Atlantic puffins are everybody’s favorites on my Scotland cruises.

As always, I have a full schedule of VENT tours coming up in the next months, and I hope you’ll take a look at each of them. Clicking on the links should take you to pages with full information about each trip, including full itineraries, photo galleries, and, most important of all, narrative reports from earlier outings, giving you a clear sense, I hope, of what you can expect at each destination.

At the moment, I want to call particular attention to a fantastic opportunity to visit some of Scotland’s most beautiful and most romantic settings on a small ship cruise this coming spring. We still have several spaces open on our wonderful 132-passenger vessel the Greg Mortimer, and through the end of August, VENT, in cooperation with our cruise partner, Aurora, is offering a very attractive discount on the remaining cabins. I hope you’ll join me in this exploration of the birds and history of the Hebrides, the Orkneys, St. Kilda, and Shetland—if those names alone don’t make your heart beat faster, I recommend a quick visit to the emergency room. Please be in touch with me or with Greg in the VENT office (greg@ventbird.com) to register or if you have any questions at all about this unforgettable voyage.