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    Wildlife Holidays in Scotland

    Our wildlife holidays are a little bit different from others you may have seen or joined. While we do spend some time in hides or in vehicles, our trips are more active than a ‘normal’ wildlife tour. The activities are easy and gentle but you can expect to experience delights such as coastal walks, sea kayaking with seals and boat trips to seek out Scotland’s larger marine wildlife.

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    Return to Nature

    Our wildlife tours blend some of Scottish nature’s great events in the more incredible locations, with expert guides so you become part of the action.

    Using activities, we’re able to get closer to Scottish wildlife because our guides understand their behaviour and you’re out there experiencing Scotland, rather than sitting in a hide waiting for the wildlife to come to you.

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    We base our wildlife holidays from comfortable and welcoming accommodation, you can relax in the evenings, review your photos and look forward to each day.

    With wildlife tours of Shetland, the Outer Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland, we offer holidays in these iconic wildlife destinations. Our guiding team really bring the tours to life, with expert knowledge and interpretation of behaviour, so you don’t miss anything. The vast knowledge of our expert wildlife guides will help you interpret some of the fascinating wildlife behaviours while safely enjoying Scotland’s great outdoors.

    We hope that you can come and explore Scotland and its wildlife with us.

    Our Scottish Wildlife Holidays

    8 Wildlife Trips with 251 Reviews

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    • Explore a variety of habitats where you'll spot incredible Scottish wildlife.
    • Enjoy wonderfully scenic walking in the UK's largest National Park.
    • Learn about the different species of wildlife and how they cope with the Scottish winter.
    • Make the most of the dark sky where you can stargaze away from light pollution.
    • Relax in cosy Highland accommodation.
    • Search for Scotland's largest birds of prey: sea eagles, golden eagles and ospreys.
    • Sea kayak with seals in a turquoise, sheltered bay on the West Coast.
    • Visit a wildlife hide at dusk with the chance of spotting badgers and pine martens.
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    • Experience the landscapes and fascinating wildlife of Scotland's most northerly islands.
    • Be amazed by the prolific birdlife at Sumburgh and the heritage of the Vikings at Jarlshof.
    • Hike to the dramatic coastline of Muckle Flugga, the most northerly point in the UK.
    • Enjoy a boat trip to view the bird colonies at Noss National Nature Reserve where we'll be deafened by the noise of 20,000 gannets, 25,000 guillemots, 3,000 kittiwakes, 1,200 puffins and hundreds of razorbills, shags and skuas!
    • Explore Fingal's Cave on a private boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.
    • Enjoy the opportunity to spot fantastic marine wildlife including seals, dolphins and seabirds.
    • Visit the spiritual and evocative wild Isle of Iona.
    • Immerse yourself in the drama of the Scottish Highlands.
    • Learn about transformational rewilding initiatives that are fighting back for nature.
    • Relax in a secluded mountain lodge and enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals with like-minded fellow travellers.
    • Get up close with amazing wildlife such as beaver, osprey and pine marten with an expert local guide.
    • Meet inspirational people who are making rewilding happen.
    • Explore the profound and natural beauty of the Queen of the Hebrides.
    • Witness the magnificent diversity of wildlife that visit Islay each year.
    • Visit one of the islands world famous distilleries for a tour and tasting.
    • Relax in the comfort of our warm and cosy handpicked accommodation.
    Next Available Trip:
    21st October | 28th October
    Region:
    Inner Hebrides including Skye
    Duration:
    5 Days / 4 Nights
    Grading:
    Green Grade 2 (Easy - Moderate) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    107kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.
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    • Journey to the wild Atlantic island of St Kilda.
    • Look for otters, red deer and golden eagles on the Isle of Harris.
    • Explore the wildflower-rich coastal machair meadows that the Hebrides are famous for.
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    • Enjoy beautiful coastal walks accompanied by an expert and knowledgeable guide.
    • Visit Bass Rock, home to the world's largest colony of northern gannets.
    • Enjoy getting up close to fascinating wildlife, including seals, arctic terns and puffins.
    Next Available Trip:
    15th June
    Region:
    Northumberland;Scotland
    Duration:
    7 Days / 6 Nights
    Grading:
    Green Grade 2 (Easy - Moderate) ? What does this mean?
    Click here to learn more about our trip difficulty grading system.
    Carbon Footprint:
    132kg ? What does this mean?
    Click here to find out about our carbon labelling project and what we're doing to be more sustainable.
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    Our holidays reviewed in your own words...

     

    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made holiday with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your holidays truly memorable.

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    Cynthia Walsh

    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: United States
    Trip Date: 11/05/2024
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Shetland is an amazing, special place to hike, our guide was outstanding and accommodations were excellent.

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    Rene Milo

    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

    Age: 70 - 80
    Country: USA
    Trip Date: 11/05/2024
    Trips Taken: 2

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    Our trip was somewhat unusual in that we had to use sunblock every day :) Future trips might indeed include some rain.

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    Nuala Finn

    Wildlife Adventures - The Shetland Isles

    Age: 60 - 70
    Country: Ireland
    Trip Date: 11/05/2024
    Trips Taken: 1

    The Bottom Line

    The Bottom Line

    I am already deciding on our next trip with Wilderness Scotland, maybe to Orkney at some stage.

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