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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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Winter wildlife trip for group celebrating Paula's 50th Birthday

Service was excellent from start to finish. Good communication, and a great tour tailored to our interests, with a perfect mix of wildlife, scenery and bit of geology. Otter cubs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 January 2016
LaraAntonia
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent from start to finish. Good communication, and a great tour tailored to our interests, with a perfect mix of wildlife, scenery and bit of geology. Otter cubs and mum feeding and playing was a highlight, along with mountain hare, 28 seals and of course Shetland's beautiful and dramatic coastline. A big thank you to Hugh! Really enjoyed... 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

From the booking process through to the journey home Shetland Wildlife provided a great service. This was my first visit to Shetland The great knowledge of the area by both guides, Hugh & Jud, made the holiday more enjoyable. Both worked hard to make sure we got the most out of this trip allowing us to see a multitude 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 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 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My 6th visit with this tour company, brilliant birding with top class guides. Still seeing new places on these magical isles. Well organised with Saturday airport transfers included. If you are thinking of visiting to see rare autumn migrants go with this Shetland based company with local knowledge. Excellent food and great company from like minded fellow birders.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This was our 4th Autumn Gold Trip with the wonderful Shetland Wildlife and it didn't fail to please. The Hotels we stayed at offered good food and comfortable accommodation . Our guide David Fairhurst was as usual excellent , he's a top birder and excellent with the clients ensuring everyone sees the birds, he is also very tolerant. Shetland Wildlife... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Another brilliant birdwatching week with Shetland Wildlife, with an excellent guide who combined expertise with sociability, and for whom nothing was too much trouble. As on my previous two trips, I was once again so impressed at the way Shetland Wildlife go the extra mile to make sure their groups are able to get absolutely the most out of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

The tour was excellent and although there were few birds around our guide made sure we saw everything there was to see. He was sensitive to the differing needs and wishes of the people within the group and managed to make all feel their needs were a priority. The hotels used were excellent (Spiggie and Baltasound) and the balance between... More 

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Bembridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

My fourth visit to Shetland and third trip with Shetland Wildlife and it just does not get any better! Wendy our guide was wonderful. Not only did she go out of her way to us experience as much as we could (otter hunt at 6.15 am! and Ceilidh in Unst) but she is so knowledgeable and has so much information... 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 guides and we are delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to Wendy who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope to... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

Our first visit to Shetland and we can't wait to go again. Shetland Wildlife is an excellent company to travel with, the guides (Hugh and Wendy) are very friendly and have expert local knowledge and a deep understanding of nature and wildlife - they know just where to go to find particular species and the best times to see them.... 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 team 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 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was my 5th trip with Shetland Wildlife and my third 'Focus on Shetland' photography workshop. As always organisation was first class and the hotels _ Baltasound and Spiggie - were excellent. The whole team at Shetland Wildlife clearly care to ensure that everyone who goes on their trips have a high quality experience - nothing ever seems to be... 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 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

This was our 4th or 5th experience of Ultimate Shetland. That in itself tells you what a fantastic experience it is. Each time has been so different in so many ways and each time we have learned more about wildlife. The trip provides intellectual stimulation as well as a feast for the senses: Shetland is a wild and beautiful place... 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. We strive to offer the best wildlife-viewing and customer service levels for our travellers and positive feedback such as yours makes us want to work even harder and harder! We look forward to welcoming you back to Shetland in Autumn 2015... More 

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