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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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Description: 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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Wonderful walking week with lots of wildlife and expert guide

My fourth visit to Shetland and third trip with Shetland Wildlife and it just does not get any better! Wendy our guide was wonderful. Not only did she go out of her way to us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Bembridge, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My fourth visit to Shetland and third trip with Shetland Wildlife and it just does not get any better! Wendy our guide was wonderful. Not only did she go out of her way to us experience as much as we could (otter hunt at 6.15 am! and Ceilidh in Unst) but she is so knowledgeable and has so much information... 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 guides and we are delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to Wendy who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope to... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our first visit to Shetland and we can't wait to go again. Shetland Wildlife is an excellent company to travel with, the guides (Hugh and Wendy) are very friendly and have expert local knowledge and a deep understanding of nature and wildlife - they know just where to go to find particular species and the best times to see them.... 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. It was a pleasure for our team 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... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was my 5th trip with Shetland Wildlife and my third 'Focus on Shetland' photography workshop. As always organisation was first class and the hotels _ Baltasound and Spiggie - were excellent. The whole team at Shetland Wildlife clearly care to ensure that everyone who goes on their trips have a high quality experience - nothing ever seems to be... 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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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was our 4th or 5th experience of Ultimate Shetland. That in itself tells you what a fantastic experience it is. Each time has been so different in so many ways and each time we have learned more about wildlife. The trip provides intellectual stimulation as well as a feast for the senses: Shetland is a wild and beautiful place... 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 in Autumn 2015... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Wonderful experience seeing the rugged countryside of the Shetland Islands and the many birds (over 60 species seen) and animals that live or visit there. Guides, Hugh Harrop and David Lindo, were extremely knowledgeable and keen to pass on their knowledge to novices and more experienced birders alike. Otters appearing within 10 minutes of our arrival on 2 separate days... 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 the week with us. It was a pleasure to guide you and we look forward to you travelling with us again in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

From start to finish Shetland Wildlife was a pleasure to deal with. Easy booking process via online and telephone. The knowledge and expertise of the guides (Hugh and David) was exceptional and nothing was too much trouble. In fact this was the best organised wildlife trip I have ever been on. From the moment we landed in Shetland until we... 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 

Braintree, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We spent a fantastic week watching wildlife with the expert guidance of David Lindo and Hugh Harrop. There were otters, seals and so many seabirds. A boat trip to Noss, the Puffins at Sunburgh Head and hearing drumming Snipe are memories that will stay with me. Well worth the effort to get there by train and ferry.

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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. Thank you once again for choosing Shetland Wildlife as your holiday provider. More 

Ewhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A wild life holiday that fulfills so many ambitions. Rare birds, "common" birds, mammals and flora. Fantastic time spent with knowledgeable guides, in hospitable hotels visiting some of Shetlands special places. We were rank amateurs at wildlife holidays and couldn't have been made more welcome by the guiding staff, but the rest of the group as well. Shetland is a... 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 

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

For a successful nature photography trip, you need a leader who is an excellent Naturalist and Photographer and has the communication skills to make it meaningful. Hugh has all of these and more. This was a small group and we had great fun all the way as well as fantastic photo opportunities and chances to learn. If you get 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 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 

HULL
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Shetland had always been on my wish list to visit and the programme offered by Shetland Wildlife seemed to provide an ideal opportunity to combine my interests in both birds and photography. My expectations of the holiday were more than realised at the end of a most enjoyable and instructive week. Communication with Shetland Wildlife prior to my visit was... 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 

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