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Shetland Wildlife

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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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Ultimate Shetland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this holiday lived up to expectation. The wildlife, the people, the itinerary and the food were all excellent. I fell in love with Shetland and want to go back as soon as I can. I am a seasoned wildlife watcher and was impressed by the depth of knowledge of our guide, and by all the birds and mammals,... More 

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

I've wanted to go to Shetland for ages having heard about the fantastic wildlife. Having done a bit of research, I chose to go with Shetland Wildlife and they certainly lived up to expectations. Everything went well from pre-trip arrangements (good info pack), to the pick up from the airport, to the departure. It was all so personal and friendly.... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fantastic holiday which all 3 of us enjoyed equally (we wish we were still there). From the booking process, and the warm welcome at the airport on arrival, through to our departure at the end of the week everything was excellently managed. Tim, our guide, looked after the group so well, maximising every opportunity to ensure the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in South Africa, I couldn't help feeling that I had made a huge mistake when I arrived in chilly Sumburgh. The warm welcome from Hugh and Michelle put my fears at rest, and soon I embarked on the most exciting action filled photographic safari. Hugh's enthusiasm, knowledge of photography, wildlife, wildflowers, boundless energy, made it an amazing trip, and... 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. 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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

'Shetland Wildlife' is a small company which, on the strength of my recent week's holiday, has become an expert in its field. All arrangements (pre-tour and during the week itself) ran extremely smoothly. From the moment when we were individually met at Sumburgh Airport and driven to our first hotel, nothing was too much trouble. Our two guides (Hugh from... 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 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 

Motueka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ultimate Shetland week is an outstanding experience. You have to be aware that the weather can be inhospitable in the Shetlands and be prepared for sunshine, cold, rain and wind. But the effort is worthwhile and made easier by the flexibility of the programme for the week. Hugh and his team move the programme of events around to make... 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 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 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having booked this trip a year in advance we where very excited and really looking forward to our week. We had excellent communications from Hugh and Michelle,lots of pre travel info and advice, I asked lots of questions , all of which where answered quickly and effectively On arrival we where collected by Tim from the airport, what a lovely... 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 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 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Fantastic week on the Ultimate Shetland trip. The booking process and contact prior to our holiday was superb. We were lucky to spend our week with a great group of people and our guide Tim was fantastic. His passion for Shetland and the wildlife was apparent from day one. Highlights included the night visit to Mousa to see the storm... 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 Tim who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More 

Norfolk UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

7 days on an Ultimate Shetland trip. Lucky enough to have superb weather but the trip was flexible enough to swap activity days around so we managed to do everything. So many highlights include a trip to Unst, the seabird cliffs at Noss, the storm petrels at Moussa. Tim, our guide was superb, endlessly cheerful with a great knowledge of... 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 Tim who will be delighted to read them. We sincerely hope... More 

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