Photographers at Chanonry Point, Moray Firth

Photographers at Chanonry Point, Moray Firth

This evening, I am focusing on a popular dolphin watching spot called Chanonry Point. This is located  on the east coast of Scotland, a little north of Inverness at tip of a finger of land which juts into the Moray Firth where a lighthouse is sited. Access is via the village of Fortrose and then a road which passes  through a golf course.

Viewing dolphins at this site is not guaranteed. To improve chances of sightings visitors should align their visit to coincide with high tide. The dolphins are attracted by the fish which in turn arrive in high numbers when the tide is high and cross currents are strongest.

Dolphin Watchers at Chanonry Point, Scotland

Dolphin Watchers at Chanonry Point, Scotland

As will be evident from the images, the site also attracts wildlife photographers who sometimes are rewarded with the occasional spectacular shot of the animals leaping out of the water.

To date, my guests have been lucky with some sightings. Diametrically opposite Chanonry Point is Fort George, a visitor site where dolphins can also be spotted, as shown in the video clip below.

Whenever possible, I include Chanonry Point in my tours of the area.

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