Boat trip to the seals & trawling

We first go to the seals and then we throw the net out to sea, and after a quarter of an hour we pick them up again. We empty the net on board the ship. The crew gives explanations about the catch. The catch: various small fish, crabs and starfish is put into our open aquariums/living tanks to be admired, touched and smelled! Afterwards, the catch goes back overboard alive.

Practical

  • 1 to 125 persons

  • Nes

  • Boattrips

  • all ages


Location

The WL35 Brakzand is located in the harbor of Nes. You can park your bicycles or car on the ferry dam. The boat is on the left, in the bend at the (car) exit for the ferry.


Important to know

Please come on time because, no, sorry, the tide won't wait either. Plan to be there 15 minutes in advance. You can find the general terms and conditions of ticket sales here: https://www.vvvameland.com/ticket-sales-conditions


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WL35 Brakzand

Sailing on the Wadden Sea is a real experience! The WL35 sails daily from the port of Ameland onto the mudflats, for a trip of about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. First we go to the seals and then we throw the net out at sea, and after fifteen minutes we pick them up again. We're emptying the net aboard the ship. The crew gives text and explanation about the catch. The catch: various fish, crabs and starfish are placed in our open aquariums / tanks to admire, touch and smell! The catch is then thrown overboard alive again. The sea is alive! A trawl net brings out what the sea hides from view: underwater life, from scratchy crabs to glassy shrimp. You will have the opportunity to admire the sea creatures up close. From the deck you can see the above water life: thousands of seabirds of all shapes and sizes. At low tide you can watch the seals on the sandbanks. Scan the sea with binoculars, breathe in the salty sea air and enjoy the sun and the serene tranquility. This is an ultimate adventure tour. A true experience! Our ship, the "WL35 Brakzand" is fully equipped, such as a nice cup of coffee in our heated interior or at the bar with a view over the entire mudflat, or find a place on the panorama deck, there is always a place out of the wind to find. Toilets are available.

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