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Guided Tour, from 27 Jul 2018, £90

Yorkshire Coast Nature Guide Tours

Yorkshire Coast Nature Guide Tours

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A Birdwatching and Cetacean Safari on Land and Sea!

The North and East Yorkshire Coast has long been famous for its seabirds. From the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland which reaches 6 miles out to sea to the Jurassic Coast of Scarborough and Whitby with two Bird Observatories at Flamborough Bird Observatory and Filey Bird Observatory and a watchpoint at Long Nab Scarborough Birders.

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!

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.

In 2018 we will run our trips from Staithes again with up to 6 hours at sea! 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 seawatching techniques.

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

Picnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 27 Jul 2018 06:30
Sat 28 Jul 2018 07:00
Sun 29 Jul 2018 07:30
Fri 3 Aug 2018 09:30
Sun 12 Aug 2018 06:30
Fri 17 Aug 2018 10:00
Sat 25 Aug 2018 06:30
Fri 31 Aug 2018 08:30
Sat 1 Sep 2018 09:00
Fri 14 Sep 2018 08:30
Sat 15 Sep 2018 09:00
Fri 21 Sep 2018 09:30
Sat 22 Sep 2018 09:30
Sun 23 Sep 2018 10:30
All trips are for 8 hours.

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Contact

Tourism Bureau

01723 383636

Address

Staithes Gallery,
High Street,
Staithes,
SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA, North Yorkshire,
TS13 5BH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 783187  Lat: 54.55835 Long: -0.78952

By Road:
Accessed from A174 from the north and south. Coming from the west Staithes is accessed from A169 towards Whitby and then follow A174 north. Follow signs for Staithes. Park at the top of bank.

By Public Transport:
X56 Arriva bus from Middlesbrough and Whitby.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Whitby station

Facilities

  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Notes

We regret that Staithes is not easily accessible for wheelchair users and anyone with mobility problems. The road down into the old village is very steep as is the access to the Cowbar side. A free taxi service will be available from the public car park to take visitors up and down the hill. The main street is cobbled and there are numerous narrow passageways and steps. The harbour side is largely flat and suitable for wheelchairs as is the bridge and Cowbar side of the village by the lifeboat station.The pop-up galleries vary in accessibility but most of them are old cottages with narrow doorways and steps with limited wheelchair access.