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Sailing in golden October – week trip on the IJsselmeer and/or Wadden Sea

4 October 2024 20:00
11 October 2024 15:00
Sailing area
Wadden Sea, IJsselmeer
Port of departure
Stavoren (NL)
Port of arrival
Stavoren (NL)

Discover the natural beauty of the Wadden Sea National Park and the West Frisian Islands from the water. While the tide slowly fills the mud 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 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!

It is also possible that we sail around the IJsselmeer and the Frisian canals: 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. Would you like to join us on a trip through Friesland and North Holland?

The trip is fully catered. You sleep with another guest of the same sex in a 2-person cabin or book your own individual cabin for a small surcharge.

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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.


Double cabin
Adult€ 755 p.p.
Single cabin
Adult€ 990 p.p.

Included in price

 Accommodation on board the Nil Desperandum
Fitted sheet and pillow with cover
Full board
Port charges and tourist tax
Engine hours
Insolvency insurance (VZR Garant guarantee fund)
Final cleaning

Not included in price

Travel to/from the port of departure
Duvet & towels
Drinks (available on board at fair prices)
Travel / cancellation insurance

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