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Address: Lanzenen 1, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
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+41 58 327 48 11
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Ahoy there - and welcome aboard! Turquoise blue waters, mountain peaks...

Ahoy there - and welcome aboard! Turquoise blue waters, mountain peaks capped with eternal snows, and a cool breeze in your face - high time for a cruise on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz! So switch off and come to life! Leave your everyday worries behind, let your thoughts soar, and relax and unwind. A cruise on Lake Thun or Lake Brienz takes you past picturesque fishing villages and castles steeped in history. So whether it's Mediterranean flair on Lake Thun or a cruise through crystal-clear glacier waters on Lake Brienz, on every steamer the ship's kitchens are there to cater to our guests' well-being. What are you waiting for? "Cast off and set sail!"

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Travelling by boats of lakes in Swiss is amazing experience, the lakes are very beautiful and clear. Views from the boat are excellent, natures beauty, snowy mountains and small... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
siddhant k
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175 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Travelling by boats of lakes in Swiss is amazing experience, the lakes are very beautiful and clear. Views from the boat are excellent, natures beauty, snowy mountains and small villages on our way from Thun to Interlaken were just so beautiful. While the lake changes it's colour and becomes more green towards Interlaken, it was amazing and magnificent views. The... More 

Thank siddhant k
Andreas_Haesler, Guest Relations Manager at BLS Schifffahrt, responded to this review

Hello siddhant k Thanks for your review about our boat trips. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip on Lake Thun. As you mention one of the big advantages of a boat is that you can wander around and enjoy the views on both sides. Looking forward to see you back here. Best wishes Andreas More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We regularly take cruises on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz when in Switzerland. We like first class because less busy in high season. Scenery is beautiful on both lakes. Boats are comfortable and catering is varied and worth sampling!

Thank maggiehorswell
Andreas_Haesler, Guest Relations Manager at BLS Schifffahrt, responded to this review

Hello maggiehorswell Many thanks for your comment. We always enjoy to hear that people love to be on our boats. We hope to see you on board soon. Best wishes Andreas More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Either by the MS Brienz or the Lotschberg paddle steamer, lovely to sail across the lake for an hour and come back!

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Andreas_Haesler, Guest Relations Manager at BLS Schifffahrt, responded to this review

Hello helonophile20 Thanks for your comment. Besides the boats on Lake Brienz, we have some on Lake Thun as well (including the paddle Steamer Blümlisalp). We hope you will find the time to explore them next time when you are in the area. Best wishes Andreas More 

San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The Lake Brienz boat tour was really nice. We had heard Lake Brienz was more local-oriented, while Lake Thun was more tourist-oriented, so we opted for Lake Brienz. There was a lot of German spoken on the boat, although I also heard French and English. There were still a lot of tourists. It was a nice way to spend 1.5... More 

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Andreas_Haesler, Guest Relations Manager at BLS Schifffahrt, responded to this review

Hello SFBayTravelSensei Thanks for your comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip on Lake Brienz. Our passengers are mixed tourists as well as local people like travel with us. Lake Thun is more open and gives views to castles and manors and Lake Brienz is a typical mountain lake with its pale blue colour - both... More 

Dunblane, Scotland
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We wanted to go by boat to Thun and back but the sailings from Spiez near where we were staying didn't go at a convenient time so we decided to do a round trip. We drove to the station and used the park and ride car park which cost 5CHF which we thought very reasonable . We got train tickets... More 

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Andreas_Haesler, Leiter Gästebetreuung at BLS Schifffahrt, responded to this review

Hello TUFC We are happy to read that you enjoyed a trip on and around Lake Thun. It is our great advantage to have various types of public transport which connect and can be used with one ticket. We hope you will remember your holidays in Switzerland and we are looking forward to have you back on one of our... More 

Thun, Switzerland
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Right in front of SBB Thun train station you can easily notice a "Willkommen in Thun" sign, where is the Tourist office belonged to. From there you could buy the ship ticket and the harbour is about 5 meters walk to the right. If you already had the Tages Karte/ Swiss Pass/ Daily Train Ticket then you would not need... More 

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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117 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It was a nice boat trip fron Thun by BLS, panoramic view and see the awesome lake. It covers by swiss travel passes for free.

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Bern, Switzerland
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110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

One should not expect too much from these little river trips. The people on board are rather rural and in advanced years. ergo, so is the Gastronomic standard on Board. You get Chips with everything, including the plate of chips you ordered. Watered down Coffee is no problem as it is served up with a slight air of excitement as... More 

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134 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We take BLS boats twice, it is the best way for exploring Lake Thun. The better choice is morning first boat to Interlaken. The time is fit the SBB train connection. It takes about 3 Mins walk from SBB Thun station. Swiss Travel Pass can be used Free of Charge.

Thank J F
Southport, Connecticut
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139 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We intended to take a round trip from Interlaken to Thun, stopping at one or more of those charming little villages on the shores of Lake Thun, so we bought two daily passes, good for travel on both lakes. Yeah, right..... In October, the schedule is too sparse, particularly if you start from Interlaken, to do much more than stay... More 

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