the port at
Heligoland will not
accommodate the ferries, you debark into smaller boats to go
is loads of fun.
Regardless of their ages, I
imagine that most people have enough kid left in them to consider it to
be the high point of the trip. Of
course, there are no doubt some who
would be more excited by the duty-free prices on alcohol, tobacco and
cosmetics to be found in town.
those who enjoy the experience of going ashore in the ships’ tenders,
there is a plan to extend the wharf out into deep enough water to moor
ferries and load/unload passengers. The fishermen of Heligoland who
have had the concession on piloting the tenders would then need to find
employment. The catamarans from Hamburg and Cuxhaven, in addition to
being faster than conventional ferries, have a shallow enough draft to
allow docking at Helgoland without a ship’s tender.