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During this tour you will explore the open water of the northern part of the lake the Jsselmeer and Frisian Sea by sailing ship. The highlights are visits to the North Sea islands of Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling with beautiful natural areas, small villages and long sandy beaches. Sailing tours are something special. Feel the freedom and the wind and salt on your skin! It’s a bit like discovering the seas as an explorer. There is a natural area along the coast of the North Sea which is unique throughout the whole world – the mudflats of the Frisian Sea. Smaller and larger islands lined up like pearls on a chain protect the shoals of the mudflats. This is a place where you can experience pure nature: The sea, the wind and the sun. You can look forward to a nice adventurous tour with a variety of experiences. What are you waiting for? Cast off!
Individual arrival and embarkation from 2 to 6 pm near the beautiful centre of Enkhuizen and close to the railway station. The skipper will join you for an aperitif and explain many things worth knowing about the journey, the ship and also about safety measures to be taken onboard. In the evening you can stroll through the historical centre of Enkhuizen and spend the night onboard in Enkhuizen.
Today the ship sails from Enkhuizen to Den Oever with its fishing harbour. You can stay on board and sail over the IJsselmeer or you can grab a bike and start your first cycling tour along the IJsselmeer coast through the beautiful polder-landscape to Medemblik. After the bike tour the ship will sail further to Den Oever. Depending on the weather in the evening the ship will sail across the Wadden Sea to the Island of Texel.
The island of Texel has varied scenery and picturesque villages. Explore the largest of the Dutch North Sea islands on a roundtrip cycling tour. Our tip: Use the well signposted Thijsse-route (about 40 km) and visit some villages, the seal sanctuary station EcoMare and the nice traditional beer brewery.
Today the ship will sail, when the tide and the weather is good, to the island of Terschelling. You will manoeuvre through the sandbanks of the Wadden Sea and when you are lucky you will see seals lying to rest on a sandbar. In the afternoon the ship will arrives on Terschelling.
Terschelling offers a lot: nature and culture, 70 km cycling tracks and 4 beautiful villages. West-Terschelling is the largest village on the island with nice shops and pubs. The landmark of the island can already be seen well from a distance: the 400 year old lighthouse “Brandaris”. Also worth seeing is the heath land “Boschplaat”. It captivates with its mud, beaches and dunes. You might even spot a number of ducks, black-winged stilts and large colonies of spoonbills and great black-backed gulls.
Today the ship sails to Harlingen, the outstanding town of Friesland. Across Franeker with its popular planetarium from Eise Eisinga, you will cycle through the beautiful and roomy Frisian landscape with its tiny villages to Makkum. If you´re in to take the long trip, you can come to Bolsward, one of the eleven Frisian towns.
From Makkum, you ride your bike to Stavoren. The route leads over the old Hindeloopen shopping town. With its old houses and canals and the great marina is a popular destination. The longest route takes you along several Friesian lakes and opens completely different landscape perspectives. From Stavoren, the ship heads to Enkhuizen.
Disembarkation by 09:30 am. A beautiful journey full of new experiences has come to an end.
Minimum passenger: 18 persons
|Weekly departures dates||
May 4 -11
June 1 – 22
July 13 – 27
August 3 – 17
|Twin cabin individual use||1049€||1179€|
|3 bed cabine||699€||829€|
|Weekly bike rental||75€||75€|
|Weekly E-bike rental reservation requested, availability limited||175€||175€|
|Not included services||
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At 55m long, the WAPEN FAN FRYSLÂN is the largest two-master schooner on the Dutch waterways. Originally launched as a freight ship, used throughout the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. On board of this marvellous ship you will immediately notice its warm atmosphere. On deck there is a large pilothouse with a cosy and stylish bar and seating area. The panorama windows offer a perfect all around view of the water.
Launched: 1965 (a sailing passenger ship since 2003 refit)
Length: 55 m
Wide: 7.2 m
The 12 rooms are 10m² with two 90x200cm beds equipped with shower/WC.
The aft-deck has a bar with draught beer taps and a Jacuzzi and on the middle deck there are various sitting areas. There is room to enjoy a lovely meal outdoors.
The large salon/restaurant, is characterised by its cosy appearance and flexible furnishing.
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