Island hopping

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Sail along the islands of the Wadden Sea


Island hopping along the Wadden Islands

Want to see as much of the Wadden Sea as possible? Then island hopping is the perfect co-sailing trip for you! You sail on a historic sailing ship together with other travelers, along on UNESCO World Heritage Site the Wadden Sea. We hop from island to island, where you can enjoy the beautiful nature, dunes and beaches. Each island has its own unique landscapes and sights. What could be more delightful than spending a midweek wandering the Wadden Sea, feeling salty sea air on your face, gazing at the horizon and doing so in the company of other enthusiastic co-sailors.

The program of Island hopping

Landlubber, please note: a ship sails where the wind takes her. The program below is just an example. The exact program will be determined on board according to the tide.

For five days one of our historic ships will be your base of operations to discover the Wadden Islands. Which one it will be remains a surprise, but that there is plenty to experience is certain. You will be welcomed on Sunday evening by the captain and his mate. Once you have settled into your cabin, the relaxing can begin!

The next morning the ship leaves the harbor and the sails are set. Will you help? The captain sets sail for Texel, the westernmost and largest island where you can find almost everything. Besides the vast and varied nature, there are also many activities to undertake. A visit to seal sanctuary Ecomare, for example, is highly recommended. In the evening, you can share experiences with the other travelers over a delicious snack.

You can visit the ship throughout the day for something to eat, and of course a delicious dinner is ready in the evening. The next morning the ship sails out again, on to compact, car-free Vlieland. Our tip is a ride on the Vliehors express. This tough off-road bus drives you over the beach to the very tip of Vlieland where a drowning house awaits you.

The next day, the sails will be set again and course to the Terschelling, beloved by many. Will there be seals to see today? From the green beach on West to the Boschplaat on the East side. Discover it on foot, by bike, on a scooter, from a covered wagon or a car, the possibilities are numerous. In addition, there are many cozy villages with nice stores to explore.

The next day, because of the tides, we decide to stay on Terschelling. But that’s okay, because we bet there are still more things to experience that you would have liked to have done yesterday. Now is your chance! Be sure to visit the quirky Wreck Museum or the impressive bunker museum. The last evening is already approaching, it feels like you have been away for weeks, so much you have seen and experienced.

Also on the last morning delicious fresh bread awaits you, after which you can take a last walk through West Terschelling and the surrounding dunes. Then we sail back to Harlingen. Here you will set foot ashore again in the afternoon after a wonderful midweek full of memories.

The care

During this trip you will enjoy full board. All meals and snacks will be taken care of by the cook. Any dietary requirements will of course be taken into account. To enable him/her to conjure great dishes from the galley, he/she will occasionally need your help with the preparation and washing up. Water, tea, coffee and milk are included. Soft drinks, lemonade, beer and wine can be purchased by the glass at reasonable prices.

You will stay in a cabin with bunk bed, mirror and wash basin. The bed is already made for you and towels are provided. You can be assigned to a cabin with one fellow traveller of the same sex. If you book with more than one person, we will of course share you with them. Showers and toilets are shared with all crew members. The common room has ample seating, books and games. On some ships you will find a sound system and/or musical instrument.

The price also includes final cleaning, harbor fees, tourist tax and insurance from the Package Travel Guarantee Scheme.
The port of departure and arrival for this voyage is Harlingen.

Dates and prices 2024

Sunday evening 28 April, 8 p.m. – Friday afternoon 03 May 2024, 4 p.m.
Sunday evening 01 September, 8 p.m. – Friday afternoon 06 September 2024, 4 p.m.

Price € 499,- p.p.
Surcharge single cabin € 175,-

Price includes full board, duvet with bed linen, towel set, tourist tax and Package Travel Guarantee Scheme.
Soft and alcoholic drinks are available on board at an additional charge.

N.B. You can book these trips with a maximum of 8 people. For more persons you can rent a ship exclusively for your party.

Booking and contact

Do you have questions about island hopping along the Wadden Sea, sailing or the program? Then feel free to contact us. Our staff will be happy to answer all your questions. Do you have general questions about sailing on a historic ship? Then be sure to read our frequently asked questions and traveler information.

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