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Dolphinwatch Aberdeen

From May 10th 2018 until August 20th 2018

  • Binoculars and telescopes for hire
  • Staff on hand to help
  • Parking
  • Accessible site
Bottle-nosed dolphin breaching in the Moray Firth, Scotland

Image: Chris Gomersall

Intelligence, acrobatic ability and good looks, us bottlenose dolphins have it all.

Watch us from the high vantage point of Torry Battery, Aberdeen, where you'll discover panoramic views of the harbour mouth and North Sea.

You’re likely to see us splashing around the harbour entrance with our friends and family, while a host of noisy seabirds look on. You may also spot other marine mammals like seals or even a whale.

We're the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world and are in our element in our cold North Sea home. Come and see us while staying warm and dry on the seashore!

When can you see us?

Staff should be on site to welcome you and provide information from Thursday to Sunday, 11 am-6 pm (weather permitting). We'll be in the Torry Battery car park with telescopes and binoculars to help visitors spot the dolphins. If the weather is horrendous we may not be on site, so please call in advance if you're making a special trip.

We also run special event weekends throughout the length of the project. Our Facebook. page is a good place to find out more.

What's at the site?

Wheelchair accessible parking, optics and RSPB Scotland staff and volunteers.

How to find us

You’ll find us at Torry Battery car park, off Greyhope Road, Aberdeen. Look out for the RSPB van!

What should I bring?

The Torry Battery car park has no amenities and can be blustery. Please bring warm, waterproof clothing, sunscreen and any drinks and snacks you will require.

Still got some questions?

Telephone: 01224 624824 for the Aberdeen office. You can also send us a Tweet.

Dolphinwatch is a ScottishPower Foundation, and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded project, led by RSPB Scotland in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, with Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), and the Aberdeen Harbour Board with telescopes and binoculars supplied by Viking Optics

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