Formerly, 600 fishing vessels used to have Esbjerg as their home port, but now there are only a couple of prawn-fishing vessels left. Sections of the harbour are restricted areas, but on Dogger Quay you can get really close to the oil-rigs, and here there is also a favourite fishing spot that can be used by anglers without a fishing licence. Take the ferry across to Fanø and see the harbour from the seaward side. You may even catch sight of some seals while crossing. It is easy to get from the city centre to the harbour - just take the new, attractive cyclist and pedestrian path Landgangen.