A flat-bottomed ship lies in the mud flats.

The gaff glider "Franzius" was built of wood as a flat-bottomed ship with retractable leeboards in modern construction, following the load sails of the 17th century. There are 16 berths available for the fellow sailors/trainees. Under the expert guidance of the experienced skipper, the guests learn to keep course and set sail with the tiller. You will be involved in all on-board work for the duration of the multi-day trip. Sailing skills are not required and are taught on board. During the day cruise you enjoy your stay on board without having to work with us. Since the beginning of 2018 the "Franzius" is certified as partner of the "Wadden Sea National Park".

Ship data:
Model year: 1999, Length: 29 m, Beam: 6,60 m, Sail area: 273 m²
20 berths, 6 in fold-up berths in the mess, 4 each in forward and aft cabin or max. 30 day guests.
Sanitary facilities: 3 WC´s and washbasin

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im-jaich Lloyd Marina

Am Leuchtturm 1
27568 Bremerhaven
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Dates and prices

Wadden Sea Safari with Drying Traps in the Wadden Sea

One-Day cruise with the "Franzius"
from/to Bremerhaven, New Port Lloyd Marina
Sunday, April 4th, 2019
8 a.m. - 6.30 p.m. (boarding 7.30 a.m.)

€ 85,00 Adults
€ 50,00 Teenager*

One-Day cruise with the "Franzius"
from/to Bremerhaven, New Port Lloyd Marina
Monday, June 10th, 2019
7.45 a.m. - 4 p.m. (boarding 7.15 a.m.)

€ 85,00 Adults
€ 50,00 Teenager*

One-Day cruise with the "Franzius"
from/to Bremerhaven, New Port Lloyd Marina
Saturday, September 7th, 2019
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (boarding 7.30 a.m.)

€ 85,00 Adults
€ 50,00 Teenager*

*Children from 6 years count as adolescents / adolescents up to and including 25 years


Embarkation 30 minutes before departure!
The crossed out dates are already fully booked!
Minimum journey time 10 hours
Minimum number of participants per trip: 10 persons
Minimum age: 6 years accompanied by a parent or guardian


The ship's command reserves the right to drive with engine power in bad wind or weather conditions. The course of the cruise can change depending on weather and tides. The crew members are integrated into the life on board and the duties on board in the case of multi-day trips. Please note that embarkation and disembarkation days are usually not sailing days but port days and are considered to be travel days. We recommend taking out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of the travel confirmation and travel health and accident insurance. For all sailing trips separate travel conditions of the organizer apply, which you receive on request, at the latest however with the confirmation.

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Travel documents

All travellers require a valid passport or identity card.

Package components

  • Sailing cruise on board the "Franzius".
  • Lunch soup, coffee/tea/mineral water and biscuits on board
  • Biological information on the mud flats by a certified wadden guide
  • Ancillary ship charges with port dues and diesel
  • Comprehensive travel documents


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Terms of travel

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Bremer Weserkahn „Franzius” e. V., Bremen

Reservation/booking via

Erlebnis Bremerhaven GmbH
Bremerhaven Touristik & Tourist-Infos
H.-H.-Meier-Straße 6
27568 Bremerhaven


 0049 471 - 80 93 61 00
 0049 471 - 80 93 61 90

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Opening hours

Mon. - Thur. 8 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.