sailing and walking holiday

fun since ’85

Sail through the salty air and walk through woods and dunes


Come aboard the comfortable and cosy sailing ship the Ideaal and enjoy a wonderful autumn walking and sailing holiday on the Wadden Sea.


Programme Sail-Walking Holiday to the Dutch Wadden Islands

Day 1: Arrival in Harlingen
From 20.00 hours you are welcome on board of the Ideaal where the skipper and his crew will welcome you with a drink. When everyone is on board, the skipper will be happy to tell you something about the voyage, the boat, the sailing and the rules on board. The rest of the evening is free. You can stay on board or take a tour through the historic and cosy town centre of Harlingen.

Day 2: Harlingen – Terschelling
Depending on the tide and the wind, we leave Harlingen after breakfast in the direction of Terschelling. As soon as the sails have been hoisted, with the help of everyone who wants to, and the engine is switched off – you can enjoy the wind in your hair, the lovely salty air and the disappearing horizon. Gaze across the mudflats in search of the first seal of the day. We eat a nice lunch on deck, weather permitting. When the Brandaris is in sight, you know it won’t be long before we’re in the harbour. After the sails are set, it is time for a drink and dinner. Stretch your legs for a while and walk a historical tour through West-Terschelling, have a drink with your travelling companions or dive under the wool early. The freedom of boating has many sides.

Day 3: Walk on Terschelling
After breakfast a walk on Terschelling is on the programme. You can choose from different routes and distances, this island has no less than 200 km of unpaved walking paths. For example, climb the dunes and discover the many birds, the densely growing dune area and enjoy the great view over the North Sea with the drying sandbanks. At low tide, the seals lie there to rest. You will be given a packed lunch on the way and a target time to get back to the ship. Before, during or after dinner, we sail to the next island. This beautiful, not too long sailing trip at the end of the day is an experience in itself. On Vlieland you can stroll along the beach for a while, enjoying the view over the tidal flats in the dark, a shining sea or another surprise.

Day 4: Walk on Vlieland
Just like yesterday, a beautiful walk through the varied nature of this smallest Wadden Island awaits you today. You can choose from the different routes in the information package. Almost no cars drive on the nostalgic Vlieland, making it a paradise for cyclists and hikers. With a packed lunch in your backpack, choose your own route and discover the wide beaches, the dunes, the forest and the wadden dike. Nowhere in the Netherlands do you see as many birds as in the Wadden area. Back on board we enjoy a last dinner and share the stories, the pictures and the experiences of the day.

Day 5: Back to Harlingen
After breakfast we get ready for the journey back to Harlingen. On the way we will have lunch on deck or in the cabin, depending on the weather. Around four o’clock we expect to dock in the Zuiderhaven again.

– Rest
– Space
– Freedom
– Walking
– Nature / dunes / beaches
– Birds / Seals

Price and dates:
– Friday 1 to Tuesday 5 October 2021
— Friday 8 to Tuesday 12 October 2021

The price is € 475,- p.p. This includes full board, tourist tax and excludes fresh and alcoholic drinks. You have a cabin based on 2 persons; if you only want a cabin you pay an extra surcharge of
€ 150,-

You can book this trip directly via the provider:

Note: the final route of the cruise will be determined Friday evening at embarkation. The skipper will then have an up-to-date weather report available.