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Shetland Wildlife Day Trips

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Address: Windy Stacks | Quendale, Sumburgh ZE2 9JD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1950 460939
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With over 21 years of experience we are the No.1 choice for birding,...

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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Winter Wildlife and Up Hella Aa

What a few days we had in Shetland!. We really enjoyed our time there, great leaders in Hugh and Judd. Totally agree with all the other reviews from our fellow guests. Up Hella Aa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a few days we had in Shetland!. We really enjoyed our time there, great leaders in Hugh and Judd. Totally agree with all the other reviews from our fellow guests. Up Hella Aa which I have wanted to experience for 9 or 10 years since my first visit to Shetland (summer) was beyond expectations and all the help and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was definitely one of the best trips I've ever taken - in spite of the cold wet Shetland weather. It was a great chance to see so many kinds of different birds and wildlife (loved the long-eared owl the most), and the Up Helly Aa finale was an incredible experience. Hugh and Judd were fantastic guides who are truly... 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 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 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Shetland for 20 years but never in January for Up Helly Aa. Having just completed a Shetland Wildlife Tour which included this spectacle, we cannot wait to return. The wildlife watching,even at this difficult time of year, yielded Arctic Hare, wonderful views of a feeding otter, a roosting long-eared owl, as well as black bellied dipper... 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 to Shetland and thank you... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful few days with Shetland Wildlife. The tour consisted of two days of (mainly) bird watching and some marine mammals. Regrettably, I am not a twitcher, nor, having grown up in very wet Lancashire, am I too find if Force 6-7 gales and a LIT of rain. That was my fault - I should have realised that... 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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a great trip with Hugh to see otters, birds, white hares, seals at amazingly close quarters etc, in the gorgeous Shetland countryside. Hugh was brilliant with our group of 8, ensuring that we all had lots of opportunities to see the wildlife in the lovely countryside. One suggestion would be to get a microphone so when driving and talking... 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 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 

Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A first class and completely faultless service from start to finish. Our guides Hugh and Judd were extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and had a great sense of humour. Their guidance was invaluable in both the wildlife spotting and getting the most out of Up Helly Aa, ensuring that we knew where to be at the appropriate times to get 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 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 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was excellent from start to finish. Good communication, and a great tour tailored to our interests, with a perfect mix of wildlife, scenery and bit of geology. Otter cubs and mum feeding and playing was a highlight, along with mountain hare, 28 seals and of course Shetland's beautiful and dramatic coastline. A big thank you to Hugh! Really enjoyed... 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 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the booking process through to the journey home Shetland Wildlife provided a great service. This was my first visit to Shetland The great knowledge of the area by both guides, Hugh & Jud, made the holiday more enjoyable. Both worked hard to make sure we got the most out of this trip allowing us to see a multitude of... 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My 6th visit with this tour company, brilliant birding with top class guides. Still seeing new places on these magical isles. Well organised with Saturday airport transfers included. If you are thinking of visiting to see rare autumn migrants go with this Shetland based company with local knowledge. Excellent food and great company from like minded fellow birders.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This was our 4th Autumn Gold Trip with the wonderful Shetland Wildlife and it didn't fail to please. The Hotels we stayed at offered good food and comfortable accommodation . Our guide David Fairhurst was as usual excellent , he's a top birder and excellent with the clients ensuring everyone sees the birds, he is also very tolerant. Shetland Wildlife... More 

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