Checking in and out during your sailing holiday

Checking in

Arrival at the marina

After you have booked a boat with us, you will receive a booking confirmation by email. The booking confirmation states the starting time: the time you can board the boat. You can enter our marina by car and park in front of your boat. In Drachten, parking costs €5 per day, €15 per weekend/midweek, and €25 per week (covered parking: €15 per day, €75 per week). At our site in Brandenburg, parking costs for the outdoor premises are €10 per day, €30 per weekend/midweek, and €50 per week.


After arrival, one of our experienced instructors will give you an instruction on board the rented yacht. Feel free to ask any questions you have.

Do you expect to arrive after 17:00? Please let us know by phone (+31 512 513 276) or send an email to That way, we can schedule the instruction for the next day.


The water maps of Groningen, Friesland and North-West Overijssel are available on board the boats in Drachten. The boats in Brandenburg are all equipped with the Berlin-Brandenburg water map. In addition, you can choose to sail one of our favorite mapped out routes.

Would you like some more advice? We are happy to help. You can always ask our team – for example your instructor – for tips and advice.

(Grocery) shopping

Would you like to do some shopping before departure? 

  • In Drachten, the supermarket is a 6-minute drive away from our marina. It’s located in shopping center “De Drait”. There, you can also find an ATM and a drugstore, among other facilities.
  • In Brandenburg the nearest supermarket is 1 kilometer away from the marina. Next to the supermarket you will also find a pharmacy, flower shop, snack bar, fish shop, ATM and post office.

Check out


Upon your return, you can moor the yacht in one of the boxes on the jetty. Our team then ensures that the yacht is refueled. Make sure you have left the ship before the end time stated in your booking confirmation. The boat will then be prepared for the next departure.


Checking out is done at our port office. Here we make a final statement of the costs, settled with the deposit paid. You can pay by card and in cash at the port office.

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