Welcome to WildWings
Welcome to WildWings, a fully bonded and licensed specialist travel company with over 20 years experience of sending thousands of people to all parts of the Earth, from the edge of space to the depths of the ocean’s, and everywhere in-between.
We travel the whole wild world in search of birds, whales and dolphins plus other mammals , often set in spectacular scenery and visiting some of the most beautiful places nature has created. We also offer the widest choice of bird and wildlife (expedition) cruises available, from polar bears to penguins, humpback whales to hummingbirds and much, much more. With our team of exceptional leaders and guides, backed by friendly and experienced office staff, we look forward to you joining us soon.
Here are some of the fantastic responses we have had for our trips... don't take our word for it take theirs!
"I will single out Dick Filby as a superb part of the holiday and his knowledge, patience, enthusiasm, spotting ability and friendliness ensured that every hour of wildlife watching produced the maximum"
The tour was excellent in every respect. Having been with WildWings before my expectatations were high, but this was beyond my wildest dreams, absolutely fantastic” (Poland in Spring 2012)
‘It was a fantastic holiday – thanks for your advice and assistance’
‘A very enjoyable trip made especially so by the excellence of Dick Filby’
“Simon Cook’s knowledge and enthusiasm is a real asset”
“Fantastic trip all round, most enjoyable. Excellent value for money and filled with top seabird and cetacean experiences with great photo ops too”
Your best memory? “the friendliness of everyone”
"This was one of the best (if not the best) tours that we have ever taken."
“You seemed very knowledgeable!....Fritz (one of the guides) had superb bird knowledge…our best memories were the scenery, penguins, the whales – too many to mention!”
"It was our 60th birthday treat to each other and turned out to be everything and more than we had imagined.Wild Wings and Dick Filby were professional at all times. Onboard everyone had a lot of time and patience with me as I am not an avid birder. All up it was more than we ever hoped for and thank you all for your contribution to make it this way for us. We would recommend your company to others and will happily travel with you again when the time is right. Thank you all."
"Had a super time, Chris & Regina worked very well together”
"Had a super time, Chris & Regina worked very well together”
‘it was an incredible experience and one that is almost impossible to put into words….We had an experience that was all you and the brochure had predicted and more’
“We are back from trip to Antarctica and it was absolutely amazing!!! We had the time of our lives. Everything was just excellent, excursions, wildlife….everything was way better than expected. I wanted to thank you for all your help through the booking process and all the information you gave us. We are already telling all our friends not to hesitate to contact you. Thank you again for everything!”
‘More than met my expectations’
‘This was the adventure of a lifetime…the memory will stay with me forever’
‘Holiday of a lifetime; awesome, Bruce, Dick and Denise were all brilliant’
‘Could not be bettered..an unbeatable team!’
"We had a fantastic time, 7 penguins, 5 albatross species and great whale encounters. Dick was a great leader and extremely helpful."
“Hi John, E-mailing you is on my to do list, right before editing 8,000 more pictures. I wanted to thank you for answering all our questions and encouraging us to make the trip. It was an absolute trip of a lifetime for me. If anyone were to ask me, I don’t think you have seen the best of the Antarctic region if you haven’t been to South Georgia. The King Penguin colonies there were unbelievable. In addition to Denise and Dick and Bruce who you know are wonderful, all the ship’s staff was outstanding in their knowledge, enthusiasm and helpfulness. John, I must convey how pleasant it was to deal with you. It was a very personalized experience and I appreciate it.”
‘An amazing experience, truly the experience of a lifetime’
‘ Just to say we would choose WildWings before booking with other operators offering the same trips!’
“ Very helpful guides always present on the veranda – impressive”
‘Fabulous part of the trip’
civilised place, the veranda is an excellent spot. The guides were splendid,
they always responded to requests and some sought out new things for guests of
their own initiative’
‘The voyage surpassed my expectations, and was extremely good. Simon Cook was very likable and all the guides very good’
"Excellent innovative trip, scenery superb, Auroras spectacular!”
‘We went to find Snow Leopard and we did!’
‘A life-affirming experience’
‘We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was like being in a fairy-tale bubble, being so close to so much wildlife was a real privilege’
‘Absolutely brilliant holiday, very well organised, lovely people!!
‘The crew made a great trip even better…top notch’
‘This was everything and more, I enjoyed every moment…everyone was so attentive and made each one of us feel special’.
‘Great to have a trip like this to Indonesia – been looking for years…Loved it’
“A brilliant trip – wonderful scenery, amazing snorkels, great dolphin encounters, lots learned from Chas, 5* service from the crew. Didn’t want to come home!”
“An all round great birding experience.Will do it again!”
