Boat trips on Lake Thun - tips, how it works, pictures

Lake Thun boat trip

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Hilterfingen along Lake Thun.

Lake Thun boat trips

A boat trip at the lake is a great way to explore the area at a pleasant pace. It can easily be combined with a visit to other attractions.


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  • Attraction type: natural site, lake;
    scenic trip, by boat
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Lake Thun (Bernese Oberland)

Lake Thun cruises

Lake Thun is situated west of Interlaken, and is a bit larger than Lake Brienz east of Interlaken. There are different boat trips to be made. The main one is from Interlaken to Thun and takes about 2 hours. Whatever you choose, a boat trip is a great way to enjoy the beautiful region at a slow pace. The boats have first and second class sections. First class is usually at the upper deck. Also there's either a restaurant or a bistro on board.

Boat trip and Niederhorn combined

You can take a boat to Beatenbucht and combine your cruise with a trip up the Niederhorn.

Boat trip and St. Beatus caves combined

There is a boat dock called 'Beatushöhlen-Sundlauenen'. From there, you can walk to the caves in about 20 minutes.

Boat and train or bus combined

A nice round trip is to travel from Interlaken to Thun by boat, and back by bus via the North side of the lake or by train via the South side.

Boat trip via Spiez

A shorter trip is a boat trip to the nice little town of Spiez. From there you can walk to the train station in about 20 minutes and take the train back.


Although sunny clear weather is great for a boat trip, it's still worth it if it's cloudy or drizzling. Check the timetable in order to see what trip suits you best or how to combine it with another attraction.

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