A family day out at the Wadden Sea

Birds in the sky, an ocean teeming with life and sandbars rising in the horizon. Regardless of the weather and the season the Wadden Sea is an authentic experience. Book one of the many tours where our nature guides generously share their knowledge and enthusiasm. When you have seen, felt and heard the pulse of the Wadden Sea and its powerful tide, you will understand why the Wadden Sea has become a part of the UNESCO’S World Heritage Site.

The Wadden Sea Centre arrange

Oyster and mussle tours
The Wadden Sea Centre arranges a variety of tours were one is able to gather oysters and mussles. We have oyster trips to oysterbanks not far from the coast where both children and adults can join us - and also more demanding oyster safaris, where one walks far on the seabed and through high water. On a mussle trip one is able to gather a wide selection of the different kinds of edible mussles living in the Wadden Sea, and cook them on an open fire. Season October until primo april.

Sea Explorer
We will meet at The Wadden Sea Centre, where we will pack our bags with equipment for exploring. The expedition leader will lead you to the Wadden Sea, where we will go hunting for the strange animals in the mudflats and water of the Wadden Sea. We will bring back some of our catch to The Wadden Sea Centre, where we will examine the animals really close up in a stereoscope.

Wadden Sea Tour
With nets and forks we discover what the dry mudflats and the low water contains. Here we will find different kinds of mussels, worms, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. We will taste plants and hear little stories about the life in the Wadden Sea - the largest National Park in Denmark. This tour can either take place at Mandø Ebbevej near The Wadden Sea Centre or on the mudflats on the island Mandø.

Seal Safari
Come along on a hike to one of the large seal sandbanks. We will go on the tractor bus to the dikes on Mandø, from here we will walk app. 2,5 km along the dike, and out on the mudflats to the sealbank. A tidal inlet app. 300 meter across seperates us and the sealbank. We will bring telescopes along and through those observe the around 200 seals, who typically rest on the sandbanks. Season marts-april and august-october.

Black Sun and bird tours
In the spring and the autumn huge numbers of migratory birds gather by the Wadden Sea and in the marsk. Experience the impressive sight of starlings gathering in giant flocks and making "black sun" above the forrest of reeds - or join us on a bird tour by the Wadden Sea and experience the large flocks of waders and geese, who rest and feed here on their migration from the Arctic to the southern wintering areas.

Hikes and bicycling tour
Experience the fauna and the great open spaces on a hike across the seabed, or watch birds and listen to historical stories on a bike trip in the marsh lands. See our selection of different hikes and bicycling tours on the mainland and on Mandø.

The Wadden Sea Challenge
Do you wish your birthday or the company picknick to be a bit different this year? Then join on of our nature guides in our contest The Wadden Sea Challenge. Equipped with nets, forks, team spirits, as well as a good portion of competitive spirit, the participants compete in teams in categories as ragworm-digging, shrimp-catching, race the mussles and a lot more. The nature guide initiates the contest, functions as judge and let your learn more about the nature of the Wadden Sea, which functions as a background for The Wadden Sea Challenge.

Trawling
If you are part of a larger group, which wishes to try an interesting method of fishing, we are able to offer you to drag a trawl. Through teamwork and raw strength we will drag the big trawling net through a tidal inlet on Mandø. After some hundred meters it is time to see the catch of the day - there is good chances for lots of shrimps and different kinds of species of flat fish and crabs.

Schnapps-tour
We will take a tour along salt marshes of the coast and in the plantation behind the dikes. Here we will search for the herbs and berries of the season to be used in spiced schnapps. The nature guide tells about the use of the plants in cooking and as medical remedies in the old times. At the same time we will experience the Wadden Sea and hear stories about the animals and birds we meet on our way. The trip is 3-4 km and will be spruced up with tasting schnapps brewed on the herbs of the Wadden Sea.

Mandø Event arrange

Oyster Safari
From Mandø town, a journey of roughly 3 km, takes us alongside the large dike and out towards the mudflats where we begin our search for oysters. The oysters are opened and tasted out on the mudflats, accompanied by a glass of good sparkling champagne. The champagne bottle is opened with a champagne sword! A barbeque awaits us on our return back at the meeting point. You can take all the oysters you collect with you back to Mandø town in the oyster sack provided.

Seal Safari

Seal Safari and sunset

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Oysters in the Wadden Sea

Oyster Safari

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Seals in teh Wadden Sea

Seal Safari

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