A seal expedition with the "Zeehond" is an experience for the whole family! Take this opportunity and see the seal up close in its natural habitat.
The "Zeehond" is a child friendly and above all child proof boat. There is a big central heated lounge with large windows and a separate children's play room. The sun deck is equipped with a roof, so you can comfortably be outside in all kinds of weather conditions.
After the 'Robbenbank' it is possible, especially for children, to visit the wheelhouse and stand at the helm. A unique photo moment!
The shellbank is a sandbank close to the marina of Nes that can be visited when the tide is good to touch land. You can get off the ship via a hydraulic walking bridge to take a walk along the temporarily dry sea floor. Several times a year, you can experience the launching of the horse-drawn rescue boat upclose from a sea vantage point. Or come along with us to the neighbouring island Terschelling in June, July and August.
The "Zeehond" leaves from the ferry dock in Nes and usually is the second ship on your right at the dock.
Ticket sales at the VVV Tourist Offices or aboard the "Zeehond".
The "Zeehond' has a number of special facilities
The boat is outfitted with wide doors for wheelchair users and rollators. The electrically operated walking bridge which allows you to get on and off the ship safely is so wide that you can board easily with a rollator, (electric) wheelchair, and a small mobility scooter. This specially designed walking bridge is placed in such a way between the dock and the ship that you can easily board and disembark even during low tide. Starting 1 November through the end of March a different boarding point (Nes marina) and walking bridge is used. When in doubt, please contact us.
Space for wheelchair users in the lounge
In the front area of the lounge you will find one table with more space where up to two electric or 3 regular wheelchairs may sit next to each other close to the table. This way wheelchair users also enjoy a good view of the Waddensea and the seals. For groups with more than one wheelchair user it is advisable to contact us in advance to ensure we can reserve this space for you.
You can have a look in the online activity calendar to see if the activity takes place during your stay on the island.
You can also visit the VVV Tourist Information Office in Hollum or Nes for a free program of all the activities and for buying tickets.
It is not possible to book tickets by phone or online by the VVV Tourist Information Centre.
9161 DS, Hollum