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Wildlife holidays in Scotland. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Scotland wildlife holidays

Scotland wildlife holidays

If you associate wildlife watching with geography field trips or up at dawn bird watchers, Scotland wildlife holidays will convert you. But the secret is to get a top guide. A local expert knows exactly where and when to spot all the untamed treats such as golden eagles or red deer, whales or dolphins. And teach you about their journeys in this beautifully biodiverse country.

Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
Spot whales, otters and eagles on Isle of Mull, Scotland, from £450 - £555 (5 days) ex flights
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
Ultimate week of wildlife spotting on the Isle of Mull, from £665 - £795 (7 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £375 - £984 (3 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1795 - £1995 (7 days) ex flights
St Kilda wildlife cruise in Scotland
A guided sea adventure to St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides, from £1450 (7 days) ex flights
South Argyll wildlife cruises in Scotland
Idyllic wildlife cruise to the West Coast of Scotland Isles, from £1080 (7 days) ex flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £690 - £984 (8 days) ex flights
Autumn wildlife holiday in Scotland
Wildlife watching in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, from £895 (8 days) ex flights
Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise in Scotland
A guided discovery of the idyllic islands of the Hebrides, from £1800 (10 days) ex flights
Inner Hebrides cruise holiday, Scotland
A scenic cruise of the Scottish Isles from the Clyde to Oban, from £1795 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland and Northern Ireland small boat cruise
Argyll and Antrim Explorer: a unique small boat 9-day cruise, from £1620 (10 days) ex flights
Southern Hebrides heritage and wildlife cruise, Scotland
A Scottish cruise to the islands of the Inner Hebrides, from £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland wildlife holiday, Cairngorms NP & West coast
A wonderful Scottish Highlands wildlife watching holiday, from £925 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, Skye and the Small Isles
A guided wildlife cruise to the Isle of Skye, Scotland, from £1250 - £1256 (7 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland
Sunsets and sea lochs cruise on the West Coast of Scotland, from £830 (4 days) ex flights
Orkney & Shetland self drive holiday, Scotland
Island-hopping through the distinctive Northern Isles, from £795 - £850 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland summer wildlife holiday
Wildlife watching in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, from £995 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland to Norway cruise aboard the Ocean Nova
An epic Arctic adventure with glaciers, wildlife and villages, from £4845 (14 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull wildlife cruise in Scotland
Idyllic wildlife cruise exploring the Hebridean Isle of Mull, from £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, short break in the Western Isles
An idyllic 4 day short cruise to the Scottish Western Isles, from £945 - £1050 (4 days) ex flights
Whale and wildlife holiday in Scotland
Marine & land wildlife tours in Scottish Highlands & Islands, from £2099 (9 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
Scottish, wildlife adventures for active families, from £415 - £750 (7 days) ex flights
Small group wildlife holiday in Scotland
One of National Geographic's 50 Tours of a lifetime, from £895 (8 days) ex flights
St Kilda & the Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise, Scotland
St Kilda & Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise - a true adventure, from £1800 (11 days) ex flights
Scotland wildlife cruise, marine biology
A fun, introductory course to practical marine biology, from £690 - £984 (7 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
A Scottish wildlife & nature holiday for mind, body and soul, from £750 - £800 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £984 (6 days) ex flights
Mull & Speyside summer wildlife holiday
Wildlife watching in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from £1695 (11 days) ex flights
Spring bird watching tour in Scotland
Fantastic bird watching in the Highlands of Scotland, from £975 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland cruise, Lismore and Loch Etive
Lismore and Loch Etive cruise on the West Coast of Scotland, from £830 (4 days) ex flights

