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Comfort sailing trips for 50+ in the most beautiful sailing areas in the Netherlands

Enjoy the freedom, taste the adventure and experience nature, with a historic sailing ship as your sailing vacation home. The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Wadden Sea with its beautiful islands have many faces. And don't forget Friesland! All very popular with water sports enthusiasts and especially sailing fans. Both nature and culture lovers and sociable people like to come here. With their unique landscapes, rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, these nature-rich areas have a lot to offer. In 2021, from May to September, we will organize fully catered sailing trips especially for the over-50s. Three powerful historical sailing ships are waiting for you: the Boekanier, Spes Mea and Sybaris

Choose from four glorious routes

We gathered the gold from all the wonderful sailing areas and poured these highlights into four top routes:

  • Friesland-route
  • IJsselmeer-route
  • VOC-route
  • Wadden Sea-route

Under the travel options, click on your preferred travel date. There you will see on which of the three historic sailing ships you will embark. You can also read all about the top route you can take there - if the wind agrees, of course. 

What can you expect?
The hospitable crew gives you a warm welcome on board. You are allowed to help with the ins and outs of the sturdy historical sailing ships, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy the feeling of freedom, in your own way? It is all possible, it is your trip. For these trips we have extra crew on board.


Comfortable sailing
The sailing ships are nostalgic, but with contemporary comfort. During the sailing trip you stay in a spacious double cabin. Each cabin has a sink with hot and cold water. There are showers and toilets on board. On the klipper Sybaris each cabin even has its own shower and toilet. The ships are of course centrally heated. A leading role is reserved for the ship's cook, who will prepare the most delicious meals from the galley for you every day. Nothing is as carefree as sitting down to dinner with rosy cheeks after a wonderful day's vacation in the open air. 


Carefree booking with the Corona guarantee
Can a booked trip not take place because of Corona measures? Then you can simply cancel it free of charge, or reschedule your trip for another date. Because, sailing is something you do without worries.


How does it work?
Under the travel options, click on your preferred travel date. There you will see on which of the three historic sailing ships you will embark. You can also read all about the top route you will be taking, what is included in your trip and there is the possibility to reserve your place on board. 


Click on your favourite travel date under the travel options.

travel options

16-05-2021 / 21-05-2021

From €595.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: the IJsselmeer route

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, has many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer has a lot to offer. In 2021, the Sybaris will make four sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a spacious double cabin. Each cabin has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and even its own shower and toilet. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
You are welcome aboard the Sybaris, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Enkhuizen, from 8.00 p.m. onwards. You will get to know the ship, its skipper Richard, his mate and the other guests.

Monday:
Today, we sail across the IJsselmeer to Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands. Around Texel, you will find many seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the evening, there is enough time to take a look in the lively harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces.

Tuesday:
We will stay on Texel for the day. This way, you have enough time to explore the island by bike or go for a nice walk. Or visit Ecomare, the largest seal shelter in the Netherlands. Definitely worth a visit!

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea: a unique experience to see how the water retreats and you can walk on the seabed around the ship. When the tide comes in again, it's time to go back on board. We sail towards Medemblik, an ancient fortified town. Radboud Castle dominates the townscape, a beautiful sight as we enter the harbour.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have several options from Medemblik. For example, we could sail to Edam, famous for its cheese market. Or we could head for the cosy VOC town of Hoorn with its rich history. Or what about a visit to Urk, the former island with its picturesque centre. Or... skipper Richard will be happy to tell you about the possibilities today.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Enkhuizen. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 890 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1190 (€ 595 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin with shower and toilet
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs


This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

16-05-2021 / 21-05-2021

From €480.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ comfort sailing trips over the beautiful Wadden Sea

Each Wadden Island has its own charm and attractions, but they have one thing in common: the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands! It is not a coincidence that the Wadden Sea has been on the Unesco World Heritage List for a number of years. In 2021 the Spes Mea will make five sailing trips in this beautiful area, especially for 50+.  Far away from mass tourism, enjoy the silence and the special nature together. Often several Wadden islands are visited and there it's possible to make a bike ride. You may help in the ins and outs of the tjalk, but nothing is obligatory. Would you like to help with hoisting or lowering the sails? A while at the helm? It's all possible!

