Welcome To The World of Shetland Otters

John Campbell is Shetland's only dedicated full time Otter watching guide. My objective is to give you the best possible opportunity to see and enjoy Shetland's wonderful wild otters, one of Europe's most emotive, enigmatic and secretive animals.

Shetland Otters is the only company in Shetland who specialise solely in taking you into the secretive world of Shetland's wild otters. I will show you where they live, play, groom and hunt. More importantly I will show you how to observe these animals without disturbing them, a policy that is at the top of my priority list. I will endeavor to give you an unforgettable experience.

At Shetland Otters I operate a system of personalised guided days, you alone or you and your partner or friend will be the only people I will escort on the day, no crowds, no hassle, just otters, you and your guide. Groups of 4 can be organised on an individual basis, please enquire through the website contact, info@shetlandotters.com.

On our day together we will travel to my top locations to walk quietly along the seashore and when we encounter otters or any other wildlife I will identify and explain the techniques I use to get you the best views possible. Tips and technique's you can use for yourself on the rest of your stay in Shetland, or in other locations around the UK.

Shetland Otters operate year round. For the real enthusiast, visit Shetland in the winter and view otters at work and play throughout the short winter days. The experience of observing otters in the snow is not to be missed.

So let me take you into the secretive world of Shetlands otters and make your holiday special.

                    "Nothing captures the spirit of wilderness and natural beauty quite as completely as a wild otter. Nowhere else on earth is better than Shetland to see them and no one else on earth is better placed to introduced you the magic of these elusive animals than John Campbell"

- Simon King, Wildlife Filmmaker & Television Presenter


5 otters, photographed in Shetland