Trips and Tours

In Shetland, we have a range of operators providing internal tours - by both land and sea. Most specialise in a particular area, allowing you to build your holiday around your favourite elements or pick and choose to gain an overall view.

Island Trails

Island Trails

Tel: +44 (0)7880 950228

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Island Trails offer guided walks and tours to suit small groups and individuals, managed by local crofter and wildlife enthusiast James Tait. Helping you to make the most of your Shetland experience.

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Otter Tracks in Shetland

Otter Tracks in Shetland

Tel: +44 (0) 7879 885 731

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Offering wildlife watching tours mainly for otters, small groups of people will travel to various locations to see these beautiful animals in their natural habitat.

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Seabirds and Seals

Seabirds and Seals

Tel: +44 (0) 7595 540 224

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We run daily wildlife boat cruises around Noss National Nature Reserve & Bressay, departing from Victoria Pier, Lerwick.  You won’t believe how close we’ll take you to 25,000 gannets, thousands of guillemots and hundreds of puffins, razorbills, black guillemots, gulls, shags and skuas. We sometimes (no false promises!) meet porpoises, occasionally whales, and otters and dolphins. Our 10:15am and 2:15pm tour offers underwater viewing with our remotely controlled tethered mini submarine. Sea Angling Trips and Private Charter also available by arrangement.

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See Shetland with Sarah McBurnie

See Shetland with Sarah McBurnie

Tel: +44 (0) 1957 711 367

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Sarah has 15 years of guiding experience and offers a variety of guided tours around Shetland. Choose from an existing tour or have one tailor made to meet your own individual interests. Sarah's knowledge covers whatever brings you to Shetland.

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Shetland Nature

Shetland Nature

Tel: +44 (0) 1957 710 000

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Daily wildlife, walking, sightseeing. Shetland Nature is the islands only company awarded as Visit Scotland's prestigious Five Star Wildlife Experience. Tours range from must see wildlife and destinations; Unst, Fetlar, Yell, Mainland to specialist species such as otters, led by enthusiastic, experienced and responsible wildlife guides. Ideal for visitors seeking an informative, wild and authentic experience. Also running full program of holidays and photo tours. 

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Shetland Otters, Seabirds and Landscape Photo Tours

Shetland Otters, Seabirds and Landscape Photo Tours

Tel: +44 (0) 7870 691 033

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Accompany award winning photographer and ecologist Dr Richard Shucksmith on a wildlife photographic tour that offers a unique opportunity to experience the spectacular wild wonders of these remote and beautiful islands. One-to-one, or in very small groups the photographic experience can be tailored to suit your needs, travel and accommodation can be provided.

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Shetland Seabird Tours

Shetland Seabird Tours

Tel: +44 (0) 7767 872 260

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We run daily wildlife boat cruises to Noss & Bressay from Victoria Pier, Lerwick. We offer the ultimate Shetland wildlife experience with unrivalled photographic opportunities culminating in close gannet feeding frenzies & seal encounters. Join us for a real gannets eye view! Phil is your highly qualified skipper, ornithologist & guide, Rebecca is a seabird ecologist, conservationist & wildlife photographer. Between us we have over 50 years experience in the field, let us show you the best Shetland has to offer. Private bespoke trips also possible by arrangement.

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Shetland Small Group Tours

Shetland Small Group Tours

Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692 080

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Offer personalised tours around most areas of Shetland with Roy Greenwald for groups of up to 6 people. Airport and ferry transfers. Alternatively, take your own car to enjoy the guide only service.

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Shetland Wildlife

Shetland Wildlife

Tel: +44 (0) 1950 460 939

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Winner of the Tourism & Environment Thistle Award: the highest accolade in Scottish Tourism. Shetland Wildlife is an award-winning company that has been operating here in Shetland for over 20 years. SW specialises in week-long and three-day wildlife, photographic and walking holidays with only the very best experienced local guides. As an ATOL bonded business and with a choice of over 40 holiday departures, their comprehensive services cover all travel and accommodation.

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Shetland with Laurie

Shetland with Laurie

Tel: +44 (0) 7525 772 957

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Laurie is a Scottish Tour Guide Association (STGA) Accredited Green Badge Tourist Guide with a passion for all things 'Shetland'.   Offering bespoke tours to suit your needs and ensure you get the best from your trip to Shetland.  Let her guide you through your Shetland adventure and help you unlock the secrets of these fascinating islands.

Shetland with Laurie will help you plan your travel itinerary and recommend places of interest, whether you are keen to learn more about the history of the Shetland Islands or just enjoy the outstanding scenery and beauty, we will be able to put together a tour which can suit any budget and interest.

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Shetland Yachting Limited

Shetland Yachting Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 7554 152 563

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Shetland Yachting Limited provides bareboat yacht charter in the Shetland Islands.  With a Bavaria 37 accommodating up to eight people, now is the time for your adventure to the far north.  Contact us for more details.

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Wild Shetland Tours

Wild Shetland Tours

Tel: +44 (0) 7775 647 463

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Bespoke day tours led by experienced resident guide, centred on birds, wildlife, general sightseeing or a combination of everything. Choose from one of our basic itineraries, or design your very own bespoke trip.

From individuals to larger groups, holidaymaking families to cruise ship visitors, we can help you make the most of your time in Shetland.

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