Lauwersoog is a real fishing port, with fishing boats, fish auction, fish restaurants but it is also the gateway to the islands and the Wadden Sea. The ferry to Schiermonnikoog will give you the opportunity to visit Schiermonnikoog.
However there are many more posibilities for daytrips with Lauwersoog as a starting point. There are boats where you can go out fishing, seal tours, but also a trip on a so-called rescue boat that can be sailed at high speed around the drilling tower and Engelsmanplaat.
From Lauwersoog you can make various trips and then return to the great tranquility of Paesens - Moddergat.