Summer Kayak Tour Lake Brienz

Times

  • 9:15am
  • 1:15pm
  • 5:15pm

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • (2 hours on the water)

Price

  • Adult CHF105
  • Child (12-15 years) CHF75

Age

  • 12 years+

Included

  • Top Quality Material
  • Photo Package for free
  • free Entrance to the Strandbad

Tour description

Discover the beauty of Lake Brienz from a breathtaking perspective! In the midst of a fantastic mountain panorama, you will experience the feeling of gliding in a kayak through this magical turquoise lake.

We will start our tour at the Beach and Hightide base in Bönigen. We will paddle to the north shore and discover the beautiful cliffs, the 12th century Ringgenberg castle and the hidden beaches along the lake before crossing the lake and the river of the Lütschine.

Our evening tours are starting in an interesting time of a day where the lake calms down again and the sun starts to set. There’s always a special calming atmosphere in the evening, perfect for photos and a relaxing way to end the day. The evening tour follows the same itinerary as our half day tours.

You can join us on a Summer Tour from May until October and on a Winter Tour from November until April.

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.

Tourfotos

Reviews

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.

Miklos

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

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

> 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

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 http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html
> walk for approx. 3 minutes along the lake

Meet our Guiding Team

Ben Patrick

Guide & Lifeguard

Christiane Richter

Lead Admin, Empfang & Trainee Guide

Fred Tigges

Guide

Jolien Gekiere

Guide & Lifeguard

Karel Meulders

Head Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

Peter Blik

Senior Guide, Coach & Lifeguard

Sean Good

Base Manager, Trainee Guide & Lifeguard

Silvana Jucker

Guide & Lifeguard

Wiebke Galda

Marketing, Trainee Guide & Lifeguard

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