Sailing trips for everyone

With your own group of adventurers or fellow sailors of an individual cruise

Group travel rates 2023

More than 32 people? Call us! In cooperation with other skippers, we are looking for suitable vessels.
All prices include crew, bed linen, tourist tax, harbor fees and final cleaning.

 

Day trip

From €41,60per person
  • Sunday to Friday
  • Total from: € 2080,00
  • Saturday extra charge: €520,00

Weekend

From €48,85per person per day
  • Friday 20:00 to Sunday 17:00
  • Total: € 4.690,00
  • Extra day or sleep over: see below

Short week

From €38,06per person per day
  • 5 days aboard
  • Sunday or Monday
  • Total: € 6090,00

Week

From €41,25per person per day
  • Saturday 10:00 to Friday 15:00
  • or: Monday 10:00 to Sunday 15:00
  • Total: € 9240,00

Extras

Extra day before or after your sailing trip: 1470 EUR
Extra night before or after your sailing trip: 560 EUR

Sailing tours for groups or individuals

Experience the sailing adventure with nice and like-minded people

Company trip

Casual and relaxed

Family and friends

Spent quality time together

School classes and youth groups

Sailing is a team sport

Sail along

Come aboard!

Get outside and get some fresh air?

Would you like to sail for a day with up to 50 people or a whole weekend with up to 32 people? That’s possible with the Poseidon.  If you think it’s time to do something different with your colleagues than just working together, we offer you the opportunity on board! Compared to the familiar workplace, working together while sailing offers completely new perspectives. Sailing is a team sport and there is no usual division of roles and therefore a unique opportunity to get to know each other in a different way.

We will guide your group during the trip and offer you the opportunity to take over the ship. You will set the sails, operate the sheets and winches, and perhaps even steer the ship under full sail. Meanwhile, the Poseidon glides through the water and you enjoy the fresh sea air and breathtaking views of the Wadden Sea.

Food and drink

Good food and drink is very important on board and is part of a nice sailing trip. We offer different packages to spoil you on the way. Have a look on our website under food and drinks.

A weekend, day or half day sailing can be well combined with a team meeting or other activities in a port city. We will plan a tailor-made trip according to your wishes and will be happy to think along with you.

Time for each other on a classic sailing ship

The Poseidon offers everything to have a really good time. On this classic sailing ship you can really make yourself comfortable and linger in the former hold. Our salon invites you to talk, play games and eat and drink together.  The central heating provides comforting warmth and the traditional nautical furnishings create a special atmosphere. No deadlines, no rush, just be together comfortably and carefree without the normal obligations of everyday life.

The beds are already made and the galley offers you everything to prepare good food and drinks. Choose a date and look under availability in our calendar!

Cast off!

We leave the harbor of Harlingen and set sail. For a nice sailing trip we need support to sail the ship, but of course the relaxation has top priority! The engine goes off and the wind drives us away – we enjoy the unique pictures of the Wadden Sea in the fresh sea air.

Where is the journey going?

Before we leave we discuss a nice route, depending on your wishes and on wind and tide. To a great island, a sandbank or just spend the night outside at anchor – together we will make your trip an unforgettable experience.

Not in the mood to take care of food and drinks yourself?

We like to think along with you. Under food and drinks you will find our offer.

The Poseidon has 32 berths spread over 2 cabins aft and 12 cabins forward. Well suited for companions and teenagers.

Sailing is a team activity!

Life on board demands cooperation, nothing goes by itself. So roll up your sleeves and join in! It already starts when boarding the ship. The luggage and the provisions have to be brought on board and put away, everyone has to move into his own cabin.

The skipper welcomes you together, explains how everything works in the ship and how to behave on board for a pleasant and safe stay. You will quickly settle in and feel comfortable on the Poseidon. Together we will discuss your sailing trip and depending on your wishes and wind and tide we will make the trip an unforgettable experience.

Sailing experience does not matter

Before we sail, the crew will give a safety briefing on deck. Together we get the ship ready for the trip. We unpack the sails, get everything ready to set, explain the most important actions and practice them once. Also below deck the Poseidon is prepared – the portholes are well closed and everything in the cabins and in the lounge is made seaworthy.

Sails up!

We cast off the lines and as soon as we have left the harbor we set the sails. Cranking the winch, pulling ropes and sheets, shooting up the lines, all hands on deck! With each maneuver, the position of the sails must be adjusted. There is enough to do and everyone finds his place on board.

Land ahoy!

After a nice sailing trip we are approaching our destination, the harbor. The sails are lowered and packed away, the deck is cleaned up. In the harbor we look again at the driven route on the map and the skipper explains what is worth seeing and experiencing here. The shore leave can begin.

Food & Drinks

The galley on board offers everything to cook for a large group. This requires some preparation and it is advisable to think about it beforehand. What do I cook for a large group, what groceries can I already bring on board and what do I get on site?

