Mini Expeditions

Join us for an unforgettable sailing experience!

Mini expeditions

Did you know that The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development?

Adventurous and unique sailing expeditions into the heart of nature in and around the Netherlands! Learn all about sailing and plastic pollution, while being out on the water. Our professional crew will make sure you will have an amazing day!

Looking for an extraordinary day out(side)? Checkout our upcoming mini expeditions and more info on the sailing vessels below!

Some details on the By the Ocean we Unite Mini Expedition:

  • 16-50 persons
  • river, canal, lake, sea
  • citizen science (into microplastics)
  • in-depth plastic lecture
  • fresh food
  • sailing
  • de-stressing
  • meeting new people
  • beautiful ships
  • professional crew
  • safety first
  • wildlife spotting
  • marine biologists
  • language: English
  • sun, clouds, rain, wind, hail – we will let nature surprise us 🙂
  • cellphones may be switched off – if you dare 🙂

”My invitation to you: join these guys on one of their expeditions, it’s an awesome experience!” – Anoûl Hendriks, DJ @ Radio 3FM

Upcoming

Several Mini Expeditions in September - dates to be announced soon!

Ship: Lauwerszee

Location: Markermeer

Program: Sailing, basic research into (micro)plastics, lectures/workshop, enjoying being out(side) on the water

Including: lunch, coffee, tea, juice, water

Price: 75 euro p/p

You can be part of these expeditions! Send an e-mail to info@bytheoceanweunite.org or call us at +31-6-18632023

In the past

May 1st, 2017: Rotterdam-Scheveningen

Ship: Fantastiko

Departure: 9am, Admiraliteitskade 80, Rotterdam

Arrival: 6pm, Scheveningen

Program: Sailing, basic research into (micro)plastics, lectures/workshop, enjoying being out(side) on the water

Including: lunch, coffee, tea, water

Price: 75 eu p/p

March 31st, 2017: Monnickendam-Monnickendam

Ship: Lauwerszee

Departure: 9am, Marina Monnickendam, Jachthaven 1, Monnickendam

Arrival: 6pm, Marina Monnickendam, Jachthaven 1, Monnickendam

Program: Sailing, basic research into (micro)plastics, lectures/workshop, enjoying being out(side) on the water

Including: lunch, coffee, tea, water

Price: 75 eu p/p

The ships

Fantastiko

Sailing ship ”Fantastiko” is a beautiful 26-meter long two-master ketch. It is perfectly suited for (sea) sailing expeditions!

The vessel was built at a specialized shipyard, Chinook in Haarlem, the Netherlands. The construction, from 2002 till 2012, was carried out as a Youth Care project of the province of North-Holland. Two hundred youngsters build the ship together with dozens of experts. The Fantastiko received a Register Holland quality label. The fully equipped ship offers room for 16 persons.

By the Ocean we Unite charters sea sailing ship ”Fantastiko” including professional crew for every expedition. Click here for more information on floating hotel Fantastiko.

Lauwerszee

The ”Lauwerszee” is a comfortable clipper with good sailing abilities. The ship, built in 1915, has a beautiful naval appareance and is fully equipped with all modern facilities.

In the front of the ship there’s a spacious saloon and an open kitchen. The Lauwerszee is a wide clipper with a manageable rig. The width makes for good stability – no need to worry about sea sickness!

Captains Aart and Anna have years of experience on Dutch waters and love to show their guests the most beautiful spots.

By the Ocean we Unite charters the clipper ”Lauwerszee” including professional crew for every expedition. Click here for more information on the ship.