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The boat leaves from Inverness Marina, which is located on Longman Drive. There are signposts just outside of the entrance for Dolphin Spirit Inverness and the marina itself. The postcode we use is IV1 1FF.

You'll find a map here.

Dolphins are wild animals so sightings are not guaranteed.  Our experienced Skippers run through dolphin hotspots to increase the chance of a sighting.

Adult Ticket:  £18.50 per person

Child Ticket:  £12 per child (children aged 4 to 14 years of age)

Family Ticket:  £55 (2 adults plus 2 children)

Note:  Children under the age of 4 are classified as infants and may board free of charge.  Each infant MUST be accompanied by one adult.

65, over 3 deck areas, one indoor heated space, a lower and an upper deck.

4 trips daily:  10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm departures. Private charters can be pre-booked.

The season runs from the beginning of April to the end of October. All trips are weather permitting.

The vessel is fully accessible and can accommodate groups of all ages from the youngest babies to wheelchair users.

We travel up the Beauly Firth towards the Caledonian Canal then turn and head out to the Inverness Firth under the Kessock bridge out as far as Munlochy Bay before returning to the Marina.

Yes. Well behaved dogs are welcome on board in the outside areas only.

The Moray Firth is home to a delightful array of wildlife.  From Seals and Otters to an abundance of birdlife. Dolphins too, and their smaller cousin the Harbour Porpoise have all been seen on our trips.

All our trips have a guide on board to tell you about the dolphins and other wildlife.  Your guide can also tell you about the surrounding area and folklore to enhance the passenger experience.

We are voluntary members of the Dolphin Space Programme code of conduct and follow strict criteria with regard to our interactions with the dolphins and other wildlife.

Yes.  There is ramp access to the Marina jetty and a boarding ramp suitable for wheelchair use.

There is parking available just outside of the marina office and further up at the marina wall. There should be plenty of space for all kinds of vehicles.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time of your trip to allow us to sort your payment, tickets, and guide you down to the boat. If you think you will be late, please call in to alert the office, who will advise on what will happen next.

Adverse weather may result in the cancellation or postponement of a trip. In this event, you will be offered a space on the next available trip (where possible) or a full refund.

The marina office is equipped for all, and disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are available. The cruiser also has toilets on board, but these are not disabled friendly.

You are welcome to bring cameras on board, but you do so at your own risk. It is recommended that you bring waterproof coverings for any equipment you bring in the event of adverse weather or spray.

There is no real “best time”. The dolphins are resident to the Moray Firth and can be seen all year round. The peak season for dolphin activity is between May and August, during the summer salmon run. Some people also swear by a rising tide, which is said to affect sightings. If you wish to make an enquiry about the tides before you book, you can call the office who will advise you on the best times regarding the tides. Despite all of this we can never 100% guarantee sightings.