Do you want to discover the wonders of the Wadden Sea? Then go on a mudflat excursion with De Vriendschap! At low tide, the boat moors at the sandbank and you disembark onto the sandbank. During the excursion you will stay on the mudflats for one hour and discover what lives in the bottom of the Wadden Sea. Several guides will accompany you, who can tell you fun facts and details, but you can also go on your own. Landing nets and buckets are available for children, for a stroll along the waterfront or at the piglet. Sailing times: check www.waddenveer.nl/en/ for the current sailing days and sailing times or call: +31(0)613524734. The trip takes two hours.
Nature and Field trips
all ages and pets
Volharding 2a, 1791 LH De Cocksdorp, opposite the KNRM.
Children under 3 years free.
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Rederij de Vriendschap is a unique cruise company and ferry service in the north of Texel near De Cocksdorp. You board via the sturdy self-built jetty from the beach. Rederij de Vriendschap offers day trips between Texel and Vlieland, unique seal trips in the Eierlandsche gat and mudflat excursions. The area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is special and of exceptional beauty, with great views and many seals resting on the sandbanks at low tide. Seal tours in the most beautiful nature reserve in Europe. De Vriendschap is the only passenger ship to sail around this unique part of the northern Wadden Sea. Thanks to the tranquility of the area and the high, steep sandbanks, large groups of seals like to crawl on the dried up flats, to enjoy the sun and rest. They are familiar with the blue silhouette of De Vriendschap and the ship can get close to the animals. Did you know that this area is the only place near Texel where really large groups of seals can still be seen? Do you want to be sure to see seals? Seal tour with 100% seal guarantee. The trip takes about 75 minutes. You can always contact the sailor for questions. Ticket sales are online via the website or at ticket sales 'De Noorman'. The jetty is on the beach at Volharding no. 2a opposite the KNRM building, near beach pole 33 in De Cocksdorp.
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