Seal safari

Set sail for the Sound in a beautiful old boat and experience the curious seals that live off the coast of Saltholm. The boat sails every Wednesday.

During the summer months, the National Aquarium Denmark makes use of its biggest “aquarium” – the Sound! The seal safari takes around two hours and can therefore be easily combined with a visit to the National Aquarium Denmark.

Please note: The price does not include admission. Admission to the aquarium is bought separately.

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Departure from the National Aquarium Denmark’s indoor Meeting point

Every Wednesday between 5 July and 2 August
11:00 am
1:00 pm
3:00 pm

Harbour seals and grey seals live in the area, which is also a breeding place and habitat for thousands of sea birds. The seals can be seen swimming in the water and resting along the coast. We can’t guarantee seal sightings, but the seals can usually be seen with binoculars (which you can borrow on board) or closer up in the water if their curiosity is aroused.

We guarantee an exciting outing for the whole family with one of the aquarium’s fantastic storytellers. And there certainly are many stories to tell. For example, did you know that poisonous spiders live on the island of Peberholm and that once there were pirates in Dragør?

Participation in the Seal Safari requires purchase of admission to the National Aquarium Denmark or possession of a annual card.

Practical information

  • Price: DKK 95
  • Price for annual card holders: DKK 85
  • There is room for 30 passengers on each departure.
    Reserved tickets must be picked up and paid for at the Ticket counter at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Any tickets that have not been picked up and paid for by then will be released for other guests.
  • In case of bad weather: The National Aquarium Denmark reserves the right to cancel the tour if the weather makes sailing unsafe. In which case, the National Aquarium Denmark reserves the right to offer an extraordinary special tour of the aquarium. Refunds are not possible.
  • We recommend that everyone arrive at the indoor Meeting point around 15 minutes prior to departure of the Seal Safari. Take care to arrive at the aquarium in good time, as there may be a long queue at the entrance. Updated info on queues is available here:
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