Wildlife Experience

Learn all about the wildlife that lives in North Sea as you sail from Newcastle-Amsterdam on our KING Seaways ferry. From dolphins to whales to birds, you’d be amazed how many there are.

Perfect for families and marine life enthusiasts, head onto our deck to spot marine life with our wildlife experts.

There’s also so many onboard activities, for kids and adults alike, to take part in. Plus, visit the onboard Wildlife Centre to learn even more about our aquatic neighbours.

The most common sightings onboard include Harbour Porpoises, Minke Whales and White Beaked Dolphins.

For the bird lovers, you may also see Gannet, Great Skua, Fulmar and Kittiwake.

The wildlife watching experience is free of charge and is available onboard KING Seaways from April until September. Simply visit the Wildlife Centre to find out more or book on one of our special Marine Wildlife mini cruises. Find out more​.

Watch our wildlife mini cruise video

Wildlife watching

Get involved in:

  • Deck watching for birds, whales and dolphins (weather dependant)
  • Kids activities including blubber gloves, writing competitions, activity books and more!
  • Documentaries and presentations for adults
  • Latest sightings and news from our Wildlife Officers (Read about it here: http://orcaweb.wordpress.com)
What does ORCA do?

What does ORCA do?

Wildlife charity ORCA promotes the conservation of the marine environment through education and research, providing a forum for the enjoyment of whales, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life.

Working closely with the public to raise awareness of the importance of marine conservation, DFDS is proud to be working with ORCA.​

For any further information, please contact our North Sea Community Wildlife Officer.


​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


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