“Mark has vast knowledge of the area and it’s birds. Enjoyed every minute”
“Mark made every effort to get all group members to see all the birds. Mark’s fieldcraft was extremely impressive. Thank you to WildWings & team for a great and very memorable visit to China.”
“ Thanks to Sarah-Jane, everything went like clockwork, no problems with anything. Her knowledge of the area really helped when we phoned making the initial enquiries. It could not have been improved – an excellent holiday”
‘Many thanks to Sarah for the very professional set-up of our trip. All arrangements worked out very well’
“Sarah-Jane was extremely helpful and efficient…there were so many highlights, all enhanced by the great people we met, the good food we ate and the rum punches which just capped each day somehow”
‘I had a wonderful time, which could only have been improved if I stayed a couple of extra nights in each hotel’
‘St Lucia was an excellent additional stopover, all the island and many regional endemics seen’
‘A very nice place to stay!’
‘Gerard and Oda were most welcoming and accommodating: we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in their peaceful, civilised guesthouse in an excellent location. Breakfast in the lovely breeze with hummingbirds around were idyllic’
‘Our room was splendid plus the restful sound of the waves swashing up the beach. Newton George was excellent, knew the whereabouts of things it would have taken us months to find’
“ Regina was the best guide I have ever had on any trip I have taken such as this. Superb trip”
“Regina is a real asset to WildWings”
“The Pantanal was great, with fantastic Jaguar sightings!”
“One of our best travel experiences. Many thanks!”
“Spectacular! The trip couldn’t have gone better”
“Regina is an absolute star, we could not have asked for a better leader. We had stunning views of Jaguars and their behaviour”
“One of the best times of my life. I loved every minute of it.”
‘WildWings had the ship, itinerary and expertise we wanted…all the staff, including the Zodiac crews were fantastic….thank you for an unforgettable trip’
“I have made 20+ trips to Central and Latin America, yet I saw more animals with WildWings in Brazil than on any previous trip. Even with a personal mammal list in the mid-400s, I still picked up 29 new species. Leaders worked super hard to help us get EVERYTHING. Just an amazing trip! “
‘Thanks again for a great tour, it was an excellent - birds, mammals and scenery’
“We really enjoyed the excellent birds, wildlife and fantastic scenery. Dick had an amazing workload, guiding, driving, shopping, organising, loading minibus – how does he do it all and keep cheerful!”
‘WildWings don’t just do it – they do it right!”
“A beautiful setting with excellent meals and nicely furnished room’
“Regina and her team were just wonderful!”
"We enjoyed this nature centre on our four day stay. The onsite guides were excellent”.
‘A lovely location facing the sunrise over Little Tobago, with House Wrens and Tropical Mockingbirds seranding us. We greatly enjoyed the open-sided restaurant and it’s visiting birds, and the relaxed atmosphere.”
“As enjoyable as it gets”
“This was staying in a comfortable house than a hotel. Regina made us feel at home and breakfasting with hummingbirds was wonderful. Desmond was a good bird guide who had a Potoo up his sleeve as a finale.”
‘Overall a superb trip with excellent guiding’
“Jonathan was absolutely outstanding, every other guide was equally knowledgeable, trip of a lifetime”
“Kaarel worked extremely hard to bring us some amazing wildlife experiences – would recommend highly”
"A truly stunning holiday, we enjoyed every moment!"
"Amazing scenery, lots of good birds, staff and crew on ship excellent!"
‘We had a great holiday, David was an excellent guide’
‘Kelvin and Caspar really complemented each other and made an excellent (and hilarious) onboard team’
“Bowhead Whales seen very well on three days, excellent whale-watching”
‘Enjoyed every minute…another excellent Israel tour. I can’t praise the guides highly enough!
‘Enjoyed the holiday immensely’
“Jonathan was the perfect guide – pure gold……..I didn't want it to end – I loved all of it…”
“Wonderful. Great Trip. Chris is my favourite guide, I always enjoy travelling with him”
“Really impressed with the ship’s Captain who went out of his way to help us”
‘It was in all respects excellent..Gerard was as usual, his cheerful and helpful best plus the accom and food of the highest standards’
“This was a very enjoyable birding break”
“The trip met the usual high standards in every respect – absolutely first class”
“Overall = A1”
“I have been on wildlife trips for over 40 years and Gerard is probably the best leader I have come across in all that time"
‘MEGA! Great trip, great leader, great people..Fantastic result!’
‘The Snow Leopards are seared into my memory banks…I feel immensely fortunate and privileged to have been there’
“Top rate – 25 out of 20!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip”
Best moment? ‘Spoon-billed Sand on the nest’
‘Out of the dozens of ships I have been on this was the one I liked best. A feast for all senses, the gentle rolling and litching, saltspray on my lips, delicious smells coming up from the galley, the sound of the wind and the waves, and tubenoses galore!’
