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Iris

Over 100 years ago, the Iris was used in the North Sea as a herring lugger. The ship later got a new life when it was converted into a comfortable charter vessel and now spends her summers in the North and Baltic Sea.

Her traditional ketch rigging combined with her sturdy steel hull make her a great ship on which to learn the basics and explore all aspects of sailing on a historic ship. She accommodates 12 guests in six private double cabins and features spacious and well thought-out common areas below deck. Guests can relax in the large saloon with dining area, separate seating area and even a small library on board!

The Iris is perfect for those looking for an adventurous sailing experience and want to explore the coasts and islands of Germany, Sweden and Denmark, cross the English Channel or discover the French coast.

A trip on the traditional sailing vessel “Iris” offers you a wonderful mix of activity and relaxation. You take part in sailing activities on board and can set sails, trim, steer, determine positions and much more. Thus, you will learn the basics of traditional seafaring. Moreover, you have many opportunities to feel freedom away from everyday life. Between sailing activities, you can enjoy the view of the sea and coast, read a book, chat with other sailors or simply enjoy the peace and sea air. In the afternoon and evening hours, there is also time for shore excursions. You are welcome to explore the visited ports and surroundings on your own. By balancing activity and relaxation, you will experience sailing in all its facets and have an unforgettable time on the water. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, enjoy the beauty of nature, clear your head and learn unfamiliar perspectives.

Ship Type
Herring logger
Ship type
Tallship
Sailing area
Baltic Sea, North Sea

Prices for groups (for max. 12 persons)

You can hire the Iris for a group cruise on the Baltic Sea from Kiel. Other departure ports may be possible, depending on the booking schedule.

Prices shown are the rental for the entire ship on a self-catering basis. A price surcharge may apply for 2025. Send us your request with your desired date. From a day to a week... anything is possible.

DescriptionPrice
Weekend (Fri. 20 to Sun. 16)€ 3.100
Week (Sun. /Fri. 20 to Sun./Fri. 16)€ 6.990
Midweek (Mon. 10 to Fri. 16)€ 4.990
Extra night€ 400
Day trip (10 to 16)€ 2.500

Included in price

Personnel costs for captain and sailor
Bed linen incl. duvets Bed linen
1 engine hour per day
Insolvency insurance (VZR Garant guarantee fund)
VAT

Not included in price

Catering (can be booked on request)
Travel to/from the port of departure
Port fees (approx. €70 - €100 per port)
Final cleaning ( € 140)
Further engine hours (€ 35/h)
Travel/cancellations insurance

Extra's (Optional)

Drinks
Experience - full board ( € 20 p.p. a day)
Towel set (€ 8 p.p.)

Interior

Cabins
  • 6x double cabin
  • Sink with hot and cold water
  • Central heating
  • Hatch in each cabin
  • incl. Bedding
Saloon
  • Large seating area and seperate dining area
  • Bar with beer tap and fridge for drinks
  • Board library
Kitchen
  • Gas cooker
  • Baking oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • 1 Refrigerator
  • 1 Freezer
Sanitation
  • 2 Toilets
  • 2 modern showers

Exterior

Ship Type

Lugger

Year Built/Yard

1916/ Vigee, Vlaardingen (NL)

Home port

Rotterdam

Length/width/depth

35,80m / 6,66m / 2,80m

Masts

2

Sail Area

max. 401m²

Sails

9

Engine

Detroit 8V92, 320 HP

Extras

Barbecue, rain canopy, dinghy, sailing dinghy, 2 SUPs

Sailing trips

Single travellers, families and small groups who want to experience an active yet relaxing holiday on a traditional sailing ship have the opportunity to take part in the following sailing trips. Single travellers, families and small groups who want to experience an active yet relaxing holiday on a traditional sailing ship have the opportunity to take part in the following sailing trips. Don’t worry, sailing experience is not necessary – anyone can join! The Kaat Mossel is sailed by an experienced and qualified crew who will guide you in the right way. Learn the basics of sailing, climb in the jib net and set the sails. If you wish, it is also possible to take the helm yourself under supervision

8 August
 to 8 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
8 August
 to 8 August 2024
€ 70
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
4-hour evening cruise on the Logger “Iris”. From the city harbour, the Iris will take you across the Warnow to the Baltic Sea and back again
9 August
 to 9 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
9 August
 to 9 August 2024
€ 70
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
4-hour evening cruise on the Logger “Iris”. From the city harbour, the Iris will take you across the Warnow to the Baltic Sea and back again
10 August
 to 10 August 2024
€ 95
  1 days
  Baltic Sea
Want to escape the crowds and breathe in the sea air for a few hours? Don’t forget your camera, as there are lots of ships to see at the Hanse Sail.
12 August
 to 18 August 2024
From
€ 995
  7 days
  Baltic Sea
From Kiel, you can discover the pearls of the Baltic Sea, the Danish islands, each of which has its own unique character. In just a few days, we can offer you a lot of variety in this area.
19 August
 to 28 August 2024
From
€ 1345
  10 days
  Baltic Sea
Are you ready for an adventure? Come aboard the Iris and spend ten unforgettable days aboard this traditional sailing ship. This sailing trip will take you from the German city of Kiel to the Danish capital Copenhagen
30 August
 to 6 September 2024
From
€ 895
  7 days
  Baltic Sea
Experience Scandinavia! This sailing trip takes you from the Danish capital Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
7 September
 to 15 September 2024
From
€ 1185
  9 days
  Baltic Sea
Are you looking for an escape from everyday life? Explore the beautiful coastal landscapes of Sweden and Denmark with us.
16 September
 to 20 September 2024
From
€ 750
  5 days
  Baltic Sea
From Kiel, you can discover the pearls of the Baltic Sea, the Danish islands, each of which has its own unique character. In just a few days, we can offer you a lot of variety in this area.