The Little Belt is full of little whales. Go whale watching and see the world's smallest whale, the porpoise up close. The Little Belt has one of the world's densest populations of porpoises, so you are guaranteed to spot them...
You can book a trip with departure from either Middelfart or Fredericia.
Hvalsafari with AVENTURA - departure from Fredericia and Middelfart
The popular Whale Watching tours depart from either Middelfart Gl. Havn or Fredericia Gl. Havn (Old Harbour) on different days of the week. Relax and enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding and hear skipper Henrik tell stories of the porpoises and the porpoise hunt that took place up until the late 19th century.
Due to listening equipment on board, we will be able to hear the porpoises communicating with clicking sounds, if they weather conditions allow this. You are welcome to bring your picnic basket or packed lunch.
Access for the disabled is possible from Middelfart. Please make an agreement with the skipper in advance: call +45 21 65 05 67
Hvalsafari med Mira3 - afgang fra Middelfart Gl. Havn
Skipper Line take you on a trip with departure from Middelfart Gl. Havn, startingpoint at the end of Havnegade.
You can enjoy the beautiful scenery while you look for porpoises. The Little Belt offers beautiful natural sceneries on both sides of the belt.
An experience for the whole family
Go on one of our Whale Watching tours on the Little Belt and experience the porpoises in their natural environment. We are often able to spot the porpoises hunting fish, e.g. herring. They hunt alone as well as in a pack. When in a pack, they are able to stress the fish to seek towards the surface and then they have a regular feast. Often the seagulls will join the ”party”.
Just as many other whale species, the porpoise uses sound to find food and the sound volume is among the loudest in the animal kingdom. The loud sound makes it easier for the porpoise to register echoes. They make clicking noises, which last just a blink of an eye, but the number of sounds and the volume are unlimited.
About the porpoise
Length: approx. 180 cm.
Weight: 60–70 kg.
Age: Min. 25 years
Protected species in Denmark since 1967.
Last porpoise hunt in Middelfart: late 19th century (except during World War II due to lack of lamp oil).