Sail with the Spes Mea

on the Wadden Sea and IJsselmeer

The Spes Mea is a tjalk sailing across the Wadden Sea and the IJsselmeer mainly as a sailing charter for groups. You can rent this sailing ship for an unforgettable sailing trip to the Frisian islands. No sailing experience needed.

The skipper and the sailor will introduce you to the ship. Below deck there is an excellent group accommodation for 20 people. Each year many people spend their holidays on this flatbottom boat which belongs to the so-called “Brown Fleet”; they sail to the Wadden islands and the cities and villages at the IJsselmeer – true sailing holidays! You can book the ship for a whole week, a midweek or a day trip; the port we sail from is Harlingen. The cruise is especially suited for school trips, company outings and meetings, family get-togethers or family holidays and club trips.

Curious about us? On our site you will find all the necessary information.

For more information about organised sailing trips please check out: or the „Sail with us 2018“ section of this site. We also offer comfort trips for seniors.


“had wonderful days again with the 50+ comfort trip. Fine crew and fantastic weather. It was nothing but enjoyable. Thank you and until next year.”

Jan & Mieke

“Hello Klaas, thank you for the nice weekend on the Spes Mea. It was great fun despite the weather (still somehow still have wet feet). Nevertheless, everything was great again and we all had plenty of fun. Many thanks also to Maat Lotte. You had us in great control and your explanations were just great. All the best and see you next time. Best regards.”


“A thank you to Schipper Derk-Jan and sailors Anna and Lotte for an unforgettable week (11.-15-08.2014) on the Spes Mea! As a group of absolute landlubbers, we have learned a lot about sailing, and nobody got seasick !!! It was only pleasure on the Wadden Sea, the ship, the nature and that sympathetic crew, Bye!”