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Sea Kayak 1: Solid Foundations

Sea Kayak 2: Skills Development

Sea Kayak 3: Fine-Tuning

Kayak, Paddleboard & Pedalo Rental

Opening Hours

  • 9 am – 5 pm
  • Easter to mid of October
  • Weather dependent in April, call in advance.
  • no reservation possible – drop in


  • as you wish
  • 1 to 7 hours


  • from CHF 30


  • 3 years+


  • Top Quality Material
  • Mountain View
  • Fun & Pleasure

You want to discover the region on your own?

Experience the thrill of exploring the serene waters with our range of rental options, including SUP boards, canoes, and kayaks, available from Easter through mid-October. Weather permitting, we may extend this season to maximize.

We don’t take reservations for rental equipment- simply drop by, and we’ll take care of everything upon your arrival.

Our Sit on Top kayaks offer stability and ease, perfect for beginners or those seeking a relaxed paddling experience. In the event of a capsize, these kayaks remain buoyant, allowing for a swift recovery.

For safety reasons, rentals are unavailable during the winter months when the lake water becomes too cold without specialized gear. However, our guided winter tours offer a unique way to experience the beauty of the lake from November to April.rices

up to 1hup to 3hup to 7h
Single Sit on TopCHF 30CHF 45CHF 75
Double Sit on TopCHF 45CHF 65CHF 95
Single Sea KayakCHF 50CHF 80
Double Sea KayakCHF 70CHF 100
Surf Ski Epic V7CHF 30CHF 50CHF 80
Open CanoeCHF 70CHF 100


The rental price includes the boat, paddle and a buoyancy aid.
Wetsuits and splash jackets can be rented for CHF 15 each.

Frequently asked questions

Can I rent a kayak if I can’t swim?

To rent a kayak, SUP or canoe you must be able to swim. Children from 3 years old may be taken with a life jacket and accompanied by an adult who can swim.

If you can’t swim, you can still rent a Pedalo. Lifejackets are included.

Can I reserve my equipment?

We do not do reservations for rental equipment. We have enough equipment on site so you can just come by.

What is included in the rental?

The rental price includes the boat, paddle and a buoyancy aid. Wetsuits and splash jackets can be rented for CHF 15 each.

Are there lockers for valuables?

Yes we have plenty of lockers.  You will need a CHF 2 coin deposit for the key.

Are there parking spaces nearby?

Yes, there is a parking directly in front of our base and also on Parkstrasse on the other side of the river in Bönigen with a few minutes’ walk.

Pictures of Lake Brienz


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
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake

Meet the Strandbad Team

Andrea Neu

Lead Admin & Sales

Mika Löfquist

Gastro & Front Desk

Olivia Storey

Managing Director Gastro & PaddleAbility

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