Imagine ... the wind in your hair, the sun on your face. Seals rest further back or swim curiously to take a look at the ship you are on. Come on board and explore the Wadden Sea with us. There are various boat excursions. Select a date to see what's available for that day and book your seats online. Is a date not selectable? Either there is no boat trip on that day or the trip is already booked out.

Discover the Wadden Sea

Departure from: Lauwersoog harbour
Duration tour: approx. 4 hours
Price per person: € 39,95 (please note: at least 12 passengers needed to sail out)

This voyage of discovery by ship takes you along the sandbanks, while the captain tells you everything about the ebb and flow of the tide, seals and porpoises. Later he drops anchor and you disembark. Depending on wind and weather conditions, this will be possible on the Engelsman Plateau, the Rif or on the western tip of the island of Schiermonnikoog. Take a nice stroll here. Sometimes you come across banks of mussels, fields of mud or beautiful washed-out creeks. But maybe you'd prefer to take a dip in the sea? Or would you like to look for crabs, mussels and oysters? Everything is possible! On the way there you will receive information about this special nature reserve  which has the World Heritage status. Did you know that our Wadden Sea is the largest tidal area in the world and that animals from all over the world come here for breeding or resting? Accompanied by a guide, you will experience this area from its most beautiful side. 

Please note: no seals are released during this boat tour. 

Seal watching

Departure from: Lauwersoog harbour
Duration tour: approx. 2 hours
Price per person: € 25,- (please note: at least 15 passengers needed to sail out)

With a small group of people we sail out on the Wadden Sea and drop the anchor an area where seals can be found. We can spot the seals in their natural habitat without disturbing them. We will also watch the birds that reside in the Wadden Sea. You will keep your feet dry on this trip, we will not disembark. Please bring binoculars and/or camera. 

Please note: no seals are released during this boat tour. 

How to book

To book a boat tour, follow these steps:

  • Choose the date on which you want to go (you can recognize these dates by the blue square around it)
  • Click on "boat trips", (don't click on 'entrance tickets', these are tickets for a visit to the Sealcentre)
  • Choose your tickets and add them to your shopping cart (if it is not possible to select tickets, the tour is unfortunately sold out)
  • Click on "complete order"

You will receive your tickets by email after payment




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