On board of this ship you will stay in a comfortable 2-person cabin. Each cabin has a sink with cold and hot water. Furthermore, the Spes Mea offers you two excellent showers and toilets and a very cozy cabin. During this Wadden trip a cook will provide excellent meals on board.

Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:

From 8 p.m. you are welcome aboard the Spes Mea and get to know the ship, the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:

Today we sail over the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel, a trip of about 5 to 6 hours. We moor in the harbour of Oudeschild, a large fishing port with lots of activity and cosy harbour pubs. 

Tuesday:

We set course for Vlieland, a small, beautiful and car-luwy island, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. From the harbour in the middle of nature, you can take a lovely walk through the woods, dunes and beaches. Or visit the village of Oost-Vlieland, 15 minutes away from the port by foot.

Wednesday:
A visit to Terschelling is on the program today, perhaps the most famous and popular island. We moor in the port of West-Terschelling. There is plenty of time to visit a museum, take a bike ride or walk or enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces.

Thursday: 
We leave early to set course to Ameland and sail close to the sandbanks, where seals are often sunbathing.

Friday: 

On this last day on board we sail back to Harlingen. By 4 p.m. you will disembark again.

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 690 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 960 (€ 480 p.p.)
Travel sum 2 persons in a larger twin cabin: € 995 (€ 497,50 p.p.)

What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin (*)
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs
Book

16-05-2021 / 21-05-2021

From €545.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: Friesland route, across the IJsselmeer along Frisian towns

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Waddensea with its beautiful islands have many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have a lot to offer. In 2021, the Boekanier will make five sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a comfortable double cabin. Each cabin has a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220 volts everywhere. There are three very well equipped showers and toilets on board and the ship is fully centrally heated. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome on board the Boekanier, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Makkum. You will get to know the ship, skipper Joop, his wife and the rest of the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the IJsselmeer to the Frisian town of Workum. After a sailing day of about 3 to 4 hours, the Boekanier moors in the harbour. Workum is especially known for its special Frisian architecture and the legendary Jopie Huisman museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Afterwards, you can stroll along the lively boulevard and have a drink at a terrace. There are plenty of them!

Tuesday:
We set sail for Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands, a trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Around Texel, there are lots of seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the harbour you will find bikes ready for a beautiful tour over the island and a visit to Ecomare, the biggest seal shelter of the Netherlands. In the evening there is enough time to have a look in the busy harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces. 

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea near Texel today: the ship lies dry on a sandbank, after which you can walk on the sandbank. A unique experience. The skipper is happy to show you the different kinds of animals that live there. When the tide rises again, it is time to go back on board. At dinner you will enjoy the fresh shrimps that we caught ourselves with the special shrimp net of the ship. With a delicious sauce to the chef's own recipe of course! 

This night, we are not in a harbour, but the ship anchors in the middle of the water. This way, you will experience the tranquillity of the murmuring water and the beautiful starry sky even more.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have two options: we could sail to the uninhabited Rabbit Island near Stavoren and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the island. Or we can head for Harlingen, the largest port city on the Wadden Sea with a rich history. There, you will also find one of the largest fish auctions in the Netherlands, where the Urk fishermen deliver their catch every week.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Makkum. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 750 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1090 (€ 545 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin 
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

13-06-2021 / 18-06-2021

From €595.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: VOC route across the IJsselmeer - visit historic cities of bygone days

Go back in time and taste the atmosphere of the Golden Age in the former VOC ports of the Zuiderzee. The IJsselmeer, as it is known today, is especially popular with sailing enthusiasts. But the harbour towns also have a rich history, which is still visible when you stroll through the streets. In 2021, the Sybaris will make two sailing trips to a number of them, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a spacious double cabin. Each cabin has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and even its own shower and toilet. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
You are welcome aboard the Sybaris, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Enkhuizen, from 8.00 p.m. onwards. You will get to know the ship, its skipper Richard, his mate and the other guests.