35 reviews for Wildlife holidays in Scotland4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Wildlife holidays in Scotland reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Memorable parts? The whole of our holiday was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotlandís beautiful scenery and wildlife. The only fault, we wished it didn't have to end! Tips? Don't forget your binoculars. Sensible shoes and a waterproof for when up on deck and the weather damp. Local benefits? I am not sure about these things as we didn't buy any... (more)julie Clease
From £1795 - £1995 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Brilliant holiday...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
From £690 - £984 excluding flights
Wildlife holiday in the Isle of Mull, Scotland
Very enjoyable and well organised....The scenery was absolutely stunning even if the weather wasn't great but that's the risk with going to Scotland any time of year. (more)Jennifer Lacey
It was all very enjoyable - the Discover Mull excursion was a particular highlight, when we saw golden eagles flying - among a ton of other wildlife! (more)Louise Keable
From £450 - £555 excluding flights
Mull wildlife holiday in Scotland
Mull is a wonderful island where you will not find a disappointing view. The wildlife trips organized as part of the holiday package were excellent. Each trip was conducted by very professional and knowledgeable experts covering all aspects of the local flora and fauna. (more)David Hayers
Excellent...All accommodation was situated in the best possible place for fantastic views and access to wildlife tours (more)janet kelly
From £665 - £795 excluding flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
From £375 - £984 excluding flights
Scotland wildlife cruise, marine biology
Memorable parts? I loved the whole atmosphere of being on the St Hilda, learning about how to sail a boat and discovering the wildlife around us. Sailing towards Arran under the blue sky was absolutely fantastic. Also, fishing for our dinner and catching lobster and crabs in our lobster pot was so exciting! Colette and Michael looked after us so well - they were the perfect hosts! And Colette cooks the most delicious meals! Tips? Remember taking the right gear so you can enjoy your... (more)N.Z
From £690 - £984 excluding flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Absolutely fantastic for ALL ages, young and old. Colette is a brilliant cook and the meal she made out of freshly caught Mackerel fish has set a very high bench mark to beat. Michael knows so much and is a very patient teacher. We miss them dearly - thank you for a trip to remember! (more)Lani Retter
From £690 - £984 excluding flights
Whale watching cruises, Isle of Mull, Scotland
Really enjoyed visiting the cairns of Coll in sunlight after a rather wet and miserable crossing . Thrilled to see, albeit a small, basking shark close up. (more)Linda Harvey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the surveys trip ... seeing Minke whales and basking sharks on such a beautiful day - I will remember this for many years to come. (more)John Eversfield
From £395 excluding flights
Whale & dolphin conservation in the Hebrides
One of the best travelling experiences I have ever had. Thanks to the competence of the staff, the kindness of the other participants and the wonderful beauty of the Hebrides isles. (more)Federico Spinucci
There was so much crammed into this voyage that it would be hard to pick out the most memorable. Breathtaking views and scenery, exhilarating sightings, knowledgeable crew, gourmet cooking. (more)Petrina Hines
Most memorable? Iím not sure if it was the sight of a pod of dolphin surging towards the boat and bow-riding or the excitement and happiness of my fellow volunteers and the crew. (more)Hilary Morley
From £950 - £1500 excluding flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
It was one of the best holidays I spent with my family, truly relaxing. We all feel re-energised, taken care of. (more)Sarah Ghiglino
A very enjoyable holiday particularly for the children who have not stopped talking about it yet... Taking part in the bushcraft activity and watching our grandchildren as they tried wild foods and made fire. The enthusiasm with which they approached every new challenge and the knowledge that they gained is priceless. (more)Frank White
I loved it! It helped the environment and taught you a lot about the area and animals around you. We were kept entertained and had a really fun time - I will always remember this holiday. (more)saskia robinson
From £415 - £750 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was during dolphin-watching, when a baby dolphin with itís' mother, dived in and out of the water, around both sides of our boat. They swam very close to us. Sarah, who steered the boat, knew the sea area near Cromarty and the Black Isle extremely well. She gave us an informative and exhilarating boat journey. Tips? This is a bespoke holiday so discuss with Deborah, the marine biologist, exactly what you would like to experience.... (more)Manjinder Jagdev
From £750 - £800 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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