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Sailing south down the north sea

North Sea

Rotterdam > Isle of Wight > Cherbourg > Guernsey > Belle Ile > Arradon

Depending on the wind we go south past the Dutch and Belgian coast, or we go first to the English coast and then to Alderney, Guernsey, Sark, Herm or Jersey. Maybe even a visit to Cherbourg and further south to fully enjoy the Breton coast and islands.

Gesproken talen aan boord: Dutch, German, French, English



  • Full board
  • bedding
  • towels
  • port and lock fees


  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • journey to and from the ship
  • alcoholic beverages
  • We are happy to help arrange the journey to and from the ship. Let us know in time.

Why book with Atlasail

  • correct prices
  • Experience on sea
  • passion for ship and guest
  • As a customer you are insured for Insolvency and Calamities
  • Completely in order with the European "package travel" legislation 2019
  • Professional crew
  • Professional ships certified with annual check up

The route is an indication and can change according to weather, wind and current. Flexibility is key to a beautiful journey. The captain always has final say.


Year of Construction 1916

The Iris is a traditional Dutch herring-lugger. She was built in 1916 in the Netherlands. With her overall length of 36.00 metres (118 ft), beam of 6.7 metres (22 ft) and draught of 2.8 metres (9 ft) she combines excellent sailing qualities with a high level of comfort. Her living accommodation comprising of five twin berth cabins (each with it's own wash basin), toilets, showers with hot and cold water, galley and spacious lounge provide ample space and generous headroom for the tallest of guests.

The small library offers a quality selection of novels and marine related books. Computer facilities are available for guests.
Interested passengers may follow sailing and navigation training. As well as overnight trips and longer voyages the Iris offers suitable accommodation for day trips and corporate events such as management training.