The weekend is designed to set you off with all the strokes you need to efficiently move your boat around or if you already have some experience to fine tune your skills to become an independent paddler and go for the certification. We follow the British Canoeing Explore award syllabus covering all the interdisciplinary skills relevant to your chosen craft. Completion of the Explore Award takes you from the beginner level to a competent flat water paddler with all the essential skills to take you into moving water in the broad range of disciplines that paddlesports offer, whether on rivers, on the sea or in the surf.
The course days start at 9.15am and ends at 4.15pm. Should you have any further requests or require additional information please feel free to contact us.
The Course lasts from 9.15am to 4.15pm on both days.
Experienced coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprene's and jacket's if needed
Some paddling experience / completion of a beginner course and some further consolidation. Feel free to call us if you’d like any further information.
Click here for the full British Canoeing Explore Award Syllabus
Swimming wear, a quick drying t-shirt for under the wetsuit, sunglasses, sunhat, sun cream, footwear to be worn in the water (crocs for example), change of clothes, drinks and snacks, packed lunch.
Hightide Kayak School, Strandbad Bönigen, Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen
By Public Transport
Bus 103 from Interlaken Trainstation Ost or West to Bönigen See (direction Iseltwald). Runs at :05 & :35 throughout the day taking 5 - 10mins. Check your times at http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html. Short walk (3mins) from the Busstop to the Strandbad. This bus is free with your guest card and runs every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost or West.
Direction to Interlaken
Take the A8 to Interlaken. Exit at Bönigen, turn left on to Hauptstrasse and take the first exit at the roundabout on to Interlakenstrasse. After the bridge turn right in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.
Direction to Brienz
Take the A8 to Interlaken and Exit at A26 Interlaken Ost. Follow the signs to Bönigen. When you get to the bridge turn left in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.
From Interlaken Ost follow the signs to the boats. Turn right at the river and follow it along the trail signs towards Bönigen. Turn right after the camping sight and walk to the end of the road (around 35mins).
Check our availability in the calendar or contact us if none of the open dates work for you.
Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.
Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.