RSPB Diving Gannet Cruises

Sunday 11 August to Saturday 31 August

Price: Non-RSPB members: £30 Adult / £15 Child (16 & under) RSPB members: £24 Adult / £12 Child, Children 2 & under sail free

Booking essential

With an enormous 6-foot wingspan, the UK's largest seabird, the gannet, is a sight to behold, but to watch diving gannets is a spectacular experience. To enjoy this spectacle our three hour cruise first sails to the cliffs where the gannets can be viewed with their chicks on nests. We then head out to sea to marvel at gannets diving around the boat for hand-thrown mackerel. These graceful giants dive spear-like into the water at 60 miles an hour - it's an amazing experience you should not miss!

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. It may still be possible to see puffins at sea on these cruises, as well as skuas and other migrating seabirds. RSPB volunteers are on board to identify what's what and the on-board commentary gives a unique insight into the seabird spectacle.

Booking is essential as these cruises sell out very quickly. To book click here

The RSPB also runs Puffin and Gannet Cruises which sail from 12 May to 3 August, the last three of which also include diving gannets. Get nose-to-beak with up to half a million seabirds - including puffins, gannets, guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes - nesting on the cliffs at the height of the breeding season. For dates and to book for these cruises click here

Please read the following IMPORTANT INFORMATION before making your booking.

  • For accessibility advice please check the Yorkshire Belle's accessibility statement before booking
  • Maximum number of passengers is 130 per cruise and seating in unreserved
  • Cruises depart promptly from Bridlington's North Harbour 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 telescopes, and the cruises are non-smoking
  • This wildlife spectacle occurs in the North Sea so please think carefully before booking if you suffer from seasickness
  • It may also be very cold, even if sunny on land, so please dress accordingly.
Cruises are only cancelled in extreme circumstances. We will email you the afternoon before your cruise to confirm if the cruise is sailing. Or you can call 01262 422211 after 6pm the evening before to listen to a recorded message confirming the same information.

All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. If the Yorkshire Belle or the RSPB cancel due to sea conditions, an automatic refund will be made.
For any other queries contact the RSPB Cruise Office (manned part-time) on 01262 422211 or email us at 


RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Full list of dates

  • Sunday 11 August 2019
  • Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Sunday 25 August 2019
  • Saturday 31 August 2019

Where is it?

  • Postcode: YO15 1JF
  • County: East Riding of Yorkshire

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