Monday:
After breakfast, we cast off and sail north towards Workum, a trip of about 6 hours. Workum, one of the Frisian Eleven cities, has a large number of museums, such as the Jopie Huisman museum. Throughout the year, there are all kinds of cultural manifestations and events. Right next to the lock is a beautiful old shipyard that is certainly worth a visit..

Tuesday:
Depending on the wind, today you sail to Medemblik on the west side of the IJsselmeer or south towards Urk. Medemblik is an ancient fortified town. Here, Radboud Castle dominates the townscape. A beautiful sight as we sail into the harbour. Urk is a former island, with a beautiful harbour and a picturesque centre..

Woensdag:
Today is a highlight of this VOC journey, as we sail to Lelystad for a visit to the Bataviawerf. Here, the past really comes to life. After a delicious lunch at the charming brasserie on the wharf, the tour begins. You will learn everything about shipbuilding in the Golden Age. Take a look at the sail-making shop, the blacksmith's shop, the carving shop and the other craftsmen who were so important in building these mighty ships. Strolling on the deck of the replica of the VOC ship Batavia, the guide tells you about the only, disastrous journey this ship ever made.

Thursday:
The Sybaris sets sail from Lelystad in the direction of Hoorn. A lovely calm sailing day that ends in the harbour of this beautiful fortified town.  The wealth and influence of the VOC can be seen in the many monumental buildings in the centre and in various museums full of treasures. Visit for example the Westfries Museum, at walking distance from the harbour. We end the day with a dinner at restaurant De Hoofdtoren, in the imposing tower of the same name right at the harbour.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Enkhuizen. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 890 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1190 (€ 595 p.p.
)

What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin with shower and toilet
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance Bataviawerf including coffee/tea/cake and lunch
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Dinner in restaurant De Hoofdtoren
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs
This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons.
Book

13-06-2021 / 18-06-2021

From €545.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: Friesland route, across the IJsselmeer along Frisian towns

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Waddensea with its beautiful islands have many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have a lot to offer. In 2021, the Boekanier will make five sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a comfortable double cabin. Each cabin has a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220 volts everywhere. There are three very well equipped showers and toilets on board and the ship is fully centrally heated. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome on board the Boekanier, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Makkum. You will get to know the ship, skipper Joop, his wife and the rest of the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the IJsselmeer to the Frisian town of Workum. After a sailing day of about 3 to 4 hours, the Boekanier moors in the harbour. Workum is especially known for its special Frisian architecture and the legendary Jopie Huisman museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Afterwards, you can stroll along the lively boulevard and have a drink at a terrace. There are plenty of them!

Tuesday:
We set sail for Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands, a trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Around Texel, there are lots of seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the harbour you will find bikes ready for a beautiful tour over the island and a visit to Ecomare, the biggest seal shelter of the Netherlands. In the evening there is enough time to have a look in the busy harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces. 

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea near Texel today: the ship lies dry on a sandbank, after which you can walk on the sandbank. A unique experience. The skipper is happy to show you the different kinds of animals that live there. When the tide rises again, it is time to go back on board. At dinner you will enjoy the fresh shrimps that we caught ourselves with the special shrimp net of the ship. With a delicious sauce to the chef's own recipe of course! 

