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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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Shetland Wildlife - the 'ultimate' holiday experience in every respect

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
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Kenmore, United Kingdom
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Kenmore, United Kingdom
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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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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Where do I start? We have never done anything like this before, but we will definitely be doing a Shetland Wildlife Tour again. The whole experience, from booking, planning what to pack, meeting at the airport, transport & accommodation was fabulous. Martin, Claudia & and Patrick - our hosts at Casa Rural el Recuerdo - were fantastic. The casa was... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The best birding trip ever. Jud and Martin were great guides, with Martins local knowledge of this area of Spain an added bonus. Accommodation and food were first class. Lovely people in the group. Best of all were the birds - day after day there were more sightings of amazing birds. We personally saw 41 first time ever species out... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We had an excellent day out with Hugh two days after Up Helly Aa. There was 8 of us on the trip and we got to see so much with amazing changing weather due to Storm Gertrude. Our first stop was to see the otters and we achieved a tour record by seeing them within the first 5 minutes 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. 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 

HULL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Having travelled with Shetland Wildlife before I was looking forward to my visit to the Camargue. I was not disappointed. Arranging the holiday was quite easy and communication from Shetland Wildlife first class. I was provided with an itinerary before going and a possible list of birds I may see. On the day the party was greeted by Judd and... 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 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

What a few days we had in Shetland!. We really enjoyed our time there, great leaders in Hugh and Judd. Totally agree with all the other reviews from our fellow guests. Up Hella Aa which I have wanted to experience for 9 or 10 years since my first visit to Shetland (summer) was beyond expectations and all the help 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 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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This was definitely one of the best trips I've ever taken - in spite of the cold wet Shetland weather. It was a great chance to see so many kinds of different birds and wildlife (loved the long-eared owl the most), and the Up Helly Aa finale was an incredible experience. Hugh and Judd were fantastic guides who are truly... 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 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We have been visiting Shetland for 20 years but never in January for Up Helly Aa. Having just completed a Shetland Wildlife Tour which included this spectacle, we cannot wait to return. The wildlife watching,even at this difficult time of year, yielded Arctic Hare, wonderful views of a feeding otter, a roosting long-eared owl, as well as black bellied dipper... 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. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted you had another successful trip with us. We strive to offer the best wildlife-viewing and customer service levels for our travellers. We look forward to welcoming you back to Shetland and thank you... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful few days with Shetland Wildlife. The tour consisted of two days of (mainly) bird watching and some marine mammals. Regrettably, I am not a twitcher, nor, having grown up in very wet Lancashire, am I too find if Force 6-7 gales and a LIT of rain. That was my fault - I should have realised that... 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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