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Kaat on Tour – Summer sailing on the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer

26 August 2024 10:00
1 September 2024 16:00
Sailing area
IJsselmeer, Wadden Sea
Port of departure
Stavoren (NL)
Port of arrival
Stavoren (NL)

Experience summer in the Netherlands on board. Your neighbouring country is within easy reach and yet a little holiday abroad and a different culture awaits you. Perhaps you will take a piece of Dutch serenity home with you…

Discover the natural beauty of the Wadden Sea National Park and the West Frisian Islands from the water. While the tide slowly fills the tidal flats, the seals take a quick sunbath and various migratory birds fill their bellies so that they can hold out until the next low tide. In between, you glide along slowly, almost silently under sail and enjoy the view of islands as they used to be – untouched nature, a small village, some agriculture and a harbour – no sign of large hotel castles! If the weather permits, you can also fall dry with the Kaat Mossel. The ship is moored on a sandbank after high tide. The water then flows away with the low tide until the ship finally lies dry on the seabed. You can then disembark and take a short walk on the mudflats. Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

A tour over the IJsselmeer and the Frisian canals would be also possible: since 1932, the Afsluitdijk with its two locks has separated the mudflats from the IJsselmeer, protecting the many old Dutch harbour towns from the sometimes unpredictable tides. The former Zuiderzee has now become a true sailing paradise and you can easily sail far inland via numerous canals. Are you coming on a trip through Friesland and North Holland?

On the Kaat Mossel, active participation in sailing is not only permitted, but expressly encouraged. Be part of the crew and experience the fascination of sailing at first hand.

Pre-night/arrival on Sunday evening possible by arrangement.

Kaat Mossel

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Frequently asked questions

If you are travelling alone and have not booked a private cabin, you will be accommodated in a shared cabin. Shared cabins are normally occupied separately by gender Only on the Belle Amie and Seatrips yachts there are sometimes mixed cabins.

Yes, this is possible. However, there is only one menu per day on the programme. Therefore, please let us know during your booking if you have any special dietary requirements.

In principle, all our trips are suitable for both experienced and novice sailors. The professional crew on board will teach you everything you need to know. In some cases (e.g. on Atlantic crossings) initial sailing experience may be an advantage/requirement. In this case, this will be clearly indicated in the cruise description.


Shared cabin (2-4 persons)
Adult€ 660 p.p.

Included in price

Accommodation on board the Kaat Mossel
Complete bedding
"Join-in"- full board
Port charges and tourist tax
Engine hours

Not included in price

Travel to/from the port of departure
Insolvency insurance: Guarantee fund ggto ( 9€ p.p.)
Travel/cancellation insurance

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