Sailing with large groups

The Orion and her sister ships are well equipped to take on large group events. Do you want to organise a high school reunion, a company outing for several departments at once or a school trip with all third-year groups? You may think that a sailing trip will be difficult to organise in such cases, but Egasail has a lot of experience with organising wonderful sailing events for large groups.

Monnickendam Sailing Fleet

A sailing trip is also a great way to get to know all your intended’s friends and family at once before the wedding; or invite all your Facebook friends for one big bash! Egasail can organise events for up to 750 people, 35 of which can find a place aboard the Orion. The other group members are assigned to other ships in the Monnickendam sailing fleet.

Sailing from Monnickendam

Egasail’s home port is the old Monnickendam harbour. From here, our ships can sail the entire IJsselmeer, from the Gouwzee and the Markermeer to the Afsluitdijk (Closure Dike)! During the day we can more in several harbours. You can visit a traditional eel smokehouse in Volendam or take a guided walk through historical Marken. Egasail also offers a complete catering package, ideal when you want to organise a sailing trip for a large group.

Sailing programme with large groups

Check for an example of the sailing trip for a large group below. Sailing enthousiasts within the group that would love to help sailing? They can indulge themselves with navigating or operating the helm, leeboards, sheets or stays; there is plenty to do to assist the crews for any sailing enthusiast, absolute beginner or experienced sailor. If active sailing isn’t really your thing, you can just enjoy the fresh air on deck, and the company of your friends, colleagues or family in our comfortable saloons.


Everybody is welcomed on board, and there is time to say hello or get acquainted. Start the day with delicious traditional pastries and a nice cup of hot coffee.


We cast off, and the Orion and her sister ships set sail for their destination. Around midday we serve a delicious lunch on board or in a harbour and continue our trip.



After a couple of hours’ sailing it is time to look for an idyllic spot to set up a fantastic barbecue supper. Time to eat, laugh and dance together ashore.


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After the barbecue it’s time to head back to Monnickendam again, and to put a great day to bed.

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