Whitby Whale Watching

Get close to the whales

A variety of marine sea birds and animals await

Have you always wanted to get up close to whales, dolphins and other sea creatures?

Travelled hundreds of miles only to be disappointed?

Then join us and discover the Yorkshire Coast’s biggest secret!

Our whale-watching trips can last upto 4 hours and may go many miles offshore.

Our 17m motorsailer Specksioneer (a specksioneer was a whaling boat’s chief harpoon-firer) is licensed to carry 12 persons. Specksioneer was refitted in 2013 and has toilet facilities. She is idealy suited for those who want to experience the wildlife offshore. Summer Queen is larger,faster and offers cover for our passengers. When working with both vessels it widens the area we can cover, with more spotters, to give a better chance of finding whales. Please be aware that we may, at our discretion, make the decision to use only Summer Queen.

In the summer and autumn months, whales move south along the east coast of Yorkshire, following the shoals of mackerel and herring. Skipper Bryan Clarkson is an expert in finding whales off the Whitby coast. Minke whales, with their distinctive pointed heads and curved back fin, are spotted most often – they can be up to 10m (32ft) long. Other recent sightings have included sei, fin and humpback whales.

All trips depart from the Brewery Steps, St.Ann’s Staith, Whitby, YO21 3PW

Trips can be easily booked on this webite (using the calendar elsewhere on this page), via email (info@whitbywhalewatching.co.uk) or, least preferable, by phone

Tel: Jill – 07507 881934 or Bryan – 07941 450381

Please note we may not answer phones whilst at sea