The Captain Cook Experience

North York Moors National Park

The experience

A day trip following and celebrating the life of Captain Cook, 250 years after his first Voyage of Discovery. Visit the village of Marton where James Cook was born, Great Ayton where he grew up, the fishing village of Staithes where he first encountered local seafaring and smuggling traditions and end with time to wander the pleasant seaside town of Whitby, where he trained in the merchant navy.

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BOBH - Day Trips from York

  • Stand on the spot where Captain James Cook’s life began in 1728 and visit the village where he grew up
  • Explore the moors where the young James Cook loved to spend time
  • Wander the fishing port of Whitby where James Cook developed his seafaring skills

The detail

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9 hours

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Group size

Maximum 15 people

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Cost per person

£495 total for a group of up to 15 people.

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities

n/a. Local pick-up service available.

Refreshments and meals

Not included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions. Money for lunch and refreshments.


Daily, February – December. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Folding wheelchairs can be accommodated in the luggage compartment of the mini-coach. The mini-coach has 3 steps.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
North York Moors

North York Moors National Park

High hills, deep wooded dales, crinkly coasts, ancient abbeys and babbling brooks through quaint villages.