Wildlife Tour Testimonials

Dear Steve, I thought that I would just pass on to you how well we thought you handled our trip cancellation owing to Coronavirus. You recognised the issues quickly and had no hesitation in offering a full refund or new dates in 2021. If only many of the large companies and airlines treated their customers as well. We hope to join you on a new trip before too long. Best wishes, John Lomas. 23 May 2020.

John & Charmaine Lomas, Bingley, W Yorks

Steve is a brilliant guide, there is so much to see on Orkney and everything is well organised. I really enjoyed the tour.

Sylvia, Germany

A fantastic wildlife and archeological week in Orkney, learning so much from Steve who was an excellent guide. Thanks Steve, all your help was much appreciated.

Sandra Horrocks

The wildlife and the quality of the guiding, the care taken with stays, travel and access to good birding. Two great holidays, thanks.

Lydia Everett, Dorset

"I will never forget this trip. You are so enjoyable and knowledgeable and special." June 2019.

Christy Thompson, USA

"Steve we so enjoyed every day in Orkney. You are such a kind, calm, funny, thoughtful and clever person to be with. The mix of old, old sites and nature is wonderful. Thanks for letting us see the magic and explaining things so well." June 2019.

Pam Reschke, USA

"Steve thank you for sharing and guiding us through the bonnie Orkney Islands. You have brilliant guiding skills and I'm particularly happy that you enjoyed our genealogical diversion to Sanday!" [Melissa's grandmother Annie Wallace Cursiter was from Sanday]. June 2019.

Melissa Curtis, Idaho USA

"Steve, thank you for a fantastic week. If you haven't had enough of Oystercatchers already, here's a postcard of another one! We felt it appropriate as it symbolised the islands for us." June 2019.

Maggie Roberts & Richard Truman, Notts.

"Thank you Steve for a wonderful week in Orkney - a fantastic introduction to the Isles for us, and I'm sure that we'll be back! We learnt a lot, saw a lot and we loved the puffins, gannets and Arctic skuas in particular." June 2019.

Babs & John Moore, Huntingdon.

"I want to thank you so much for a wonderful tour of Orkney - I especially liked how you decided what to do from day to day depending on the weather, tourist load, etc. And having the final day as a free day was great - we could go see new stuff or return to things we especially liked."

Susan Heller, San Diego, California, May 2016

"Thanks for everything - my Orkney trip was thoroughly enjoyable and I could not have had a better leader in all respects."

Norma Chapman, April 2016

"Thank you Steve for a fantastic holiday. My visit to Orkney was all I had hoped for, and more. Everything about it was good, your knowledge, freely shared, all that we saw and experienced, the company and the hospitality. A truly memorable experience."

Rosalie Swidenbank, May 2016

"This a quick email to thank you for a fantastic holiday in the Orkneys. I had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed our week. It was so varied, with wildlife, archaeology and beautiful scenery. We were so lucky with the weather, but it was your knowledge and consideration which made it really memorable and a happy occasion."

Monica Rogers, June 2016

"Thank you so much for the wonderful tour you gave Monica and me last week. I very much enjoyed all the sites you took us to, the seabird colonies and so much besides. I just loved the countryside, the clarity of air the lack of crowds and the herds of cattle with their young – the memory of your cows lying up to their chins in buttercups was delightful."

Ann Tapson, June 2016

"Thank you for a stunning week. It exceeded all expectations. Hoping to see you again."

Georgina & Michael Hopkins; Sally Greenhill and Joan Payne, July 2016

Thank you again for the very successful Orkney bird watching tour you organised for the SE Herts RSPB Group. With your leadership and extensive local knowledge we saw more species than we expected to. You gave us an excellent introduction to Orkney, not only the wildlife but also sites of interest including Skara Brae. We are grateful for everything you did to make it so enjoyable and to ensure we had a wonderful holiday. You ‘went the extra mile’ and I would certainly recommend Orcadian Wildlife to anyone wanting to visit these beautiful islands.

Phil Blatcher, SE Herts RSPB LMG 27 May 2012

Our fourth visit as lovely as ever, thanks.

Lesley & Tony Wood, Bristol

What a wonderful week. Steve found us the best sights in all conditions.

Peter & Carline Antram, St. Albans, Herts

Loved Orkney, sounds of curlew and oystercatcher and snipe drumming; great selection of ancient sites with so much information from Steve on each outing.

Anne Holmes, Snettisham, Norfolk and Margaret Gilmore, Stapleford, Cambs.

Hold ups on Hoy, hoopoe hunting on South Ron add to our memories of Orkney to treasure and keep us sane for another year.

Tim & Cheryl Hunt, Norwich

Despite the rain showers we managed walks both cliff & moorlands. Fantastic support in enabling a 'baby birder' to identify so much. Thank you.

Pam & Malcolm Mundy, Sutton Coldfield

Hemos pasado unos dias magnificos.....Gracias.

Beltrán y Chata de Ceballos, Sevilla

Exceeded our expectations! Weather wonderful. Amazing to see so much in the company of our excellent guides. It's been a great joy to meet you all and enjoy your hospitality. Thank you so much.

Geoff & Judi Singleton, Hexham, Northumberland

Thank you for sharing these wonderful islands with us. Superb hospitality, excellent food, expert knowledge. There is no better way to see Orkney that we could think of! A special thank you to Sami for teaching us all about birds!

Roderick & Sylvia Edwards, Westerham, Kent