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Wildlife Tour, from 22 Aug 2017, £90

Seabirds and Whales

Seabirds and Whales


A Birdwatching and Cetacean Safari on Land and Sea!

The Yorkshire coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby is now becoming famous for its whale watching! In July 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 and White-beaked Dolphins are now being seen every year on the coast in increasing numbers!

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. Up to 6 hours is spent at sea from Staithes. We use chum to attract the birds to the boat which makes a big difference, often allowing closer views and opportunities for photography! The land based part of the tour is spent sea watching from a nearby coastal watch point to familiarise the group with the seabirds and sea watching techniques.

On our Yorkshire Coast Nature land and offshore seabird trips in the last few years we have seen Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Corys Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Phalarope, Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, Gannet, Shag, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Caspian Gull and even Short-eared Owl!

Throughout the day 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 cost and expert guiding in a small group environment. The meeting point will be at Staithes in North Yorkshire.

Places: up to 8

Leaders Richard Baines and Sean Baxter.

Price £90.00

What’s included: Boat trip and Guiding

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 22 Aug 2017
Wed 23 Aug 2017
Thu 31 Aug 2017
Thu 7 Sep 2017
Fri 8 Sep 2017
Fri 15 Sep 2017
Thu 21 Sep 2017
Fri 22 Sep 2017
Fri 29 Sep 2017



See location of Yorkshire Coast Nature on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 601516  Lat: 53.95743 Long: -1.08433


Mr Richard Baines

0121 4598120


Yorkshire Coast,


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
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