ISLAND WILDLIFE TOURS relaxed tours at an easy pace
ISLAND WILDLIFE TOURS relaxed tours at an easy pace
Painted Lady Butterfly on Red Valerian


I have now finished my 2023 season, many thanks to all those who joined me on this years walks. I plan to start walks again in April 2024. There will be occasional dates when I am otherwise engaged (see below) but otherwise I would hope to leading walks most weekdays until some point in mid October apart from a gap in the summer when I wil be away working. 


St. Mary's Boatmen's Association is used for all Off Island excursions.  Boat tickets are available from Will on the quay on the day of the tour.


Normally there is no need to book in advance unless the reservation is for parties of 8 or more be.  Just meet on the quay to the left of the Association ticket kiosk where you will see the Island Wildlife Tours board advertising details of that day's walk.


Dates for 2024 

I have some bookings for 2024. During these times I will not be running my usual tours. These are -




July 20th to Aug 27th I will be away working for Seabourn and will therefore be travelling a few days either side of those dates.


Oct 1st-8th I will be working with a private group for Wise Birding



There will also be the occasional single days when I am not doing my usual tours.




Generally in most years my tours will start in early April and finish in mid to late October.



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About Will

Will, originally from South Wales, came to live on the Isles of Scilly in 1981 after many years of holidaying here.

He first started leading guided wildlife walks on Scilly in 1985.  Since then he has led tours to many parts of the world, including several destinations in southern Europe, North Africa, South America and most recently Antarctica.  The Falkland Islands are his most frequented destination.  In 2001 he wrote the first guidebook to the Falklands, Falkland Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide, the second edition was published in 2018.

Will spent 8 years as Conservation Officer and guide for the Islands' Environmental Trust (now Wildlife Trust) before returning to full time tour leading with his own business, Island Wildlife Tours.

Will was the bird recorder for the islands for  18 years and is currently the Honorary President and Chairman of the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.

Will now delights in sharing his love and knowledge of Scilly's natural history with hundreds of visitors each year.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth about to feed

Home address:

Will Wagstaff

Island Wildlife Tours

42,Sally Port, St Mary's

Isles Of Scilly

TR21 0JE

Contact me

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact me via :


+44 01720 422212 +44 01720 422212



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