Speyside Wildlife

Speyside Wildlife runs fully inclusive, fully guided, birdwatching, whale watching and mammal watching holidays in Scotland and around the world, for enthusiasts of every ability. We also offer tailormade wildlife watching tours of any length, in any location, to suit your needs.

Visit our website to find details of all our wildlife holidays, day trips, dusk watches and tailormade tours; book a holiday around the world – from Scotland to Spain, Eastern Europe to Yellowstone and many places in between; check out our professional guides, see our trip reports and testimonials or contact us with any questions. If you can get away at short notice, keep an eye on our late availability at

Our holidays are just that - holidays. We’ll try to squeeze in as many exciting€tivities as we can, but still give you completely relaxed enjoyment, so that you can ‘switch off’ for the week. We pride ourselves on our high level of personal attention, but we won’t race around in pursuit of big lists. Our guides’ enthusiasm is infectious and whether you are a beginner or more experienced, young or old, we are happy to take time so you can enjoy the wildlife on a Speyside Wildlife experience to the full. Our office team makes sure everything runs smoothly before you arrive and our chefs at the Steading often get more praise than the wildlife and can tailor the meals to any specific requirements. Away from Speyside our holidays around Scotland and Overseas run to a very similar format. We try to find the most friendly, rural, good quality, family-run accommodation with ensuite facilities. For us, great food, small groups€commodation with character and comfort and wildlife watching near at hand, are all vital ingredients in a successful Speyside Wildlife holiday.

You’ll find that you need little, if any, extra spending money (unless detailed), as our holidays are all inclusive - the price you see is the final price you pay and covers accommodation, meals, transport, boat and ferry costs and flights, as detailed with each destination. Not included are travel insurance, tips, expenditure for telephone calls, drinks etc at the€commodation, and items of a personal nature.

We’re all becoming increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Consequently we’ve set out to do our bit to reduce our footprint. Not only are we adhering to the "reduce, re-use, recycle" ethos, but we’re also making a contribution back into the environment. Speyside Wildlife has linked up with RSPB Abernethy, which has a long term vision to extend the Caledonian Pine Forest within the Reserve. For the travel and transport included in the price of our holidays, we contribute to RSPB to help fund the Abernethy Tree Nursery, so helping to offset the effects of climate change. Each hour of air travel is offset by ¼ of a tree and each 1,000 kms of car travel is offset by ½ a tree. We look forward to welcoming you on a Speyside Wildlife experience soon.

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Tailormade wildlife watching holidays anywhere in the UK - designed just for you!

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For bird clubs, tour operators or just friends. Take the hassle and uncertainty out of your decision and let us arrange your trip, whether in Scotland or overseas, at any time of the year.

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USA Tailormade wildlife watching holidays - designed just for you!

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Let us organise all the details of your wildlife watching trip to USA, whether it's for individuals, couples, families and friends or birdwatching clubs.

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Wildlife watching cruise around Spitsbergen

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Cruise around Spitsbergen Archipelago in search of Polar Bears and high arctic birds in awesome scenery - our most northerly wildlife-watching holiday. Close up views of Walrus and arctic birds.

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Day Trips

From: £160.00

If you’ve only a day or two to spare, or you’d like to see the wildlife of the Cairngorms, but don’t know where to start, then a day out with one of our wildlife guides is just for you.

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Orkney and Speyside - bird watching and wildlife watching in Scotland

From: £1875.00

LAST MINUTE AVILABILITY! Bird watching and mammal sighting in Speyside and on Orkney. looking for Capercaillie, Crested Tit, Golden Eagle and Pine Marten, followed by three days exploring Orkney

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Dusk Watches in our mammal hide on Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland offering a wildlife watching experience with the chance to see Pine Marten, Badger, Red and Roe Deer and more

From: £20.00

Come and enjoy our famous “State of the Art” warm, comfortable hide in Speyside’s Caledonian Pine Forest, for Pine Marten, Badger, plus Red and Roe Deer.

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Wildlife Watching in California

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See the wonderful wildlife of California, the most diverse state in America, including the Monterey coast and Yosemite National Park - plus boat trips and hawk-watching at the Golden Gate

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Shetland and Orkney - wildlife watching in the land of the Simmer Dim.

From: £2495.00

All-inclusive wildlife watching holiday just 6° south of the Arctic Circle in the far northern isles of Scotland.

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Fair Isle in Spring - a tiny dot on the map between Shetland and Orkney, but a magnet for migrating birds during the spring and autumn.

From: £1595.00

Bird Watching on Fair Isle during the nesting season. Sea-bird colonies including Gannets and both Arctic and Great Skuas. Days out will be on foot over rough tracks or moorland.

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Spain Tailormade birdwatching and wildlife watching holidays designed just for you!

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Let us organise all the details of your wildlife watching trip to Spain, whether it's for individuals, couples, families and friends or birdwatching clubs.

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Northumberland - fabulous bird watching exploring the coastlines, forests and moorlands.

From: £1095.00

A six day bird watching holiday on the beautiful and wild Northumberland coast in search of seaducks, scarce grebes, divers, shorebirds and geese - including a full day on Holy Island

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