Full Week Wildlife Holidays
The classic 7-night, all-inclusive wildlife holiday, based at Glenloy Lodge. Holidays run from Saturday to Saturday and including 6 full days of guided wildlife watching, all boat and additional trips, all meals and optional pick-up and drop-off from Fort William. We explore the wildlife and landscape of Lochaber and surrounding area, looking for iconic Scottish species such as the ‘big five’ of golden eagle, red deer, otter, common seal and red squirrel, as well as divers, pine martens, sea eagles, and a wide variety of other wildlife. We also include plants and insects in our interests and will try to have at least one decent walk each day which allows us to look more closely at all aspects of the local ecology. Holiday titles reflect seasonal highlights, but on all holiday weeks we will cover a wide range of habitats and species. Holiday prices reflect additional transport costs in additional trips required for different targets, such as marine mammals, but at least one boat trip will be included in each week, weather permitting. (Minimum group size 2 maximum 8)
For each holiday we have given a suggested itinerary, this is to so that you have an idea of what to expect in any given week but isn’t definitive and actual trips will be dictated by weather conditions and what we have already seen.
To find details of particular holidays then look at Holiday Schedule and Prices which can be sorted according to when and what you might want to see.
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Whales and other wildlife | (7 nights) | £995 31/08/19 - 07/09/19
We take at least two full day boat trips in search of whales, dolphins and basking sharks, one of which should take us to a basking shark hotspot. We also should have good eagle sightings as youngsters are taught to hunt by their parents. Black-throated divers, swallows and martins flock prior to migration. Blackcock start to lek again. 31/08/19 – 07/9/19 7 nights dinner, bed &… read more Holiday Type : Full Week Wildlife Holidays
Early Autumn Wildlife | (7 nights) | £895 14/09/19 - 21/09/19
We focus on early autumn wildlife watching in very different locations throughout Lochaber and beyond. Includes a late boat trip to the Small Isles, with a good chance of minke whales and other cetaceans before the equinox. First signs of red deer rut. Raptors hunt pipits in the glens. First autumn migrants appear. Late summer dragonflies are still flying strongly, including common and southern ha… read more Holiday Type : Full Week Wildlife Holidays
West Highland Autumn | (7 nights) | £895 12/10/19 - 19/10/19
We include a boat trip to Knoydart to explore this remote area. Red deer rut getting into full swing. Raptors hunt pipits in the glens. First autumn migrants appear. Trees start to turn, providing wonderful autumn colours. Ducks all back in breeding plumage. Harrier roost starts to form at the Insh marshes. 12/10/19 – 19/10/19 7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast with 6 full days wildlife w… read more Holiday Type : Full Week Wildlife Holidays