The Aldebaran is a ship with a classic look

 Beautiful ship with luxurious interior.

The 36-metre long sailingship was built in 1893 as a two-mast river clipper. The traditional look of the ship has been preserved, the sailingship has a beautiful sheer and a rounded bottom, indicating that it is a fast sailer.

The crew

Frank and Natalja have been sailing together on the Aldebaran since 2017. They are both enthusiastic sailors and they are happy to let you enjoy a nice, relaxed holiday atmosphere on board the sailing ship.
Mobile number Frank: 0031 6 2040 1759

The ship

The sails of the Aldebaran can be easily operated with the help of halyards, sheets and winches. Only the mizzen sail and the spinnakers are hoisted with halyards. The rest of the sails are hoisted with two sailing winches. The Aldebaran has 5 sails:

  • Large jib topsail, in the event of little wind
  • Small jib topsail
  • Jib
  • Mainsail
  • Mizzen sail

The basic rigging is a total of 445 square meters.


The former hold of the Aldebaran has been converted and fitted with a cosy and comfortable interior.
The saloon offers you the opportunity to relax, rest and sit down after a long sailing day on the water of the Wadden Sea Lake. The spacious saloon offers room for many passengers in a great ambiance. It is possible to eat, play games and so on together.


The spacious galley is equipped with:

Catering stove with 6 burners and oven
3 sinks
Fridge 420 liter
Crockery for 50 persons
Floor heating

Cabins & Sanitary facilities

The Aldebaran has 3 two-person cabins and 6 four-person cabins. All four-person cabins are equipped with an en suite bathroom, which is fitted with a shower, toilet and sink. Two of the two-person cabins share one bathroom. There is one two-person cabin with a small bathroom, equipped with a sink and toilet.

All cabins have floor heating and each cabin has at least two power sockets. The beds are equipped as standard with fitted sheets, pillows and pillow cases.
Duvets are available for the weekend grouptrips.


Above deck there is a comfortable seating enclosure with cosy sofas. But during (group) trips the rest of the deck can easily be used as sun deck. The deck is easily accessible: it has no high steps or protruding parts. There is more than enough space on board.
Cushions and  a sun tent or rain tent covers the entire enclosure 

More information? Quickly view the Brochure of the ship Aldebaran


The prices below are for the maximum number of passengers and include booking costs, a 2-man crew, port dues, tourist tax, final cleaning  (and complete bed linen weekends only).

Period Aldebaran 30 p.  2022 2023
Fri 8 p.m. – Sun 5 p.m.  € 4280,00 € 4451,20
week Sat 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m  € 8330,00 € 8663,20
midweek Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 8 a.m.  € 5450,00 € 5668,00
midweek Mon 10 a.m. – Fri 3 p.m.  € 5450,00 € 5668,00
midweek Sun 8 p.m. – Fri 3 p.m  € 5990,00 € 6229,60
afternoontrip from 12 a.m. – 6 p.m.
 from € 80 from € 83,20
from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m..  from € 105 from € 109,20
daytrip Su- Fr
from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  € 2200,00 € 2288,00
daytrip Saterday
from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  € 2550,00 € 2652,00
one-day extension  € 1430

The two upper beds in the 4p cabins can be folded away, creating a spacious cabin 2p.

A pre-overnight stay on board the Aldebaran 2022 costs € 560,00
A pre-overnight stay on board the Aldebaran 2023 costs € 585,00
We offer 2 extra beds for groups, an extra bed costs € 80,00 p.s.

Discount period

Untill 2-5-2022 and from 26-9-2022 you benefit from a 10% discount
Untill 5-5-2023 and from 25-9-2023 you benefit from a 10% discount

Sailing with the Aldebaran.

Zonnewind offers various sailing trips on the clipper Aldebaran. From hop on trips with children to a “discover the mudflats”  weekend. Curious about the availability and rates, then take a quick look at the sailing trips of the Aldebaran

Interior Aldebaran

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