The oyster safari is an experience of its own kind. We are out where the tide water controls us and the sky and sea meets. On the mussel banks there are oysters everywhere. The birds, the wind, the water and the one-of-a-kind landscape creates a unique atmosphere.
The trip starts at the Wadden Sea Centre, where the nature interpreter tells about the oysters and gives an introduction to the trip. When everyone is equipped with waders we will drive to the dike in our own cars. From here we hike across the mudflats to the oyster banks. The trip requires that you are in good physical shape and surefooted - in return you get an extraordinary oyster trip and Wadden Sea experience like no other.
The trip requires you to be in normal to good shape. To get to the oyster banks we walk 8 km in waders and a part of the hike can be in waist-deep water. Therefore the trip is not recommended for children and elderly people. Participants should be at least 150 cm tall and be able to walk 10 km.
As this is the Wadden Sea Centres most challenging tour, the natureguide can advise individual participants not to take part in the trip, if he/she estimates that there can be a safety risk involved.
The trip may be cancelled up to one day before due to bad weather.
For this oyster trip we will walk around 4 km, so everyone from 8 years and older can join. We will meet at the Wadden Sea Center for a short introduction before the tour begins.
The nature interpreter decides on the best location for the day, depending on the weather and water level. After the introduction, we will drive in our own cars to the starting point. We walk over the mudflats to an area with oysters. Here, we can collect and taste the oysters. During our journey, we look for birds and benthic animals and enjoy the unique landscape. The nature interpreter will tell a story or two about the things we pass by.