Sightseeing & Sailing Tours

Island tour and photo safari with the Börteboat
(April - end of September)

In true Helgoland style, you will sail around the island in a Börteboat. Not without reason, the Börteboote, also called Rudder, are considered an intangible cultural heritage. How proud the Börteboot captains are of their little boats is something the passengers feel as soon as you step on board. During a leisurely round trip with always the best view of Helgoland’s sights as well as during a photo safari for all those who want to get a little closer to the landmarks with their camera for the particularly spectacular view.

Island tour with an original Helgoland Börteboot of the municipality of Helgoland
(April - end of September)

The experience of the captains of the Helgoland Dampferbörte makes it possible to sail as close as possible to the Lange Anna and the Lummenfelsen to offer you a special experience.

  • Departure daily from the landing stage (subject to wind and weather)
  • Duration approx. 1 hour
  • Tickets at the dune ferry ticket office
  • Adults 25 €, Ki. 15 € (max. 12 persons)

Departure times (April – end of September):

  • 09.30 a.m.
  • 11.00 a.m.
  • 01.00 p.m.
  • 03.45 p.m.

Island tour with the catamaran "Nathurn" and Börteboot "Uranus"
(EMT Offshoreservice, April - end of September)


EMT Offshoreservice will take you around our beautiful island with German flagged vessels, the catamaran “Nathurn” and the Börteboat “Uranus”. Trained captains will accompany you on an unforgettable tour. Experience the island with all its sights from its most beautiful side and learn more about the events around Helgoland by hand of historical and modern pictures, as well as by our trained tour guide.

Departure from the north-east harbor.

  • Catamaran MS “Nathurn”: (until 15.10.2022) 10.30 a.m., 11.45 a.m., 01.00 p.m., 2.15 p.m., 03.30 p.m..
  • Börteboat “Uranus”: (from 01.10.2022 to 15.10.2022) 01.00 p.m., 2.15 p.m., 03.30 p.m.
  • Max 12. persons per boat – duration approx. 1 hour (min. number of participants 4).
  • Prices: Adults: 25 €, children up to 14 years 15 €.
  • Tickets: Friesenstrasse 58 (next to the Sparkasse), daily from 09.30 a.m. to 04.00 p.m.

Special trips on request.

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Island tour with an original Helgoland Börteboot "Sellebrunn"
(April - end of September)

Traditional round trip with one of the classic boats of the Helgoland fishermen and Börtemänner with the Börteboot Sellebrunn.

  • Registration by telephone 0162 7197431

Exploring the Lower Country with the Börte Railway

Island tours happen not only around, but also on Helgoland: with the island train you start your round trip in the Unterland during the approximately 40-minute Unterland trip, the Börte-Bahn takes you past all the hot sports worth seeing on the high seas island. At the same time, you will learn more about the island’s history, the various institutions on the island and even how seawater is turned into drinking water. The tour departs from the landing stage and the southern harbor during the summer season. Fancy a shopping tour afterwards? The tours end in the center and some even offer the possibility to get off at the south harbor.

While you’re at it, you can also plan your next walk if you’re staying longer on the island.

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