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Shetland Wildlife

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Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
+44 1950 460939
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Ultimate Shetland

This was a well-organized small-group tour led by Tim, who was super. The numerous bird-sightings... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
d1e2rosw
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Eight days in Shetland

Our holiday met all our expectations and was all the better, thanks to our guide Tim. With his... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
gilandjim
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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With over 20 years of experience we are the No.1 choice for birding, mammal-watching, botanical, photographic & walking holidays in Shetland. We are also the only award-winning eco-tourism holiday business resident in Shetland. Visit us online - our site is packed with wild ideas and a choice of 40 wildlife-filled holidays. Day tours plus tailor-made & bespoke packages also arranged for individuals / groups plus boat trips, exclusive hide photography and wildlife sound recording. We also operate a portfolio of wildlife-watching and photography holidays overseas to Finland, Norway, France, Spain, Poland and Hungary. Fully Bonded by the CAA: ATOL 9151.
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Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
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+44 1950 460939
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a well-organized small-group tour led by Tim, who was super. The numerous bird-sightings were outstanding and we learned about the history and culture of the Shetland Islands, as well. The members of our tour were a delightful mix of backgrounds and were very...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our holiday met all our expectations and was all the better, thanks to our guide Tim. With his knowledge and enthusiasm, we didn't miss a thing, even if Jim was looking the wrong way and so missed the Albatross!!! We also have to thank Hugh...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An energetic week that fulfilled promises: we made the most of each day in order to see the best range possible of Shetland's great variety of birdlife, flowers and mammals - including species we had never seen before. It was a treat to spend time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

plenty of place to visit to view wildlife as it should be seen to many to do in such a short time so pick wisely

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was going to Shetland for a wool tour and I wanted to find an interesting tour to extend my stay since I was traveling so far. Shetland Wildlife was very accommodating in fixing this tour to work with my dates. I had to leave...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A brilliant holiday with an excellent leader. We had a wonderful programme, enjoyed beautiful sccenery and excellent views of a wide range of birds and ohter wildlife, while the whole thing also felt very relaxed.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second superb trip with Shetland Wildlife. After a recommendation by a friend, we booked the 'Up Helly Aa & Winter Wildife' trip wo years ago and had such a brilliant time that we vowed to return to Shetland in summer. This time we booked...More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your trip with Shetland Wildlife. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted you had an enjoyable trip with us. As the only award-winning wildlife holiday company in Shetland, we strive to offer not...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent week. Organisation, wildlife, customer care and beautiful Shetland with wildflowers abounding.. Highlights were the Mousa boat - gannets, storm petrels and the broch.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. Brilliantly led by Hugh and Kate. Sightings included Orcas, Red-necked Phalaropes, Bearded Seal, Storm Petrels, Otters.

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your week with Shetland Wildlife. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted you had an enjoyable trip with us. Thank you once again for travelling with Shetland Wildlife.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant tour of the Shetland Isles and great wildlife. Tim the tour leader was great. Could spot wildlife whilst driving.

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Christine R
12 June 2018|
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Response from Hugh H | Property representative |
Dear Christine - many thanks for contacting us.and delighted to hear you will be visiting Shetland. So that we can best answer your questions could we ask that you kindly email our office (details above) so one of our staff... More
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Kellie Z
26 May 2018|
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Response from Hugh H | Property representative |
Good morning and thank you for contacting Shetland Wildlife. I'm afraid we are fully booked for 5 July 2018 but wish you a pleasant journey and visit to Shetland.
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Bugletts
21 May 2018|
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Response from Hugh H | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for your message. We don't run dedicated whale-watching trips as such but can arrange 3hr trips to the seabird cliffs at Noss. Whales and dolphins are occasionally seen from these trips. Please also indicate... More
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