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Winter Kayak Tour

Discover the pristine beauty of Lake Brienz in winter.
Tours November 1 – April 30

Times

  • 9:15am, 9:45am
  • 1:15pm, 1:45pm

Duration

  • 3 hours
  • (2 hours on the water)

Price

  • Adult CHF139
  • Child (12-15 years) CHF119

Info

  • Min 12 years
  • Max 120kg
  • Max 190cm

Included

  • Top Quality Materials
  • Drysuit
  • Photo Package for free

Information for group bookings

Tour Info PDF

Tour description

Ready for a unique adventure from a new perspective? 

Escape the crowded ski slopes, grab a kayak and feel the magic of winter kayaking. Enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surrounding on a sunny day or discover the mystical beauty of the lake on a cloudy, rainy or snowy day. Wrapped up warm in one of our drysuits and with a thermos of hot tea, you’ll feel like an actor in a winter fairy tale.

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

Palm Bora drysuit

What is a drysuit?

Our top line Palm™ Bora drysuits are the ultimate cold weather protection. The integrated watertight socks and latex wrist and neck gaskets seal you from the outside elements. The result is a watertight layer which fills with your own body heat keeping you both warm and dry. The adjustable storm hood protects you should it rain or snow.

We see the bow of a kayak covered in snow floating on emerald watter with snow covered rocks and trees ahead.

What if the weather is bad?

With the right gear, kayaking is fun in any weather. You will be surprised how enjoyable it is to kayak in rain or snow. The drops of water on the lake and snowflakes falling around you make the experience even more special. Trust us, it’s going to be great!

Paddle and Fly Package

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.

Do I have to worry about being cold?

No, absolutely not. Our dry suits will not only keep you dry but also warm, and our neoprene boots are big enough to fit several pairs of socks. There are also neoprene gloves attached to the paddle to keep your hands warm.

What do I need to bring?

Thermal underwear / light sportswear

Warm sweater (e.g. fleece), sports pants if necessary

Warm hat and warm socks

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Warm gloves for the break

Change of clothes

What is the difference between a wetsuit and a drysuit?

Wetsuits don’t keep you dry, but they do keep you warm once you get wet. Dry suits keep you dry – no water gets on your skin. We use them only in winter or in very cold temperatures.

What happens if I have a medical condition?

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

Tourfotos

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 Guiding Team

Sean Good

Guide & Base Manager

Chris Sbikowski

Guide

Barrie Robley

Guide

Ryan Wilding

Guide

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