Waddenhaven Texel
Waddenhaven Vlieland
Waddenhaven Terschelling
Waddenhaven Ameland
Waddenhaven Schiermonnikoog

Safely and responsibly to

Wadden harbour Vlieland


Wadden Sea Harbour Vlieland sailing information

The western Wadden Sea area offers wonderful sailing, for both sailboats and motorboats. Always be well prepared, and follow the sailing advice below.

  • Use the current 1811.3 sea chart of the western Wadden Sea area.
  • Take safety precautions such as having a marine radio, life jackets and emergency signals.
  • Check the weather forecast and pay special attention to the wind forecast.
  • Choose the right departure time to benefit as much as possible from the (often strong) ebb or flood tide.
  • Follow the buoyed fairways for a safe route to Wadden Sea Harbour Texel.
  • Keep your marine radio on standby and listen in for weather reports.

Routes to Wadden Sea Harbour Vlieland

Routes to Wadden Sea Harbour Vlieland

From Kornwerderzand: follow the buoyed route via the Boontjes, the fairway along the Pollendam, the Blauwe Slenk, the Vliestroom and finally the Vliesloot. Departure about 2 hours after high tide in Harlingen. Listening-in (mandatory) from the Vliestroom to the port of Vlieland on VHF Channel 2.

The most recent depth tables

Because the depth in the fairways changes constantly, new depth tables are published several times a year. You will find the most recent versions here.


In March 2017, Motorboot magazine described how to sail from the inland waterways to the Wadden Sea ports of Vlieland and/or Terschelling with your motorboat.

Click here for a download.

Sloep! published how to sail with your sloop to Vlieland and/or Terschelling.

Click here for a download.

Marine radio channels in the Wadden area (Vlieland)

  • Channel 12: Vlieland Port Authority

Vlieland Port Authority information channel

  • Channel 2: Brandaris Traffic Control Centre

Listening-in mandatory on approach to Terschelling and Vlieland

Weather and shipping reports 30 min. after each odd hour

  • Channel 18: Kornwerd Lock
  • Channel 11: Harlingen Port Authority
  • Channel 4: Central Wadden Sea Reporting Station

Reports pollution, missing fairway markings, disruptions to nature, and information on the weather and the Wadden Sea.

  • Channel 16: Coastguard Centre

Emergency, urgent and safety traffic

Storm warnings

Weather forecast announcement

  • Channel 5: Schiermonnikoog Maritime Traffic Station

Weather and shipping announcements 30 min. after each even hour

  • Channels 23 and 83: Den Helder Coastguard Centre

The Wadden Sea World Heritage Site is a unique nature reserve.

Nature and the tides make sailing on the Wadden Sea (Waddenzee) World Heritage Site a real experience. The Wadden Sea is also vitally important for many birds, fish and mammals. They need the ability to look for food undisturbed, to rest, to breed and to raise their young.

Sailing safely and responsibly on the Wadden Sea with respect for nature.

That’s why the WADDEN SEA SAILING GUIDE has been developed – the Code of Honour for sailing safely and responsibly on the Wadden Sea and for enjoying it without disturbing nature.
Click here for this SAILING GUIDE and print it out for on-board use.

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