Go Whale Watching!
Have you always wanted to get up close to whales, dolphins and other sea creatures? Then step aboard one of Whitby Whale Watching's boats and have your dream come true
Trips run from July to November and last around four hours. Click on the photo above for all the details and to make a booking.
The Replica Endeavour Photo by Paul Stamp
A sail to Sandsend in this beautiful Whitby built 40% scale replica of HMS Endeavour is super fun for all the family, and especially for children. With tales of Captain cook's voyages, sea shanties and the excitement of going to sea, this is an adventure not to be missed. Follow the link for full details.
The Old Whitby Lifeboat Photo by Paul Stamp
The Mary Ann Hepworth was retired in 1974 after 36 years of service, having saved 201 lives. Now you can take a really enjoyable and exciting 30 minute trip along the coast in this lovingly restored and historically important lifeboat. Their excellent Old Whitby Lifeboat website has a comprehensive history of the boat and full details of where to board.
Why not take a trip on the Old Lifeboat right now?
The Esk Belle III Photo by W.C.C.
Take a boat trip along the coast with Whitby Coastal Cruises. They have two new boats, Esk Belle III and Kerrera and you can enjoy wonderful views, whale watching and refreshments on board. Evening cruises to watch the sunset are very popular, following the coast to Sandsend and returning in the dark! If you prefer, take a 3 hour trip to Staithes, explore this pretty village and visit the lifeboat station. Private charters and educational cruises are also available.
Rowing at Ruswarp Photo by Nick Barker
If you would prefer something more relaxing, then a gentle row on the lovely river Esk takes some beating. The Ruswarp Pleasure Boats were established in 1874 and still provide a most enjoyable afternoon out for all ages.
The Sea Otter
Why not try your hand at sea fishing? The Sea Otter is a very comprehensively equipped boat with the latest electronic aids and her skipper has almost 30 years experience of operations from Whitby. Full details of trips are available on The Sea Otter 2 website.