Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

Bönigen, Switzerland
Kayak Tour of the Turquoise Lake Brienz

From USD 128.68

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Surrounded by dense pine forests, soaring Alpine peaks, and spectacular countryside scenery, Lake Brienz offers a world of outdoor adventure on Interlaken’s doorstep. On this tour, take to the calm waters by kayak with your guide, and see the best of Lake Brienz in style. Paddle through the clear mountain waters to the 12th-century citadel of Ringgenberg Castle and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to six people.
  • Explore Lake Brienz by kayak with your guide
  • Admire top attractions including 12th-century Ringgenberg Castle
  • Includes kayak rental and all safety equipment
  • Small-group tour limited to six people

What's Included

  • Guided kayaking tour on Lake Brienz
  • Expert guide providing valuable & informative instruction
  • Small-group tour (maximum group size of 6)
  • Kayak and equipment rental
  • Photo package
  • Day ticket to the Strandbad Bönigen with heated pools and aqua park on the lake
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hightide Kayak School
    Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen, Switzerland

    By Public Transport: • Regular trains to Interlaken Ost train station • Bus 103 from Interlaken Ost to Bönigen See (direction Iseltwald) o Runs at :05 & :35 throughout the day taking 5 - 10mins o Check your times at o Short walk (3mins) from the Busstop to the Strandbad (see map above)

By Car: • Take the A8 to Interlaken exit at Bönigen, turn left on to Hauptstrasse. At the roundabout take the first exit on to Interlakenstrasse. Turn right after the bridge in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a parking area at the end of the road. • Take the A8 towards Brienz, exit at the A26 to Interlaken Ost / Bönigen and follow the signs towards Bönigen. Continue on the Untere Bönigenstrasse till the bridge, then turn left in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a parking area at the end of the road. On foot: • From the trainstation Interlaken Ost follow the signs to the boats. Turn right and follow the trail to Bönigen. After the camping area turn right and follow the road to the strandbad (around 35mins).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • You do not need previous kayaking experience, but you must be able to handle a kayak on your own.
  • Near public transportation
  • If you have back, neck, lower back, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate.
  • You should bring swimsuit, change of clothes, waterproof footwear, sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water, and snacks.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Sophie was a very accommodating and pleasant guide. The trip was just the right length to thoroughly enjoy the lake Brienz, taking in the various sights and enjoying being out in the open water.


433 reviews
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Great fun on the lake
Michael_L, Aug 2023
Great fun out on the lake with the kayaks, our guide Chris was fantastic very friendly and informative. Highly recommended.
Incredible tour, recommend to everyone
Kate_G, Aug 2023
Incredible Tour! We had the best guide and a small group. The weather was beautiful, couldn't have asked for a better morning.
Gorgeous & fun activity!
Katy_B, Aug 2023
We had the most amazing time on our kayaking trip - it was absolutely gorgeous weather and the water almost didn't seem real. We were so glad we did it and well worth the price! There were six people in our group total, and after a short safety run through we hit the water for 2-3 hours, including a stop where we got out and jumped in the water. The guide also brought a go pro camera and took lots of photos so we didn't have to feel bad about leaving our phones in the lockers. Highly reccommend!
Nice trip on the lake
HaeJoo_E, Aug 2023
Sophie was a very accommodating and pleasant guide. The trip was just the right length to thoroughly enjoy the lake Brienz, taking in the various sights and enjoying being out in the open water.
Beautiful Lake Brienz by Kayak
Kenneth_B, July 2023
Lake Brienz is spectacular and we had a nice weather day to kayak. Andres, our guide, made sure we were fitted with all the necessary gear. The kayak itself was the best I’ve ever had. It was easy to paddle and control. Much better than others I have rented. Trip lasted for three hours as described and we learned many fascinating facts about the lake and the surrounding area. I would highly recommend this kayak trip to others! Note that if you drive your rental car there is no free parking. The kayak folks were very helpful in telling me where the parking meter was and cost.
Great way to enjoy Interlaken.
Patricia_G, July 2023
Andreas was a great teacher and tour guide. We were provided with rain jackets, which saved the day when a storm came up. We played water polo in kayaks which was a ton of fun!
5 star tour, guide, views, and experience
Brett_F, July 2023
We had a ton of fun! Our guide Andres was absolutely fantastic. He made sure everyone was safe, ready to use Kayaks, and had fun. We also played a great game at the end in our Kayaks. Views were incredible and a very memorable experience.
Nicole_S, July 2023
This is a must do activity! Zophia was an incredible guide who gave us the perfect amount of adventure time and leisure time. I also didn't realize pictures were included and we love the ones and took on the go pro! Perfect for our family of 6 to see the lake.
Amazing trip with a lovely guide
Yaaso_P, Aug 2022
Our guide Sophie, was such an amazing person! She was so knowledgeable, explained a lot about kayaking and the sight itself as well. Such a kind and bubbly person. We had the best time with her!
If you can, GO.
julie_K, Aug 2022
Zsophia was an excellent guide and the views were spectacular. What a lovely, lovely morning on the water. The price is right and worth twice that.
Switzerland at its best!
Alicia_K, July 2022
We had a really great tour guide Ben who took us on the tour of the lake. The turquoise of the water, under the backdrop of the amazing mountains was a once in a lifetime experience. Thoroughly recommend to anyone for a peaceful morning in Switzerland.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much for these nice words! It is great to read that you had a great time with Ben and we will pass that on to him, for sure!
Unbelievable experience
Max_K, July 2022
Amazing experience and Peter and the team were great! The views were incredible and it was a leisurely kayaking activity.
Highly recommended
YianshenGeorge_H, July 2022
Unforgettable experience on the lake, and Sean was an amazing guide! He was very accommodating of the different skill levels in the group, especially of my parents, who are in their early 60s. Thanks, Sean!
Awesome Switzerland Must Do!
Cara_T, July 2022
This experience was so beautiful and exciting! We loved kayaking among the gorgeous Lake Breinz. Our tour guide was so friendly and even brought us cookies during our beach break! We were able to keep up at our own pace which was helpful.
Well worth it
Haley_C, June 2022
Amazing time! Beautiful sights, great guide, Big Bang for your buck. Group size was also very nice and small
Super friendly tour guide!! Good for all type of travelers (solo, couple, friends).
Isadora_G, May 2022
Booked this trip in viator and glad to meet our very friendly tour guide, namely Karel and Sofia. Thank you Karel and Sofia for everything! You guys are awesome.
Highly recommend!
Alyssa_K, May 2022
This was an overall great experience kayaking in Lake Brienz! Our guide was incredible, and the views are unbeatable! I would recommend this experience to anyone.
Drop whatever you need to from your schedule to take this tour, and let Peter talk.
Jory_F, Feb 2022
Few times does a guided tour of anything amount to a life-changing experience. The time I spent paddling around Lake Brienz under the guidance of Peter was life-changing. The Sage of Brienzsee will take you well beyond describing the geography and climate of Lake Brienz and Interlaken into philosophical wisdom centered around living in harmony with your surroundings and the people with whom you share it, and living each day as if it's the last. If thou shalt know when thou breathest thine last, thou wouldst surely live as Peter liveth.

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