Escape to Bohinj

Lake Bohinj Boat

One of the most delightful ways to experience Lake Bohinj and the Triglav National Park is to take the tourist boat across the lake. Go on a bright, sunny day and you will be rewarded with Instagram-worthy photos of the Julian Alps reflected in the crystal-clear water.

Lake Bohinj Tourist Boat

There are two boats that run on the lake, one called Zlatorog, after the mythical golden-horned chamois, the other called the Triglav Rose.  The boats are powered by electricity and are silent, so you can really sit back and enjoy the peace and beauty of the area. 

Location Map for the Lake Bohinj Boat

Map Lake Bohinj Boat

Departing from Ribčev Laz

The Lake Bohinj Boat departs from the village of Ribčev Laz, at the eastern end of the lake, and takes you down to Ukanc at the western end. You can purchase tickets in advance from the kiosk (a good idea at peak times). The electric boat glides silently across the lake, whilst the captain talks, in English and Slovene, about the history of the boat, the lake and geology of the surrounding area.

lake bohinj boat

The ride takes about 30 minutes. Once you reach Ukanc, the boat docks in the grounds of the Zlatorog campsite, where there is a café offering refreshments.

Arriving in Ukanc

Once you get off the boat, you can wander around the hamlet of Ukanc. There are a few lovely beaches here for relaxing and swimming, and the ever-popular pier provides a great focal point for photos across the lake.

Lake Bohinj Ukanc Pier

Alternatively, take the Lake Bohinj Cable Car up to Vogel Ski Center for amazing views over the lake and the Julian Alps. Or be hike up to walk up to Slap Savica, one of the most famous waterfalls in Slovenia.

The boat returns to Ribčev Laz on the same route. If you are feeling more energetic, the walk back along the quiet, northern shore of Lake Bohinj takes 1h30-2h00. It is worth the effort!


Timetable for the Lake Bohinj Boat

The Lake Bohinj Boat runs every day from April to usually November. In Summer (24th June-17th September 2024), the boat runs every 40 mins from 9.30am-18.10 from Ribcev Laz. In Spring and Autumn the timetable is reduced. For the most up-to-date timetable, click here. Occasionally, due to bad weather, the boat does not run.4


Ticket Options

In Bohinj for the day and you only want to go on the boat​

Single tickets:

  • Adults: €9
  • Seniors & Students: €8
  • Children (6-14 years): €5.50 

Return tickets:

  • Adults: €14
  • Seniors & Students: €12.50
  • Children (6-14 years): €8.50

In Bohinj for the day and you want to visit other attractions

If you would like to visit other sights in Bohinj during the same day, (such as Vogel Cable Car, Slap Savica), consider buying a Bohinj Package. The Bohinj Package offers savings of about 30% on normal prices.

In Bohinj for 3 or more days and you want to visit other attractions

If you are in Bohinj for 3 or more days and are staying at approved providers, you are eligible to purchase The Julian Alps Card. This will allow you to take the boat across the lake for free, as well as offering savings on other activities in Bohinj.

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