Wildlife Tours Availability

2017 Prices and Tour Schedule: our 14th season

WH_Business_ConceptsA 7 night, 6 day tour of Orkney (with a ‘day free’ for personal wishes) with half-board accommodation is £1,150 per person. This represents good value-for-money for a small group tour (maximum 6 persons), and is all-inclusive of the high quality accommodation, meals, transport within Orkney, and most important of all, the years of experience of your guide.  All you have to do is to get here, and we will do the rest!

A note for our solo travellers about single supplements. Provided that you are happy to share a same sex large suite with your own room, but a shared bathroom, we don’t charge a single supplement for our Orkney tours. We have to charge a single supplement elsewhere as we are charged one.

Further discounts may be available for group bookings of 4 or more persons – please contact us for details.

Note that exact accommodation will depend on availability, and that a single supplement will apply on booking if applicable. Excludes transport costs to Orkney and any items purchased of a personal nature.

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29/04/2017 - 05/05/2017 Ultimate Orkney (Shetland Wildlife) - Available Spaces: 0

Tour of Orkney run by Shetland Wildlife departing Aberdeen Saturday 29 April – returning to Aberdeen Friday 5 May: tour leader Steve Sankey. The archipelago of Orkney forms a complex jigsaw of land and water. Her fertility gives rise to a wealth of wildlife particularly birds. Red-throated Divers on the small lochans, Hen Harriers and Short-eared Owls on the moors and an abundance of seabirds and seaduck around the pristine coastline. By popular demand we bring you this very popular Ultimate Orkney holiday. All enquiries to Shetland Wildlife. Cost £1,395 single supplement £175. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

06/05/2017 - 13/05/2017 Orkney Wildlife and Archaeology Tour - Available Spaces: 0

Wildlife & Archaeology Tour starting Saturday 6 May 2017 – Saturday 13 May 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. This tour will visit the islands of Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray; and will visit the main archaeological sites of the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. Expect to see several RSPB reserves, and around 90 species of birds, including our seabirds (puffins, gannets, auks, terns and skuas); birds of prey (sea eagle and hen harriers especially); and any spring migrants. Cetaceans are also a possibility during the months of May, June & July (orcas, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins). Accommodation will be provided in the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray, a converted herring packing station, overlooking Water Sound and part of Scapa Flow. See www.thesandshotel.co.uk THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

13/05/2017 - 20/05/2017 Orkney Wildlife and Archaeology Tour - Available Spaces: 0

Wildlife & Archaeology Tour starting Saturday 13 May 2017 – Saturday 20 May 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. This tour will visit the islands of Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray; and will visit the main archaeological sites of the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. Expect to see several RSPB reserves, and around 90 species of birds, including our seabirds (puffins, gannets, auks, terns and skuas), birds of prey (sea eagle and hen harriers especially) and any spring migrants. Cetaceans are also a possibility during the months of May, June & July (orcas, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins). Accommodation will be provided in the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray, a converted herring packing station, overlooking Water Sound and part of Scapa Flow. See www.thesandshotel.co.uk  THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

20/05/2017 - 27/05/2017 Orkney Wildlife and Archaeology Tour - Available Spaces: 0

Wildlife & Archaeology Tour starting Saturday 20 May 2017 – Saturday 27 May 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. This tour will visit the islands of Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray; and will visit the main archaeological sites of the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. Expect to see several RSPB reserves, and around 90 species of birds, including our seabirds (puffins, gannets, auks, terns and skuas); birds of prey (sea eagle and hen harriers especially); and any spring migrants. Cetaceans are also a possibility during the months of May, June & July (orcas, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins). There is also a possibility this week to attend Orkney Folk Festival events. Accommodation will be provided in the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray, a converted herring packing station, overlooking Water Sound and part of Scapa Flow. See www.thesandshotel.co.uk  THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

10/06/2017 - 17/06/2017 Orkney Wildlife & Archaeology Tour - Available Spaces: 0

Wildlife & Archaeology Tour starting Saturday 10 June 2017 – Saturday 17 June 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. This tour will visit the islands of Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray; and will visit the main archaeological sites of the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. Expect to see several RSPB reserves, and around 80 species of birds, including our seabirds (puffins, gannets, auks, terns and skuas), birds of prey (sea eagle and hen harriers especially) and any spring migrants. Cetaceans are also a possibility during the months of May, June & July (orcas, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins). Accommodation will be provided in the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray, a converted herring packing station, overlooking Water Sound and part of Scapa Flow. See www.thesandshotel.co.uk THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

17/06/2017 - 24/06/2017 Orkney Wildlife and Archaeology Tour - Available Spaces: 1

ildlife & Archaeology Tour starting Saturday 17 June 2017 – Saturday 24 June 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. This tour will visit the islands of Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray; and will visit the main archaeological sites of the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and the Tomb of the Eagles. Expect to see several RSPB reserves, and around 80 species of birds, including our seabirds (puffins, gannets, auks, terns and skuas), birds of prey (sea eagle and hen harriers especially) and any spring migrants. Cetaceans are also a possibility during the months of May, June & July (orcas, minke whales, porpoises and dolphins). Accommodation will be provided in the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray, a converted herring packing station, overlooking Water Sound and part of Scapa Flow. See www.thesandshotel.co.uk

03/07/2017 - 10/07/2017 Iceland Tour - Available Spaces: 0

Orcadian Wildlife Iceland Tour Monday 3 July 2017 – Monday 10 July 2017: tour leader Steve Sankey. The cultural and biological connections between Orkney and Iceland are strong which is why several years ago we began our tours to Iceland. The Orkneyinga Saga, for example, a ripping yarn about the Orkney Viking Earls was written in Iceland. Our wintering great northern divers, Slavonian grebes, long-tailed ducks, pink-feet and greylag geese, and redwing all breed in Iceland. Our 2017 tour will visit the spectacular west, north and southern Iceland, visiting such sites as Snæfellsnes, Akureyri, Mývatn, Gullfoss and DyrhÓlaey. Iceland’s avifauna is not extensive, but includes some unforgettable birds such as Barrow’s goldeneye, harlequin duck, red-necked phalarope (at extremely close quarters!), Brunnich’s guillemot, sea eagle and gyr falcon. A half-day whale-watching tour is included off Snæfellsnes where we hope to see sperm whale and orca. Accommodation is in 3 separate locations. For a detailed itinerary please enquire here. For further details and pictures of previous Iceland trips click here. Cost £1,995 per person (excludes flight). Single supplement £200. Meeting Point: Keflavik International Airport. THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL.

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