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Scottish Islands - Victor Emanuel Nature Tours

Scottish Islands - Victor Emanuel Nature Tours

Jun 3rd, 2008, 05:05 PM
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Scottish Islands - Victor Emanuel Nature Tours

I am posting this question for a couple of friends who are considering a Scottish islands cruise (Orkneys, Shetlands, and more) on Victor Emanuel Nature Tours (VENT).VENT charters a small 46 passenger boat for the trip.

Has anyone heard of this outfit or taken a small cruise boat around the Scottish isles? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Jun 3rd, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Guy, I've not heard of them, but having checked the web site, that's not surprising.

Is the purpose of this trip the boat or the birds?
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Jun 4th, 2008, 03:19 AM
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Thanks for the reply. My friends' interest is in the birds and the more remote and exotic destination of these isles. I believe (but am not certain) that the locations may also contain some prehistoric sites that interest them.

The boat is not the reason for their trip. However,having taken a number of large cruise trips and small boat nature excursions myself, I believe they would not be interested in a large cruise line given their sightseeing objectives.
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Jun 4th, 2008, 03:39 AM
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VENT is a very well known and reputable Birding Tour Company. I have been on a number of their trips. Just realize that Birding Tour Companies concentrate on birding and not much else. They probably will not have time for visiting any prehistoric sites.
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Jun 4th, 2008, 02:06 PM
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I think they might do better with one of the local guiding companies. Just a thought, tho'
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Jun 4th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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Local guiding companies? Do you have any information or links about such companies? I'm afraid that I am completely unfamiliar with this area and what options my friends may have.
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Jun 5th, 2008, 07:09 AM
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I'll have a hunt for you. The RSPB's mag is probably the best place to look, but there are two commercial mags called Birdwatch and Birdwatching which might be OK, too
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