Family outings

Something to celebrate with the whole family, like a birthday, wedding, anniversary or reunion? Is Gran going to turn 80, is there a new family member or do you want to celebrate your own birthday?

Take the whole family out onto the waves with Egasail and sail the beautiful IJsselmeer! The water is a great place to enjoy Nature’s serenity, the fresh air and the sound of lapping waves. Family outings are a fun experience! You can get active and participate in the sailing, or relax in the fresh air on deck. Our saloon is the perfect place for a cosy family gathering.

Sailing the IJsselmeer

Orion’s home port is the old harbour in Monnickendam. From here we can sail across the entire IJsselmeer, and moor in the following harbours: Edam, Volendam, Pampus, De Blocq van Kuffeler, Marken and Hoorn.

Family sailing

Together with Egasail you can decide in which picturesque harbour you’ll want to moor during your family trip. Each destination is a special attraction with it very own characteristics. At De Blocq van Kuffeler you can be astounded by Europe’s largest pumping station; in Volendam the whole family can take a group photo in traditional fishermen’s costume.

Day trips can be booked with or without catering. Prices go from €35 p.p. with a full occupancy of 34 persons, catering not included.

For a cosy and special family day, sailing on the IJsselmeer is the perfect outing!

Family outings programme

Below is a possible example of our family day trip. Do you have an active, sporty family? We’ll leave Grandma to do the navigating and let the younger recruits operate the helm, leeboards, stays and sails! For less active family members we have a comfortable saloon to relax in and a sunny deck to enjoy the fresh air while the crew do all the hard work.


You are welcomed aboard with a nice cup of coffee or tea and some delicious traditional pastry.


We cast off and hoist the sails, setting a course for the Gouwzee and the Markermeer.



Lunch is served, either on deck or in a harbour. In the early evening we can have a barbecue; let’s see who’s best at flipping those burgers!


Zeilen monnickendam

We arrive back in Monnickendam harbour, where you can choose one of its lovely bars to go over the highlights of the day.

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