Shrimps fishing and to the seals

What lives in the Wadden Sea

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de Kom, Willem Barentszkade
8881 BC
Upcoming: Wed, 2 Dec 2020 | 12:00 - 14:00 (11 more)

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Trawl net fishing: The secret of Terschelling (
Isn't it beautiful!  That view across the Wadden Sea from Terschelling.  But..... wait a minute.... what actually lives underneath all the water?  Good question.  The answer: the original fishing cutter TS3-Viking.  This is how it goes: we fish with a dragnet from this cutter.  We bring up the net regularly and you are the first to see what has been caught.

We are going to explore what is in the net:
Shrimps, crabs, star fish, mussles, jelly fish and baby-size flatfish.

The skipper explains the different kinds of species, how big they can grow and how long that takes.  Seen everything?  Hop... quickly put it all back in the Wadden See and it lives happily ever after.  And maybe a few curious seals will swim our way too.  Could well be, all fun extras of a Viking exploration trip, every trip is different.

The exploration trips happen when there are enough participants (minimum of 4 persons)
It is therefore advisable to call or book in advance, to make sure that your adventure will start.

The boarding spot is De Kom, West-Terschelling.  Duration approx 2 hours.
Price: adults €17.50 per person
children 5-11 years €10.00



  • excursion


  • For groups
  • For children
  • For disabled people
  • Wadden
  • Seal watching

Activities and sports

  • Fishing

Map & surrounding area


As the boat turns into the harbour, you meet West-Terschelling, the gateway to your destination Terschelling. The Brandaris lighthouse, which stands as a beacon here in the middle of Terschelling’s biggest village, has been greeting seafarers since 1594. It is a lively place, with museums, shops, bars, dance halls, restaurants, hotels, wellness, a swimming pool, and the VVV Tourist Office.

In West, all the elements literally come together; it is where the sea licks the land. Then there is the ‘fire’ in the manned Brandaris lighthouse, which lights up the skies, surrounded by the scents of the mudflats. Every flavour and taste imaginable can be found in the shops and restaurants. 

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