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Shetland Wildlife Day Trips

Longhill | Maywick, ZE2 9JF, Scotland
+44 1950 422483
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A fabulous week: our guide was superb; very professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and friendly and accommodating to boot. Excellent customer service within Shetland Wildlife, with careful communication and preparation for us all as individuals, efficient meet & greet and thoughtful consideration given to everyone's particular interests and abilities. Fantastic explorations carefully planned and revelled in every day, in a land of... More

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Hugh H, Manager at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 Nigel who will be delighted to read them. Thank you also... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Wow - just back from an amazing week with Shetland Wildlife - ultimate Shetland was the title of the holiday and they really meant it. A wonderful incredibly knowledgeable guide, a fun group of people and stunning coastal scenery with enough birds and wildlife for everyone. My favourites include Hermaness and Nossa, but to be truthful the entire trip was... More

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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 Nigel who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Shetland is such a beautiful part of the world, with amazing wildlife, and to see as much as possible, we chose to go on the Ultimate Shetland guided week. We saw so much and had a fantastic trip. A highlight was watching the tiny storm petrels swirling around Mousa Broch at midnight but that's not to forget the seabird cliffs... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 all very proud indeed.... More

Ashland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Shetland Wildlife guides know where to find and identify specific birds plus add so much more to the experience by sharing their knowledge of local customs, culture and history. The logistics of moving guests to so many of the beautiful and breathtaking places on these fascinating islands were handled in a fun, efficient and comfortable manner. I didn't feel exhausted... More

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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

redditch
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to join a wildlife week so that the experts could show us Shetland's nature and we were so glad that we did. We booked the 'Ultimate Wildlife' week long holiday. The days were sometimes long but during the week we travelled right from the south of the mainland all the way to the most northerly point at Unst.... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 Jon who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More

Beadnell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Arriving on 21 June 2014, midsummer’s night, a truly wonderful week spent on Shetland with a great group of people and two very exceptionally nice and knowledgable guides. Organization was second to none from landing at Sumburgh airport until leaving. We were treated to, among others, a slavonian grebe in resplendent breeding plumage, red-necked phalaropes, black guillemots, storm petrels swirling... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 hopefully welcoming you back on another Shetland Wildlife... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This week of photographing the wildlife, birds, plants and mammals of Shetland was very enjoyable and memorable. Having never done any wildlife photography before I found Hugh constantly helpful and informative, always sharing tips of the trade and encouraging. I was astounded by how much I learnt. The tour was expertly planned, the itinerary was adjusted to make the best... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 real pleasure to guide you and photograph such an exciting array of birds and wildlife. We strive to offer the best wildlife photography and customer service levels for our travellers and thus positive feedback such as yours makes... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you want to see the best wildlife you need the best guides, and there are none better than Shetland Wildlife. In June the days are almost impossibly long, which gives plenty of time to see amazing wildlife spectacles, and Hugh my guide knew just where to take us. Everything was brilliantly organised, we saw amazing things and had a... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of what was your second 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... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

What more can you want? Efficient, courteous company to organize our ultimate Shetland week in mid June 2014; A small and friendly group; Jon Dunn the perfect, expert and enthusiastic guide with all the local knowledge; and islands which are both stunningly beautiful and crammed with fantastic wildlife. We had rare plants, rare birds, seals and otters; night time spectacular... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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 Jon who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More

Bielefeld, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The week starting June 7th really gave us the ultimate Shetland experience. An excellently planned tour, including very thorough preparatory information. Adjustable itinerary planning, taking into account the always surprising turns in Shetland weather, allowed for an unparalled wildlife encounter. Our guide, Hugh, was extremely well informed, was kept updated by a fine network of constantly incoming information on recent... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 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! Thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife as your... More

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