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Seabirds and Whales – A Full Day Yorkshire Adventure, England
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Seabirds and Whales - A Full Day Yorkshire Adventure, England

It’s incredible to think you can see wonderful whales and dolphins (cetaceans) on home turf. Gone are the days where you need to travel overseas to see these incredible creatures. Although we can’t guarantee you’ll see activity (which is the same wherever you go), it’s amazing they’re right here on your doorstep and you have a really good chance of seeing them!

Our North and East Yorkshire coast is also famous worldwide for its breeding seabirds and for being a seabird migration hot-spot. The significance of which has led to development of three Bird Observatories, Marine Protected Areas and several sites of international importance. There are literally hundreds and thousands of breeding, feeding and nesting birds here.

What you’ll see depends on the time of the year, but in recent seasons we have seen: Minke Whale, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, White-beaked Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Grey Seal, Common Seal, Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Atlantic Puffin, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Northern Fulmar, Northern Gannet, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser-black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake and even Short-eared Owl

In late summer Minke Whales appear, following the Mackerel shoals. These fantastic mammals are the most regularly seen large cetaceans in our shores. Not so long ago, the Yorkshire coast was once famous for its whaling fleet, but it’s fast becoming famous for its whale watching!

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!

Our small group size means you’ll have ample opportunity to learn about bird, dolphin and whale species and take photographs. We welcome anyone from beginners to the more experienced, which when in a small group, feels like you’re part of a team.

These special, full day adventures include a land-based wildlife walk and five hours at sea.  They leave from the wonderful fishing village of Staithes too.

If you want a taster of watching wildlife at sea, have a look at our Seabirds and Whales – Twilight Short Trips instead. It includes a three-hour boat trip and are more accessible to a wider range of people - but still with all the WOW-factor.

One thing’s for sure, these are wonderful experiences!

PLEASE NOTE: If you have any mobility issues, please email us prior to booking. Access to the boat is by a short ladder from the harbour side. Here is our email address if any questions: info@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk 

Highlights

  • Memorable encounters with magical marine life and birds, such as: Minke Whale, Bottle-nosed Dolphin, White-beaked Dolphin, Harbour Porpoise, Grey Seal, Common Seal, Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Cory’s Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Atlantic Puffin, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Northern Fulmar, Northern Gannet, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser-black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Mediterranean Gull, Caspian Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake and even Short-eared Owl
  • Time spent at sea with a local skipper who knows this coastline like the back of his hand.
  • Professional, local, expert guides with a passion for the sea, marine and bird life and a lifetime of wildlife knowledge in Yorkshire
  • Being taken to the thick of the birding, whale and dolphin action!
  • A small group, creating great opportunities to interact with your guide
  • Learn more about bird and sea mammal species
  • A full day out with lots of opportunities for photography - a great take home souvenir!
  • An interactive and free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist so you tick things off as you go
Alternative Tour Name: Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020

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This tour is operated by: Yorkshire Coast Nature
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Tour Facts

  • Yorkshire coast and Staithes, England
  • Set Departure
  • Full Day Trip
  • Wildlife
  • 10
  • 8 hours
  • Jul to Sep
  • +8 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English