Small or large group
The vessels are suitable for groups large and small, and are kitted out with an ample deck, comfortable day room, spacious galley, enough cabins and toilet facilities. Multiple ships can be used for a large group. You’ll sail together, with the skippers communicating with one another, and you could even have a race to the next destination. At the end of the sailing trip you’ll be reunited in the harbour and can head off to enjoy a meal together or a show in town.
Plenty of activities on board and ashore
There will be plenty to experience during the sailing trip. The experienced skipper and first mate will actively involve the pupils in tying knots, hoisting sails and navigating, and will let them help the skipper out at the helm. But there are also lots of fun activities ashore around the IJsselmeer and Markermeer, along the Wadden Sea coast or in Amsterdam. The distances between the various destinations don’t have to be considerable, which will leave enough time for a visit to a museum or disco or for a bike ride. Or change tack and (for example) put down anchor to spend the night in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, where you can build a campfire and play music together. Or ‘run aground’ on the Wadden Sea for a special mudflat excursion on the seabed. You can set the route in consultation with the skipper, who knows the sailing area and surrounding towns like the back of his hand and will be able to advise you on the many options.
Carefree group travel
In addition to organizing a suitable ship for you, we can also assist by taking care of other services like bus transport, catering, shopping service, entertainment or activities ashore, and even your group insurance. For bus transfers we work with renowned coach companies. They will see to it that you are taken to and from the vessel’s port of departure in the safest, most comfortable and most economical way.
NAUPAR has the largest fleet of ships affiliated with HISWA. With in excess of 16 different harbours from which we set sail, dotted around the IJsselmeer, Markermeer and on the Wadden Sea (for example), there will always be a harbour near you and plenty of surrounding destinations for you to sail to with your group. Whatever your choice, with NAUPAR you can rest assured that you’ll have an unforgettable school trip. Your pupils will be talking about the trip for years to come.