This course is a chance to get serious about adventure and learn new skills. To sail on a Dutch barge, paddle a seakayak, learn about ocean lifesaving skills and raise your aspirations to new and distant horizons. Whether you’ve been to Outward Bound before, or it’s your first time away with us, you’re certain to experience new challenges and meet some life-long new friends. A perfect combination of adventure and challenge, your course will culminate in an amazing overnight expedition, where you’ll spend the day touring the coastline, spotting wildlife from your kayak and spending the night camping out under the stars. You’ll return to dry land with a sense of achievement, new skills, incredible memories and great new friends.

Expedition Outcomes


  • Experience a genuine adventure

  • Make new friends and have fun

  • Gain confidence to overcome new challenges

  • Awareness and concern for the natural environment

  • Increased personal self awareness

  • Effective team skills, particularly communication

A Learning Journey


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ACTIVITIES


Outward Bound participants learn by doing. The unfamiliar challenges and activities stimulates dramatic personal development. Spectacular natural settings provide memorable experiences you won’t soon forget. Below is a list of the activities you will be doing:

Step aboard and find out what it takes for people to live and work successfully together to create an amazing sea journey. Learn to read charts, steer, set your oars and still spend time getting to know the other members of your crew. Sail on the sea, exploring islands, learning sea navigation, cooking and sleeping aboard the boat, and working together to keep running on course.

Navigation, winds, waves, tides and currents are bound together like intricate puzzle pieces. Journey to and around islands off the coasts of The Netherlands, where you’ll learn the lessons of the sea – everything is connected, sometimes it takes teamwork to achieve goals, and sometimes you need to step up and lead. On an Outward Bound sailing expedition, you will realise that you can take on more than you ever imagined. And those lessons can help you set your own course in life.

Outward Bound’s history is steeped in nautical tradition. Outward Bound was founded in the tumultuous waters of the North Sea during World War II, to provide young sailors with the experiences and skills necessary to survive at sea. In fact Outward Bound is the nautical term for a ship’s departure from the certainties of the harbour. And while all Outward Bound expeditions are transformative, you really experience that special history when you join an Outward Bound sailing expedition.

Booking an Expedition


Duration: 7 days
Ages: 15 and up
Cost: € 775,- (all-inclusive)

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