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Caithness Wildlife Tours

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Thurso KW14 8YD, Scotland
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Fabulous tour!!! - thorough, expert guide

Kate was a wonderful guide! - very accommodating to ensure a convenient pick-up and drop-off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
VncrCanada
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Vancouver BC
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Fab Puffin tour

Kate was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. She knows the prime spots to look for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robynrudz
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Discover the wildlife and sights on the North Coast 500 route in northern Scotland. We offer personalised Wildlife Tours and Sightseeing in Caithness for small groups of up to eight people. Spend a couple of hours or a whole day with us. We are based near Dunnet Head, on the north coast of Scotland, between Thurso and John o’ Groats. Private and group guided tours in our luxury minibus include: Puffin Tours, Bird watching, Wildlife Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Historical Tours, Tailor-made Tours, Half-day and full-day tours.
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“grey seals” (3 reviews)
“arctic terns” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Thurso KW14 8YD, Scotland
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"dunnet head"
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"enjoyable afternoon"
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"great guide"
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"informative tour"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kate was a wonderful guide! - very accommodating to ensure a convenient pick-up and drop-off location when others who had booked the same tour switched to a private group. It actually worked out better for us to have a mid-late afternoon tour as it gave...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kate was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. She knows the prime spots to look for Puffins and we saw quite a few pretty close. The minivan we travelled in was of a good size and there was space even when full to capacity....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a frequent solo traveller I find it incredibly frustrating to try to book excursions for one person. So many companies refused to even talk to you until they have at least two people booked period that means that to solo travellers will never be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic time! Kate was very knowledgable and helpful. We were lucky enough to see Puffins up close. As well as the numerous Razorbills and Fulmars, and even Skuas hunting! The binoculars and telescope provided were great, crystal clear and helped us get a...More

Thank Joshua G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the train from Inverness to Thurso for a tour with Kate. We saw ringed plover and dunlin, along with Arctic terns circling the cliffs. Then on a walk along the cliff top we saw puffins (through Kate’s telescope), razorbills, guillemots, fulmars, kittiwakes, great...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

As a family group we spent the day with Kate who took us to many parts of the North Coast. Kate is so good at not only finding the best locations but at identifying birds as they hurtle by. So we saw everything we would...More

Thank Alex M
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WildCaithness, Owner at Caithness Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you Alex. I enjoyed meeting you and the family, and it's great to hear you enjoyed your day in Caithness.

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Had visited North Coast previously and had hoped to see Puffins but failed miserably. Went out with Kate for a seals and sea bird tour and saw puffins! Had a brilliant couple of hours spotting birds and seals - would thoroughly recommend a tour with...More

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WildCaithness, Owner at Caithness Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks Julie. The puffins can be a bit harder to see early in the season so I am very happy we found them (and a few other birds) for you this time round.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Had a wonderful day with Kate. The weather was against us that day, but still saw some amazing things and learned a lot from Kate’s vast store of knowledge of the area. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We went out with Kate last week and had a very informative and enjoyable afternoon. I can only echo previous reviews, Kate is a great guide and knows her stuff. Without Kate, we would not have spotted the seals and we certainly would have missed...More

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

We were in the Caithness Area for a short visit and Kate made sure we saw as much as possible. She is a great guide and we really enjoyed the afternoon with her. She also was very helpful in helping us plan our trip to...More

Thank E C
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WildCaithness, Owner at Caithness Wildlife Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Thank you. Very happy to help you make the most of your trip to Caithness, and to show you some of our hidden highlights. See you again!!!

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