Explore UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea by boat
Full day and half day seal tours from Amsterdam

Enjoy a half or full day seal spotting safari at the Unesco World Heritage site Waddensea while scouting for seals and birds on these unique mudflats! Visit a historic town on the IJsselmeer coast and take a picture at the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland on this family friendly trip.  These are small group tours!

OUR TOURS

Half day tour

On this half day tour we will take you on a journey along the breathtaking Unesco World Heritage site Waddensea. We will explore the Waddensea by boat at low tide, scouting for grey seals, harbour seals and migrating birds.  We will visit one of the historic towns on the IJsselmeer coast as well as see the famous enclosing dike between Noord-Holland and Friesland up close, on this family friendly trip.

  • Enjoy a half day seal spotting safari at the Unesco World Heritage site Waddensea
  • Transfer by minivan from Amsterdam
  • Scout for grey seals, harbour seals and birds from our cosy boat
  • Visit a historic town on the IJsselmeer coast
  • See the famous enclosing dike up close, protecting the low country against flooding
  • Small group tour!
  • Family friendly, suitable for all ages
  • Perfect trip for nature lovers
  • Included: all fees for transfer and boat, two drinks and a snack on board the boat
  • Not included: meals, all private expenses

From € 75,00

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Full day tour

On this family friendly full day tour we will take you on a journey along the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea. We will sail to the beautiful island of Texel and explore its National Parks, historic villages and beaches. In one of the historic villages we will enjoy a delicious lunch! We will pick you up in Amsterdam in the morning and will bring you back late afternoon. A full day of island experience at one of Holland’s most beautiful islands!

  • Enjoy a full day at the UNESCO World Heritage site Waddensea
  • Transfers from Amsterdam by minivan
  • Unesco World Heritage Site the Wadden Sea: unique mudflats at low tide
  • Visit the island of Texel, its beautiful National Park, beaches and vintage villages
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the vintage villages
  • Small group tour!
  • Family friendly, suitable for all ages
  • Perfect trip for nature lovers
  • Included: all fees for transfers and boat, private guide/driver and lunch
  • Duration of the tour approximately 10 hours

From € 130,00

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TESTIMONIALS

      Our day with Eva and Sarah was exceptional. We were the only 2 signed up, so we got a very personalised experience. We got what we came for... read more

    avatar thumb Jake v
    11/05/2018

      Fortunate to have had a perfect Summer morning to go seal and bird watching with Sarah from Dutch Seal Tours. Sarah is obviously knowledgeable, and committed to the wildlife out... read more

    AldgateAndrew
    9/02/2019

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Unesco heritage

The Waddensea is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. The Waddensea is one of the largest wetlands in the world. It consists of islands, channels, gullies and flats, which are continually changing shape and sometimes even location. The Waddensea is unique: it is the only tidal and coastal island system in the world with a temperate climate that is so large and contains such an enormous variety of plants and animals. A World Heritage Site since 2009 it has a surface area of almost 11,500 km² and is shared by The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

Wildlife

The Waddensea is teeming with life! Mussel banks and mudflats that arise from the sea at low tide form a rich area where large amounts of mussels, shellfish, worms, shrimps and plants make up a richly laid table for many birds and fish. Many North Sea fish use the Waddensea as a nursery while others live there year round. Marine mammals, such as the harbour seal, the grey seal and the porpoise, profit from the rich fish life in the Waddensea. The seals hunt in the sea at high tide and rest on the sandbanks at low tide. More than 30,000 harbour seals live in the Waddensea as well as over 2000 grey seals. The area is famous as both a breeding ground and winter fuel station for migrating birds. In total, 10-12 million migrating birds pass through every year, consisting of waders, geese, ducks and gulls.

Vintage villages

During our half day tour we will stop in the beautiful historic town of Medemblik on the IJsselmeer coast. Founded in the 13th century the town became important and wealthy in the 16th and 17th century, largely because of the trade vessels which sailed to faraway cities on the Hanze Trade route. The town has a small castle from the 14th century as well as a working grain mill.  Wandering along its canals it is easy to imagine the times of the golden age!

During our full day tour we explore the island of Texel with its historic villages and wide beaches. This island is famous for its incredibly beautiful nature, and is a paradise for bird watchers! We will even get a great view of the Wadden Sea at low tide.

About us

Dutch Seal Tours was founded by Sarah and Eva, close friends since they were kids. Both coming from a family of passionate flatboat sailors, we spent a substantial part of our childhood out on the mudflats of the Wadden Sea, searching for shellfish and scouting for seals. We have already passed on the love for this unique wildlife area to our kids and friends, but we are convinced the Waddensea is one of the must sees for international nature lovers! This small country is home to a great UNESCO World Heritage site teeming with wildlife and we would like to share it with you! As conservation of the area is key, our focus is on sustainable tourism. It is a wonderful world out there, let’s go exploring!

Dutch Seal Tours is a member of VvKR (Dutch Association for smallscale travel organizations).

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