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Seal sightings
Meet the curious inhabitants of the North Sea


Seal sightings

Fascinating encounters with the Neuwerk seals

Experience the fascinating seals in their natural habitat on Neuwerk Island. Between April and October you can watch the curious seals as they rest on the sandbanks off Neuwerk before returning to the open sea. The island offers a unique opportunity to see these adorable marine mammals up close and experience their behaviors in the wild.

Seals hunt in the fish-rich waters around Neuwerk when they are not relaxing on the sandbars. From the end of May to July, females give birth to their young, which are then suckled for about four to five weeks. Observing harbor seals not only provides fascinating insights into their social behavior, but also allows one to appreciate the natural beauty of these animals in their environment.

When watching seals on Neuwerk, it is important to respect the natural habitat of the animals and to keep a sufficient distance. This way you can observe the seals in peace without disturbing them in their daily routine. Take part in guided tours or mudflat walks to learn more about the seals and the special features of Neuwerk Island from experienced guides. The tours are organized through the Neuwerk National Park House and last about 3 hours. For more information on the guided tours with dates and contact options, please visit our island experience page on the Neuwerk National Park House.

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Details on location, times, costs and target group as well as tips

  • On the sandbanks off the island of Neuwerk.
  • On guided tours and mudflat walks to the best observation points.
  • The best time for general seal watching is from April to October.
  • End of May to July for birth time of the young.
  • In principle, seals can be observed well, especially at low tide.
  • Suitable for nature and animal lovers.
  • Especially for families with children, children love seals
  • Individual observations are free if you visit the sandbars on your own.
  • The cost of a seal watching tour varies depending on the provider.
  • Be sure to respect the seals' natural habitat and keep an appropriate distance.
  • Use binoculars or telephoto lenses to observe the animals without disturbance.
  • Check with us for guided tours or tidal flat walks to get the best viewing opportunities.
  • Remember to bring weatherproof clothing and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • When observing mother seals with cubs, keep extra distance so as not to disturb the animals.

Neuwerk offers unique moments with the playful seals of the North Sea. Be enchanted by the beauty and grace of these fascinating animals and experience unforgettable observations in their natural habitat.

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