Seekajak 1: Grundlagen

Seekajak 2: Vertiefung

Seekajak 3: Fine-Tuning


Tide Race / Fluss Rettung


  • 28 Juli 2024


  • 1 Tag
  • 9:15 – 16:15 Uhr


  • CH 260


  • 1:4


  • Dave & Karel


Als Seekajakfahrer in der Schweiz scheint es ein schwieriges Unterfangen, sich für anspruchsvollere Bedingungen auf dem Meer gut vorzubereiten – sind doch unsere Ferien auf ein paar Wochen im Jahr limitiert und das Meer nicht gerade nebenan. So wie stellen wir das an?

Zum Glück haben wir in dieser Region eine grossartige Variation von grossvolumigen Flüssen und Wildwasser – in unserem Fall direkt vor unserer Haustür. Schliesslich ist eine Gezeitenströmung oder ein so genanntes Tide Race nichts anderes, als ein Fluss im Meer. Somit erschliessen sich uns beste Möglichkeiten, die nötige Erfahrung auf fliessendem Gewässer zu erlangen und unsere technischen Fähigkeiten zu festigen.

Unser Tide Race / River Rescue Kurs findet auf der Aare von Thun bis Bern statt und befasst sich mit der Entwicklung unserer Rettungsfähigkeiten auf bewegtem Wasser.


Unsere Tide Race / River Rescue Kurse richten sich an Paddlerinnen und Paddler, die bereits Erfahrung auf dem Fluss und See haben und unsere Seekurse und Fluss-/Tiderace-Kurse oder gleichwertige Kurse besucht haben.

Course pictures

Our Coaching Philosophy

At hightide we believe in coaching the individual. On our courses, we take people from where they are at and work towards what people want to achieve.

For some this might be gaining confidence to paddle and enjoy being out in nature, for others it means becoming more efficient in order to paddle expeditions or long distances. It could also mean developing the know how to venture out on the Sea or gaining the skills to play on rivers, around the rocks or in the surf.

Whatever your aim, with our wide experience on the ocean and our detailed knowledge of what makes up sea kayaking, we can help you achieve your goals and bring you forward. All our coaches come from a Sea Kayaking background, have qualifications on the Sea and are passionate not only about paddling but also coaching. We’ve spent years learning what really makes a difference in our sport and are committed to delivering it in the most effective way by making you feel the learning!

When you come to a course with hightide you’ll go away with a better understanding of how to improve and have a structure to remember what you have learnt. We believe our job is to set the conditions for the learning to happen so that when you go home it doesn’t stop.

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

As usual, had a great time with Hightide. They never disappoint with their professionalism, responsiveness to the needs of paddlers and they are always good for a laugh. Highly recommended!

Simon Parker

Friendly staff, professional attitude

As a complete stranger to kayaking I did not expect this amount of progress I made in the course of a single day, the topics were carefully selected and built on top of each other, the instructor was easy going and relaxed, without making any compromises to safety.


Private Coaching (3 hours)

Excellent coaching session where I quickly enhanced my technique of turning, apprehend safely a rapid u-turn, optimize my move forward and learn how use the minimum of energy. It is exactly the type of coaching session that I was expecting, in order to get more familiar with my boat and the water element. On the top of that, conditions were perfect and the scenery of the lake is simply magical. Highly recommended.

Luc Bouley

Directions to Bönigen

Map of bus route and walking route from Tnterlaken Ost to Hightide Kayak School

On foot

> Walk from the railway station “Interlaken Ost” to the ships
> Turn right, follow the lakeside path (approx. 35 minutes)
> Walk past the campsite to the Strandbad Bönigen

By car

> car park directly in front of the Strandbad
> Coordinates >> 46°41’24.8″N 7°53’42.7″E

Public Transport

> Train to Interlaken Ost SBB
> Bus 103 Interlaken Ost to Bönigen See
> direction Iseltwald
> always :05 & :35 minutes after the hour
> Journey time approx. 5-10 min.
> timetable sbb.ch/fahrplan.html
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake

Meet our Coaching Team

Dave Storey

Managing Director Operations, Head Coach & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

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