Seeing Texel from the air and experiencing flight in a small General Aviation aircraft is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Especially if you’ve never flown (a small airplane) before!
We usually fly at altitudes between 1000′ and 2000′ (300 meters / 600 meters) giving you a perfect view over the entire island while still experiencing the thrill of low level flight.
During the sightseeing flight your pilot will point out what you observe on the ground. The world seen from above takes some getting used to with regards to orientation! Soon you’ll discover trails already travelled and new places you’ll want to visit. You’ll enjoy a vantage point usually only reserved for birds.
If a 15 minute flight sounds a bit too short, you can choose to fly 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
With the longer flights you’ll be able to fly to North-Holland or to one or more of the other Waddensea islands such as Vlieland, Terschelling or even Ameland.
observe wild seals in their natural habitat
The 45 minute and 60 minute tours can bring you all the way to the sandbanks in the Waddensea between Vlieland and Terschelling where the seals rest and play. These two tours are our most popular choices.
Observing these creatures where they congregate in massive numbers is truly spectacular. The shallow waters around the sandbanks often allow you to see how the seals swim underwater. It’s almost as if you’ve landed in the middle of a wildlife documentary.