Dawn Venture Charters - For Your Personal Boat Trip Around Portpatrick

The Skipper

I am Dominic. I was born in Saltburn in the North East of England and have been involved with boats for many years.



Boating has always featured in my life and I began my interest at an early age, going fishing from Whitby and Scarborough with handlines and bits of mussel or mackerel! I have always taken the opportunity to go sea when it arose.

In 1991,  I joined the Royal Navy as an Engineer.  I served on frigates, varioux assault ships and aircraft carriers (most notable the  HMS Ark Royal).  I travelled the world for the next 22 years and experienced conflict in various theatres.  Since 2013, after obtaining the relevant qualifications,  I have skippered 3 charter angling vessels with "Optimist" being my largest and most powerful vessel. 



My background is in Engineering and I am a fully qualified Electrical/Electronics Engineer and Armourer.  I am also a commercially endorsed Advanced Powerboat Skipper with a cumulative career tally of over 5000 days at sea.

I have the utmost respect for the sea and appreciate how quickly she can turn on you.  If I cancel the trip or bring you in early, it is for a very good reason - YOUR SAFETY!  Being afloat is meant to be pleasurable not a scary experience.


I hope that you will consider "Dawn Venture" as an option for your trip.


Moored in Portpatrick, South West Scotland (dg98an)


Dawn Venture

38ft Aquastar Ocean Ranger with 2 x 315hp aftercooled cummings marine engines with Turbos

  • Large deck area with canvas covering for maximum comfort 
  • Enclosed flush toilet facility
  • Moored at Portpatrick, Wigtownshire (dg98an) 

  • 20 mile code of practice
  • All safety measures and up-to-date electronics



 We cater for your individual  


  •  Bespoke Charters


  •  Wreck Fishing


  •  Mackerel Fishing


  •  Scenic Cruises


  •  Wildlife Watching


  •  Dive Charters


  •  Survey Work


  • Workboat Duties





FACEBOOK: Dawn Venture Angling Charters-Portpatrick-SW Scotland



mobile : 07739231331


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