Shrimp fishing on board the Crangon

During this fishing trip, which takes about three to four hours, we will be fishing in the North Sea in front of the Belgian coast. We will be departing from the port of Ostend, where every day, coastal fishermen land their freshly caught shrimp, which can then be bought at the famous Ostend “Vistrap”. Our ship, the Crangon, is moored at the Eastern Bank of the Ostend harbour channel. We dock near the lighthouse, the Lange Nelle, where you can easily board or leave the vessel.

Our shrimping boat was equipped in the traditional manner allowing you to experience at first hand the way in which Flemish fishermen have been practicing otter trawling for ages. The ship’s crew will teach you the tricks of the trade! On board, you will be sorting, rinsing and boiling the shrimp that you caught after which they will need to be cooled down as rapidly as possible. After disembarking, you will be able to take home your share of the catch free of charge! 

Practical information

€ 40.00/person
€ 20.00/children up to 12 years
Groups (max. 12 pers.) can rent an entire vessel 
Half a day (4 hrs): € 425.00 
Day (8 hrs): € 800.00


Hendrik Baelskaai 2 (directly opposite the lighthouse on the East Bank) 8400 Ostend

Opening hours

Daily departures at 8.30 am and 1.30 pm Duration: half a day (4 hrs)

Reservations & bookings

For more information or bookings, please contact the Crangon by telephone on 0475 80 63 03 or by sending an e-mail to

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