Boat-bike-tour North-Netherlands Wadden Islands spectacular beaching on the sea bed

The ‘Wadden’ sea was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 2009 and forms a unique habitat for more than 10,000 rare species of plants and animals. The area has 5 inhabited islands, 3 of which will be visited on this tour. The shallow sea looks magnificent and offers a unique opportunity to walk the sea-bed during low tide.

Be amazed by sea, sky and islands

Route description

The journey with ‘Josefien’ starts in ‘Harlingen’; a vibrant coastal city with a variety of ports, monumental buildings and a historic city centre. You can go for a city walk or enjoy the bustling activity in the port from a terrace. From ‘Harlingen’ we cross the sea to ‘Ameland’ offering a great opportunity for spotting seals underway. ‘Ameland’ offers several natural reserves, 4 hamlets a magnificently wide beach and has a light-house which can be climbed. Monday afternoon, we head for the port of ‘West-Terschelling’. ‘Terschelling’ has a wonderfully diverse range of landscapes with forests, dunes, beaches, unique vegetation and wild-life and picturesque villages. Wednesday morning, we head for ‘Vlieland’. ‘Vlieland’ is small and (virtually) car-free, a beautiful dune landscape and an unparalleled view of the ‘Wadden’. The high street has a range of nice shops and boutiques. The evening beach walk ‘Stortemelk’ is especially recommended. On Thursday you get the ultimate ‘Wadden’ experience where the ship moors in a shallow during high tide and becomes fully beached during low tide. Passengers can now walk the sea-bed and go for a ‘Wadden’ excursion. We will stay out at sea overnight giving you a unique experience of the open water, skies and starry nights. On Friday, we go to ‘Makkum’ a typical Frisian village offering a mix of rural sceneries and water sports. A visit to the crockery museum is especially recommended. On Saturday morning ‘Josefien’ cruises back to ‘Harlingen’. You can stay on board or cycle to Harlingen yourself.

Book now the ‘Wadden Islands’

Day program

Saturday: ‘Harlingen’

  • City walk ‘Harlingen’

Sunday: ‘Ameland’

  • boat trip to ‘Ameland'(4 hours)
  • workshop navigation
  • cycling/hiking

Monday: ‘Terschelling’ (afternoon departure)

  • boat trip to ‘Terschelling’ (4 hours)
  • seal spotting

Tuesday: ‘Terschelling’

  • cycling/hiking
  • museum visit
  • evening walk ‘West Terchelling’

Wednesday: ‘Vlieland’

  • boat trip to ‘Vlieland’ (2 hours)
  • cycling/hiking
  • evening beach walk ‘Stortemelk’

Thursday: beaching

  • boat trip on the ‘Wadden’ (3 hours)
  • beaching on the sea bed (weather allowing, 8-10 hours) and staying overnight on the ‘Wadden’ or near the ‘Afsluitdijk’
  • workshop nautical skills
  • experience the elements in open nature

Friday: ‘Makkum’

  • boat trip to ‘Makkum’
  • cycling/hiking
  • visit the crockery museum

Saturday: ‘Harlingen’

  • trip to ‘Harlingen’ (2.5 hours)
  • cycling/hiking
Book now the ‘Wadden’ Islands

Included in this trip:

  • accomodation
  • breakfast and dinner
  • lunch pack for underway
  • coffee and tea
  • detailed cycling/hiking maps and route descriptions
  • daily introduction of the routes
  • ‘Wadden’ beaching excursion
  • evening walks
  • workshop nautical skills
  • workshop navigation
  • free wifi internet

Not included in this trip:

  • rental bike
  • entrance fees for museums
  • travel insurance
  • drinks and other expenses
People also recommend: Tulip Tours Holland Amsterdam

Guest talk

Guestreviews Ship Josefien what our guests say

 Josefien is:

  • Unique experience

  • Comfortable stay

  • Relaxing environment

  • Beautiful nature

  • Biological & Sustainable

  • Warm host and hostess

  • Delicious food

Ship ahoy

Ship Josefien
MMSI 244730771
Schip Josefien in Leeuwarden

The ‘Wadden’ sea was declared a UNESCO world heritage in 2009 and forms a unique habitat for more than 10,000 rare species of plants and animals. The area has 5 inhabited islands, 3 of which will be visited on this tour. The shallow sea looks magnificent and offers a unique opportunity to walk the sea-bed during low tide.

