Situated in the North East of Scotland, the Moray Firth is Scotland's largest and with over 500 miles of coastline, it offers a divers array of coastal landscapes, habitats and wildlife, including a significantly important resident population of Bottlenose dolphins and thousands of sea bird species. Comprising of rocky shores, sandy bays, mudlfats, salt marshes and windswept cliffs, the Moray Firth Coastline is diverse and visually spectacular.
Historically the firth has a rich and diverse cultural and maritime heritage, with Neolithic, Pictish, Celtic, Viking, medieval and Jacobite associations, as well as more recent heritage relating to the Highland Clearances, the Herring boom (the area has the largest collection of fishing communities in Scotland), sea trade and the Hanseatic League, the legacy of two World Wars and the oil boom. Most recently the Moray Firth is leading the way with renewable energies, such as hydro and wind power.
With over one hundred Natural Heritage designated sites, the Firth is now well managed and protected through Scottish Natural Heritage and The Moray Firth Partnership.
A significant section of the inner Moray Firth has been recognised as being of European importance due to the presence of the resident Bottlenose dolphins and has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation.
With most of our trips taking place within this area we maintain minimal impact upon these dolphins and the many other marine species in the area by giving all our staff the relevant training and information to ensure any interactions would be safe and sustainable to the environment and marine life.
Referred to as the Jewel in the crown of the Moray Coast, Findhorn is an aesthetically stunning and unique village.
With it's miles of sandy beaches, beautiful secluded bay, and abundant wildlife, Findhorn is an adventurers dream. Activities ranging from windsurfing, sailing and kayaking on the calm waters of the bay, to wildlife watching at one of the various diverse habitats around the bay, including; the rich mud flats at the southern end of the bay, a haven for hundreds of bird species, both resident and migratory, and the sand banks of the North shore, where you'll find Grey and Harbour seals sun bathing with their pups.
As one of the only natural harbours in the North, Findhorn has a very complex and fascinating history. Once a thriving major seaport, industrial fishing village, and now a popular Scottish holiday destination. acu