Brienzersee, lake Brienz, Swiss lakes

Family Fun


A half day full of fun and adventure that’ll put smiles on the faces of all the family…an important prerequisite: be ready for a splash or two!

Lake Brienz is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful lakes and is a real treat for all the family to explore. Whilst visiting beautiful cliffs, the 12th Century Ringgenberg Castle and secluded beaches, the session focuses on having fun and getting up to mischief! The session lasts 3 hours of which we spend around 2 hours on the water. Be the captain of your own ship, take a swim in the turquoise waters from a hidden beach and test your balance while standing up or Eskimo kissing your boat. The half day is packed full of games and challenges that will leave you all wanting more!

If the dates or times you require are not available, please get in touch and we can see if they would be possible.

What’s included

Experienced coach with small group sizes (6:1 ratio of clients to coach), top quality equipment including neoprenes and jackets if needed, photograph package of your time with us on the lake & a guaranteed dose of fun!


Adult CHF100, child (under 15 years) CHF70


Our tours are well suited for beginners as well as for non-swimmers, you do not need to have previous experience. Minimum age 5 years. Families with children above 12 years can choose between Family Fun Tour and Half Day and Evening tours.

What to bring with you

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.

Where to meet/How to find us

Hightide Kayak School, Am Quai 1, 3806 Bonigen (opposite the Bönigen See bus stop).

If you are staying in Interlaken, Hightide Kayak School is a short bus ride away (no. 103, direction Iseltwald). This bus is free with your guest card and runs every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost or West. Alternatively, if you would prefer to drive, there is free parking situated behind the Hotel Seiler au Lac next door to our office.
If you are feeling active, it is also possible to take a short 30 minute walk from Interlaken Ost along the river to our base in Bönigen.


Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather conditions provided that it is safe to paddle. Often the weather is better than forecast and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature in all the elements - even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere are beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm wetsuits and high-end paddle jackets to ensure that you are warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we aim to notify you as soon as the decision has been made and we will try to re-schedule for the soonest opportunity.


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.

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