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Family Fun Kayak Tour


  • 1:15pm


  • 3 hours
  • (2 hours on the water)


  • Adult CHF115
  • Child (5-15 years) CHF80


  • 5 years+


  • Top Quality Material
  • Photo Package
  • Entrance to the Lido

Tour Info PDF

Kayak Fun for Families

Tour Description

Our Family Fun Tour is all about having fun! Half a day of adventure and games with your family, all of you in kayaks on the turquoise blue Lake Brienz.

Become captain of your own boat, go swimming from a hidden beach, try different tricks with the kayak, for example test your balance while standing up or start learning the Eskimo roll. Half the day is packed with games and challenges and are sure to leave you wanting more.


Frequently asked questions

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.

What do I need to bring?

Swimsuit and towel

T-shirt short or long (no cotton, if possible)


Sport sandals / water shoes / flipflops or Crocs

Sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat)

Water bottle

Are there parking spaces nearby?

Yes, there is public parking directly in front of the base and also on Parkstrasse in Bönigen with a few minutes’ walk to the base. Both public parking areas are payable.

What happens if I have a medical condition?

Please write us an email to explaining your medical condition and which tour /course and date you would like to book.


Epic Family First-Time-Kayakers!

High Tide made my family vacation memorable and fun for the whole family. Youngest is 7 years old and he needed a little extra coaching and the kayak instructor was excellent with my son and he picked up the kayaking in no-time. I highly recommend this tour for any family looking for a safe adventure in Interlaken. Afterwards we enjoyed lunch at their grill. The chicken curry wrap is amazing and if you let it drip on to the salad it provides and even better dressing! Parking was a snap with a super easy, paid parking lot right across from High Tide. Oh and after the kayaking trip on the lake, we enjoyed jumping on the trampolines on the water with our wet suits. A perfect family day!

Bethany L

Family Dayout

It was a great family trip! We had a lot of fun in the group and with our guide Ben! Thank you!

Euro Family

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.


Excellent Family Tour Experience

We had an excellent experience on the “family tour” kayaking. Our youngest was 7 years old and got the hang of the kayak and paddling very well. We went all around Lake Brienz and the complimentary wet suits to wear, even in July were great. A nice added surprise is our wonderful tour guide took photos of our family for us so for once mom was in the photos and not just behind the camera! Highly recommend! The lunch bar after was great as we could enjoy while watching our kids swim in the lake and pool.

Dale R.

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
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake

Meet our Guiding Team

Barrie Robley

Guide & Lifeguard

Ben Patrick

Guide & Lifeguard

Christian Sbikowski

Guide & Lifeguard

Joëlle Suter

Trainee Guide & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

Mika Löfquist

Guide, Lifeguard & Gastro Allround

Ryan Wilding

Guide & Lifeguard

Sean Good

Base Manager, Guide & Lifeguard

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