We work with Yorkshire Coast Nature and Real Staithes to provide eight hour, expertly guided days of seabird and whale watching. You'll be familiarised with seabirds and sea-watching techniques in a land-based training session before setting sail.
The trips are also used to gather important conservation information about marine mammals including whales and dolphins spotted in the North Sea, helping us to continue our conservation work and protect marine wildlife in the area.
The Yorkshire coastline is increasingly important for marine mammals and whales (cetaceans). It's home to:
- harbour porpoise
- grey seals
- minke whales
- white-beaked dolphin
- bottle-nosed dolphin
- and the occasional humpback whale
The area is also famous for its seabirds, including:
- northern gannets
- Atlantic puffins
- northern fulmars
- black-legged kittiwakes
- Manx shearwater
- Arctic skua
Dr James Wood, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Marine Manager said; “We are delighted to work with Yorkshire Coast Nature and Real Staithes and together we will provide not only a wonderful experience for those onboard but also improve the monitoring of local marine mammal populations. Together, we will also collect more information about the movements, distribution and abundance of these species to help ensure their long-term conservation.”
Booking is essential. Dates and details are available on the Yorkshire Coast Nature website. You can also find more detail on what you can expect from seabird and whale watching adventures.