Wildlife Experience

Learn all about the wildlife that lives in North Sea as you sail from Newcastle-Amsterdam on our KING Seaways ferry with marine life charity ORCA and their fantastic wildlife experts. From dolphins to whales to birds, you will 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 are also so many onboard activities, for kids and adults alike, to take part in. Plus, visit the​​ onboard ORCA Wildlife Lounge where you can learn even more about our aquatic neighbours and take in the spectacular North Sea views.

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 March until September. Simply visit the ORCA Wildlife Lounge to find out more or book on one of our special Marine Wildlife mini cruises.​ Find out more​.

Wildlife watching

Get involved in:

  • Deck watching for birds, whales, dolphins and porpoises (weather dependant)
  • Kids activities including storytelling, quizzes, activity sheets and whale bingo!
  • Documentaries and presentations for adults
  • Latest sightings news from our Wildlife Officers (Read about it here​​)​
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 Wildlife Officer.


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


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​