This night, we are not in a harbour, but the ship anchors in the middle of the water. This way, you will experience the tranquillity of the murmuring water and the beautiful starry sky even more.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have two options: we could sail to the uninhabited Rabbit Island near Stavoren and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the island. Or we can head for Harlingen, the largest port city on the Wadden Sea with a rich history. There, you will also find one of the largest fish auctions in the Netherlands, where the Urk fishermen deliver their catch every week.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Makkum. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 750 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1090 (€ 545 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin 
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

20-06-2021 / 25-06-2021

From €480.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ comfort sailing trips over the beautiful Wadden Sea

Each Wadden Island has its own charm and attractions, but they have one thing in common: the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands! It is not a coincidence that the Wadden Sea has been on the Unesco World Heritage List for a number of years. In 2021 the Spes Mea will make five sailing trips in this beautiful area, especially for 50+.  Far away from mass tourism, enjoy the silence and the special nature together. Often several Wadden islands are visited and there it's possible to make a bike ride. You may help in the ins and outs of the tjalk, but nothing is obligatory. Would you like to help with hoisting or lowering the sails? A while at the helm? It's all possible!

On board of this ship you will stay in a comfortable 2-person cabin. Each cabin has a sink with cold and hot water. Furthermore, the Spes Mea offers you two excellent showers and toilets and a very cozy cabin. During this Wadden trip a cook will provide excellent meals on board.

Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome aboard the Spes Mea and get to know the ship, the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel, a trip of about 5 to 6 hours. We moor in the harbour of Oudeschild, a large fishing port with lots of activity and cosy harbour pubs. 

Tuesday:
We set course for Vlieland, a small, beautiful and car-luwy island, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. From the harbour in the middle of nature, you can take a lovely walk through the woods, dunes and beaches. Or visit the village of Oost-Vlieland, 15 minutes away from the port by foot.

Wednesday:
A visit to Terschelling is on the program today, perhaps the most famous and popular island. We moor in the port of West-Terschelling. There is plenty of time to visit a museum, take a bike ride or walk or enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces.

Thursday: 

We leave early to set course to Ameland and sail close to the sandbanks, where seals are often sunbathing.

Friday: 
On this last day on board we sail back to Harlingen. By 4 p.m. you will disembark again.

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 690 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 960 (€ 480 p.p.)
Travel sum 2 persons in a larger twin cabin: € 995 (€ 497,50 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin (*)
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs
Book

11-07-2021 / 16-07-2021

From €480.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ comfort sailing trips over the beautiful Wadden Sea

Each Wadden Island has its own charm and attractions, but they have one thing in common: the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands! It is not a coincidence that the Wadden Sea has been on the Unesco World Heritage List for a number of years. In 2021 the Spes Mea will make five sailing trips in this beautiful area, especially for 50+.  Far away from mass tourism, enjoy the silence and the special nature together. Often several Wadden islands are visited and there it's possible to make a bike ride. You may help in the ins and outs of the tjalk, but nothing is obligatory. Would you like to help with hoisting or lowering the sails? A while at the helm? It's all possible!

On board of this ship you will stay in a comfortable 2-person cabin. Each cabin has a sink with cold and hot water. Furthermore, the Spes Mea offers you two excellent showers and toilets and a very cozy cabin. During this Wadden trip a cook will provide excellent meals on board.

Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome aboard the Spes Mea and get to know the ship, the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel, a trip of about 5 to 6 hours. We moor in the harbour of Oudeschild, a large fishing port with lots of activity and cosy harbour pubs. 

Tuesday:
We set course for Vlieland, a small, beautiful and car-luwy island, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. From the harbour in the middle of nature, you can take a lovely walk through the woods, dunes and beaches. Or visit the village of Oost-Vlieland, 15 minutes away from the port by foot.

Wednesday:

A visit to Terschelling is on the program today, perhaps the most famous and popular island. We moor in the port of West-Terschelling. There is plenty of time to visit a museum, take a bike ride or walk or enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces.

Thursday: 
We leave early to set course to Ameland and sail close to the sandbanks, where seals are often sunbathing.

Friday: 
On this last day on board we sail back to Harlingen. By 4 p.m. you will disembark again.

