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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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Ultimate Shetland 2015

A fantastic holiday from start to finish filled with warmth, humour, expertise and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend Shetland Wildlife and our guide, Hugh, ensured we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A fantastic holiday from start to finish filled with warmth, humour, expertise and enthusiasm. I would highly recommend Shetland Wildlife and our guide, Hugh, ensured we optimised all opportunities to see the wildlife and any rarities including an egret and corncrake! He couldn't do enough to ensure we had everlasting memories of our experience. We saw 84 different bird species... More 

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent admin of booking etc., with great willingness to help with minor and major hiccoughs. Very approachable team. Guide excellent, knowledgeable and helpful. Catering etc. excellent too and (on Fair Isle) endearingly quirky! Every effort made to ensure we were given the best opportunoties possible to enjoy the whole experience and see the maximum amount of wildlife. Going back after... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was my first overseas trip with Shetland Wildlife and it will not be my last. The pre-trip information was very comprehensive and useful. The organisation was tremendous. It was great not to have to check in on-line beforehand; this was done for you and the boarding passes handed to you at the airports by Judd the leader. It 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 Judd and Martin who will be delighted to read them. We... More 

Beadnell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved it, all of it. Steve, our guide, gave us a good mix of culture, wildlife and humour. The ferry from Aberdeen was a doddle, the hotel was really nice, the food excellent and the staff friendly. A sea eagle on her eyrie, wonderful hen harriers, a short-eared owl and long-tailed ducks were some of my wildlife highlights. Scara Brae,... 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 want to work even... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Extramadura was our third holiday with Shetland Wildlife. All very well organised from start to finish. Plenty of pre-holiday information. The group met at Gatwick Airport in an allocated spot and we arrived at our destination without any hitches. The guides Judd and Martin were terrific and so knowledgable. We were well looked after and can't recommend the company highly... 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 Judd and Martin who will be delighted to read them. Thank you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Just returned from my 3rd trip with Shetland Wildlife and wow what a trip. Organisation once again was first class with no problems at all. Guide Mick was always on hand for any questions and offered lots of great advice on photography techniques to use during the trip. Local company Saker Tours and their guides Janos and Jozsef were excellent... 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 Mick, Janos and Jozsef who will be delighted to read them. Thank... More 

Penzance, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thanks to Hugh and the team for another fantastic trip. Rare birds, Arctic hares and feeding grey seals with mackerel from a trawler in Lerwick harbour. Up Helly A surpassed expectations and the simultaneous lighting of over 1000 flaming torches was a sight not to be forgotten. Thanks to the teams local knowledge we were in the right place at... More 

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Wonderful first experience with Shetland Wildlife. Our guide was excellent. Everything was well prepared, the stay at the Spiggie Hotel was a delight. And Up Helly Aa is a unique experience.. something worth to witness in a lifetime.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Came up to Shetland for the Up Helly Aa festival and a couple of days of wildlife spotting. Looked after really well by the team from Shetland Wildlife who not only tried very hard to find as much as they could in not the best of weathers but were also very knowledgeable and best of all, really good fun to... More 

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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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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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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