Wildlife watching experience onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam
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See Dolphins in the wild with DFDS

See dolphins in the wild – Amsterdam to Newcastle

Learn about the dolphins, whales and other marine life that live in the North Sea as you sail from Amsterdam to Newcastle with conservation charity ORCA and their wildlife experts. There are so many onboard activities for kids and adults alike to take part in.

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 wildlife watching experience is free of charge and is available onboard King Seaways from March-September. The most common sightings onboard include Harbour Porpoises, Minke Whales and White Beaked Dolphins.

Wildlife Watching Experience

Get involved

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. When you're onboard, 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

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

Onboard Experience

DFDS ferry to Newcastle from Amsterdam

Onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Our overnight ferry crossings between Newcastle and Amsterdam boast an array of fantastic onboard facilities, including bars, restaurants, shopping and more.

Vote European Awards 2024

Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!

This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again.