Saturday 15 July 2017 5 min to read

Family sailing trips (week trip)

€ 675,- p.p. incl. catering (food & drinks)
Children up to 16 years: € 450,-
Embark: Saturday, August 14, 2021 (10:00 a.m.), Enkhuizen
Disembark: Friday, August 20, 2021 (4 p.m.), Enkhuizen

Are you looking for a family sailing trip where you are not alone? Who also offers you fun and relaxation? Then sail with the Johanna Engelina this summer!
The family sailing holidays are particularly pleasant. You will meet new friends, the children new boyfriends and girlfriends, therefore also very suitable for single-parent families. You eat together, experience everything with each other and there is plenty of time to exchange experiences with other parents. We sail on the IJsselmeer, the Wadden Sea, the Frisian Lakes and through North Holland.

For the children, it is an exciting adventure on a ship with a pirate past. During the sailing holiday, the very past of a deceased great uncle of the skipper is central. During the week the guests learn more and more and at the end of the trip we even dig up a treasure. The drying out, the visits to the Wadden Islands and Neerlands clean will leave an indelible impression from the water. A journey that is unforgettable for you as a parent as well as for your children.

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The family trips on board the Johanna Engelina are an experience for the whole family. During this week, sailing is interspersed with cycling, visits to different port towns and perhaps drying out. All in all an adventurous week with enough comfort and tranquility to get to know the Netherlands from a completely different side.

Sailing experience is not required for those who like to roll up their sleeves, the skipper and the mate are ready with instructions and tips. For those who want to take it easy, the spacious seating pit is an extremely safe and comfortable place to watch everything.

With a family trip, an extensive Wadden trip is possible, but also a visit to Friesland, a wander on the IJsselmeer or a route through North Holland. During the trip we will not sail all day but we will also create enough space to make dry bike rides and visit the various port towns.

In general, we throw the bunches loose at about 10:00 am and try to dock again between three and four o’clock in the afternoon..

On board are 6 four-person cabins, 1 triple cabin, 3 double cabins with hot and cold running water. Depending on the number of people you book with, a cabin will be assigned to you as suitable as possible.

Along the way, the ship’s cook will ensure that the inner man receives a lot of attention. On this trip, of course, a lot of attention goes to the children from we will certainly adapt sailing to that as well

The possibilities for this week are so versatile that an exact route cannot be mapped out in advance, but that you get a wide variety of destinations and experiences is certain. Below you will find two
sailing trips.

7-day trip (14/08/2021 until 20/08/2021)

On 14 August you and your family will be welcome on board the Johanna Engelina at 10.00 am. The ship is then moored in the port of Enkhuizen on the Gependam.

After receiving lunch and meeting your fellow travel companions, the necessary safety instructions and explanations about the operation of the sails, swords, winches and lines on board follow. Next we will discuss what kind of trip we can sail this week, of course depending on the weather forecasts and the tide.

Then we set sail for Stavoren or Makkum where we arrive at the end of the afternoon. This day is mainly about getting to know each other and the ship.
On Sunday the crossing to the Wadden Sea will be made where we will go on the Wad at Kornwerderzand. In good weather we may be able to dry out and take a mudflat walk.
Monday will be a short sailing day, but with all the more time to explore Vlieland. Maybe we can rent bikes there and explore the island.
On Tuesday we go to Terschelling here you can shop extensively, cycle to the beach or take a walk through the woods and dunes.
Wednesday we sail via the “Soft Bed” and the “Texel stream” to Oudeschild on Texel with a bit of luck we can buy caught shrimp from the local fishermen.
On Thursday we sail via the locks of Den Oever over the IJsselmeer to Medemblik where we organize a bbq on deck.
On Friday we really have to go to the departure port Enkhuizen where we unfortunately have to leave the ship after a last sailing trip at about 16.00h.

This trip can no longer be booked for 2021

8-day trip

welcome on board, After a welcome speech and introduction to your fellow passengers, everyone can install themselves in their cabin.

On Sunday evening 3 August you are from 19.00h. welcome aboard the Johanna Engelina. The ship is then moored in the port of Harlingen on the Nieuwe Willemskade.

After receiving and meeting your fellow travel companions, the necessary safety instructions and explanations about the operation of the sails, swords, winches and lines on board follow. Next we will discuss what kind of trip we can sail this week, of course depending on the weather forecasts and the tide.

On Monday we first start with a nice breakfast and the necessary instructions. After this, the bunches go loose, the sails can be set and the journey to Vlieland is undertaken.
Tuesday we stay on the island until noon. You can take a short bike ride, walk or bathe on the beach or visit the cozy village of Oost Vlieland. At about three o’clock we set sail for Terschelling and after a short sailing trip we dock in the port of West-Terschelling. Here we can rent bikes for the next day and stroll along the shopping streets of the village.
We’ll be on the island for a day on Wednesday. On Terschelling you can cycle for miles, visit the immense North Sea beach, ride through the dunes, stroll through the various villages and much more.
On Thursday we leave the port very early. To arrive in Ameland with high water but there we have all day to explore the island
We’re going out of the harbor early on Friday. To arrive at Schiermonnikoog with high water but then we also have there all day to explore the island.
On Saturday there will be sailing again, but this time to a sandbar between Terschelling and Ameland. Drying and anchoring in this beautiful nature reserve is an experience that impresses. If you’re lucky, you’ll see seals or find mussels or even oysters! We spend our last night in the middle of nature on the Wad.
On Sunday we will anchor to find our way to Harlingen.. Here we will arrive in the course of the afternoon.

Practical information

  • Saturday, August 14, 2021 (10:00 a.m.) Enkhuizen
  • Friday, August 20, 2021 (4 p.m.) Enkhuizen

Transfer to and from departure and arrival port is on your own and expense.

  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and evening meals with coffee, tea, (butter) milk. These meals are simple and tasty. During this sailing holiday, a cook sails along who takes care of the preparation of the meals together with you and also enlists the help of the children if they wish.
  • Duvets and towels.
  • The price does not include other drinks. You pay for this in cash on board at the end of the trip (on post-calculation).
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