The title of this thread asks a question that all posters have been trying to answer. As an alternative answer I would like to say I have fished on charter boats out of Whitby, Arbroath, Berwick, Newcastle, Brid, Liverpool and a couple of southern ports when holidaying. One thing that I will commend every Whitby skipper I have been out with is EFFORT. You know when you are on a good boat when the skipper fishes himself and is alert to what each angler on the boat is doing at all times. Maybe I am not answering the question correctly by saying Whitby is the best charter port but I can answer that Whitby has some of the best skipppers I have been afloat with and I will continue to enjoy fishing out of the port and hope this year will see my first Whitby Tope and Porbeagle being caught.