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Morvean Berstane Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SZ, Scotland
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All reviews peregrine falcon different perspective great trip three hours royal oak scapa flow churchill barriers laurence binoculars buoy wildlife cliffs wreck passengers knowledge information history
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

I was trying to go to Muckle Skerry, but they don't go that far. It is out of their usual range and capabilities. It seems that different boats specialize in touring different places based in part on where they are moored and their boats capabilities....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the major wreck sites in Scapa Flow. Very moving experience. Lawrence gave all the history and background to what happened in both WW1 & WW2. Especially moving over the wreck of the Royal Oak. Also pointed out the wildlife and spotted a peregrine falcon...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank PhilBamber
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank PinkFirApple
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank CountryBumpkins3046
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank orkney90
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Alan B
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PamandIain
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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank AnnieB2116
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Philip N
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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29 May 2017|
Response from dawnstarscapa |
Thank you for your enquiry. Sorry but we are already booked up for 24th July.