Seal Tours

With or without sand banking expedition

Seal Tour

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The Waddensea area is on the few places in the Netherlands where you can find seals in their natural habitat. Through the tides the Waddensea changes throughout the day and the seals have to constantly adapt to these changes. Our tours are sailed at rising tides. It allows you to first spot the seals when they’re still resting and shortly after you’ll see them starting to prepare for their hunt.

‘’They are truly gorgeous animals! You can see them clearly and very well from the boat. The sand bank expedition was a neat addition.’’

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Seal Rescueboat Expedition
Join us on a seal expedition with a small group with our rescueboat. This gives us the possibilitie to come even closer to the seals than with our big tour boat. 

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Seal Tour – With sand bank expedition
First you’ll discover the Waddensea on a seal tour with our ship. Afterwards you’ll go an expedition on a sand bank accompanied by a experienced guide.

Price:        € 21,50 – Adult (12 years and older)*
                  €15,00 – Children (4 till 12 years of age)
                  Free – Childeren under the age of 4.
Duration:   Approximately 3 up to 3,5 hours. 
* We have a special group rate for groups over 30 persons. Contact us for more information.

Seal Tour – Without sand bank expedition (Only during Winter)
Join us on a magical tour across the Waddensea and its inhabitants. Feel the sea breeze through your hairs and taste the salty air. Discover a gorgeous world, the habitat of the seal.

Price:        € 16,00 – Adult (12 years and older)*
                  €11,00 – Children (4 till 12 years of age)
                  Free – Childeren under the age of 4.
Duration:   Approximately 2 hours.
* The seal expedition, without sandbank expedition, is available from november till march. It is possible to privately book this activity for groups over 30 guests.

Good to know!
Are you going to a sand bank? Bring shoes and clothing that are allowed to get wet and dirty!

The ship is equipped with a kitchen. Snacks, fries, grilled cheese sandwich and the likes.

The sand bank consist of hard sand and is easy to walk on, making this expedition accessible for everyone.  

About the sand bank
The sand bank that you’ll be visiting is called the ‘Engelsmanplaat’ (Englishman Plate). It’s located approximately 5 kilometres from the coast in between the isles Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. The sand bank is slightly smaller than 1 square kilometre.

During high rise the sand bank will fully flood. Meaning you’ll be walking on the sea bottom. The bank will show itself during low tide.

Did you know?
During the seal tour you’re likely to find other remarkable animals. Perhaps the impressive porpoise. Bird watchers will also be able to spot many special bird species.

It makes it an ideal tour for photographers and bird watchers.

Do you own binoculars? Always a good idea to bring them along on the tour.

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