Two-masted Tjalk Agatha - Sleeps 18
The Agatha, a two-mast sail charter from Friesland, will take you away from the hectic life, to the tranquility of the Wadden Sea and Frisian lakes.
Sailing ship highlights
- Departs from: Harlingen
- Type & Lenght: Tjalk 23,65 m. 5,45 m.
- Capacity day trips: 20
- Nr of beds: 18
- Sailling area: Wadden Sea, IJsselmeer, Frisian Lakes
Sailing ship summary
Get aboard this wonderful sail charter in Friesland, originally built as a seaworthy sailing freight ship in 1902, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience. We offer both sailing trips for individual guests and groups up to 18 people. Sailing Friesland can be done in many ways. Our major sailing area, the Dutch Wadden Sea, is a unique area with a wide variety of landscapes, flora and fauna due to the tidal effect. But we also can go sail the famous Frisian lakes. Thanks to the modest size and the shallow draft of the ship, we can also sail shallow waters. There is a professional crew aboard, so no sailing experience is required.
Sailing ship description
The options for a sailing trip with us are very many. You can rent this sailing ship for a multiple day trip to the islands Texel, Vlieland and Terschelling. Or perhaps you just want a day trip on the Frisian Lakes and enjoy the stunning surroundings these waters have to offer. When sailing for a single day with this Tjalk we can take up to 20 people aboard. On multiple day trips the capacity is 18. No prior sailing experience is required whatsoever.
About the ship
This original sailing ship, type Tjalk, was built in 1902. She is 23,65 meters long, 5,45 meters in width and has a shallow draft of only 1 meter. The ship was used to transport flower bulbs, stones and cattle until 1942 - so it was a real tough freight ship. That’s hard to imagine looking at the comfort it offers today. The cabins are cosy and warm, the interior has been completely renovated back in 2011.
However as a guest you still get the experience of a historic ship; this unique atmosphere has been well preserved. The pleasure of sailing, the freedom and cooperation on board make a unique experience. Countless groups have sailed on the Agatha and wandered the mud flats with her enthusiastic crew. Sailing on a big ship means teamwork, where everyone's talent can contribute. Everything is allowed, nothing is required.
Unique shallow water sailing
You might not expect it however the depth of Agatha is only one meter. This makes it possible to sail the shallower Frisian inland waters. In addition, the flat bottom of the ship ensures that you fall dry on the Wadden Sea. A not to be missed experience to hike from a historic ship, until the tide lets you know that it's time to board again.
Layout of the sailing ship
The deck is spacious and the cabins are comfortable. The two 3-person cabins and six 2- person cabins can accommodate a total of 18 people to enjoy multiple day trips. There are two areas beneath decks where you can relax after a day of sailing. The Agatha has two showers and three toilets.
Rates and availability
Prices are dependent on the requirements of your party. Therefore we kindly ask to fill out the enquiry form on the right side of this page and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Number of single beds: 14
Number of sofa beds: 2
Heating / Cooling
Swimminig / Watersports
How to get there
Harlingen can easily be reached by both train and public transport. It’s about half an hour away from Leeuwarden, the largest city in Friesland.
About the area
Harlingen is a town in Friesland right on the water. You can go see the defense structures in the city centre. You can also find many old structures like the original canals and warehouses here.
Leeuwarden is a great fun city just half an hour away from Harlingen. Making it a great visit when nearby. It has been named the Cultural Capital of Europa 2018, not without reason.
Diederik & Susanne
Susanne and Diederik are the proud owners of the two masted Tjalk. Both are licensed sailors and are a strong team with many years’ experience sailing. Guests wishes are always the starting point. Understanding that on a ship like this teamwork is everything. This means everyone has their own contribution. They motto: Everything allowed but nothing required.
Susanne and Diederik have a lot of experience with youth on board. They have seen many classes come and enjoy their beautiful Tjalk. They also have experience with handicapped children on this ship.
2 Reviews - Two-masted Tjalk Agatha - Sleeps 18
Nick - the Netherlands
One in a lifetime experience
Lovely ship with a great crew. We very much enjoyed our stay and recommend it to anyone looking for a unique day.
Pierre - France
The ship was extraordinary, never been on anything like it. You could feel the history of the ship. The cabins were comfy and ship in good condition.