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 690 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 960 (€ 480 p.p.)
Travel sum 2 persons in a larger twin cabin: € 995 (€ 497,50 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin (*)
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs
Book

11-07-2021 / 16-07-2021

From €545.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: Friesland route, across the IJsselmeer along Frisian towns

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Waddensea with its beautiful islands have many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have a lot to offer. In 2021, the Boekanier will make five sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a comfortable double cabin. Each cabin has a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220 volts everywhere. There are three very well equipped showers and toilets on board and the ship is fully centrally heated. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome on board the Boekanier, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Makkum. You will get to know the ship, skipper Joop, his wife and the rest of the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the IJsselmeer to the Frisian town of Workum. After a sailing day of about 3 to 4 hours, the Boekanier moors in the harbour. Workum is especially known for its special Frisian architecture and the legendary Jopie Huisman museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Afterwards, you can stroll along the lively boulevard and have a drink at a terrace. There are plenty of them!

Tuesday:
We set sail for Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands, a trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Around Texel, there are lots of seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the harbour you will find bikes ready for a beautiful tour over the island and a visit to Ecomare, the biggest seal shelter of the Netherlands. In the evening there is enough time to have a look in the busy harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces. 

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea near Texel today: the ship lies dry on a sandbank, after which you can walk on the sandbank. A unique experience. The skipper is happy to show you the different kinds of animals that live there. When the tide rises again, it is time to go back on board. At dinner you will enjoy the fresh shrimps that we caught ourselves with the special shrimp net of the ship. With a delicious sauce to the chef's own recipe of course! 

This night, we are not in a harbour, but the ship anchors in the middle of the water. This way, you will experience the tranquillity of the murmuring water and the beautiful starry sky even more.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have two options: we could sail to the uninhabited Rabbit Island near Stavoren and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the island. Or we can head for Harlingen, the largest port city on the Wadden Sea with a rich history. There, you will also find one of the largest fish auctions in the Netherlands, where the Urk fishermen deliver their catch every week.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Makkum. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 750 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1090 (€ 545 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin 
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

11-07-2021 / 16-07-2021

From €595.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: VOC route across the IJsselmeer - visit historic cities of bygone days

Go back in time and taste the atmosphere of the Golden Age in the former VOC ports of the Zuiderzee. The IJsselmeer, as it is known today, is especially popular with sailing enthusiasts. But the harbour towns also have a rich history, which is still visible when you stroll through the streets. In 2021, the Sybaris will make two sailing trips to a number of them, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a spacious double cabin. Each cabin has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and even its own shower and toilet. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
You are welcome aboard the Sybaris, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Enkhuizen, from 8.00 p.m. onwards. You will get to know the ship, its skipper Richard, his mate and the other guests.

Monday:
After breakfast, we cast off and sail north towards Workum, a trip of about 6 hours. Workum, one of the Frisian Eleven cities, has a large number of museums, such as the Jopie Huisman museum. Throughout the year, there are all kinds of cultural manifestations and events. Right next to the lock is a beautiful old shipyard that is certainly worth a visit..

Tuesday:
Depending on the wind, today you sail to Medemblik on the west side of the IJsselmeer or south towards Urk. Medemblik is an ancient fortified town. Here, Radboud Castle dominates the townscape. A beautiful sight as we sail into the harbour. Urk is a former island, with a beautiful harbour and a picturesque centre..

Woensdag:
Today is a highlight of this VOC journey, as we sail to Lelystad for a visit to the Bataviawerf. Here, the past really comes to life. After a delicious lunch at the charming brasserie on the wharf, the tour begins. You will learn everything about shipbuilding in the Golden Age. Take a look at the sail-making shop, the blacksmith's shop, the carving shop and the other craftsmen who were so important in building these mighty ships. Strolling on the deck of the replica of the VOC ship Batavia, the guide tells you about the only, disastrous journey this ship ever made.

