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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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Ultimate Shetland

Fantastic week on the Ultimate Shetland trip. The booking process and contact prior to our holiday was superb. We were lucky to spend our week with a great group of people and our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Fantastic week on the Ultimate Shetland trip. The booking process and contact prior to our holiday was superb. We were lucky to spend our week with a great group of people and our guide Tim was fantastic. His passion for Shetland and the wildlife was apparent from day one. Highlights included the night visit to Mousa to see the storm... 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 

Norfolk UK
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

7 days on an Ultimate Shetland trip. Lucky enough to have superb weather but the trip was flexible enough to swap activity days around so we managed to do everything. So many highlights include a trip to Unst, the seabird cliffs at Noss, the storm petrels at Moussa. Tim, our guide was superb, endlessly cheerful with a great knowledge of... 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

It was great to be with a group of people equally keen on photography, birds and other wildlife, and to have Hugh as our guide, knowing where and when the best opportunities would be, and determined to ensure we had the best time! Gannets, puffins, arctic Skua and terns, bonxies, golden plover, ringed plover, dunlin, black guillemots, red-throated divers, a... 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 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We saw so much wildlife because of the patience, persistence and wide knowledge of our guide, Tim. We got a real feel for how wildlife works on Shetland and enjoyed the lovely scenery. The organisation was excellent and flexible enough to accommodate some windy weather. The hotels were comfortable and the food very good at Spiggie, and OK at Baltasound.... 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 

Tetbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Just returned from our second trip with Hugh and the Shetland Wildlife Team - even better than before - if that's possible. Their attention to detail, Hugh's encyclopaedic knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife along with an action packed week makes for the best time ever - The Gannets on Noss are just awesome, whilst the Guillemots on Mousa something else!... 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 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Just returned from " The Ultimate Shetland" and still bewildered; had a great week with beautiful wildlife: several encounters with otters, different types of birds . The hotels are basic, the dinner was good ,the guide was experienced ,relaxed and able to change plans when weather forced us to. The organisation is good and helpful . I will recommend this... 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 

Northwood, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We had a fantastic time while on the Shetland Islands, this was mainly due to the good organisation of the Shetland Wildlife team. We were booked in for a whole week of activities. This included being met from the airport, helped to settle into our accommodation, all our main meals, many, many beautiful places to visit and fabulous wildlife to... 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 

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Just back from superb week with the Shetland Wildlife team. From the moment Hugh and Tim met us at Sumburgh airport until the moment they returned us there at the end of the holiday, and afterwards, it was clear that customer satisfaction and quality assurance were at the top of their agenda. Hugh could not actually control the weather but... 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 

Kenmore, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This was one of the best holidays I have enjoyed for a long time and from my initial enquiry, a seemless booking process and warm welcome at the airport on arrival to the wave off at the finish, it was a fantastic experience. This was 'guest' service as its best. The location is stunning and the opportunity to see migrating... 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 

Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This was our second Shetland Wildlife trip. We can't find enough superlatives to describe this one though! As a birdwatching experience it couldn't have been better with 149 species seen in the week including 50 firsts for one of us & 40 for the other. Judd & Martin are amazing guides - Judd with his exceptional ability to pick up... More 

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