Port tour Zeebrugge

Discover a world port in action!

Captain Blue shows you the ins and outs of a real world port. Get a taste of the sea air and activate all your senses. Place to throw anchor for cargo giants, ferries, cruise ships, fishing boats, tugboats, luxury yachts and all this barely a few steps from each other. During the trip, we see the Belgian naval base, the gas terminal and the wind turbines on the dam.

During the trip, we see the Belgian naval base, the gas terminal and the wind turbines on the dam. You will also get to see  the island of terns (with its thousands of seabirds) and one of the largest sea locks in the world. The tour with audio-visual guide (75 min) will give you a completely different view of a world port. A boat trip you will not forget!

Boat trips

  • 01/04 - 30/06 & 01/09 - 16/10: Saturday, Sunday & holidays at 14:00, not on monday and tuesday
  • 01/07 - 31/07 & 19/08 - 31/08: every day at 14:00 & 16:00, not on monday and tuesday
  • 01/08 - 18/08: every day at 11:00, 14:00 & 16:00, not on monday and tuesday
  • Duration: 75 minutes

Our boat has limited access for (manual) wheelchair users. In any case 3 companions are required per wheelchair user and the customer needs to take care of this. The gangway is only accessible at high tide. The number of wheelchair users per boat trip is limited and depends on the approval by the captain, so please inform in advance.

Prices

It is best to buy your e-tickets through online booking at a more favourable rate, so you can be sure of your place on board. Tickets can be purchased on board if there are still free seats available.

Price of an e-ticket:

  • From 12 years: € 10,5
  • 3-11 years: € 8.5
  • 0-2 years: free

Price of booking at the desk depending on availability:

  • From 12 years: € 12.5
  • 60+: € 11,5
  • 3-11 years: € 10.5
  • 0-2 years: free

Attention: e-tickets are 100% pre-paid and non-refundable.

In case of bad weather conditions (and cancellation of a boat trip) your tickets remain valid for a similar boat trip of your choice, according to availability. Reimbursement is not possible.

Seafront Combi

Combine our port tour with a visit to the Seafront theme park. 

At the SEAFRONT theme park, which is located in the former fish market, you will discover the wonderful world of fish and fishing: from sea to shore and from fishing to auction. Feel the mysterious appeal of the sea and join in the search for the people behind fishing; from sailor to shipowner and from skipper's wife to auctioneer. In the exhibitions about WWI & II you will learn everything about life in Zeebrugge during these dark periods. Children can enjoy themselves in the ball pool and in the pirate play paradise.

 

Prices 2019 of Combi ticket

Tickets only available at Seafront or on the boat.

  • From 12 years: € 24
  • 60+: € 22
  • 3-11 years: € 19
  • 0-2 years: free

FAQ

How long does the boat trip take?

The standard boat trip through the outer port of Zeebrugge takes 75 minutes. You can embark from half an hour before departure, embarking will close 10 minutes before departure.


 

Does everyone have a fixed seat?

No. Our ship has two comfortable interior saloons with large panoramic windows with 120 seats and two exterior decks with 40 seats. You can take your seat wherever you want. During the trip you can walk around or change places without any problems. On the outside deck, you will come into contact with the healthy sea air and there you have an open panoramic view. In the inside lounge, you can find shelter from wind and rain.

Can we get snacks and drinks on board?

Yes. Our bar with staff offers a wide selection of hot and cold drinks. You can enjoy your drink in one of our comfortable indoor salons or on the panoramic outdoor decks. On request, we provide culinary cold fish or meat dishes, or a sandwich buffet for groups of 30 people or more. For groups we can offer hot or cold meals or buffets in a nearby location. Ask for our fixed formulas for parties and receptions.

Is the boat trip suitable for (school) groups or associations?

Yes. During the tour you will get to know better the operation of a seaport. The boat sails along the various loading and unloading quays of the container and cruise ships. On the way, you will also see the Belgian naval base, the gas terminal and the wind turbines on the dam. An audiovisual tour on board is provided (a special kidstour is possible for schools). The tour fits in with the curriculum objectives of primary and secondary schools. If you have a bus available as a group, you can continue your visit with a guide (paying) prior or after the boat trip by a tour of the inner port. The combination with the maritime theme park Seafront is also recommended.

Can I rent the entire boat?

The boat can be rented for your group. In addition to the standard tour of the port, other routes are proposed (Zeebrugge-Lissewege-Brugge-Gent-Oostende) at charter prices. The departure times and the duration of the trip can be adjusted to your wishes. We offer fixed reception formulas and dinners or are happy to work out an offer according to your wishes. Are you looking for a unique and comfortable location for your next meeting or corporate event? Take a look at the companies section on this website.

Can I make a day trip to Zeebrugge?

Yes of course. Apart from the boat trip through the port, you can also visit the closeby maritime theme park Seafront with its light ship Westhinder. Look under prices for our favourable combi tickets for individuals and for groups. If you wish to have a completely organised day trip, you can have lunch with your group in combination with the boat trip through the port and a visit of the theme park Seafront.

What if the weather is bad?

Don’t worry! In case of rain and wind you can settle down in our pleasantly heated lounge on the ground floor and you can enjoy your port tour through the panoramic window. The visit to Seafront is also perfect in case of bad weather conditions. Only in case of very strong storms, the captain can decide to change or cancel the boat trip. Your tickets remain valid for a boat trip of your choice.

Can I buy a gift card?

Yes. You can buy a gift card under BOOK NOW. A gift card is valid for 12 months. The beneficiary of the gift card has to choose a day for the boat trip and reserve its ticket before being able to take part in the boat trip.

 

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