About Shire

We are French and Anneke De Gouw. Frans is electrician by profession and Anneke comes from the hospitality industry. In 1998 We started the whisper boats. In the beginning quietly with three boats, De Gouw's fleet has now been expanded to 22 boats and a tour boat. Since 2010 we are to the satisfaction at Hotel Rijper Islands. The hotel is fully wheelchair accessible and we have adapted our boats. Every day we work with pleasure.  Our aim is to let everyone enjoy a great day. Therefore, we service and customer satisfaction are paramount.

See you soon!


    • We are open from 10.00 am to 20.00 hour
    • The season runs from April to November
    • You can park in the parking area of ​​the hotel Rijper Islands
    • Book early to avoid disappointment
    • Outside opening hours by appointment
    • Dogs are also welcome
    • Horse Trailer for rent on request


  • You can withdraw with us