Departure Thyborøn, Lystbådehavnen
Seal safari by boat in the Limfjord
Join us on a seal safari by boat and experience the unique nature by the mouth of the Limfjord. Our experienced guide sails through the labyrinth of channels between the sand banks and takes you close to the seals. On the trip we often see two species of seals, and there are good chances to see Denmark’s largest carnivore – the large grey seal. The male can weigh up to 300 kg. He rules out here and he’s afraid of nothing, not even the visitors in the boats. Seals are curious and often swim around the boat to see, who has come to visit. The guide talks about the seals and the rich animal life in the Limfjord. On the way back the guide might also tell about the tough life of the fishermen by the North Sea.
In 2021 you can also get lucky and experience dolphins in the fjord. Much points to, that a pod of 7 bottlenose dolphins have found a new home in the Canal of Thyborøn, where access to food is easy to come by. If we know, that it is likely to spot the dolphins, we will of course plan the tour accordingly.
Success rate for seeing seals
Year 2022 to date: 100%
Year 2018-2021: 100%
Important!: The boat departs at the time noted on your ticket. Please arrive by the boat 15 minutes before departure time.
Duration: About 1 hour.
Meeting point: Havnegade 5C, 7680 Thyborøn – by the little red cabin 15 minutes before departure.
Price: DKK 229 per adult, DKK 199 per child ages 3-12 years, DKK 189 per child under the age of 3 years
Kombiticket: You get a 10% discount on a ticket to JyllandsAkvariet (the aquarium) when you buy a ticket for a tour.
Small children: We have life jackets for children from 2 years and up, but are not able to have passengers younger than 2 years aboard.
Clothes: Passengers must wear water and wind proof clothing appropriate for the season. Remember it is cooler and more windy on the water than it is on land.
The boat: The boat is an open speed boat, which provides the passengers the best view of the water during the safari.
Dogs: It is not possible to bring dogs along on this tour. You can book room for your dog in our dog lounge. Remember to reserve room in advance!
Please note that
When the weather is an issue: In case of too strong wind a trip can be cancelled. You can stay update about cancellations on our website. If you’ve booked a tour, you will receive notice either by phone call, text message or email in case we have to cancel. It is important that you leave us the correct contact information.
Tickets: You will receive a ticket by text message and email within a few minutes of booking. Once the booking is completed, you will be directed to a white page with an order confirmation. Please note, that if you do not end up on this white page and/or receive a ticket within only a few minutes, your order may not be registered with us. Please try again and contact us, if you order is still not registered. If you use Mastercard or PayPal: Please note, that a reservation on your credit card or account is not enough confirmation. You need to have received a ticket from us to be sure, that your booking has been completed. Please contact us, if your ticket does not arrive.
If sold out: We arrange extra tours often and by demand. Check the tour calendar, where we daily add extra departures as they fill up. If you do not find an available tour on the day, that you want to go, please contact us by phone or email to inquire about extras.
What does others say about this experience?
5 out of 5 stars
By Kasper F:
Great nature experience for both little and large!
Seal safari by Jyllandsakvariet is definitely recommendable! There is guarantee for a great experience. Both the family’s child of 4 and 7 years and the adults were thrilled by the meeting of both spotted harbor seal and gray seal up close (20-50 metres distance). The little seal pups swam up to the boat. On the way back we sailed under the 180 meter tall offshore wind turbines.
If it is windy it is a good idea to wear rainwear, because you risk a bit of water splashing.
We give our absolute recommendation to Jyllandsakvariet’s seal safari.