North Sea cruise

Discover the wind turbine parks at sea

Captain Blue gives you a whole new perspective on our 11th province, the North Sea and wind energy. During the 5-hour boat trip, a guide will immerse you in coastal navigation and port signaling, from various buoys and beacons to the exploration of marine birds and marine mammals and to the crossing of the international shipping route. Relax and enjoy the healthy sea air. The end point is the wind turbine park on the Thornton Bank, about 30 km from the coastline. A unique experience!

Boat trips

  • What can I do to prevent sea sickness?May till September: days of cruising, departure times and free places can be found at BOOK NOW.
  • Purchase of tickets in advance is required.

Prices

Price of an e-ticket : from € 39,50

Price of booking at the desk: from € 49,50

Buy your e-tickets online at a more favourable price!

  • By booking online, you do the booking yourself and enter the required identity information for each passenger. In case of incorrect or missing identity information at the moment of embarking, you will be denied access to the vessel. 
  • In case of unfavourable weather conditions, a boat trip can be cancelled. If possible, you will be informed by email at the latest the day before. Reimbursement is not possible, but your e-tickets remain valid for 12 months, so you can choose a later departure according to availability.

Other booking method

Do you prefer not to book online, or can you only make the trip on one specific day? In this case, you can buy your tickets directly at our office (info@captainblue.be or 059 70 62 94). In case of cancellation of the boat trip, you can ask for a refund of your tickets.

FAQ

How long does the boat trip last?

The wind turbine park on the Thornton Bank is located about 30 km from the Belgian coast. The outward and return journey can easily take 90 to 120 minutes, depending on the current of the water and the wind. A stop is made on the southwest side of the park. Together with passing through the locks, entering and leaving the port, you should take into account that the total boat trip will take about 5 hours.

Does everyone have a fixed seat?

No. Our ship has a large outer deck with free seats and a panoramic upper deck.  You take your place wherever you want and can walk around freely during the trip. You will come into contact with the healthy sea air and have an open panoramic view. In addition, there is a simple interior space (shelter) with room for 40 people in case of bad weather. A heated kitchen with 8 seats.

Can we get drinks on board?

Yes. Our bar with staff offers a wide selection of hot and cold drinks (beers, wines, soft drinks, water, energy drinks) and some candy and chocolate. On request and for a group of at least 20 people, we can provide lunch packages or complete lunches according to your wishes and budget, with or without service. Ask for our fixed formulas.

Can I rent the entire boat?

You can rent the boat for a group, a company or an association. This can be done on a daily basis and during the whole year, but depending on availability. The departure times and the duration of the trip can be adapted to your wishes. On request we provide simple lunches or complete meals and walking dinners on board, with or without service. This is ideal as a unique and informative excursion for associations, schools or as a team building for companies. Audio installation and LCD screens are present on board and can be used for limited presentations.

Do you wish to receive a proposal? Please send an e-mail to sales@captainblue.be.

What can I do to prevent sea sickness?

In order to prevent seasickness, we advise you to limit alcohol consumption the night before the boat trip. We recommend you to not go on the sea on an empty stomach, so have a good breakfast. If you are sensitive to travel sickness, you can take a medicine agains  travel sickness (R-Calm or other) half an hour before departure. This medicine is available at the pharmacist. Don't worry if you don't have the medicine with you, the captain can always provide you with it. 

 

What if the weather is bad?

In case of bad weather conditions (too much wind or too high waves) the captain may decide to postpone the boat trip to a later date. If possible, you will be informed one day in advance by email. Your ticket remains valid for one of the following trips, depending on availability. Rain is no reason to cancel the trip. The captain has the right to change the route of the excursion at any time, for example in case of changing weather conditions during the trip or for other reasons (force majeure, breakage (of bedoelt hij shipbreuk, want dan is het ship wreck), ...).

Are children allowed on the North Sea cruise including a visit to the wind turbine park?

Children from the age of 6 can participate in the excursion under supervision of an adult. Keep in mind that half a day at sea might be difficult for young children. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to participate, due to safety reasons.

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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