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“Hungary Photography Tour 2015” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shetland Wildlife

Shetland Wildlife
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Sumburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Guernsey
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Hungary Photography Tour 2015”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

Just returned from my 3rd trip with Shetland Wildlife and wow what a trip. Organisation once again was first class with no problems at all. Guide Mick was always on hand for any questions and offered lots of great advice on photography techniques to use during the trip. Local company Saker Tours and their guides Janos and Jozsef were excellent too, extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of wildlife and amazing birders themselves! The hides used for the trip are first class, everything has been thought about from location, perches, backdrops, lighting etc. Highly recommend this trip along with any of the other trips Shetland Wildlife offer, i'm already booked on another two!

Visited May 2015
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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review, 12 May 2015
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 Mick, Janos and Jozsef who will be delighted to read them. Thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife.
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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Shetland Wildlife Winter Wildlife and Up Helly A”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Thanks to Hugh and the team for another fantastic trip. Rare birds, Arctic hares and feeding grey seals with mackerel from a trawler in Lerwick harbour. Up Helly A surpassed expectations and the simultaneous lighting of over 1000 flaming torches was a sight not to be forgotten. Thanks to the teams local knowledge we were in the right place at the right time and were recommended the ideal vantage points.

Visited January 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
“Winter tour - Up Helly Aa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

Wonderful first experience with Shetland Wildlife. Our guide was excellent. Everything was well prepared, the stay at the Spiggie Hotel was a delight.
And Up Helly Aa is a unique experience.. something worth to witness in a lifetime.

Visited January 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Shetland Wildlife Up Helly Aa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Came up to Shetland for the Up Helly Aa festival and a couple of days of wildlife spotting. Looked after really well by the team from Shetland Wildlife who not only tried very hard to find as much as they could in not the best of weathers but were also very knowledgeable and best of all, really good fun to be with. Advice as to where to go during the festival meant I managed to take many fantastic photographs that I would almost certainly not have managed to do had I needed to decide for myself. Thoroughly recommended.

Visited January 2015
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Shetland - A birders delight.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

This was our third year in succession that we have undertaken the Autumn gold trip, with the wonderful shetland wildlife team. The guides in Dave F and Hugh H are so experienced , knowledgable and professional. Again the birding was exceptional , the fellow companions excellent company, the places visited magical. This trip is excellent value for money , the organisation by the SWTeam first class. For us they are the number one wildlife travel company on shetland. We can't wait to return to these magic shores .

Visited September 2014
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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review, 20 October 2014
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 such as yours makes us want to work even harder and harder! We look forward to seeing you again next year for what will hopefully be another memorable trip and thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife as your holiday provider.
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