What's New

Eagles

Seeing lots of Eagle activity at the moment between break in the showers of rain. Mostly Sea Eagles but seeing some Golden activity too!

WILD HIGHLAND TOURS HAS MOVED

We are still based on the Ardnamurchan peninsula but are now operating from The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse, Glenborrodale. We will still be guiding wildlife tour...

The Ardnamurchan Bunkhouse
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WILDLIFE TOURS

What we offer

Isle of Rhum

Isle of Rhum

The West Highlands are famous for some the world’s most spectacular scenery, mountain ranges and coastline and the wildlife is no different. This makes Wild Highland Tours perfect for nature seekers. Guided tours are designed to allow you to see some of Scotland’s most majestic creatures in their natural environment.  No one can deny that a Sea Eagle catching a fish is a wondrous sight or a Red Stag roaring is breathtaking.  These are common sights in Ardnamurchan and you don’t even need to travel too far from the road to see these outstanding natural wonders.

Eagle in flight

Eagle in flight

The wildlife in Ardnamurchan varies from pine martens raiding bird tables at night, to huge eagles circling the forests.  If you go further inland, you will find animals like red deer, hen harriers, red foxes and even wild cats if you are lucky! Returning to the coast, you will find it bustling with active otters and a rich variety of birds and on occasion’s dolphins, porpoises, minke whales and basking sharks can be observed.

Roe Buck in Dawn Sun

Roe Buck in Dawn Sun

The abundance of wildlife in Ardnamurchan means that people often flock here to watch it from afar and learn how we affect it in so many different ways.  Commonly, guided tours include Deer watching, Eagle watching and an insight into land management including the history of the area’s turbulent past, the enthusiasm and passion of our guides will leave you with a journey to remember – your trip to the wild side.

We offer a range of tours throughout the year in search of some of our most rare and exciting animals, birds and habitats and explore the issues affecting their managements and conservation. If you’d rather discover Ardnamurchan and it’s wildlife at a more personal and gentle pace, then our five day holidays are available from Spring and Summer.  You can count on the personal attention from our experienced guides.  The advantage of this kind of tour is that you can go where you want and take all the time you need to see the animals and birds.  Wildlife watching is an activity that requires patience, calm and quiet – the more time you spend, the greater the rewards!

The Daytime Tour

Royal Stag

Royal Stag

This is a 3-hour, 4×4 tour, which is tailored around our guests, and their specific interests to ensure you have the best day out possible.  A standard tour is from 10am until 1pm. On this tour, we hope to see animals and birds such as the golden and sea eagle, red, fallow and roe deer and birds including kestrels, hen harrier and merlin.

 

We place a minimum group size of 2 people with a maximum of 6 people to ensure that your needs and requirements are met with our skilled guides and ensure you have the best day out possible.

The Twilight Tour

Dog Otter

Dog Otter

This is a 3-hour, 4×4 tour tailored around our guests and their specific interests.  A standard tour usually commences around 7pm until 10pm but this is dependent on the time of year.  On this tour we hope to see roe and fallow deer, otters, pine martens and badgers.

We place a minimum group size of 2 people with a maximum of 6 people to ensure that your needs and requirements are met with our skilled guides and also to ensure you have the best day out possible.

Night Time Tours

Wildcat

Wildcat

This 4-hour tour takes you out at night with the aid of thermal imagery or night vision equipment in the hope of encountering species such as pine marten, red Fox, badger, owl, bats, roe and red deer.  However, the true encounter that we hope to seek is the Scottish Wildcat – Scotland’s Highland Tiger!  This experience is restricted to children over 10 years of age and adults.  We use thermal imagery and infrared to prevent unnecessary disturbance in one of its last strongholds.

We place a minimum group size of 3 people with a maximum of 6 people to ensure that you have the best time possible. This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

We would like to thank you for a super day on Thursday, see you next year!

Mary, Mags, Glen, Cherrie and Nancy