The vessel "Coastal Explorer" will offer unique trips between the ports of Whitby and Scarborough. Weather permitting there will be four trips per day, reducing to two in low season. Followed by a longer "special" trip later in the day.
Customers are welcome to travel one-way (or return from the first trip of the day) between Whitby and Scarborough. The trips will display the beautiful scenery, rugged cliffs and wildlife in its natural habitat. Whales, dolphins, seals and seabirds are hoped to be seen from these trips.
Bicycle or walk
We welcome cyclists aboard! The bikes can be secured aboard the boat for your trip to the neighbouring town. After experiencing the coast from the sea, take advantage of the amazing dis-used railway track between Scarborough and Whitby. This 21 miles route is ideal for walking or biking. See the history of the once magnificent railway line. Enjoy the many refreshment venues along the way. Drop into Robinhoods Bay and see the quaint village steeped in history. See Ravenscar, the town that never was, with stunning views and a maybe welcome rest!
Bus or taxi
Take the more leisurely option and spend time exploring your new destination for the day. With regular bus services between the two town, offering arguably the most scenic bus route in the country. Drop into the magnificent Robinhoods Bay and explore this old fishing village with its unspoilt facade and strong smuggling past!
Reliable taxi links exist between Scarborough and Whitby. Get a later boat trip and treat yourselves to a night out in a different town. Both Scarborough and Whitby have differing but enjoyable night life. Saturated with restaurants and bars to suit all needs from high end dining to "grab it and growl", cocktail bars to traditional pubs. This option offers the chance to make the day one never to forget!
Leaving Whitby harbour, we'll sail south passing the lighthouse at Hawsker before crossing Robin Hood's Bay.
At the dramatic headland of Ravenscar we will slow down and try to spot the seals as they bask in the sunshine or hunt in their natural habitat. Continuing past Hayburn Wyke, Cloughton Wyke and Burniston Rocks before arriving in Scarborough's North Bay. We'll round the headland beneath the impressive castle, before entering the harbour in South Bay.
The journey takes around an hour and a quarter.
Price £25 adults £15 under 12s
Leaving Scarborough harbour, in the picturesque South Bay, we'll head north around the headland on which stands Scarborough castle.
Look out for the pyramid structure, home to the Sea Life Centre as we cross North Bay. Passing Burniston Rocks and Hayburn Wyke we'll soon see Ravenscar. Slowing for a sighting of the seals and closing in for a spectacular view of Robin Hood's Bay.
Having passed the lighthouse at Hawsker we'll enter Whitby harbour, between the impressive twin piers.
Price £25 adults £15 under 12s
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You can return with us by boat to enable you to capture those missed photo opportunities, see the coastline again and finish your day of coastal exploring back where you started.
Or, spend the day and return at your leisure. A regular bus route that runs every hour (Arriva X93) this takes about an hour and takes you through the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire moors as it twists and turns between Whitby and Scarborough. Option to stop off in Robinhoods bay or other locations along the way. Friendly local taxi service available too.