Our worldwide sailing ship rentals
We are proud to share a wide selection of sailing ships around the world, ready to
take you out for an unforgettable experience. We offer both sailing cruises with an
experienced crew aboard and the option to rent a sailboat for yourself in case you
are already a sailor yourself.
Sailing charters in The Netherlands
As an Amsterdam based company we are specialized in
sailing cruises in The Netherlands.
So if you are visiting our wonderful city, you should certainly check out
the possibilities to set sail from Amsterdam.
The options are endless: from a 4-hour sailing trip on the IJ river with a drink and
BBQ to a multiple day trip sailing the waves on the IJsselmeer (one of the largest
freshwater lakes in Europe) and the Wadden Sea.
Apart from Amsterdam, we have a fleet of sailing ships in the charming harbours of
Monnickendam, Enkhuizen and Hoorn. In the North we provide sailing charters from
the famous harbour towns Harlingen and Makkum in Friesland. Most sailing ships
that depart from these harbours are capable of not only sailing the Ijsselmeer and
Frisian Lakes, but also the Wadden Sea.
No sailing experience required
When booking a sailing cruise with us there is no need to get cold feet. All our ships
in The Netherlands have experienced crews aboard. This way you can sit back and
relax while sailing the waves. Do you want to have a more active role during your
cruise? No problem at all! The captain and his crew are happy to show you the ropes
so you can be a real part of the team.
Sailing cruises on the Wadden Sea
In the North of The Netherlands, above the province of Friesland, there is a true pearl
to be found: the Wadden Sea (‘Wadddenzee’ in Dutch). This is the largest tidal flats
system in the world, extending from the Dutch coast all the way to Germany and
Denmark. One thing is for sure: there is no better way to explore this area by boat.
Our captains sailing this dynamic landscape by heart and love to share their
knowledge with you.
An absolute must when going on a Wadden Cruise, is to let your ship fall dry during
low tide. It is truly unique experience to see the seabed falling dry and realize that
you have actually stranded on the bottom of the sea. Now get off board and walk it!
When the tide comes in again, the water will flood the flats again and your ship will
be floating soon enough after which you can proceed your journey. Highly
recommended is to dock in the harbours of one or more of the Wadden Islands, like
Terschelling, Texel, Schiermonnikoog and Vlieland.
We provide Wadden Sea cruises from the harbours of
SAIL 2020 in Amsterdam
We have a great opportunity for all sailing ship fans. In August 2020 SAIL will be held once again in Amsterdam.
This once-every-5-years event will be a great opportunity to visit Amsterdam and sleep on a houseboat!
Sleeping on one of the ancient canals is old Amsterdam would be the SAIL experience of a life time.
And, good news, we have some special offers selected for you, check our
SAIL 2020 page.