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Destination(s) 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇳🇱 Wadden Islands
Operated by Robbenboot
Sailings Up to 2 times per week
Distance 15 km, 9 miles
Duration 2h 30 mins.

Do you want to make a day trip from Ameland to Schiermonnikoog? Or spend a day island-hopping? During peak season, you can go back and forth between the two islands in the early morning and late afternoon.

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Ferry from Ameland to Schiermonnikoog

In the peak season it is possible to sail from Ameland to Schiermonnikoog by boat. There is no regular ferry, but you can board a number of ships that sail between different islands during the holiday period. You can choose from the Robbenboot or sail on a clipper. The latter is a lot more expensive, but of course it contributes to the holiday feeling!

Schiermonnikoog – Ameland / Ameland – Schiermonnikoog with the m.s. Ameland (Robbenboot)

De Robbenboot specializes in various cruises on the Wad, such as company outings and special dinners on the water. This trip takes about two and a half hours. In addition, the boat makes crossings between the islands in high season. You can see these as day trips, but can also be used to get from one island to another.

In the autumn and winter months it is not an option to sail between these islands on a ferry. If you wish, it is best to try to use a water taxi.

The Robbenboot is the most practical and economical way to sail between Schiermonnikoog and Ameland. Due to the limited sailings, it is advisable to plan this well.

The website is only available in Dutch so we would recommend contacting by phone.

Sail on a clipper


An alternative to the Robbenboot is sailing on a historic sailing ship. Here, too, the departures are very limited. So plan this well if you want to hop from island to island.

The water taxi between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog as an alternative.

It is also possible to book a water taxi. They will come and pick you up especially for you and then take you to the other island. This is quite pricey, but sometimes it is the only option.

There are several water taxis available online. You can call them for more information.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog is currently operated by: Robbenboot.

How long does the Ameland-Schiermonnikoog crossing take?

The travel time of the Ameland-Schiermonnikoog ferry is around: 2h 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Ameland-Schiermonnikoog ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Ameland to Schiermonnikoog (or the ferry from Schiermonnikoog to Ameland) Up to 5 times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog?

The distance between Ameland and Schiermonnikoog is approximately 9 miles or 15 km.