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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 June 2015

Wonderful experience seeing the rugged countryside of the Shetland Islands and the many birds (over 60 species seen) and animals that live or visit there. Guides, Hugh Harrop and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 July 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Wonderful experience seeing the rugged countryside of the Shetland Islands and the many birds (over 60 species seen) and animals that live or visit there. Guides, Hugh Harrop and David Lindo, were extremely knowledgeable and keen to pass on their knowledge to novices and more experienced birders alike. Otters appearing within 10 minutes of our arrival on 2 separate days... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your trip with Shetland Wildlife. We are truly delighted to read your comments. Thank you also for contributing some of your fantastic images taken during the week with us. It was a pleasure to guide you and we look forward to you travelling with us again in... More 

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

From start to finish Shetland Wildlife was a pleasure to deal with. Easy booking process via online and telephone. The knowledge and expertise of the guides (Hugh and David) was exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. In fact this was the best organised wildlife trip I have ever been on. From the moment we landed in Shetland until we... 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 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We spent a fantastic week watching wildlife with the expert guidance of David Lindo and Hugh Harrop. There were otters, seals and so many seabirds. A boat trip to Noss, the Puffins at Sunburgh Head and hearing drumming Snipe are memories that will stay with me. Well worth the effort to get there by train and ferry.

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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. Thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife as your holiday provider. More 

Ewhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

A wild life holiday that fulfills so many ambitions. Rare birds, "common" birds, mammals and flora. Fantastic time spent with knowledgeable guides, in hospitable hotels visiting some of Shetlands special places. We were rank amateurs at wildlife holidays and couldn't have been made more welcome by the guiding staff, but the rest of the group as well. Shetland is 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 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

For a successful nature photography trip, you need a leader who is an excellent Naturalist and Photographer and has the communication skills to make it meaningful. Hugh has all of these and more. This was a small group and we had great fun all the way as well as fantastic photo opportunities and chances to learn. If you get 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. 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Shetland had always been on my wish list to visit and the programme offered by Shetland Wildlife seemed to provide an ideal opportunity to combine my interests in both birds and photography. My expectations of the holiday were more than realised at the end of a most enjoyable and instructive week. Communication with Shetland Wildlife prior to my visit was... 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 

Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We had looked forward to this trip for months and it didn't disappoint. Organisation = excellent, locations = amazing. Guide = something else! Hugh's excitement at seeing the Phalarope (not to mention the white billed diver) was so much fun - indeed his enthusiasm, knowledge and all round expertise really made the trip for us - not to mention 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 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 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

A fantastic holiday from start to finish filled with warmth, humour, expertise and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend Shetland Wildlife and our guide, Hugh, ensured we optimised all opportunities to see the wildlife and any rarities including an egret and corncrake! He couldn't do enough to ensure we had everlasting memories of our experience. We saw 84 different bird species... 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 

Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

Excellent admin of booking etc., with great willingness to help with minor and major hiccoughs. Very approachable team. Guide excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. Catering etc. excellent too and (on Fair Isle) endearingly quirky! Every effort made to ensure we were given the best opportunoties possible to enjoy the whole experience and see the maximum amount of wildlife. Going back after... 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 and positive feedback such as yours makes us want to work even... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

This was my first overseas trip with Shetland Wildlife and it will not be my last. The pre-trip information was very comprehensive and useful. The organisation was tremendous. It was great not to have to check in on-line beforehand; this was done for you and the boarding passes handed to you at the airports by Judd the leader. It was... 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 Martin who will be delighted to read them. We... More 

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