Wild Discovery is an award-winning wildlife tour company offering its guests opportunities to see the most charismatic and enigmatic species in Scotland. Run by husband-wife team Dan and Rachael Brown they bring passion and fun to every wildlife-packed day. Whether a beginner or experienced birder or those with a general interest in nature, Wild Discovery will accommodate your interests and needs with infectious enthusiasm.
A fundamental value of Wild Discovery is supporting conservation initiatives. This means that you will frequently get behind the scenes access to some incredible projects and hear first-hand from those working on the ground to protect some of Scotland’s rarest and most fascinating species. Wild Discovery also works with local providers and producers to support green and rural livelihoods which also helps to reduce the environmental footprint of each tour.
Dan and Rachael are both professional ecologists and highly experienced leaders having worked from the Antarctic to the Arctic, Madagascar to Papua New Guinea, but they are always drawn back to Scotland and its rich and varied wildlife, history and character. Join them for an unforgettable experience.
Wild Discovery offer something for everyone…
Join Wild Discovery on anything from an immersive behind the scenes, fully inclusive tour giving you the best of Scotland to short 3 or 4 day breaks to suit all budgets that take in Islay, Jura, Caithness, Strathspey and more. Basking Sharks to Golden Eagles, Orca to carnivorous plants, there’s nothing we can’t show you.
Why not join us for a truly memorable holiday with your family and friends as we take a private vessel and explore the most difficult to get to and exciting regions of the Hebrides. You’ll have your own chefs and crew, Wild Discovery leaders and the chance to cruise St Kilda, track down Basking Sharks or visit tiny uninhabited islands, home only to Puffins, Seals and Otters.
Interested in seeing a particular species? We offer fully inclusive tours, short-tours and custom-made trips to find the most enigmatic species including: Golden & White-tailed Eagle Orca Otter, Common & Grey Seals Basking Sharks Minke Whale, Common & Bottlenose Dolphins Crested Tits & Scottish Crossbills Red Squirrels & rutting Red Deer stags Black & Red Grouse, Ptarmigan and possibly even Capercaillie. Why not join us as we search for Scotland’s Big Five?
Scotland boasts some remarkable wildlife photographic opportunities many of which are incorporated into our tours however we also offer custom-made photographic excursions. Examples of species we can get you close to include: Pine Marten Badger Mountain Hare Red Squirrel Crested Tit Golden Eagle General woodland birds
Custom day trips and tours
Do you have a particular desire to see or photograph a certain species or visit a specific area? We can design and organise day trips, short tours or fully inclusive land and sea adventures to create your perfect wildlife watching or photography experience.
Join us on a not-for-profit workshop to combine seeing some fantastic species, learning about identification and ecology, whilst supporting conservation projects in the process.
BEST OUTDOOR OR ADVENTURE ACTIVITY 2022/23 in the National Scottish Thistle Awards.
BEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITY at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, Nov 2022.