‘The crew were fantastic in the way they looked after us. WildWings involvement throughout was exemplorary’.
"One of the best trips we have made"
“A fascinating insight for a first birding trip abroad, learnt a lot, great guide, good company and plenty of laughter”
“The Eilat Bird Festival was fabulous!, thank you so much”
‘Chas was wonderful, a marvellous teacher and has a great sense of humour…your overall enjoyment? Ive run out of superlatives!!!!’
‘Loved every day and every new experience. Congratulations on a well organised trip from the moment we first spoke to landing back in London’
“Rodney Russ is quite outstanding, very experienced, confident, competent and above all decisive. I never once doubted his judgement.”
“Chris was great – very hard working. He must be exhausted, he needs a holiday!”
‘Amazing scenery, lots of good birds, staff and crew on ship excellent!’
‘Thank you for all that you (& Chris) did to make this a remarkable experience’
‘Chris is a brilliant birder and a very nice guy. Superb.’
‘We were so pleased we opted for our own itinerary and not go as part of a big group….we both thoroughly enjoyed our time in T n T’
‘We had a fantastic time, 7 penguins, 5 albatross species and great whale encounters. Dick was a great leader and extremely helpful.’
“Dick went out his way to ensure everybody saw everything possible – can’t speak highly enough of him. 11 out of 10!”
‘As you can deduce from our comments, we loved the whole holiday’
‘A thoroughly brilliant trip’
‘A very enjoyable trip, weather, boat, fellow passengers, crew and food all top rate……many of the passengers had travelled with WildWings before and were very complimentary, so I shall definitely consider again in the future’
“Nigel was a star. His enthusiasm, knowledge & the hours he put in were outstanding”
“Lots of lovely WildWings co-adventurers”
“We thoroughly enjoyed this expedition and would recommend it to others”
“ Enjoyed every minute!”
“Excellent in all respects”
“Undoubtedly this voyage was made memorable because of Dick, his boundless energy and enthusiasm ensured that there was never a dull moment! Best memory – celebrating our sightings of Polar Bears, on deck, with Dick in the midnight sun!” K&A.C. June 2013
“Simon Cook has been the perfect tour guide, he could spot and recognise things with his naked eye and I could hardly find in my binoculars – and I consider myself an experienced birder. Congratulations for having him onboard"
‘An excellent team, good to get on with, all very helpful’.
‘Oda and staff were excellent. They made our stay most comfortable. Our bird guide Darren was courteous, informative and wow what a bird spotter!!”
“Sarah, Thank you for organising our excellent trip. We appreciated your help and support.”
‘Outstanding – best holiday ever!!’
“Tomasz was very good at catering for all our needs, showing great patience with everyone. An excellent leader with superb wildlife and local knowledge”
“The trip was well organised and gave us many wonderful and memorable experiences”
"I enjoyed the trip enormously - one of the best we have been on"
“I saw 40 tubenoses on the Atlantic Odyssey – fantastic!”
“Chris & Regina worked very well together and made a good team. We had a super time”
“Cruising in pristine rain forest, un-disturbed by man”
‘Very good, lots of good memories’
'this was a stunning holiday and as it may be my final holiday a very fitting end to my travels’
‘All very good, can’t really fault anything’
“I would rate all the tour leaders as excellent on all accounts!”
“Excellent numbers of mammals. A lot of nightwork which was good. Lots of behaviour to watch.”
”terrific wildlife encounters, the WildWings group were all great company and Dick was a really good leader, always at hand and helpful”
‘This was a very high quality trip that completely lived up to our expectations, it will give us lasting and wonderful memories. We saw everything we hoped to see.’
“thanks for the fantastic Arctic trip – it was truly wonderful. Worth every penny and enhanced by Dick….Bloody great and I shall be singing it’s praises to all”
‘Chris Collins was very hard working, putting a lot of hours in to help us try and see as much of the wildlife a possible……10 out of 10’
‘Thank you for a truly memorable holiday…we will certainly travel with Chas/or WildWings again’
“Only my second WildWings trip but another wonderful experience, Mark and his team are a real pleasure to travel with and always pull out all the stops to deliver. Our first day in KK possibly the best day in the field EVER”
“Loved every day in the field for the sheer numbers of birds and the views obtained”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, especially the company of Mark and Yotin”
‘Mark and his team all first class and worked hard for us’
“Mark and his team were all first class and worked hard for us” P.H. Feb 2014.
‘Chas was wonderful company and he was so enthusiastic! ..without hesitation we would travel with him again.’
“This was a really good trip which I am sure was enjoyed by all in the group”
“Brilliant, we loved it”
‘We both enjoyed our tour enormously – well done Dick Filby’