Experience a wonderful day at the Wadden Sea
Seal Watch Tours
Come aboard this spectacular two hour coastal wildlife cruise, and experience the eastern Wad, including Ameland and Terschelling. Every day we leave for a ± 2.5 hour cruise on the Wadden Sea. We go trawl fishing and look at the seals, the lighthouse and visit tidal sandbanks. An exciting and educational outing!
Is the weather a bit disappointing then you can also stay inside and sit while enjoying a cup of coffee with a snack and still enjoy the beautiful Wadden Sea.
Departure (almost) daily at 2 pm.
A trawl brings to the surface what the sea hides to the eye: the underwater life, from little crabs to glassy shrimps. You get the opportunity to see the marine life up close. From the deck above the water life is easy to see: thousands of seabirds in all shapes and sizes. You can view the seals on the sandbanks. Scour the sea with binoculars, sniff the salty sea air and enjoy the sunshine and serenity.
This is an ultimate adventure tour. A real experience!
Our ship WL 35 “De Brakzand”
Our ship, the “WL 35 Brakzand” is fully equipped and suitable for making day trips. For example, for a day of sea fishing, outings, school trips or a day out with family, friends or other groups.
The ship can accommodate 125 people.
World Heritage List
The Wadden Sea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. The site covers the Dutch Wadden Sea Conservation Area, the German Wadden Sea National Parks of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, and most of the Danish Wadden Sea maritime conservation area. It is a large, temperate, relatively flat coastal wetland environment, formed by the intricate interactions between physical and biological factors that have given rise to a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds, sandbars, mudflats, salt marshes, estuaries, beaches and dunes.
The area is home to numerous plant and animal species, including marine mammals such as the harbour seal, grey seal and harbour porpoise. Wadden Sea is one of the last remaining large-scale, intertidal ecosystems where natural processes continue to function largely undisturbed.