ORCA onboard Newhaven-Dieppe
Onboard experience

ORCA: observe whales during your hol

Onboard experience
Wildlife watching-experience

What is Orca?

For many years, from the end of March to September, we welcome ORCA volunteers aboard our ferries. What is their mission? These Wildlife Officers look after the animals that inhabit the North Sea and English Channel. One of their missions on board is to observe the different marine animals, like dolphins, whales and gannets. By listing the areas where these species live, volunteers can, in collaboration with the relevant authorities, take measures to protect them.

Children enjoying Orca onboard Newhaven-Dieppe ferry
Newhaven-Dieppe ferry
Sunset onboard Newhaven-Dieppe ferry

Newhaven - Dieppe

Meet Marthe, ocean conservationist with the ORCA association, from Wednesday to Sunday from May 11 to September 12 on our Dieppe-Newhaven ferries.

Presentations, animations, discussions and observations: she is eager to share her knowledge with you!

Play our game to see what marine life you could spot with ORCA and DFDS.

Onboard Experience

Family on deck at sunset


With 4 routes to the UK, you can take your pick of ferry crossings to England.

Plus, there are always great savings to be made on our crossings and short breaks.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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