Thursday:
The Sybaris sets sail from Lelystad in the direction of Hoorn. A lovely calm sailing day that ends in the harbour of this beautiful fortified town.  The wealth and influence of the VOC can be seen in the many monumental buildings in the centre and in various museums full of treasures. Visit for example the Westfries Museum, at walking distance from the harbour. We end the day with a dinner at restaurant De Hoofdtoren, in the imposing tower of the same name right at the harbour.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Enkhuizen. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 890 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1190 (€ 595 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin with shower and toilet
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance Bataviawerf including coffee/tea/cake and lunch
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Dinner in restaurant De Hoofdtoren
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs
This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons.
Book

08-08-2021 / 13-08-2021

From €480.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ comfort sailing trips over the beautiful Wadden Sea

Each Wadden Island has its own charm and attractions, but they have one thing in common: the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands! It is not a coincidence that the Wadden Sea has been on the Unesco World Heritage List for a number of years. In 2021 the Spes Mea will make five sailing trips in this beautiful area, especially for 50+.  Far away from mass tourism, enjoy the silence and the special nature together. Often several Wadden islands are visited and there it's possible to make a bike ride. You may help in the ins and outs of the tjalk, but nothing is obligatory. Would you like to help with hoisting or lowering the sails? A while at the helm? It's all possible!

On board of this ship you will stay in a comfortable 2-person cabin. Each cabin has a sink with cold and hot water. Furthermore, the Spes Mea offers you two excellent showers and toilets and a very cozy cabin. During this Wadden trip a cook will provide excellent meals on board.

Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome aboard the Spes Mea and get to know the ship, the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel, a trip of about 5 to 6 hours. We moor in the harbour of Oudeschild, a large fishing port with lots of activity and cosy harbour pubs. 

Tuesday:
We set course for Vlieland, a small, beautiful and car-luwy island, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. From the harbour in the middle of nature, you can take a lovely walk through the woods, dunes and beaches. Or visit the village of Oost-Vlieland, 15 minutes away from the port by foot.

Wednesday:
A visit to Terschelling is on the program today, perhaps the most famous and popular island. We moor in the port of West-Terschelling. There is plenty of time to visit a museum, take a bike ride or walk or enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces.

Thursday: 
We leave early to set course to Ameland and sail close to the sandbanks, where seals are often sunbathing.

Friday: 
On this last day on board we sail back to Harlingen. By 4 p.m. you will disembark again.

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 690 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 960 (€ 480 p.p.)
Travel sum 2 persons in a larger twin cabin: € 995 (€ 497,50 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin (*)
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs
Book

08-08-2021 / 13-08-2021

From €545.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: Friesland route, across the IJsselmeer along Frisian towns

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Waddensea with its beautiful islands have many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have a lot to offer. In 2021, the Boekanier will make five sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a comfortable double cabin. Each cabin has a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220 volts everywhere. There are three very well equipped showers and toilets on board and the ship is fully centrally heated. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome on board the Boekanier, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Makkum. You will get to know the ship, skipper Joop, his wife and the rest of the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the IJsselmeer to the Frisian town of Workum. After a sailing day of about 3 to 4 hours, the Boekanier moors in the harbour. Workum is especially known for its special Frisian architecture and the legendary Jopie Huisman museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Afterwards, you can stroll along the lively boulevard and have a drink at a terrace. There are plenty of them!

Tuesday:
We set sail for Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands, a trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Around Texel, there are lots of seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the harbour you will find bikes ready for a beautiful tour over the island and a visit to Ecomare, the biggest seal shelter of the Netherlands. In the evening there is enough time to have a look in the busy harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces. 

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea near Texel today: the ship lies dry on a sandbank, after which you can walk on the sandbank. A unique experience. The skipper is happy to show you the different kinds of animals that live there. When the tide rises again, it is time to go back on board. At dinner you will enjoy the fresh shrimps that we caught ourselves with the special shrimp net of the ship. With a delicious sauce to the chef's own recipe of course! 

