RSPB Autumn Migration Seabird Cruises, Bempton Cliffs 2018

Sunday 2 September to Sunday 30 September

Times of sailings vary, please see below

Price: Adults: RSPB members/non-members £24/£30, Children 16 and under: RSPB members/non-members £12/£15, Children 2 and under sail free.

Booking opens 1st April.

Please click here to book your tickets.

When summer turns to autumn, this area is a fantastic place to watch multitudes of migrating seabirds. Sail up to three miles into the North Sea on the famous MV Yorkshire Belle from Bridlington and look out for seabirds such as shearwaters, skuas, divers, auks, gulls and terns, not forgetting marine life such as porpoises and seals.

Fish bits are thrown overboard to bring the birds close to the boat, helping with good views and photographic opportunities of these often hard-to-see birds.

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.

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:
Sunday 2 September at 9.30am 
Saturday 15 September at 9.30am

Sunday 30 September at 9.00am

We run another series of cruises from May to July called Puffin and Gannets that you may also wish have a look at. Details of these are also listed on our website.

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 3.5 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 telescopes

Please be aware that 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.

Please click here to book your tickets.


Bridlington Harbour

Full list of dates

  • Sunday 2 September 2018
  • Saturday 15 September 2018
  • Sunday 30 September 2018

Where is it?

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

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