Whitby Pleasure Boat Trips

If you like Whitby then you probably love the sea! There’s nothing better than a boat trip out to sea on the ‘better weather’ days.  We’ve put together a few of the available Boat Trip options for you to choose from.


Whitby Coastal Cruises.

Whitby Coastal Cruises offer a range of Boat Trips.  You can take a short sea trip from the Harbour for just £5 (under 5’s go free) The boats leave the harbour every 20 minutes throughout the day, so booking ahead is not needed.

You could also take a harbour tour, which takes in the harbour and marina then along the River Esk and underneath the viaduct towards Ruswarp. Boarding takes places opposite the Angel Hotel and the price is again, £5.

A longer Coastal Cruise takes you along the coastline where you will hopefully get to see some of the wildlife too. Did you know you could spot dolphins here in Whitby amongst other things!

Why not take a Sunset Cruise. These are available throughout Summer, and sail towards Sandsend for 45 minutes to enjoy the amazing sun setting over the sea. There is also a Twilight Cruise on offer, leaving the harbour at dusk to enjoy the last of the light, then return to enjoy the view of Whitby with its twinkling lights.

In September Whale Watching trips will also be available.

If you go down to the harbour you will easily be able to spot these pleasure boats as they are all painted yellow.

Find more information and prices at Whitby Coastal Cruises


Yorkshire Coast Boat Trips

Take a trip on board ‘Coastal Explorer’ and discover the coast from Whitby to Scarborough. The trip takes you up the rugged coastline with some beautiful scenery, and the chance to see the amazing wildlife, which could include dolphins, seals, seabirds and whales, if you’re lucky!

In high season there are 4 trips a day. Either take a return trip, where you are able to stay in Scarborough a while and take a later trip back to Whitby; or choose a one way trip, and maybe catch one of the regular buses back to Whitby. This is said to be the ‘most scenic bus routes in the country’.

For those who enjoy cycling, then your cycles are also welcome on board. This way you not only get to enjoy your boat trip, but you could then take the popular Cinder Track cycle ride back to Whitby along the old railway lines. You can find more information on the Cinder Track Here.

Find more information and prices at Yorkshire Coast Boat Trips.


The Bark Endeavour

The Bark Endeavour is an authentic replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship The Endeavour. The Bark is around 40% of the size of the original vessel and built in Whitby.

These boat trips are full of fun for the whole family. Listen to traditional sea shanties, stories of Captain Cook and lots of history about Whitby. The ‘Voyage’ will take you out of the harbour and along the coast to Sandsend and back. You will find the Bark Endeavour on the Harbouside at the fish quay.

Find more information on the Bark Endeavour Click Here