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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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Wonderful morning on Scapa Flow

A lovely 3 hours on Scapa Flow, Laurence was able to show us both the history and wildlife that are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip N
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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3 hour voyage around Scapa Flow

We wanted to explore Scapa Flow and see birdlife and seals etc. All arrangements with Laurence were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gordon C
Worthing United Kingdom
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Morvean Berstane Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SZ, Scotland
+44 1856 876743
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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

Thank E4337UUkeithc
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I booked this 3 hour boat excursion for my partner to enable him to visit the war graves of HMS Royal Oak and HMS Vanguard. I hoped to go also but it was very dependent on the weather conditions on the day, not being the...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016

It was a miserable day on Orkney when we were heading out on our boat trip but the sea was calm and it wasn't cold. We met Laurence at the pier and tide was so high we could step on to the boat. Our first...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Despite it being a misty and cold day, we really enjoyed this trip. Lawrence is a great guide, very knowledgeable and quickly works out what your group is interested in. With three children aged 8-10, he quickly worked out that we really wanted to see...More

1  Thank B38Bass
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Lawrence is the perfect guide - helpful, friendly and extremely knowledgable. We saw huge numbers of birds, including a peregrine falcon, great northern divers, eiders etc. We also saw the grave of the Royal Oak which was very moving. Definitely one of the high points...More

2  Thank Londoner58
Reviewed 14 June 2016

A must do for every holiday is a boat trip. This was exceptional ! We were met by our skipper - Laurence - on time and at the right place. From the moment we took to the water to the moment we got out this...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 11 May 2016

this was the best part of our holiday, we saw so much wildlife, seals, peregrine falcon, seabirds, both on the water and on the cliffs. Our guide, Laurence had enthusiasm and in depth knowledge of both the history of scapa flow and its wildlife. ....More

1  Thank michael h
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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.