This pages gives a summary of our experiences with obtaining broadband on our cruise. For details of the equipment we use please see this page. These results are certainly not conclusive but do represent our experience at the locations. For more details on each location check our track.
Liz has a subscription to ‘The Times’ newspaper, so internet access is important.
|Location, Provider||Coverage||Speed||Reliability||Pass Length||Ease of Use||Speed Down Mbps||Speed Up Mbps||Comments|
|Ramsgate Marina||Good||Average||Variable or poor||Unlimited||OK||not tested||not tested|
|Dunkerque Port du Grand Large||Average||Average||Average||24hr||OK||not tested||not tested|
|Zeebrugge||Average||Average||Poor||24hr||poor||not tested||not tested|
|Mosselplaat on Veerse Meer, KPN||Poor||Low||Good||None – Free||Easy||300k||low|
|Delta Marina at Kortgene||Good||Good||Good||7 Days||Easy||4.85||1.94|
|Wemeldinge, WiFi Zeeland Gratis||Average||Low||OK||None – Free||Easy||0.96||0.87|
|Yerseke, KPN||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||4.08||1.05|
|Zierikzee, Jachthaven Zierikzee||Good||Very Good||Excellent||None – Free||Easy||14.18||13.05||Moored close to office|
|Mosselbank, WiFi Zeeland Gratis||Good||Low||OK||None – Free||Easy||0.58||0.26||1.5k from land|
|Benedenadas||none tested||There was WiFi available for €2.5 per day, but we did not test|
|WSV Maartensgat, Dordrecht||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||10.94||5.21||see comments below about normal usage|
|WV Gouda||Good||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||11.78||0.88|
|Oude Wetering||none||-||-||-||-||none available|
|Kempers Marina, Leimuiden||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||5.52||0.46|
|Amsterdam Marina||Amsterdam||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||2.08||1.47|
|Volendam||Good||Poor||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||1.15||0.4||Also free via KPN|
|Town Quay, Hoorn||Good||Poor||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||1.38||1.2|
|Town Quay, Enkhuizen||Very Poor||Variable||Very Poor||None – Free||Frustrating||1.35||0.12||Often less than quoted speed|
|Jachthaven Iselmar, Lemmer||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||4.29||2.4|
|Marina Stavoren||Good||Good||See comment||None – Free||Easy||6.88||9.58||WiFi was not working on arrival, OK following morning|
|Garnwerd aan Zee||Good||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||1.5||0.51|
|Jachthaven Reitdiep||Good||Good||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||4.72||6.21|
|Lauwersoog||Average||Poor||Poor||None – Free||Easy||2.19||0.95|
|Borkum||Poor||Poor||Only available around cafe|
|Cuxhaven||Good||Average||With Berth fee||Easy||1.69||0.28|
|Gieselan Canal||none||-||-||-||-||none available|
|Rendsburg||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||16.73||4.08||Connection is limited, so can't watch the F1|
|Yachthaven Strande||Good||Poor||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||2.2||0.74|
|Yachthaven Burgstaaken||Good||Good||Average||None – Free||Easy||5.27||1.54|
|Nakskov||Average||Average||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||2.25||0.72||Would not work with Router|
|Bagenkop||Good||Good||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||5.65||1.52|
|Ærøskøbing||Good||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||2.82||0.37||Moored outside of harbour|
|Fåborg||none||-||-||-||-||Wifi was broken at time of our visit|
|Assens||Good||Good||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||12.61||15.23|
|Gamborg Fjord||none||-||-||-||-||none available|
|Prins Frederiks Grund||none||-||-||-||-||none available|
|Sandberg Vig||Poor||Poor||Average||None – Free||Easy||Weak but usable from free mooring buoy in bay near Juelsminde Haven|
|Juelsminde Haven||Average||Average||Average||None – Free||Easy||1.92/7.02||8.12/12.7||Speed varied a lot, download lower than upload which is unusual|
|Kalundborg Fjord||none||-||-||-||-||none available|
|Kalundborg Havn||none||-||-||-||-||none available||Visit local supermarket for wifi|
|Reersø||none||-||-||-||-||none available||Managed to connect to marina from anchorage|
|Nyborg||Average||Poor||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||0.79||3.88|
|Agersø||Good||Good||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||24.89||32.74||Very good on a small island|
|Rodvig Fiskenhaven||none||-||-||-||-||Free WiFi in adjacent marina|
|Kastrup Lystbådeha||Poor||Good||Poor||With Berth fee||Frustrating||Too poor to test|
|Helsingø||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||11.15||1.63|
|Wilders Plans, Kopenhavn||Average||Good||Good||With beer from restaurant||Easy||3.02||4.99||From local restaurant|
|Wilders Plans, Kopenhavn||Poor||Poor||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||0.46||1.22||Berth supplied WiFi after boat move|
|Kastrup Lystbådeha||Poor||Average||Poor||With Berth fee||Frustrating||Too poor to test|
|Hundige Havn||Good||Good||Good||None – Free||Easy||6.57||0.89|
|Rødvig Lystbådehavn||Average||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||3.72||0.49|
|Kragnæs Marina||Good||Good||Good||With Berth fee||Easy||8.85||1.12|
|Burgtiefe||Good||Average||Good||None – Free||Easy||2.32||0.53|
Comments in more detail
Speed tests are done with www.speedtest.net
Ramsgate Marina – browse for Ramsgate Marina hotspots, they are obvious, all seem to work with the same password although we were given a specific one to use. We have recurring issues with the DNS resolution, on all the SSID’s, pages were not found then after a few retries it would appear. This may have been due to high loading as although coverage is OK throughput is average to poor
Dunkerque Port du Grand Large – 24hr pass issue when paying for berth, acceptable range and thoughput
Zeebrugge – We had poor coverage last year, just did not work some times. This year was better but still not brilliant, really got fed up with constant prompt to re authenticate with the codes given. Wonder why we were give two..
