Whitby has a long history of seafaring. From the historic voyages of Captain James Cook, to being one of the busiest whaling ports and home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK, Whitby's seafaring heritage is hard to beat!
Today Whitby is still home to fishing vessels of all shapes and sizes. It's also home to some of the best fish restaurants and fish & chip takeaways in the country.
Joining a fishing trip out of Whitby will give you a unique perspective on the rugged cliffs of the North Yorkshire coastline. You'll get to experience the elements as never before - making memories which will last a lifetime.
Rods and tackle are provided free of charge, along with as much advice and encouragement as you need to get started. Skipper Gordon has been sailing these waters for over 35 years and will gladly share his knowledge and insights with novices and experienced anglers alike.
And once you're safely back on dry land, you'll be able to enjoy your catch - or treat yourself to some fresh fish & chips on the harbourside. The perfect day out!
As well as cod, haddock, various kinds of flatfish, crabs and lobsters, the North Sea off Whitby is home to a wide variety of other marine creatures.
Seals are a regular sight, especially through the summer months. And in recent years that have been increased sightings of dolphins and even whales later in the summer.
You never know what you might spot once you leave the harbour. It's always a fantastic experience to see something unexpected!
Click here to find out more about the Whale Watching / Wildlife trips we also operate on the Yellow Boats.
Whitby harbour sits at the mouth of the River Esk, which runs from the moorland near Middlesbrough, down through the Esk Valley to the North Sea at Whitby.
The harbour is home to Whitby's famous swing-bridge. There's a large marina as well as the Lifeboat Station and moorings for Whitby's commercial fishing vessels.
The harbour is in the centre of town, accessible from both east and west of the river and surrounded by shops, cafes, restaurants pubs and more of Whitby's other attractions.
It is overlooked by the dramatic east cliff, on which stands the famous Abbey ruins and St Mary's Church.