A sure sign that the summer season is getting under way in Whitby is the familiar and favourite sight of the “yellow boat” back in the water.
The Esk Belle has been a bit of a tradition since her arrival in 2004 despite being replaced twice.
Esk Belle III was bought and made ready for action in 2013 and over the last few weeks has been given a lick of fresh paint in time for the busiest time of her year.
Ceri Oakes captured the boat being given a makeover by her owner Bri Clarkson of Whitby Coastal Cruises.
The Esk Belle runs sunset and twilight cruises and special sea trips to Staithes.