This night, we are not in a harbour, but the ship anchors in the middle of the water. This way, you will experience the tranquillity of the murmuring water and the beautiful starry sky even more.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have two options: we could sail to the uninhabited Rabbit Island near Stavoren and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the island. Or we can head for Harlingen, the largest port city on the Wadden Sea with a rich history. There, you will also find one of the largest fish auctions in the Netherlands, where the Urk fishermen deliver their catch every week.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Makkum. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 750 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1090 (€ 545 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin 
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

29-08-2021 / 03-09-2021

From €480.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ comfort sailing trips over the beautiful Wadden Sea

Each Wadden Island has its own charm and attractions, but they have one thing in common: the most beautiful beaches in the Netherlands! It is not a coincidence that the Wadden Sea has been on the Unesco World Heritage List for a number of years. In 2021 the Spes Mea will make five sailing trips in this beautiful area, especially for 50+.  Far away from mass tourism, enjoy the silence and the special nature together. Often several Wadden islands are visited and there it's possible to make a bike ride. You may help in the ins and outs of the tjalk, but nothing is obligatory. Would you like to help with hoisting or lowering the sails? A while at the helm? It's all possible!

On board of this ship you will stay in a comfortable 2-person cabin. Each cabin has a sink with cold and hot water. Furthermore, the Spes Mea offers you two excellent showers and toilets and a very cozy cabin. During this Wadden trip a cook will provide excellent meals on board.

Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome aboard the Spes Mea and get to know the ship, the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the Wadden Sea to the island of Texel, a trip of about 5 to 6 hours. We moor in the harbour of Oudeschild, a large fishing port with lots of activity and cosy harbour pubs. 

Tuesday:
We set course for Vlieland, a small, beautiful and car-luwy island, where we arrive in the middle of the afternoon. From the harbour in the middle of nature, you can take a lovely walk through the woods, dunes and beaches. Or visit the village of Oost-Vlieland, 15 minutes away from the port by foot.

Wednesday:
A visit to Terschelling is on the program today, perhaps the most famous and popular island. We moor in the port of West-Terschelling. There is plenty of time to visit a museum, take a bike ride or walk or enjoy a drink on one of the many terraces.

Thursday: 
We leave early to set course to Ameland and sail close to the sandbanks, where seals are often sunbathing.

Friday: 
On this last day on board we sail back to Harlingen. By 4 p.m. you will disembark again.

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 690 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 960 (€ 480 p.p.)
Travel sum 2 persons in a larger twin cabin: € 995 (€ 497,50 p.p.
)

What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin (*)
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Reservation and administration costs
Book

12-09-2021 / 17-09-2021

From €595.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: the IJsselmeer route

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, has many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer has a lot to offer. In 2021, the Sybaris will make four sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a spacious double cabin. Each cabin has its own washbasin with hot and cold water and even its own shower and toilet. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
You are welcome aboard the Sybaris, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Enkhuizen, from 8.00 p.m. onwards. You will get to know the ship, its skipper Richard, his mate and the other guests.

Monday:
Today, we sail across the IJsselmeer to Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands. Around Texel, you will find many seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the evening, there is enough time to take a look in the lively harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces.

Tuesday:
We will stay on Texel for the day. This way, you have enough time to explore the island by bike or go for a nice walk. Or visit Ecomare, the largest seal shelter in the Netherlands. Definitely worth a visit!

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea: a unique experience to see how the water retreats and you can walk on the seabed around the ship. When the tide comes in again, it's time to go back on board. We sail towards Medemblik, an ancient fortified town. Radboud Castle dominates the townscape, a beautiful sight as we enter the harbour.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have several options from Medemblik. For example, we could sail to Edam, famous for its cheese market. Or we could head for the cosy VOC town of Hoorn with its rich history. Or what about a visit to Urk, the former island with its picturesque centre. Or... skipper Richard will be happy to tell you about the possibilities today.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Enkhuizen. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 890 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1190 (€ 595 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin with shower and toilet
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning

