There is an abundance of native wildlife in the highlands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled !
Here are some ideas for you.
Not surprisingly, dolphins are often people’s favourite sea mammal with their intelligence, beauty and apparent sense of fun. Therefore the opportunity to see the Moray Dolphins in their natural habitat is compelling.
Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of success with dolphin spotting. They are wild and there are relatively few of them. That said, with time, patience and effort there’s a reasonable chance of seeing the Moray Firth Dolphins but allow for a few visits.
One way to increase your chances is to take a dolphin boat trip. We've had excellent reports of Dolphin Trips Avoch, who do private boat trips for up to 12 people. See the link below.
So where’s the best place to see the Moray Firth Dolphins from dry land? Sightings of the Moray Firth Dolphins are highest in the Chanonry Point area because it’s a favourite spot for dolphins to find food. But tide times are important. Then there are a number of locations where dolphins are fairly regularly spotted, these are around the Inverness Kessock Bridge, Fort George near Ardersier, in Moray at Burghead, Hopeman and Spey Bay. It is possible to spot dolphins all along the Moray Firth Coast. The Moray coast is not only famous for bottlenose dolphins, but also harbour porpoises and even whales, especially the Minke whale.
Our local nature reserve, this remote and tranquil loch is pretty as a picture, surrounded by birch woodlands and heather-clad hills. The water here is fringed with sedge beds, making it one of the best places in the UK to see breeding Slavonian grebes and black-throated divers.
All around Gask, walk to Bunachton or into Tomfat Wood and you might seem them, if you are quiet!
by The Storehouse - on the edge of the Cromarty Firth
Readily seen throughout the Highlands
Regular sightings at Loch Bunachton