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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Puffin with sandeels in beak

August/September 2017 Seabird Cruises from Bridlington on the Yorkshire Belle

Seabird Cruises 2017
The Local Group organises cruises every summer to see the seabirds on the cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton. Late summer cruises are run to see skuas, shearwaters, migrant seabirds and cetaceans. All the cruises leave from Bridlington Harbour on the Yorkshire Belle. A raffle takes place on each cruise and raises money every year for seabird research.

Booking: 01262 422211 Phone bookings ONLY.
No postal bookings. Credit/debit card only. No cheques.
Tickets will be emailed. £1 charge for posting tickets out.

Bookings may be made from 6th March 2017.
Bookings will be processed from 10th April.
Adults £22, Children (under 16) £11.
(Don't forget the discount of one free ticket per 10 purchased.)

Puffin & Gannet Cruises
A 3 hour sailing from Bridlington around the coast up to Bempton Cliffs to get a close-up view of the 250,000 seabirds who nest there during the spring/summer. Spot the puffins on the cliffs or watch them bob in the water around the boat; watch the gannets with their 6-foot wingspan as they soar overhead; get deafened by the noise of the kittiwakes and wonder how the amazing razorbills and guillemots balance with their young on the narrow cliff ledges.
Dates:
Saturday 13 May at 4.30 pm
Sunday 21 May at 10.30 am
Saturday 27 May at 4.30 pm
Sunday 4 June at 10.45 am
Saturday 10 June at 4.30 pm
Sunday 18 June at 9.30 am
Saturday 24 June at 4.30 pm
Sunday 2 July at 9.30 am
Saturday 8 July at 4.30 pm
Sunday 16 July at 9.30 am

Glorious Gannets Cruises

A 3 hour cruise to look at thousands of gannets nesting on the cliffs and (hopefully!) enjoy the spectacle of these amazing seabirds diving close to the boat, as we tempt the gannets with their favourite food. There's even the chance of seeing late puffins on the July cruises and the first migrating Skuas and Shearwaters.

Dates:
Sunday 30 July at 9.30 am
Saturday 05 August at 4.30 pm
Sunday 13 August at 9.00 am

Autumn Highlights

A 3-3 hour sailing from Bridlington up to 3 miles off Flamborough Head, looking for migrating seabirds including gannets, auks and gulls. Manx and sooty shearwaters can sometimes be seen alongside the boat, and Arctic skuas are regularly seen, sometimes in dramatic aerial chases of gulls and terns.

Dates:
Saturday 02 September at 4.30 pm
Sunday 10 September at 8.15 am
Sunday 17 September at 2.45 pm
Sunday 24 September at 8.30 am
Saturday 30 September at 9.45 am

No dogs on cruises please.
Information: bempton.cruises@rspb.org.uk.
(Full terms & conditions are on the RSPB website.)