Bay, guide Krystyna was certain she saw something surface just at the entrance of the bay itself. She enlisted skipper Stuart to look, who…

A Day of Surprises

Fun And (a bit of) Sun! A slightly misleading title if ever there was one; we didn’t have too much sun out on the firth today, as it came in dribs and drabs throughout the day, but the fun was in plenty supply! While we were out and about today, it wasn’t just dolphins that…

Awkward August

As Unpredictable As It Gets August is a particularly strange time for the wildlife of the Moray Firth; a time where every day is different and there’s almost seemingly no rhyme or reason as to why it ends up that way. Over the past few years we have known this much, and it makes it…

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Another Day of Hunting! It wasn’t quite the 4 out of 4 day enjoyed by yesterday, but a 3 out of 4 day worked out quite well, with a few more close encounters with Kesslet and Charlie! While the 10am was a quiet trip, we were informed shortly before the 12pm by Mischief skipper George…

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