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Review of Shetland Wildlife

Shetland Wildlife
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Sumburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With over 20 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.
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Brilliant tour of the Shetland Isles and great wildlife. Tim the tour leader was great. Could spot wildlife whilst driving.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Fantastic, if wildlife watching is something you love, then this is the trip for you. The programme is comprehensive, covering all of the mainland and the extreme northern isles. Our guide, Tim, who even collected me from the airport, was encyclopedic in his knowledge of the region and was at pains to make everyone welcome and kept the flow of information coming constantly.
The accommodation was very good in both hotels. Meals were good and well presented.
The itenerary was full everyday encompasssing birdlife, plantlife and geology. Observed and photographed a number of new species (for me) with Tim pulling out all the stops to find the more elusive creatures.
I have no problem in giving this trip and the organisers my fullest recommendation and will definitely be looking at other holidays in their portfolio.

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotels and naturally also to Tim who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future and thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Nice trip, got to see a lot. Very good guide, who offered good and concise advice on how to take good photos while encouraging you to take photos you like, no matter what others think.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

A well organised and very well led holiday visiting many parts of mainland Shetland and several of the other islands. Outstanding visit to Mousa for the storm petrels returning st night plus a boat trip to Noss cliffs to see the gannet colony. Our guide Tim was extremely knowledgeable and was determined to ensure that we saw as much wildlife as possible, although the visiting bearded seal in Lerwick evaded us for the whole week!

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and share your experience of your week with Shetland Wildlife. We really appreciate your comments and are delighted you had an enjoyable trip with us. As the only award-winning wildlife holiday company in Shetland, we strive to offer not only the the best wildlife and nature-viewing opportunities but also the best customer service levels and customer experience for our travellers. I will certainly pass on your words to Tim who will be equally delighted to read them. We sincerely hope to see you again in the near future and thank you once again for travelling with Shetland Wildlife.

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Shetland Wildlife tour. Loved the small group size. Our guide, Tim, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. It was absolutely amazing to see all the seabirds on the cliffs. We saw our first otter and a bearded seal. I loved looking for wildflowers. We had great weather, just one rainy day. The food at the hotel was very good too. So great to spend a week outside walking and hiking and surrounded by the beauty of the Shetland Islands. Thank you Shetland Wildlife.

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

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. Thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife.

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