RSPB Puffin and Gannet Seabird Cruises, Bempton Cliffs 2018

Saturday 12 May to Sunday 5 August

Various times, please see below

Price: Adults: RSPB members/non-members £22/£27.50, Children 16 and under: RSPB members/non-members £11/£13.75, Children 2 and under sail free.

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All aboard for an amazing wildlife experience. Sail on the famous MV Yorkshire Belle from Bridlington, along the stunning Yorkshire coast, to the foot of Bempton’s towering cliffs and the heart of an incredible natural spectacle – around half a million seabirds screeching, swooping and nesting as the live life on the edge.

As the boat inches close to the cliffs get nose-to-beak with the guillemots and razorbills, while gannets soar above and puffins bounce over the waves.

Expert commentators and experienced volunteers from the RSPB’s East Yorkshire Local Group are on hand to share their knowledge and help everyone get the most out of the voyage.

The beautiful Yorkshire Belle is the last of the great pleasure cruisers.  She has indoor and outdoor seating, toilet facilities, and drinks and snacks are available from the bar.

On the last three sailings in late July and August puffins are more likely to be seen at sea while gannets will be tempted to dive around the boat for food – a truly unforgettable sight as they plunge like lightning into the waves.

These cruises are very popular and booking in advance is essential. Please click here to book your tickets.

Please phone the cruise office (manned part-time) on 01262 422211 if you have any queries.

Sailing times are detailed below:

Saturday 12 May at 4.30pm   
Sunday 20 May at 9.00am
Saturday 26 May at 4.30pm 
Sunday 3 June at 10.00am     
Sunday 10 June at 10.30am   
Saturday 16 June at 4.30pm   
Saturday 23 June at 10.30am
Saturday 30 June at 4.30pm
Sunday 8 July at 10.00am
Saturday 14 July at 4.30pm   
Sunday 22 July at 9.30am          
Saturday 28 July at 4.30pm
Sunday 5 August at 9.30am

Please read the following IMPORTANT INFORMATION before making your booking. All bookings are accepted on the basis that you agree to the following:   

To learn about accessibility and boarding arrangements go to 

Maximum number of passengers is 130 per cruise and seating is unreserved

Cruises depart promptly from Bridlington’s North Pier and last about 3 hours

Please allow plenty of time to park and get to the harbour as Bridlington is a very busy seaside town

No dogs (except assistance dogs)

No camera tripods or telescope

Please be aware the North Sea can be ‘bouncy’. It can also be cold – even if sunny on land so dress accordingly

Wildlife is unpredictable – we cannot guarantee sightings


Cruises are only cancelled in extreme circumstances. You must call 01262 422211 after 7.30pm on the evening before your cruise – a recorded message will tell you whether the sailing is going ahead. 

All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If the Yorkshire Belle or the RSPB cancel due to sea conditions or insufficient numbers, an automatic refund will be made.

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Bridlington Harbour

Full list of dates

  • Saturday 12 May 2018
  • Sunday 20 May 2018
  • Saturday 26 May 2018
  • Sunday 3 June 2018
  • Sunday 10 June 2018
  • Saturday 16 June 2018
  • Saturday 23 June 2018
  • Saturday 30 June 2018
  • Sunday 8 July 2018
  • Saturday 14 July 2018
  • Sunday 22 July 2018
  • Saturday 28 July 2018
  • Sunday 5 August 2018

Where is it?

  • Postcode: YO15 3QN
  • County: East Riding of Yorkshire

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