Dawn Star Boat Trips
Experience Scapa Flow naval harbour and its wildlife

 Boat Trips


For the 2018 season, trips will be available from 17th May to 14th August.

On our boat trips, Laurence your skipper will discuss any special interests before the trip commences and, as far as possible, customise the trip to suit you. Our usual tour takes 2 1/2 - 3 hours, but again this can be varied on request.



On one of our trips you can:



Information on the history and wildlife of Scapa Flow is given at various points.



Binoculars are available on board, and if you want to stop to get a closer look or take photographs, just ask!


2017 marked 100 years since the loss of HMS Vanguard in Scapa Flow. A visit to the war grave / wreck site can be included if arranged in advance.


We carry up to six passengers.


Trips are available at all times of the day, but there are certain times we cannot access the pier due to low tide. Please call us to confirm what times we will operate on your chosen day.



Prices for 2017 season (for our standard 2 1/2 - 3 hour trip):


Total trip price for 1 Person    - £120

                            2 Persons - £120

                            3 Persons - £140

                            4 Persons - £160

                            5 Persons - £180

                            6 Persons - £200


Prices are for an exclusive hire of the boat. Discounts may be available on trips shared with other groups. Please contact us for prices for longer or shorter trips. Payment can be made by cash or cheque at the time of travel (sorry no card facility).



Occasionally it is necessary to cancel trips. Your safety is our number one concern and if we find weather conditions on the day are unsuitable we will cancel the sailing. If the weather is unsettled, we would recommend you call us to confirm final details and weather conditions close to, or on the day of your trip.

If we have to cancel your trip for any reason we will make every effort to accommodate you on another trip.


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