Sunday, 14 April 2013

RSPB Bempton seabird cruises

Gannet and Puffin Cruises

Take a gannet and puffin cruise and you’ll find yourself surrounded by thousands of seabirds, including colourful Puffins swimming around the boat, and other seabirds plunging head first into the sea to catch some fish. On the three-hour round trip from Bridlington Harbour, ideal for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts, you’ll visit the spectacular chalk cliffs at Bempton Cliffs and Flamborough Head — a seabird city home to hundreds of thousands of nesting seabirds.

Skua and Shearwater Cruises
Alternatively, instead of sailing to Bempton Cliffs, try our skua and shearwater cruises later in the season which sail out into the North Sea searching for migrating seabirds on their long journeys south. Look for shearwaters, skuas and terns amongst huge numbers of other seabirds including auks and gulls. These trips are slightly longer to allow time to go in search of these exciting seabirds.

GANNET AND PUFFIN CRUISES
Saturday 4 May at 9.30am
Saturday 11 May at 5.00pm
Sunday 19 May at 9.30am
Sunday 26 May at 6.00pm
Saturday 1 June at 9.00am
*Sunday 2 June at 10.00am — FAMILY
Saturday 8 June at 5.00pm
Saturday 15 June at 9.30am
Saturday 22 June at 4.45pm
Sunday 30 June at 9.30am
Sunday 7 July at 4.00pm
Saturday 13 July at 9.30am

SKUA & SHEARWATER CRUISES
Saturday 31 August at 9.00am
Saturday 7 September at 10.30am
Sunday 15 September at 9.00am
Saturday 21 September at 10.30am
Sunday 29 September at 8.30am
Saturday 5 October at 9.30am

All the cruises leave from Bridlington harbour and last between 3–3.5 hours (except for Family; see below).  Tickets are priced at £20 per adult, £10.00 per child under 14 or £50.00 per family ticket (2 adults + 2 children).

For those of you with children we are running a special family cruise this year tailored especially for them on Sunday 2 June at 10.00am.  This will be a much shorter cruise, lasting about 1.5 hours, and will include children's quizzes, special commentary and family competitions.  Ticket prices for this cruise will be just £10.00 per adult and £5.00 per child under 14.

For bookings, or more information on these and other events, please phone 01262 850959, email: bempton.cruises@rspb.org.uk, or visit www.rspb.org.uk/datewithnature