Sailing trip with your family during the COVID-19 pandemie

A childrens adventure on bord! Offer your children an unforgetable experience and sail with us on an historical sailingboat. Dry out on the shallows, small crabs, starfish, searching for mussels, spotting seals, swimming and to the beach.

Sailing is a great adventure for the little pirates on board the Noordvaarder.

Pleasure and safety are paramount:

  • Life jackets are available for every body.
  • the safe sitting area (pillows availble) is large and comfortable for young and old. Children can freely walk around.
  • there is a large stainless steel gangway with railing available for boarding and disembarking.
  • in the evening the deck light illuminates the deck outside sufficiently

How does such a weekend look like?

The adventure sailing with children starts on Friday from 20.00 hours onwards and you get aquinted with the crew. Together with you we determine the destination. After breakfast on Saturday the ropes are loosened and after an explaination the sails are hoisted. You can be active yourself by pulling the ropes, navigate or take the steering wheel. But there is also plenty of time to relax and enjoy the nature or chat with your family and friends. The children can fully assist on deck during the sailing trip, the sailing theory will be explained and they learn making sailor knots and bracelets. They are guided by a crew member. After a nice sailing trip across the Waddenzee in the course of the afternoon we moore in the harbour of Terschelling or Vlieland. Than, there is still sufficient time to discover the island by foot, by (cargo)bike or just with a bucket and scoop to the beach or stay in the harbour with the kids for crab catching and searching for starfish. Being in the open air and fresh sea breeze makes hungry, so at the end of the day we offer the possibility to fire the BBQ to finish a beautiful day. After having spend some time on the beach or in the dunes, on Sunday some where in the morning the sails will be set again for the trip back to Harlingen were the ship will moore again in teh afternoon and we say good bye to each other.

Weekend or a week?

You can go for a weekend as described above, but it is also possible to book a sailing holiday and join a week sailing together.. Together with you we plan the sailing route to the islands. Perhaps we can combine it with a few of the historic harbours on the IJsselmeer like Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Stavoren, Makkum, Workum or Medemblik. Docking the ship  on the shallows sandbanks is such an unique experience for young and old that you may not miss. We take you to the most beautiful sand banks and stay the night anchored.


You can read the standard rental prices of the ships here. However, these prices are based on groups of 24-26 people, but it does not look like we can sail with groups in 2021. That is why we give the price on request if you want to sail with your family. These prices include crew, harbor fees and tourist tax. The price does not include final cleaning and catering. This can be arranged as desired by ship’s cook. We are happy to make a nice proposal for the ship’s meals.

When you are interested please contact us for more details and planning.

Sailing is a big adventure for children! Also possible in times of Corona..