You'll get a completely different perspective of our fantastic coastline from any sea jaunt.
Whitby and Scarborough have the most choice for boat trips in summer months and it's simply a case of heading to the harbourside and checking out the sandwich boards and taking your pick. See Wildlife Watching for whale watching ideas and Fishing for angling trips too.
A few trips are worth a special mention:
- The very much retired historic Whitby lifeboat Mary Ann Hepworth. Having saved 201 lives, and now lovingly restored, this lifeboat lives on offering 30 minute trips along the coast. The comprehensive Old Whitby Lifeboat website includes details of where to board. Dog friendly.
- The Bark Endeavour, a scale replica of Captain Cook's famous ship complete with modern safety aids and navigation instruments, leaves Whitby on regular sailing trips following in the path of Cook, but only as far as Sandsend... Dog friendly too.
- Have a whale of a time watching the teeming sea-life close to our shores on a four-hour Whitby Whale Watching trip from late July to November. You’ll have the potential to see not just seals, dolphins and porpoises but minke, fin, sei, northern and humpback whales too
- A sunset cruise with Whitby Coastal Cruises; enjoy the evening sun on both land and sea
- Join a charter angling boat and try fishing out at sea. For more information about local fishing opportunities take a look at Whitby Charter Skippers Association.
- Ruswarp Pleasure Boats for a tranquil row along the river Esk.
- North York Moors Coast
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