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Shetland Wildlife

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Address: Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
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+44 1950 460939
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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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Ultimate Shetland - everything you could wish for and more

A few years of dreaming and I finally took the plunge and booked as a solo traveller. What can I say other than 'Ultimate Shetland' lived up to everything I had hoped and more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A few years of dreaming and I finally took the plunge and booked as a solo traveller. What can I say other than 'Ultimate Shetland' lived up to everything I had hoped and more. Everything was taken care of so we were able to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery, wildlife, nature and island life. Tim (our guide) worked tirelessly... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. We are truly delighted to read your comments. As the only award-winning wildlife holiday company in Shetland, we strive to offer not only the the best wildlife and nature-viewing opportunities but also the best customer service levels and customer experience for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Wanting to escape London life, I joined the above tour. I cannot find fault with any of it. Tim is the main man, with bionic eyes, re spotting, flowers, mammals and the geology. He made the trip for me. I was a total novice, but the others travelling with me were knowledgeable on a variety of things and I soon... 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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotels and... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

A wonderful week with Shetland Wildlife. Tim's enthusiasm and knowledge greatly enhanced our knowledge of wildlife in Britain and made sure we made the most of opportunities. Food at Spiggie Hotel was consistently good and it is in a beautiful location. Highlight for us was seeing the orca's and the gannets at Noss and Hermaness, though enjoyed all of it.... 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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotel and... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Everything about this holiday lived up to expectation. The wildlife, the people, the itinerary and the food were all excellent. I fell in love with Shetland and want to go back as soon as I can. I am a seasoned wildlife watcher and was impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide, and by all the birds and mammals,... More 

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Hugh H, Manager 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 for our business 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... More 

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I've wanted to go to Shetland for ages having heard about the fantastic wildlife. Having done a bit of research, I chose to go with Shetland Wildlife and they certainly lived up to expectations. Everything went well from pre-trip arrangements (good info pack), to the pick up from the airport, to the departure. It was all so personal and friendly.... 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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotels and... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was a fantastic holiday which all 3 of us enjoyed equally (we wish we were still there). From the booking process, and the warm welcome at the airport on arrival, through to our departure at the end of the week everything was excellently managed. Tim, our guide, looked after the group so well, maximising every opportunity to ensure the... 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 Tim who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Living in South Africa, I couldn't help feeling that I had made a huge mistake when I arrived in chilly Sumburgh. The warm welcome from Hugh and Michelle put my fears at rest, and soon I embarked on the most exciting action filled photographic safari. Hugh's enthusiasm, knowledge of photography, wildlife, wildflowers, boundless energy, made it an amazing trip, and... 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. 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 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

'Shetland Wildlife' is a small company which, on the strength of my recent week's holiday, has become an expert in its field. All arrangements (pre-tour and during the week itself) ran extremely smoothly. From the moment when we were individually met at Sumburgh Airport and driven to our first hotel, nothing was too much trouble. Our two guides (Hugh from... 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 experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. It was a true pleasure to guide you and introduce you to the wildlife that lives in the islands we so proudly call home. We strive to offer the best wildlife-viewing and customer service levels for our travellers and positive feedback... More 

Motueka, New Zealand
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Ultimate Shetland week is an outstanding experience. You have to be aware that the weather can be inhospitable in the Shetlands and be prepared for sunshine, cold, rain and wind. But the effort is worthwhile and made easier by the flexibility of the programme for the week. Hugh and his team move the programme of events around to make... 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 experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. It was a true pleasure to guide you and introduce you to the wildlife that lives in the islands we so proudly call home. We strive to offer the best wildlife-viewing and customer service levels for our travellers and positive feedback... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Having booked this trip a year in advance we where very excited and really looking forward to our week. We had excellent communications from Hugh and Michelle,lots of pre travel info and advice, I asked lots of questions , all of which where answered quickly and effectively On arrival we where collected by Tim from the airport, what a lovely... 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 experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. It was a true pleasure to guide you and introduce you to the wildlife that lives in the islands we so proudly call home. We strive to offer the best wildlife-viewing and customer service levels for our travellers and positive feedback... More 

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