Wildlife Tours Availability

2018 Prices and Tour Schedule: our 15th season

WH_Business_ConceptsA 7 night, 6 day tour of Orkney (with a ‘day free’ for personal wishes) with half-board accommodation is £1,395 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.  The price compares very favourably with other operators, with a smaller group size, giving you more personal attention. 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.

 

Date/Time Event
13/01/2018 - 27/01/2018 THE FALKLAND ISLANDS - Available Spaces: 4

Orcadian Wildlife feels very at home in the Falkland Islands in the southern hemisphere! Our inaugural trip in 2016 was extremely successful and we quickly planned a return. This tour visits the four islands of Carcass, Saunders, Sea Lion and Weddell in addition to the Mainland and its capital, Stanley. Expect to see some sights of a lifetime, including 4-5 species of penguin, black-browed albatross and other seabirds at extremely close quarters. Sea mammals include elephant seals, orcas and sea lions. Accommodation is in a variety of hotels and lodges, and the tour size will be limited to a maximum of six.

For more details click here; and for a detailed itinerary enquire here.

Tour comprises 14 nights. Cost £5,500 per person, excluding flights.

21/04/2018 - 28/04/2018 THE ORKNEY SPRING: WILDLIFE & ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR - Available Spaces: 6

After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, and displaying curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. In late April, expect to see returning seabirds such as auks and gannets; and our winter wildfowl such as great-northern divers and long-tailed ducks in superb summer plumage. Our speciality raptor, the hen harrier, should be displaying or ‘sky-dancing’ at this time of the year, a truly memorable sight. Three islands are visited: Hoy, Shapinsay and South Ronaldsay, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

28/04/2018 - 04/05/2018 ULTIMATE ORKNEY - Available Spaces: 0

This is a Shetland Wildlife Tour with Steve as its leader:

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 ultimate Orkney holiday…

For further details and an itinerary click:  shetlandwildlife.co.uk

for bookings contact info@shetlandwildlife.co.uk

05/05/2018 - 12/05/2018 ORKNEY WILDLIFE AND ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR - Available Spaces: 6

After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. Expect to see seabirds such as puffins and gannets; and raptors such as our speciality bird, the hen harrier. Three islands are visited: Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for the most northerly little tern colony in the UK and other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

12/05/2018 - 19/05/2018 ORKNEY WILDLIFE & ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR - Available Spaces: 6

After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. Expect to see seabirds such as puffins and gannets; and raptors such as our speciality bird, the hen harrier. Three islands are visited: Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for the most northerly little tern colony in the UK and other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

08/06/2018 - 15/06/2018 NORTHERN ISLES PHOTOGRAPHY WEEK - Available Spaces: 4

After 15 years of operation in Orkney and Shetland, we’re pleased to offer our very first joint Orkney and Shetland, Northern Isles tour. This tour is aimed at amateur photographers of any level who wish to develop or hone their skills photographing the wildlife, land and seascapes, and cultural sites of both Shetland and Orkney. We’ll spend 4 days each in Shetland and Orkney, visiting several islands, National Nature Reserves and RSPB reserves as we enjoy a variety of subjects to test our skills. Expect close-ups of gannets, great skuas, puffins and rare flowers, and seascapes to take your breath away. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for our special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the Busta House Hotel on Muckle Roe in Shetland (www.bustahouse.com); and the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray in Orkney (www.thesandshotel.co.uk). Transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

16/06/2018 - 23/06/2018 ORKNEY WILDLIFE & ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR - Available Spaces: 4

After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. Expect to see seabirds such as puffins and gannets; and raptors such as our speciality bird, the hen harrier. Three islands are visited: Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for the most northerly little tern colony in the UK and other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

23/06/2018 - 30/06/2018 ORKNEY WILDLIFE & ARCHAEOLOGY TOUR - Available Spaces: 6

After 15 years of operation in Orkney, our wildlife and culture tours have been finely honed to blend Orkney’s natural history with its Neolithic, Pictish and Viking sites. The good news is that all the archaeological sites are in stunning natural settings, and one is even an RSPB nature reserve! Imagine the sounds of skylarks, curlews and lapwings as you’re wandering around the Ring of Brodgar. Expect to see seabirds such as puffins and gannets; and raptors such as our speciality bird, the hen harrier. Three islands are visited: Hoy, South Ronaldsay and Westray, and two days are spent on the Orkney Mainland. A ‘free day’ enables you to visit Kirkwall, and its cathedral and museum, or else wander around your hotel looking for the most northerly little tern colony in the UK and other special birds and plants. Accommodation is provided by the 4* Sands Hotel in Burray (www.thesandshotel.co.uk), and transport is by means of our 9 seater minibus. Tour size is usually restricted to a maximum of 6 so that you are guaranteed lots of individual attention. Please click here to book. Cost £1,395.

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