Sail back in time with the Loodsbotter Texelstroom! Step aboard this beautiful, authentic sailing ship from 1906 and go on an adventurous trip across the Wadden Sea. Help with the sails and experience the movements of the ship at the helm. One or more trips are scheduled every week for a maximum of 12 people. The Texelstroom can also be rented for a private boat trip with your own company. Sailing times: on Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm - 4 pm a trip off the Wadden coast of Texel. If the afternoon trip is fully booked, we also offer the possibility to sail in the morning from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Costs: adult € 25.00 and child € 20.00 per person. Tickets are available, click on 'Buy tickets' to book or visit the Texel Tourist Office.
7 to 12 persons
Tickets via VVV, Nature, and Boat tours
The tour starts at Haven 11, 1792 AA Port of Ouderschild.
You are expected half an hour before departure. The tour is subject to weather conditions and crew availability. The decision to sail is taken the evening before, if the trip cannot take place you will be notified in advance. It is always a little cooler on the water, so keep that in mind when choosing your clothing: always bring a warm sweater/jacket.
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Loodsbotter Texelstroom makes sailing trips from the harbor of Oudeschild and you can spend the night on the ship in the harbor. A real work boat De stoere pilot botter Texelstroom (built 1906) is kept in service by an enthusiastic group of trained volunteers. The ship was thoroughly restored around the turn of the century and largely restored to its original state. It is still clear to see that the Texelstroom was built for pilots at the time to pilot ships off the coast of Groningen and Den Helder, it is a real workboat with watertight bulkheads and a sail with "Pilotage" in all its glory. Boat trips From Oudeschild you can make various trips with a maximum of 12 people. One or more 'quay trips' are scheduled every week. Tickets for the tours are available via this website, view our agenda via 'What's on'. Stay overnight Sleeping on the Texelstroom is a special experience. One- or multi-day special trips at your request are also possible. You can make a group reservation for this. There are enough sleeping places on board. The comfort is sober but sufficient. Sailing experience is not required for the guests. Anyone who wants to lend a hand on board is welcome.
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