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Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2024

  • Staithes, North Yorkshire

A Birding and Cetecean Safari on the Sea! 2024

These special longer boat trips will sail from the wonderful fishing village of Staithes. These trips will last up to five hours. For a shorter three hour Seabird and Whale trip CLICK HERE.

On our Yorkshire Coast Nature Seabird & Whale Trips in 2023 we saw Black Tern, large numbers of Arctic and Common Terns, two Sabines GullsArctic Skuas, Great Skuas, Manx Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwaters, Balearic Shearwaters, Atlantic Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Fulmars, hundreds of diving Gannets, Great Northern Divers, Red-throated Divers, Common Scoters and much more including migrant song birds crossing the North Sea and even Peregrine Falcons and a local Barn Owl from the boat.

The Yorkshire coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

In late summer Minke Whales appear, following the Mackerel shoals, these fantastic mammals are the most regularly seen large cetacean on our coast, watch the YCN video below from some up close whale action! Harbour Porpoise are with us throughout the year and seen on most of our trips. Bottle-nosed Dolphins are now being seen all year round on the coast in increasing numbers. In 2023 we even saw an Atlantic Flying FishBlue-fin Tuna and a Sunfish!

These special full day trips have been designed to allow the flexibility to target the best stretch of coastline depending on where the seabird and/or cetacean action is prior to the tour.

In 2023 we will run our trips from Staithes again with Sean Baxter as our skipper with 5 hours at sea.

Throughout the trip you will have a great opportunity to learn about field craft and identification from our local expert guides in a small friendly group environment. Each tour includes  the boat trip and an expert YCN guide in a small group environment. The meeting point will be the harbour Staithes village in North Yorkshire. A meeting place map will be sent by email along with your booking details.  

Please Note:

If you have any mobility issues please email us prior to booking info@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk 

Access to the boat is by a short ladder from the harbour side

Payment must be made in advance of any booking. All bookings will be confirmed by email which will contain important details of your trip. 

Please email us to confirm you have read and understood the instructions and keep your email safe. 


Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2024

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »


Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2024

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »


Jono Birding in Israel as part of the award winning Yorkshire Terriers team in 2018

Jono Leadley BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology Jono is a self-confessed nature geek. His passion started at an early age, firstly with birds and then broadening into all forms of wildlife and this interest has taken him all over the world. [image]3[/image] Jono… Read More »


Margaret birding in Scotland

Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science , Post Graduate Certificate in Education Margaret has been a keen birder from an early age, growing up in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire. At a younger age Margaret spent most of her time out in the… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Fri 19th Jul - 6.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 8 Places remaining
Sat 20th Jul - 7.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Fri 26th Jul - 11.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Sat 27th Jul - 6.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Mon 29th Jul - 8.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Fri 2nd Aug - 6.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 3rd Aug - 7.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Mon 5th Aug - 8.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 8 Places remaining
Fri 9th Aug - 10.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 8 Places remaining
Sat 10th Aug - 11.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 1 Places remaining
Mon 12th Aug - 7.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Fri 16th Aug - 10.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Mon 19th Aug - 7.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Fri 23rd Aug - 11.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 24th Aug - 11.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 4 Places remaining
Mon 26th Aug - 7.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 5 Places remaining
Fri 30th Aug - 10.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 31st Aug - 6.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 5 Places remaining
Mon 2nd Sep - 7.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Fri 6th Sep - 10.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 4 Places remaining
Sat 7th Sep - 10.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 3 Places remaining
Mon 9th Sep - 10.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Fri 13th Sep - 8.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 14th Sep - 9.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Mon 16th Sep - 11.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 7 Places remaining
Fri 20th Sep - 9.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 21st Sep - 10.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Mon 23rd Sep - 10.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Fri 27th Sep - 9.00am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Sat 28th Sep - 10.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining
Mon 30th Sep - 6.30am 5 hours Staithes, North Yorkshire Group £90 9 Places remaining

Event Reviews

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what a great day. I remember on the way up in the car saying it should be fun, but that (and I am ashamed to say this now!) minke whales... Read Full Review »