The Doe Eens Wad sailing trip
A collection point of waste
The Rif is located in the middle of the Wadden Sea, between the islands of Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. The current turns the sandbank into a collection point of waste, where you’ll find everything from vacuum cleaner hoses and fishing nets to shoes and debris from an airplane. In other words: it’s where the sea gathers what people throw away.
You depart Lauwersoog and sail through the lock on the Raaf, a genuine fishing boat. The sails are hoisted. From that moment it is a matter of sailing with the current. Arriving at Het Rif, you’ll have to wait until the ship is beached as the tide goes out, which is a unique experience in itself. You disembark, explore the sandbank and return on board with a large amount of waste. The work is really rewarding because you immediately see the results - a beautifully clean bit of nature. This is how you do the Wadden Sea!
Sailing on the tides
Double check all the times because departures differ per date. The time depends, among other things, on the wind strength and direction. You’ll be notified of the exact departure and arrival times three days before departure, along with some extra information about the tour. This enables you to prepare properly.
Good to know: sometimes you can board and disembark from Schiermonnikoog. Please check with the organization.