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Shetland Wildlife Day Trips

Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
+44 1950 460939
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Sumburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: With over 21 years of experience we are the No.1 choice for birding, mammal-watching, botanical...
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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.
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 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... 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 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 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our second Autumn migration trip after several summer visits. We are not expert birders but we have learned so much from our excellent guide and our knowledgeable travelling companions that we have made great progress in a short time! We have already booked again for both Summer and Autumn trips with Shetland Wildlife next year. We cannot fault... 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. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2015 and thank you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Another excellent tour with Shetland Wildlife - Autumn Gold is a fantastic holiday. The guide ewas excellent - so much so we have booked again for next year. Full of useful information, working to make sure all guests got what they were looking for out of the holiday. The time on Unst at the Baltasound hotel was super and the... 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 welcoming you back to Shetland for what will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My third autumn visit and great birds as usual. First rate guides, friendly atmosphere, good hotels and food. Personal interest by owner in how tour was proceeding. Magic, I will be back!

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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 welcoming you back to Shetland for what will... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have returned from a week holiday with Shetland Wildlife. The holiday was most enjoyable, hotels used very good with expellant food & service. From the greeting at the airport to the last morning the service by the Shetland Wildlife Team was First Class. Everyday they gave really good service, information on the birds we were watching & we were... 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. It was a pleasure to 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 with Shetland Wildlife. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Fair Isle and Shetland organised by Shetland Wildlife. This was my third trip with Shetland Wildlife and it certainly will not be my last - indeed I have booked again with them for a trip next year. I can highly recommend this company. All the arrangements were excellent and our guide... 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 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 your fortnight with us. We look forward to you travelling with us again in the future. More 

London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My 5th autumn trip to Fair Isle with Shetland Wildlife. And I will return again and again! A unique location, combined with the best of British birding, with outstanding guides, in the best of british landscapes. What more could you ask!

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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 want to work even... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fantastic wildlife holiday. Enjoyed it immensely. Great photographic opportunities. Shetland Wildlife were excellent in all respects from beginning to end. Special thanks to Hugh for making this a trip to remember for my daughter and I. Also thank you to Nigel. His knowledge was impeccable. A warm and friendly guide. We will be back!

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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 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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