Authentic travel to unspoilt destinations

Why Shearwater Travel?

Shearwater Travel is an independent travel agency providing trusted travel advice.  We put together holidays which give you a real sense of the country you are visiting, allowing you to experience all the destination has to offer whilst avoiding the busy tourist hotspots.  We take you to the unmissable sights but also the lesser known ones.  We want you to have an authentic holiday which creates unforgettable memories. 

Like many of our clients, we like to stay active on holiday.  In particular, we like to walk.  Partly because we love the exercise but also because it brings us closer to the country, landscape and people.  So we include a number of destinations with great walking opportunities and other activities. Select About Us to find out more about how we do this. 

As the world begins to open up post-pandemic keep in touch with latest developments in international tourism with Shearwater Travel’s weekly travel bulletin covering changes to UK travel restrictions, destinations opening up to UK travellers, how to book safely and some inspiration for your next trip.   

Some of our favourite destinations

What our clients say about us

We have just returned from a fantastic trip to Oman and wanted to say thank you for all your help organising such an amazing holiday. From the outset you were always available to answer any questions and offer well-informed advice and top-tips. It really helped us get the most from our time in such an interesting country, there really is so much to do - snorkelling with turtles, wild swimming in deserted wadis, dune bashing and hiking in the mountains and so much more! The hotels you recommended were excellent with wonderful service and beautiful views. We thought Oman was truly amazing and the Omani people were extremely welcoming and proud of their country. Once again thank you and where can you send us next?
Paul and Alison
Oman, November 2021
We cannot recommend Shearwater Travel highly enough! Normally quite self-sufficient when it comes to holidays we sought Nicola's help with a family holiday to Greece as we were unfamiliar with the Greek Islands. Nicola listened carefully to what we were looking for and came up with an interesting list of suggestions including a couple of thought provoking left-field options. She then worked with us to come up with a tempting shortlist and we finally ended up booking an island destination and villa combination which absolutely nailed the brief. Everything was painless and very professionally handled. We look forward to booking with Shearwater again!
Paxos, August 2021
Nicola organised a half term trip for us to Portugal. It all went like clockwork and we had a lovely break in a really nice hotel. She gave us some good advice re testing and made sure we had all the instructions we needed beforehand. Highly recommended!
Eastern Algarve, May 2021