Breskens – No issues what so ever. First time connection with provided credentials. Speed OK. An update on the Monday after a public holiday weekend, see figures in brackets. Masterchef streamed perfectly 🙂
Mosselpatt – a small island Near Veere. we were moored on one of the small visitor pontoon on a small island in the middle of Veerse Meer and were amazed to discover free wifi available, no login just free. All provided by KPN. It is not fast by any measure, but certainly enough to update email and blogs and basic internet browsing.
Delta Marina in Kortgene – A professional marina, so what would you expect. A seven day pass provided all included in the mooring price, we could have had two passes if we wished. Not a cheap marina though at €52.34 for two days.
Wemeldinge, Oosterschelde – provided by Wifi Zeeland, an initiative of DELTA NV, Province of Zeeland and Zeeland Delta Promotion. WiFi Zealand is provided by ISP ZeelandNet. With WiFi Zealand you can surf for free with a web speed of 1 Mbps. Faster speeds, 4 Mbps, is available for a fee, for example €10 for 24 hours. I missed the Spanish GP today thanks to poor wifi at Wemeldinge 🙁
Yerseke – back with KPN but much stronger signal. Sky and BBC TV work 🙂
We were in Goes today and WiFi from ‘WiFi Zeeland Gratis‘ was widely available. Not high speed but removes the need for 3G
Mosselbank on Grevelingenmeer. – Another small island with free wifi, this time from WiFi Zeeland as in Wemeldinge with similar performance.
Benedenasas – As small harbour that did have WiFi available at €2.5 per day, we were only there for a night and didn’t get time to test
Willemsad – Beautiful location with good WiFi, free with the mooring fee at €20.65 per day
WSV Maartensgat in Dordrecht – Good location, we were need the opening bridge so about as far away from the office as is possible, speed still good though. There was a request on the invoice not to make excessive bandwidth demands, i.e. streaming.
WV Gouda – Small marina with friendly service and good WiFi
Oude Wetering – Public mooring at side of canal, no public WiFi availablw
Kempers Watersport Marina, Leimuiden – We were about as far away from the office as possible, but WiFi was still very usable
Haarlem, we were on the town quay and there was no free WiFi available
Amsterdam Marina. Not superfast, but free and usable. We were at the far end of the marina away from the office.
Volendam. Town quay , not superfast, but free and usable
Hoorn. Town quay , not superfast, but free and usable
Enkhuizen, Town Quay, very poor, unusable mostly
Lemmer, Jachthaven Iselmar, very good, included with mooring
Stavoren, Marina Stavoren, inside lock, very good but it did not work at all when we arrived Sunday afternoon. WiFi was visible but no connection possible. Working at 0900 the following morning, then very good.
Garnwerd aan Zee, provided by marina/restaurant.
Jachthaven Reitdiep, provided by the marina, we were quite close in on the sparsely populated marina.
Lauwersoog, free but unstable connection
Borkum, available only around cafe, but free. We did manage to connect occasionally from the boat, but only when the tide was in
Cuxhaven, Good coverage as supplied by the marina
Brunsbuttel, none available at the mooring by the locks
Gieselan Canal, none available
Rendsburg, good connection from our external antenna. I was not able to connect to my home VPN so unable to watch the F1.
Yachthaven Strande, stable connection but speed a little low.
Yachthaven Burgstaaken, mostly stable connection and good speed. We were on the end berth furthest from land
Enehoje, none available
Nakskov, with Berth fee, would not work with Router but didn’t spend time investigating
Bagenkop, with Berth fee, generic account in expensive marina
Ærøskøbing, free access when moored outside of harbour. This is the first free access we have found in Denmark
Avernakø, none available
Fåborg, none, Wifi was broken at time of our visit
Lyø, none available
Kalvø, none available
Assens, with berth fee, good service
Gamborg Fjord, none available
Prins Frederiks Grund, none available
Sandberg Vig, on a free mooring buoy in the bay about a half mile from Juelsminde Havn, not fast but ok for email, weather etc.
Juelsminde Haven, Speed varied a lot, the download speed was lower than upload which is unusual
Korshavn, none available
Kalundborg Fjord, none available
Kalundborg Havn, none available, but we did visit local supermarket for wifi
Reersø, none available but we did just manage to connect to marina from our anchorage
Nyborg, Average, another where the download speed was lower than upload
Agersø, excellent coverage and speed in a small marina/harbour
Knudshoved, none available
TÆrø, none available
Rodvig Fiskenhaven, none though free WiFi in adjacent marina
Kastrup Lystbådeha, poor with eratic availability
Helsingø, good coverage in large marina
Wilders Plans in Kopenhavn, some coverage near marina office, also with beer from local restaurant
Kastrup Lystbådeha, Poor coverage in large marina.
Hundige Havn, good coverage and speed
Kragnæs Marina, good coverage and speed
Burgtiefe Marina, good coverage, speed OK, no password