Do you have questions or do you need tips?

We are happy to think along with you. On our website you will find different options under food and drinks.

Come aboard and sail

Feel like sailing, but you’re alone or with just a few people? Sign up for a sailing trip. Everything is organized for you aboard the Poseidon. Comforter, towels, wonderful food and drink and a relaxed atmosphere.

Sailing experience is not required. Together we set the sails and everyone is invited to help according to their own abilities. From young to old, everyone is welcome. Enjoy the fresh sea air and the wind in your sails.

We offer breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner daily. For self-service, coffee, tea, various soft drinks, (non-alcoholic) beer, white and red wine are ready for you.

Do you have any special needs?

In case of intolerances, allergies, or diets, just let us know in advance. Then our cook can take it into account.

Overnight stay

If you find it more pleasant to be on board already one evening before, book the trip with a pre-overnight stay. From 8 pm you are welcome and will be greeted with coffee and pastries. Enjoy a drink at our bar and the vacation has begun! In the morning breakfast is ready for you and with a cup of coffee you can already look around on deck and enjoy the view.

Our sailing trips:

Sailing in the Easter vacations (short week): Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16, 2021
Sailing in the May vacations for adults (short week): Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021
Adult Wadden Sea Sailing (week): Monday, July 19 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
Family Wadden Sea Sailing (short week): Monday, August 23 to Friday, August 27, 2021
Sailing during the autumn vacations (short week): Monday, October 18 to Friday, October 22, 2021
Sailing weekends (various dates): Friday to Sunday

Choose a tour for more information. Book directly your own cabin and sail with us!

Spend the night in the great outdoors

Lie at anchor and falling dry – Experience life on the water

Anchoring

Spend a night out?

Something different than lying in the harbor and often a nice closing after dry falling. We stay a night out and anchor on the water!

It is a special feeling to be out at night alone with the ship and lie at anchor. There is an unusual silence and no light pollution as it does not exist on the Wadden Sea.

The only light shines from the lighthouse and a few light buoys. Under a cloudless sky a wonderful starry sky shows up.

From our comfortable sitting area on deck, you can enjoy a unique sunset and the early birds get to see the sunrise on the water.

Pulling in the anchor? We have an electric anchor winch on board for that….

Falling dry

That’s exactly why we have a flat bottom!

The most beautiful way to experience the mud flats is to dry out. This means that we steer the ship with draining water on a beautiful sandbank until we touch the bottom with our bottom and get stuck.

Our flat ship bottom ensures that we lie nice and straight on our spot. In the meantime, the water runs out with low tide and we can climb the ladder onto the sandbank and take a close look at the seabed. But first the swimming lovers among us can refresh themselves in the salty sea water.

The Wadden Sea lives from the changing water level due to the tides. These are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and also (even if a lot smaller) of the sun. As the water runs out – the ebb tide – the water from our mudflats flows towards the North Sea for about 6 hours and the water on our sandbank sinks to low water level. This is the turning point of the tide. After that, the tidal current causes the water to rise again for about 6 hours until it reaches the high water level. This cycle is repeated twice a day.

Before we can walk over the tidal flats with dry feet we have to wait. This is a good time for the skipper to explain more about the water movements and the ship and to make clear to everyone what to watch out for. With the help of our measuring stick you can see the water sinking from minute to minute. And for the doubters among the swimmers we also measure the water temperature – the salt water is wonderful and below deck the warm shower is waiting.

Discover for yourself the life on a sandbank. Let your eyes wander over the seemingly endless expanse and take a nice walk. In and on the bottom live crabs, mussels, lugworms, starfish and much more. We have tools for digging and spading and books about the flora and fauna of the Wadden Sea can be found in the salon. With a little luck we collect our own delicacies from the mudflats, a bucket of mussels or cockles.

For the young and old

Enjoyment for kids and adults

Sailing with kids

We live together with three kids aboard for years!

With our family of five, we have lived and sailed on board for many years. We know very well what it means to be on a ship with small children.

Already at welcome we take extra time to discuss together with parents and children how to create a pleasant and safe environment for the little ones on board.

We have life jackets on board for all age groups (please report age when booking).

On request we have ladders for the upper beds and raised side panels for the little passengers.

Plenty or little wind, the Poseidon is a stable ship and always gives a safe feeling.

In our sitting area on deck there are enough seats to watch the action from a safe distance in all weather conditions.

Also the little helpers are welcome to work on deck, of course depending on the weather conditions and always accompanied by the crew.

In case of bad weather, it’s nice and warm below deck and there is enough room to paint and play in the salon.

Crabbing in the harbor is very popular and our deck is excellent for drawing with chalk: luckily we have scrubbers on board…

We plan each trip depending on the wishes of our guests and wind and tide.

A long or short sailing day, more or less time on an island – we discuss it.

Especially the little ones often need more freedom of movement on land. We know what is fun in the harbor.