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North 58° Sea Adventures | Whale & Dolphin Watching

North 58o Sea Adventures provides the public with the opportunity to explore the scenic and historic Moray coastline on board our 8.5m Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB), ‘Buchaneer,’ a safe and comfortable platform in which to witness the wonders of the Moray Firth and it's wildlife.

Our aim is to provide low impact adventure trips in the Moray Firth from Findhorn Marina. We run trips to suit everyone and supply everything you could need for a memorable day on the water; all weather gear, lifejackets, experience and knowledge.



January • February • March • April • May • June • July • August • September • October • November • December


Short (1-3 hours) • Half-day (3-6 hours)

Vessel types

Rigid inflatable

Times and prices

Times vary dependant on tide- call us to find specific timings.

2 hour trip: £25 per adult and £20 per child

4 hour Dinner/Lunch trip: £40 per adult and £33 per adult

About our skippers and naturalist guides

Simon Paterson - Owner & Skipper - Simon has spent much of his life on the waters of the Moray Firth. 
Owner and operater of Findhorn Marina, along with his wife Katrina, he is kept busy as an RYA Powerboat trainer and advanced commercial powerboat driver.
His main love is powerboating, however he can sometimes be spotted sailing and windsurfing.
After taking over North 58° Sea Adventures from it's previous owners, in late 2012, Simon set up a new home for the business and 'Buchaneer' at Findhorn Marina, offering locals and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the Moray Firth.

Pippa Low- Operations manager, Skipper & Marine Biologist-  Pippa lives to be near the water. As a marine biologist, sailing instructor, divemaster and advanced commercial powerboat driver she loves spending all day on, in or under the water.
After coming home from travelling, and working as a Sailing instructor at the Marina since she was young, the opporunity came about for her to run North 58° Sea Adventures with Simon.  
Pippa spends her days taking guests out for an adventure onboard Buchaneer; with her knowledge of both the area and it's wildlife she provides guests with an insight into the wild and wonderful Moray Firth.


Deck with 360?vision • Disabled access • Hands-on materials (bones, shells etc) • Naturalist guide(s) as well as skipper • On board hydrophone • On-site visitor center / museum • Onboard research • Posters / displays / maps • Public participation in research • Reading material available • Scenic backdrop to encounters • Snacks / drinks • Support conservation • Use a code of conduct

We frequently

Listen to whales and dolphins • See a whale's tail • See leaping dolphins • See leaping whales • Watch whales and dolphins

Baleen Whales

Humpback Whale • Minke Whale

Toothed Whales

Killer Whale / Orca • Long-finned Pilot Whale • Short-finned Pilot Whale

Ocean Dolphins

Atlantic White-sided Dolphin • Bottlenose Dolphin • Risso's Dolphin • Short-beaked Common Dolphin


Harbour Porpoise

Findhorn Marina
Town / City
State / County
Zip / Postcode
IV36 3YE
United Kingdom
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