Shetland Explorer Tours
Shetland Explorer Tours
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Historical & Heritage ToursSightseeing ToursBus ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Join our tours to Explore Shetland and see some of the most striking and beautiful scenery whilst learning something of Shetland's history and heritage. Please visit our website for more details of what we can offer and to make a booking.
Lerwick, Scotland
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2023

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Clive R
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Business
Our group of 22 spent 3 days touring Mainland with Peter Reid in June, 2023. We could not have asked for a better experience or driver/guide. Peter shared his local knowledge at every turn and took us to wonderful places we would not have known about. A highlight was attending a Sunday Tea. A huge thanks to Peter and the company.
Written 23 June 2023
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Lexibelle
Phoenix, AZ1,237 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
This was our last stop in the British Isles before cruising over to Norway. It was a rainy day but it was doable. We got to see the Shetland ponies and drive around the country side to hear about tbe Shetland islands. I'm perplexed why someone would want to live here since it seems so rainy and building materials are hard to come by. Glad we went.
Written 30 October 2022
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Dorothy O
everywhere28 contributions
Aug 2022
Great tour. Our guide was wonderful and full of information. Saw seals, old Viking settlements, where peat had been dug up from the ground and of course the famous ponies. Stopped for tea at a sturdy looking hotel near more Viking ruins. Even our bus driver was cool. It was easy to get picked up and dropped off right near our ship. And finally, the whole tour was cheaper than pretty much the same shore excursion offered by the ship. Give these folks a try. They do a great job.
Written 29 August 2022
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KathleenI
Canada630 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Our guide Hazel was absolutely wonderful!
The tour was interesting and fun to experience.
Port pick up wasn't an issue and back for departure exactly on time.
Written 26 August 2022
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KCampbell
1 contribution
Jul 2022
The trip in early July was a great way to see the southern part of the island and see the wildlife. Pickup point and directions were easy to find from the cruise port dropoff. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate about his island. Seeing the southernmost part of the island with all the birds and the surprise lunch were a bighlight for us! Our best piece of advice - dress for the weather and enjoy the experience!
Written 18 July 2022
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William O
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Jul 2022
The entire trip was a pleasure from start to finish. Pick up instructions were clear and good pick up time of 11am. Pleasant journey with well informed guide down to the cliffs and lighthouse where we were able to see many puffins and other species of birds.
This was followed by a lovely lunch at a nearby hotel.
After lunch we made a stop to see some seals on a local beach followed by a visit to see and be introduced to some Shetland Ponies. Arrived back Lerwick esplanade around 315pm.
Fortunately the weather favoured us this day , being quite bright and clear and staying dry.
The only issue I had regarding the trip was that it only appeared to run 3 / 4 times a summer season but fortunately my visit to Lerwick coincided with the July date.
Written 15 July 2022
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archaeogal
Cortez, CO118 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
It’s all about the PUFFINS! We truly enjoyed our day on the Puffins and Ponies tour. The communication through the company was great. The pick up location was just steps away from the cruise ship tender dock, and the tour operated smoothly. Dress warmly for the walk up to the top of the promontory when there are an abundance of puffins, often just a few feet away, perched at the top of the cliffs. We got tons of wonderful pictures. Plus there were a variety of other bird species there. A lunch stop was included, which was a nice surprise. The pony stop was just a token stop along the road to see about 6 ponies. The scenery was breath-taking and we enjoyed our day.
Written 14 July 2022
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kmbass
Richmond, Virginia20 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
This was a great trip to the Northern Landscapes. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! The stops were chosen wisely. The views were amazingly beautiful. The lunch was great and I got to meet some very nice people!!
Written 14 July 2022
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fleet_girl
Gravesend, UK42 contributions
Jun 2022
We took this tour from the cruise terminal and I could not have been happier with the trip we took with Hazel.

This is an excellent tour to take if you want to see both the Atlantic puffins and Shetland ponies and is a must for any nature lover.

The scenario is amazing, there is good coverage of the island with accompanying narration from the tour guide.

It also included lunch at the Sumburgh hotel which features in the Shetland tv series and there are other references to the series throughout the day.

This was a very enjoyable trip and I would highly recommend.
Written 28 June 2022
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Jim B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
If you only have one day in the Shetland Islands I would highly recommend this tour. We booked this tour because of the itinerary and it was a less costly than a similar tour being offered by the cruise line. On the stop where we were supposed to see the ponies, they were not out in the field. Our tour guide quickly made alternative arrangements and took our group to another Pony farm. The bird sanctuary where we viewed the puffins was fascinating. Definitely take a camera with a good zoom lens to capture the Puffins.
Written 26 June 2022
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