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

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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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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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

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

we joined the trip on june7th with Hugh as our guide- it was great we saw so much and learnt so much.Hugh knew just where to take us to see all the birds and the memory of seeing otters playing will remain with me for a long time. i can thoroughly recommend this firm all the booking details were dealt... More

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife Day Trips, 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

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This trip is a must for anyone who is interested in the varied wildlife of the Shetlands. We were lucky to have Hugh as our wildlife guide. He is also a top photographer and is always happy to share his considerable knowledge. His company's website is well organised and informative and all enquiries are answered promptly. Pick-up from the airport... More

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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 sincerely hope to see you again in the near future and... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

7th June Ultimate Shetland Hugh,our guide's enthusiasm for nature and knowledge of the Shetland wildlife and the community life on the islands, made the trip an amazing experience. He is constantly updated by local contacts to ensure we did not miss out , changing the itinary, if needed. I added 4 new birds to my life list!! His photography experience... More

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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

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did the 7 day Ultimate Shetland holiday with our friends starting on May 24th. They have said everything really (review by Congystag on 1st June 2014). The whole trip was brilliantly organised and executed from airport pickup to drop off. The bit in between was magic with sightings of all the wildlife you could possibly expect to see in... More

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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

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lives up to the name!! If you want a wildlife experience, enjoy birds, flowers, landscapes, otters etc then this is trip for you. Our guide, Hugh, was very knowledgeable, interesting and easy company. A small group on the trip means personal attention. Hotels, food, travel all comfortable. Many memories to treasure so thanks Shetland wildlife for a great week.

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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

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