The 74th shipping season started on Lake Balaton on July 4, with scheduled services between BAHART municipalities departing from 16 ports on a total of nine routes.
In July and August, a total of six scheduled departures will be launched daily from the southern and northern shores (Siófok-Balatonfüred-Tihany and Fonyód-Badacsony). It will now be possible to get by boat from Keszthely, Balatonlelle or Balatonboglár to Badacsony and from Balatonboglár or Balatonalmád to Tihany. Coastal shipping services will also start up again.
Free trips for children between the ages of 6 and 11
BAHART has once again joined the nationwide campaign called “Where are you, Kajla?”. As part of the promotion, from July 1 to August 31, all children between the ages of 6 and 11 can use Kajla’s Passport and Student ID to travel on scheduled cruises connecting BAHART settlements free of charge.
Get to know the boat and the sights of the destination during the trip!
To enhance the travel experience, posters have been placed on the ships, showing the history of the given ship, the settlements and the sights. By scanning a QR code, passengers can quickly access audio materials that will be played during the trip. Most of the boats also have displays for passengers to watch films about the settlements.
Program options onboard BAHART ships
The Magic Ship for families with small children has a one-hour magic show onboard; it will be available from seven ports this season, and children will also receive a Playmobil toy with their ticket. The Party Boats will depart from seven BAHART ports a total of 14 times a week in July and August.
Between June 1 and July 15, a 15 percent discount is available on BAHART cruise ships or intercity scheduled services as part of the Hungarian Tourism Agency’s new campaign.
Ferries will be running as well between Szántódrév and Tihanyrév, providing a continuous crossing between the northern and southern shores of Lake Balaton.