Welcome to Whitby Coastal CruisesWhitby's biggest trip boat - Licensed for 60 passengers
Daily 20 minute boat trips out into the bay. Browse our various pages for details of our wide selection of special events and cruises.
Trips throughout the day from early til late, 7 days a week.
Trips depart from our boarding pontoon located at the Brewery Steps opposite the Lifeboat Station.
The Esk Belle III is available for private charter, please contact us for more information here
No boat goes further no boat offers more.
Bryan Clarkson - Tel/SMS: 07941 450381
Paul Hobson - Tel/SMS: 07981 712419
For email enquiries click here.
Whitby Coastal Cruises is a family run business started in 2001, as Whitby Harbour Cruises, by the owner Bryan Clarkson. Our first boat was 12 seater Dutch lifeboat named Dash, which used to run river trips around Whitby Harbour. These trips were so successful Dash was replaced by the larger vessel Skylark and in 2002 the harbour trips were changed to part harbour & sea trips.
Following two successful years Skylark was replaced by the 50 seater Esk Belle I. The company name was changed to Whitby Coastal Cruises Ltd. and trips to Staithes & sea trips were added as part of a new experience.
In 2005 the 120 seater Esk Belle II replaced Esk Belle I. This was an exciting year for the company, as Bryan's son (David) joined the company and became part of the business. Esk Belle II also took part in the fleet review at Portsmouth, acting as liberty boat ferrying sailors to and from all the navy boats & submarines taking part in the review.
The business has continued to grow offering sunset and twilight cruises as well as daily & Staithes specials. In 2009 we were delighted to win Tourism Experience of the Year Award with Yorkshire Moors & Coast.
2013 Trips & More
Sunday 31st Mar 2013
Severe weather has been all over the news over winter and the last few weeks, thus it comes as no surprise it has delayed the preparation of Esk Belle III & Kerrera for the coming season. We're hoping to have everything ready for April 8th 2013. Please contact us if you require anymore information. We're also going to be merging our news & newsletter with facebook as it deemed easier and more convenient for us to use social media websites to announce our updates.
We're also going to be merging our news & newsletter with facebook as it deemed easier and more convenient for us to use social media websites to announce our updates.
New Boats - Esk Belle III & Kerrera
Thursday 12th Jul 2012
This week has seen the departure of Esk Belle II to Tenby in South Wales (ETA early next week) as part of a restructuring of the company to make us more flexible. We have replaced her with two sixty passenger vessels and will continue to offer the same trips and first class services. Details of Esk Belle III (formerly Island Cruise from Tenby) and Kerrera (from Oban) will appear on the website shortly. We look forward to welcoming regular and new customers aboard both boats.
Specksioneer is undergoing an extensive refit in Maryport, Cumbria. We hope to have her available for the 2012 Whale Watching season which usually starts late August.
For the thrill seekers Velocity is all revved up and waiting to go this "summer".
For more upcoming trip timetables please visit the respective trip pages.