Family Fun Kajak Tour
- 3 hours
- (2 hours on the water)
- Adult CHF105
- Child (5-15 years) CHF75
- 5 years+
- Top Quality Material
- Photo Package for free
- free Entrance to the Strandbad
A half day of fun and adventure that will put a smile on the whole family’s face.
While you explore beautiful cliffs, the 12th century Ringgenberg Castle and secluded beaches, our Family Fun Tour is all about having fun and packed with games and challenges!
Become a captain of your own boat, go for a swim from a hidden beach, try different tricks with the kayak, for example, test your balance while standing up or start learning the Eskimo roll.
If the dates or times you prefer are not available, please contact us and we will try to make them happen.
Some swimming skills and be ready for a splash or two!
Frequently asked questions
I have never been in a kayak before, can I still take part?
Our tours are well suited for beginners and non-swimmers. Prior experience is not necessary. You must be at least 12 years old to take part in the tour. We are happy to organize a private tour for younger participants or we recommend our family session for a more games and splashing orientated session.
Do the tours also take place in bad weather?
Kayaking is fun in any weather. You will be surprised how nice it is to kayak in rain or snow. Nature is all the more dramatic and the drops of water on the lake make the experience even more unique. The expectations are often lower and, in the end, all the more positive. Trust us, it’s still going to be great.
During thunderstorms or very strong winds we may have to cancel or delay tours for safety reasons.
Are there parking spaces nearby?
Yes, there is a parking directly in front of the base and also on Parkstrasse in Bönigen with a few minutes’ walk to the base. As of this season, parking is chargeable.
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!
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.
Directions to Bönigen
> 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
> all parking areas in Bönigen are chargeable from 2021
> car park directly in front of the Strandbad
> Coordinates >> 46°41’24.8″N 7°53’42.7″E
> 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 http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake
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