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RSPB Skua and Shearwater Cruises

Bridlington Harbour, Bridlington

Run by: The RSPB

A three and a half hour cruise off the cliffs of Bempton and Flamborough to marvel at the hundreds of seabirds migrating for winter.


Suitable for 7+

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Feeding frenzy with chum thrown from the boat.

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When summer turns to autumn, this area is a fantastic place to watch multitudes of migrating seabirds as they fly south for winter. On the three and a half hour Skua and Shearwater cruise you can expect to see many different species, including gannets, auks and gulls, with skuas never far away. Manx and sooty shearwaters can sometimes be seen alongside the boat. Arctic skua's have also been seen regularly - sometimes in dramatic aerial chases of gulls and terns. As most of these birds travel well off shore, the cruises sail up to 3 miles off Flamborough Head and around Bridlington Bay.


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Other Dates

This activity also runs on these dates:

  1. Sat 20 Sep 09:30–13:00
  2. Sun 28 Sep 08:30–12:00


Adults £20.00, children 16 and under £10.00, children under two sail free. Group bookings - for every 10 tickets booked the 11th ticket is free.

Difficulty level

  1. Easy
  2. Leisurely
  3. Moderate
  4. Hard


3 1/2 hours

Special requirements

The North Sea can be very cold at times. Bring warm, waterproof clothing. dogs must be booked in advance. If you have restriced mobility, please call 01262 850959 for advice prior to booking.


In association with the RSPB's East Yorkshire Local Group.


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Bridlington Harbour

North Pier, Bridlington, YO15 2NP


This activity is organised and run by The RSPB.

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