sailing in nature reserve area

the Netherlands' Wadden Sea

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Sailing barge Zwarte Ruiter is a handy ship for sailing the Wadden Area.
Its small draft and flat bottom allows it to sail where other boats get stuck.

The 105-year old ship was built for transporting bulk freight. Nowadays it's a convenient home for a group up to 16 people.
Four cabins with 4 berths each are there for you to spend the nights.

The fully equipped kitchen allows you an independent stay for a longer period.
Catering service  is possible
on demand.

No sailing experience necessary! Skipper and mate will guide and instruct you to help sailing the ship.

Enjoy the silent course, just driven by wind and current.

Ideal for birdwatching !
sailing barge
the ship's interior
This picture gives you an indication of the interior of the barge

Here is the dining room with stairs leading to deck.


Here a view through the kitchen area to the dining room and stairs

The kitchen includes:
- five fire places and a gas-oven
- a 146-liter refrigerator incl. freezer
- running drinking water
- all pots, pans and dishes you need
view from floor through kitchen to saloon

The area you can sail with us: wadden sea, ijssel lake and frisian canals

the area we sail
1. Wadden Sea (tidal salty waters with mudflats)
2. and 3. IJsselmeer (ijssel lake, sweet water)
4. Harlingen, start and end of your voyage.
5. Leeuwarden (capital of province of Friesland)
6. Groningen (capital of province of Groningen)
7. Amsterdam
8. Arnhem.
after the water ebbs away the ship stays on the sands



Price list Zwarte Ruiter

Period
details
Price in €
week
fr. 20.00h till fr. 16.00h or su. 20.00h till su. 16.00h
2995
weekend
fr.20.00h till su. 16.00h
1595
midweek, Monday till Friday
mo. 10.00h till fr. 16.00h
1995
day trip, in weekend
10.00h till 18.00h
1010
day trip, Mo. till Fr.
10.00h till 18.00h
700
other periods

on demand


Contact, Information, Reservations, Booking


Sailing Barge "Zwarte Ruiter"
Crew: Beate Oppe and Reinout Oosterveld
Telephone: 0031/517/392310
Mobile Phone: 0031/625/034420
Post Address: Zuiderkade 28, 8801MJ Franeker The Netherlands
E-Mail: zwarteruiter@zonnet.nl


lying flat on the sands at low tide

Here we stay for the night somewhere in an old, small canal between Leeuwarden and DokkumIn a small canal in Friesland


a view from the mast from mainland due northThis view is from half way the mast of the ship due north.
behind is the dike of Groningen. Rows of wooden poles and branches hold the mud when the water flows away.
The mudflats grow, as is necessary with the sealevel rising over the years.

summertime sailing fun


Contact, Information, Reservations, Booking


Sailing Barge "Zwarte Ruiter"
Crew: Beate Oppe and Reinout Oosterveld
Telephone: 0031/517/392310
Mobile Phone: 0031/625/034420
Post Address: Zuiderkade 28, 8801MJ Franeker The Netherlands
E-Mail: zwarteruiter@zonnet.nl