What's not included:
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book

12-09-2021 / 17-09-2021

From €545.00

Embark
20:00
Disembark
16:00

50+ Comfort sailing trip: Friesland route, across the IJsselmeer along Frisian towns

The IJsselmeer, the former Zuiderzee, and the Waddensea with its beautiful islands have many faces. It is of course the paradise par excellence for many sailing enthusiasts. But also if you like nature, a rich history, beautiful towns, cosy pubs and terraces, the IJsselmeer and Wadden Sea have a lot to offer. In 2021, the Boekanier will make five sailing trips on this vast lake, especially for people over fifty. You may help with the ins and outs of the sturdy clipper, but you are not obliged to. Would you like to help hoisting or lowering the sails? Take the helm for a while? Or just relax and enjoy all the activity on board? It is all possible!

During this trip you will stay in a comfortable double cabin. Each cabin has a washbasin with hot and cold water and 220 volts everywhere. There are three very well equipped showers and toilets on board and the ship is fully centrally heated. The ship's cook prepares the most delicious meals on board.


Possible sailing program
We have mapped out a beautiful route for you. Please note that the final route depends of course on the wind and tide. The skipper always consults with the guests if an alternative must be determined. Below you can read how the sailing trip could look like.

Sunday:
From 8 p.m. you are welcome on board the Boekanier, which is moored in the cosy harbour of Makkum. You will get to know the ship, skipper Joop, his wife and the rest of the crew and the other guests. 

Monday:
Today we sail over the IJsselmeer to the Frisian town of Workum. After a sailing day of about 3 to 4 hours, the Boekanier moors in the harbour. Workum is especially known for its special Frisian architecture and the legendary Jopie Huisman museum which we will visit in the afternoon. Afterwards, you can stroll along the lively boulevard and have a drink at a terrace. There are plenty of them!

Tuesday:
We set sail for Texel, the largest Wadden Island of the Netherlands, a trip of about 4 to 5 hours. Around Texel, there are lots of seals. Who knows, we might see them sunbathing on a sandbank. In the harbour you will find bikes ready for a beautiful tour over the island and a visit to Ecomare, the biggest seal shelter of the Netherlands. In the evening there is enough time to have a look in the busy harbour of Oudeschild with its cosy pubs and terraces. 

Wednesday:
With a good tide, we can fall dry on the Wadden Sea near Texel today: the ship lies dry on a sandbank, after which you can walk on the sandbank. A unique experience. The skipper is happy to show you the different kinds of animals that live there. When the tide rises again, it is time to go back on board. At dinner you will enjoy the fresh shrimps that we caught ourselves with the special shrimp net of the ship. With a delicious sauce to the chef's own recipe of course! 

This night, we are not in a harbour, but the ship anchors in the middle of the water. This way, you will experience the tranquillity of the murmuring water and the beautiful starry sky even more.

Thursday:
Depending on the wind, we have two options: we could sail to the uninhabited Rabbit Island near Stavoren and enjoy a delicious barbecue on the island. Or we can head for Harlingen, the largest port city on the Wadden Sea with a rich history. There, you will also find one of the largest fish auctions in the Netherlands, where the Urk fishermen deliver their catch every week.

Friday:
On this last day on board we sail back to Makkum. At 4 p.m. at the latest you will disembark. Full of new memories, full of energy. 

Travel sum single cabin (private cabin for 1 person): € 750 p.p.
Travel sum 2 persons in a twin cabin: € 1090 (€ 545 p.p.)


What's included:

  • Stay on board in a double cabin 
  • Full board
  • Coffee/tea
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • 1 day rental bike
  • Entrance fee Ecomare
  • Bed linen
  • Crew on board
  • Port fees
  • Tourist tax
  • Fuel
  • Final cleaning


What's not included:

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Other entrance fees and shore related expenses
  • Reservation and administration costs

This sailing trip takes place with a minimum of 8 persons. 

Book