Be amazed by sea, sky and islands

Route description

Boat-bike-tour North-Netherlands Wadden Islands spectacular beaching on the sea bed

The journey with ‘Josefien’ starts in ‘Harlingen’; a vibrant coastal city with a variety of ports, monumental buildings and a historic city centre. You can go for a city walk or enjoy the bustling activity in the port from a terrace. From ‘Harlingen’ we cross the sea to ‘Ameland’ offering a great opportunity for spotting seals underway. ‘Ameland’ offers several natural reserves, 4 hamlets a magnificently wide beach and has a light-house which can be climbed. Monday afternoon, we head for the port of ‘West-Terschelling’. ‘Terschelling’ has a wonderfully diverse range of landscapes with forests, dunes, beaches, unique vegetation and wild-life and picturesque villages. Wednesday morning, we head for ‘Vlieland’. ‘Vlieland’ is small and (virtually) car-free, a beautiful dune landscape and an unparalleled view of the ‘Wadden’. The high street has a range of nice shops and boutiques. The evening beach walk ‘Stortemelk’ is especially recommended. On Thursday you get the ultimate ‘Wadden’ experience where the ship moors in a shallow during high tide and becomes fully beached during low tide. Passengers can now walk the sea-bed and go for a ‘Wadden’ excursion. We will stay out at sea overnight giving you a unique experience of the open water, skies and starry nights. On Friday, we go to ‘Makkum’ a typical Frisian village offering a mix of rural sceneries and water sports. A visit to the crockery museum is especially recommended. On Saturday morning ‘Josefien’ cruises back to ‘Harlingen’. You can stay on board or cycle to Harlingen yourself.

Book now the ‘Wadden’ Islands

Day program

Saturday: ‘Harlingen’

  • City walk ‘Harlingen’

Sunday: ‘Ameland’

  • boat trip to ‘Ameland'(4 hours)
  • workshop navigation
  • cycling/hiking

Monday: ‘Terschelling’ (afternoon departure)

  • boat trip to ‘Terschelling’ (4 hours)
  • seal spotting

Tuesday: ‘Terschelling’

  • cycling/hiking
  • museum visit
  • evening walk ‘West Terchelling’

Wednesday: ‘Vlieland’

  • boat trip to ‘Vlieland’ (2 hours)
  • cycling/hiking
  • evening beach walk ‘Stortemelk’

Thursday: beaching

  • boat trip on the ‘Wadden’ (3 hours)beaching on the sea bed (weather allowing, 8-10 hours) and staying overnight on the ‘Wadden’ or near the ‘Afsluitdijk’
  • workshop nautical skills
  • experience the elements in open nature

Friday: ‘Makkum’

  • boat trip to ‘Makkum’
  • cycling/hiking
  • visit the crockery museum

Saturday: ‘Harlingen’

  • trip to ‘Harlingen’ (2.5 hours)
  • cycling/hiking
Book now the ‘Wadden’ Islands

Included in this trip:

  • accomodation
  • breakfast and dinner
  • lunch pack for underway
  • coffee and tea
  • detailed cycling/hiking maps and route descriptions
  • daily introduction of the routes
  • ‘Wadden’ beaching excursion
  • evening walks
  • workshop nautical skills
  • workshop navigation
  • free wifi internet

Not included in this trip:

  • rental bike
  • entrance fees for museums
  • travel insurance
  • drinks and other expenses
People also recommend: Tulip Tours Holland Amsterdam

Guest talk

Guestreviews Ship Josefien what our guests say

 Josefien is:

  • Unique experience

  • Comfortable stay

  • Relaxing environment

  • Beautiful nature

  • Biological & Sustainable

  • Warm host and hostess

  • Delicious food

Ship ahoy

Ship Josefien
Schip Josefien in Leeuwarden

MMSI 244730771

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