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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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Memorable Shetland

Another great weeks birding with Shetland Wildlife guided by the excellent David Fairhurst .The Autumn Gold trip is the highlight of our birding year, well organised by the team... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Another great weeks birding with Shetland Wildlife guided by the excellent David Fairhurst .The Autumn Gold trip is the highlight of our birding year, well organised by the team at Shetland Wildlife ,staying in good hotels which provide quality cuisine . This was our fifth trip and what makes it special is the company of like minded birders whom over... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We have been visiting Shetland for almost 20 years and have been clients of Shetland Wildlife for nearly as long. Not so much clients as friends now! Having seen the islands in Winter, Summer and Autumn we have come to love them thanks to the insights provided by Shetland Wildlife guides who still manage to take us to new places.... More 

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Guernsey
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Once again another fantastic trip superbly organised by the team at Shetland Wildlife, is there any surprise i'm already booked for another of their Autumn Gold trips for next year!! (In fact i'm booked on 3 of their trips for next year!) The whole team really do make sure everything is organised perfectly for you to make your trip the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We have just finished another super week with Shetland wildlife - no wonder we keep coming back! The weather has been superb and the trip as good as ever. The excellent guide who balanced the wants and needs of a diverse group made the experience one to remember with pleasure. The information flow to ensure we saw all there was... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

This was my 5th autumn trip with this company and it was excellent as usual. Many clients are, like me, returnees which speaks volumes for the quality of service this company provides. Knowledgeable guides who know the length and breadth of these islands and their ability to locate the rare birds present and make sure the clients are 'on to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have travelled for many years but have to say the 'Walking Shetland' holiday with 'Shetland Wildlife' has been one of the best times I have had. The walks were varied and unrushed which meant that I was able to actually watch the wildlife and take lots of pictures. From orcas to otters, gannets to puffins, we were given the... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, 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 Mick who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I went on the Ultimate Shetland tour last year and really enjoyed it so I knew that Walk Shetland would be worth every penny. As a solo traveller you worry about how you will be looked after but Shetland Wildlife see to everything and tailor their trips to suit all their clients. The walks showed us the beauty of the... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience of another trip with Shetland Wildlife! We really appreciate your comments and are delighted you had another successful trip with us. As the only award-winning wildlife holiday company in Shetland, we strive to offer not only the the best wildlife and nature-viewing opportunities but also the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A few years of dreaming and I finally took the plunge and booked as a solo traveller. What can I say other than 'Ultimate Shetland' lived up to everything I had hoped and more. Everything was taken care of so we were able to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery, wildlife, nature and island life. Tim (our guide) worked tirelessly... More 

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Hugh H, Manager at Shetland Wildlife, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experiences of travelling with Shetland Wildlife. We are truly delighted to read your comments. As the only award-winning wildlife holiday company in Shetland, we strive to offer not only the the best wildlife and nature-viewing opportunities but also the best customer service levels and customer experience for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Wanting to escape London life, I joined the above tour. I cannot find fault with any of it. Tim is the main man, with bionic eyes, re spotting, flowers, mammals and the geology. He made the trip for me. I was a total novice, but the others travelling with me were knowledgeable on a variety of things and I soon... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, 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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotels and... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

A wonderful week with Shetland Wildlife. Tim's enthusiasm and knowledge greatly enhanced our knowledge of wildlife in Britain and made sure we made the most of opportunities. Food at Spiggie Hotel was consistently good and it is in a beautiful location. Highlight for us was seeing the orca's and the gannets at Noss and Hermaness, though enjoyed all of it.... More 

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Hugh H, Owner at Shetland Wildlife, 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 the relationship we have with our associates. We are truly delighted to read your comments. I will certainly pass on your words to the hotel and... More 

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