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Dawn Star Boat Tours

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Morvean Berstane Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SZ, Scotland
+44 1856 876743
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My wife bought me this trip on the 'Dawn Star' as a birthday gift. Absolutely great three hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PinkFirApple
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Goole, United Kingdom
Really interesting trip

Laurence's boat is very comfortable, and he provides coffee, chocolate bars and binoculars if you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CountryBumpkins3046
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Morvean Berstane Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife bought me this trip on the 'Dawn Star' as a birthday gift. Absolutely great three hours out on Scapa Flow in amazing weather - couldn't have picked a better day. Hot, sunny and great visibility. I really enjoyed chatting to Laurence about Orkney...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Laurence's boat is very comfortable, and he provides coffee, chocolate bars and binoculars if you need them. He is very flexible in his bookings - reorganising the timing of our trip so that we could catch a flight with enough time to spare. Do try...More

1  Thank CountryBumpkins3046
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I booked this boat trip while holidaying in Orkney. This trip was amazing we had a great view of the Churchill barriers and we were delighted to see a good selection of wildlife. The boat was modern clean and we were given...More

1  Thank orkney90
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great way to see Kirkwall from a different perspective - the captain did a great job and provides binoculars to see plenty of wildlfe. He also gives some good WW II history when the British Navy used this as a base. Great trip for young...More

1  Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We have just returned from a wonderful week on the Orkney Islands and this trip was right up there with the highlights of the week. We did book this in advance before we left for the holiday so maybe do the same as it's a...More

1  Thank PamandIain
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Booked this trip before we arrived on Orkney. It's a small boat (max 6 passengers). On the day we sailed it was just the three of us, which felt really special. Laurence deliberately keeps numbers small in order to provide a more personal experience and...More

1  Thank AnnieB2116
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely 3 hours on Scapa Flow, Laurence was able to show us both the history and wildlife that are both abundant here. With close up views of the Churchill barriers, the site of the Royal Oak war grave and all the wildlife (skuas behaving...More

1  Thank Philip N
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We wanted to explore Scapa Flow and see birdlife and seals etc. All arrangements with Laurence were easy with swift replies to emails. We were out from 5pm to 7pm on a beautiful calm evening with views for miles. Laurence knows all the stories of...More

1  Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic trip on Scapa Flow with Laurence as a guide. We specified naval history for preference and he provided an excellent, moving and poignant commentary over a 3 hour trip. The wreck Site of Royal Oak sticks in my mind as the most memorable...More

Thank TMRDavies
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

No visit to Orkney is complete without a trip on Dawn Star with Laurence. We booked with Laurence to experience the unique features of Scapa Flow, both historical and wildlife as well as the beauty. Our expectations were more than exceeded! Laurence is very knowledgeable...More

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herbelman
29 May 2017|
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Thank you for your enquiry. Sorry but we are already booked up for 24th July.
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