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Shetland Wildlife

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Address: Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
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With over 21 years of experience we are the No.1 choice for birding,...

With over 21 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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Southern France 2017 with Shetland Wildlife.

This is an excellent trip, worth every penny. Everything about it was enjoyable: Many habitats, many birds and many walks. The hotel was, as previously reviewed, somewhat "Rustic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent trip, worth every penny. Everything about it was enjoyable: Many habitats, many birds and many walks. The hotel was, as previously reviewed, somewhat "Rustic" which I love, as it's so much more characterful than the usual corporate shed with a bed. The food was excellent, and plentiful. The guides (As I've come to expect from Shetland... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. Our business prides itself on the quality and all-round skills of our naturalist guides and we are delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to Judd and David who will be delighted to read them. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Shetland Wildlife once again proved to be excellent tour organisers. My week in and around Provence was thoroughly enjoyable: picturesque and hugely varied landscapes, first-rate guides who had vast experience in knowing exactly where to take us to see a wide variety of birds and other wildlife, plus great walks and gorgeous weather. The friendly hotel (in the countryside outside... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review

Very many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for sharing your experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. We really appreciate your kind comments and are delighted you had an enjoyable trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on another trip in the near future and thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day out with Hugh, exploring the wildlife of Shetland. Conditions were not the best (very windy and some rain) but Hugh was very informative and we saw otter, long-tailed ducks, Iceland gulls, Hooper swans, grey seals etc. Would definitely recommend a trip with this team!

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. It was a pleasure to guide you and introduce you to the wildlife that lives in the islands we call home! We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future and thank you once again for choosing to travel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent few days in the company of likeminded people with very knowledgeable guides in the form of Tim and Hugh. Small groups which is lovely. Great fun had spotting birds in the wind and rain not to mention feeding the seals with the highlight of the Viking Fire Festival Up Helly Aa on the last day. We saw mountain... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came up to Shetland for up Helly A ! Before this had two days bird watching , saw an Iceland gull and killdeer ! Two male grouse ! Artic hare and otter and her cub ! Hugh and Tim excellent guides and as I am a keen photographer gave me lots of tips ! The weather wasn't the best for... More 

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Another great weeks birding with Shetland Wildlife guided by the excellent David Fairhurst .The Autumn Gold trip is the highlight of our birding year, well organised by the team at Shetland Wildlife ,staying in good hotels which provide quality cuisine . This was our fifth trip and what makes it special is the company of like minded birders whom over... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have been visiting Shetland for almost 20 years and have been clients of Shetland Wildlife for nearly as long. Not so much clients as friends now! Having seen the islands in Winter, Summer and Autumn we have come to love them thanks to the insights provided by Shetland Wildlife guides who still manage to take us to new places.... More 

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Guernsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Once again another fantastic trip superbly organised by the team at Shetland Wildlife, is there any surprise i'm already booked for another of their Autumn Gold trips for next year!! (In fact i'm booked on 3 of their trips for next year!) The whole team really do make sure everything is organised perfectly for you to make your trip the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We have just finished another super week with Shetland wildlife - no wonder we keep coming back! The weather has been superb and the trip as good as ever. The excellent guide who balanced the wants and needs of a diverse group made the experience one to remember with pleasure. The information flow to ensure we saw all there was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was my 5th autumn trip with this company and it was excellent as usual. Many clients are, like me, returnees which speaks volumes for the quality of service this company provides. Knowledgeable guides who know the length and breadth of these islands and their ability to locate the rare birds present and make sure the clients are 'on to... More 

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