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Paddling into sunset with dinner

Sursee, Switzerland

Experience hosted by René

5 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in German, English

What you'll do

After an introduction to kayaking and adjusting equipment such as life jacket, seat, steering, etc., I'll help you get on the boat. As soon as I am in the boat, we drop gently off the shore. Then we do the first paddling exercises and I'll show you how the controls work. Then we leave the Triechter (that's the name of the small bay near Sursee) and drive comfortably along the idyllic shore to Sempach. There I offer you an outdoor 3-course menu and nonalcoholic drinks. In addition, you have the opportunity to buy something in the self-service restaurant.
From there we start into the sunset and paddle back to Sursee, where it is already dark. Altogether we paddled 14 km at the end. If you are in a 2-person kayak with me, you may take a break at any time, I have enough strength to bring the boat back with us alone.

I'm sure you'll be very excited about this tour. Since June 2018 I organise and lead tours (in winter also snowshoeing tours) for Airbnb. The reviews so far show who I am and what kind of guide I am on the tours I offer.

I am looking forward to you!
Other things to note
You do not need to have paddling experience and be a top athlete. If necessary, I bring myself in a double kayak alone and safely to the destination. Swimming skills are an advantage.
After an introduction to kayaking and adjusting equipment such as life jacket, seat, steering, etc., I'll help you get on the boat. As soon as I am in the boat, we drop gently off the shore. Then we do the first paddling exercises and I'll show you how the controls work. Then we leave the Triechter (that's the name of the small bay near Sursee) and drive comfortably along the idyllic shore to Sempach. There I offer you an outdoor 3-course menu an…

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What's included

  • Food
    Outdoor 3-course menu and water
  • Equipment
    Life jacket, lamp, spraydeck
From $229
/ person
Sat, 1 May
$229 per person
$229 per person
Sun, 2 May
$229 per person
$229 per person
Mon, 3 May
$229 per person
$229 per person

Meet your host, René

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 17 Reviews
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I have been kayaking for many years and it always excites me. With the kayak I was already on the sea and have made many tours alone and as a group leader. Lake Sempach is my home, so to speak, here I know almost every corner. But I can also tell a lot about the two cities Sempach and Sursee, which I know and love for many years.
Together with my wife Brigitte, I also run Airbnb accommodation in St. Erhard. Since the well-being of our guests has the highest priority there as well, we have already made it to superhost after 6 months.
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Where you'll be

Lake Sempach is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Swiss Mittelland. On the way there in the daylight you have a wonderful view of the well-known mountains like Pilatus, Stanserhorn, Rigi, Titlis, etc.
At the shore in Sempach we take a longer rest. While I prepare the food, you have time to visit the beautiful historic town of Sempach.
Mischa
August 2020
We had a nice trip on the lake with Rene, we had go to shore 2km before the end because of a severe but Rene took very good care of us and had his wife pick us up. We would recommend!
Gary
July 2020
An excursion we will never forget. Magic, yummy, funny. And René is a professional, funny, caring, great sense of humor, attentive. We felt very welcome, cared for and safe and we can only recommend the 'paddling in the sunset' excursion. Magic!
An excursion we will never forget. Magic, yummy, funny. And René is a professional, funny, caring, great sense of humor, attentive. We felt very welcome, cared for and safe and we…
Katie
June 2020
Absolutely amazing experience!! Rene is a great teacher and helped me improve my kayaking skills. I felt incredibly comfortable in the water and enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by Rene as well as amazing views and a beautiful sunset to cap it all off. I am so glad to have had this experience and would highly recommend it to anyone!!
Absolutely amazing experience!! Rene is a great teacher and helped me improve my kayaking skills. I felt incredibly comfortable in the water and enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared…
Flora
October 2019
René provided us with an awesome adventure that we will treasure forever! It was my fiancé’s first time kayaking and René gave clear instructions, so we were off in the water in no time. The sunset kayak was truly a spectacular experience being able to see Switzerland and the alps from the lake. It is much quieter than Lake Lucerne and at times felt like we had the entire lake to ourselves. The beautiful colors of the sunset sky and the reflections on the lake were magical and we even got to see the moon rise! When we told René that we are vegetarian, he was accommodating and prepared a delicious 3 course meal. René was a wonderful host and it was an absolute pleasure hearing about his amazing adventures. He also took many gorgeous photos and videos for us too. We enjoyed every moment of this experience. Highly recommend his tour for anyone stopping by the area!
René provided us with an awesome adventure that we will treasure forever! It was my fiancé’s first time kayaking and René gave clear instructions, so we were off in the water in no…
Michael
September 2019
We had a great experience with René kayaking on beautiful Lake Sempach. René was an extremely kind, warm, friendly, hospitable, and knowledgeable guide. The event was extremely well organized, from him bringing extra gloves/shoes we didn't have, to the food preparation, to the meet up and drop off. We also learned some interesting things about the local area and about Swiss culture. I would definitely recommend this event to anyone who's interested!
We had a great experience with René kayaking on beautiful Lake Sempach. René was an extremely kind, warm, friendly, hospitable, and knowledgeable guide. The event was extremely wel…
Salim
September 2019
one in a lifetime , I had one of the best experiences in Switzerland with Rene ! Rene is very friendly,helpful, has good heart and amazing man.full of knowledge and information Rene , I would like to thank you for this lovely time, and your food receipt was amazing , I would like to do it again sometime when i come back to Sursee
one in a lifetime , I had one of the best experiences in Switzerland with Rene ! Rene is very friendly,helpful, has good heart and amazing man.full of knowledge and information…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Cap, sunglasses, windbreaker and humor

Bicycle gloves are beneficial because of the friction on the paddles