New from 2024

Commissioning of the new landing stage at La Roche Fendue.


The Caprice II has been sailing on the Lac de Joux, which is the largest body of water in the Jura massif, since 1977. It is classified among the most beautiful means of transport by Swiss Heritage . Recently renovated, this historic boat, born in 1949 in Ticino, takes its passengers on a journey to discover the beauties of the shores of Lac de Joux − either for its regular service or for private races.

New from 2024

The restoration of the landing stage of La Roche Fendue located in the Municipality of Lieu de Dom Poncet.

In 1889, the shipping company operated a landing stage at La Roche Fendue. The federal map of topography of 1892 specifies it, vestiges are still visible today.

At that time, there were 7 landing stages around the Lac de Joux. Currently, the municipalities of Chenit and that of the Abbey have one or two pontoons on their territory.

Located in the commune of Lieu de Dom Poncet, La Roche Fendue is a mythical place accessible only by boat or on foot from the village and by the edge of the lake. We readily say that it’s a bit like the Rütli combier.

The reconstruction of the landing stage of La Roche Fendue will offer an additional asset for dropping off walkers and hikers, giving them various possibilities for hiking around the Lac de Joux or on the ridges.

The Navigation Company reminds users to wear closed shoes necessary for walking on a mountain footpath.

Our favorite

After a swim in the clear waters of Lac de Joux, return on foot to the village of Le Pont via the Chemin des Crêtes, renowned by the inhabitants of the region:

The “Chemin des Chamois”
90 min. & 4.6 km
(follow the pedestrian signs)


The starting point for the Caprice II races is in the village of Le Pont, 100 meters from the CFF station. Parking spaces are available there, close to the landing stage. After a stop at Rocheray, the Caprice II passes through Les Bioux, for an optional stop depending on the weather conditions and the level of the lake, before returning to Le Pont.

Regular service hours

June & September
Every Saturday and Sunday
and public holidays

July & August


Departure from Le Pont15h30
Arrival at La Roche Fendue (from 2024)15h45Optional stop*
Departure from La Roche Fendue (from 2024)15h46Optional stop*
Arrival at Rocheray16h00
Departure from Rocheray16h20
Arrival at Les Bioux16h30Optional stop*
Departure from Les Bioux16h35
Arrival at Le Pont17h00
Services are suspended in the event of very bad weather, strong gales or strong winds.
No reservation possible on the regular service.

*Optional stop: Depending on weather and lake level

New − Tour du bas lac −

Every Saturday & Sunday in July & August
Le Pont / Split Rock / The Abbey / Le Pont

Departure from Le Pont10h30
Arrival at La Roche Fendue (dès 2024)10h55Optional stop
Departure from La Roche Fendue (dès 2024)10h56Optional stop
Arrival at Le Pont11h30
Services are suspended in the event of very bad weather, strong gales or strong winds.
No reservation possible on the regular service.


6-16 years old
Le Pont-La Roche Fendue (dès 2024)5 .−3 .−
Le Pont-Le Rocheray9 .−5 .−
Le Pont-Les Bioux10 .−6 .−
La Roche Fendue-Le Rocheray (dès 2024)5 .−3 .−
La Roche Fendue-Les Bioux (dès 2024)7 .−4 .−
La Roche Fendue-Le Pont (dès 2024)12 .−6 .−
Le Rocheray-Les Bioux2 .−1 .−
Les Bioux-Le Pont7 .−4 .−
Tour du Lac complet16 .−8 .−
Tour du bas Lac12 .−6 .−

Children up to 6 years old are transported free of charge.

Valpass Guest Card holders are transported free of charge. The half-fare and SBB General Subscription are not accepted.

No reservation possible on the regular service

All prices are in CHF and payment is made in cash or by TWINT on the boat. A BCV ATM is located at the CFF station, 100 meters from the Le Pont landing stage.

Private cruises

Le Caprice II offers cruises on demand for groups. Why not take advantage of this famous boat for your school shopping, your outing with friends or even organize an unforgettable event for your company? Below are some examples of the cruises we offer. We are at your disposal to inform you about the other possible options. A catering service is available on request, with the collaboration of the Hôtel de la Truite located nearby (+41 21 841 17 71).


Complete lake tour
Le Pont / Le Rocheray / Les Bioux / Le Pont (sans arrêt)
(Duration 1 hour)
250 .−
Le Pont-Le Rocheray or Le Rocheray-Le Pont
(Duration 30 minutes)
200 .−
Le Pont-Les Bioux or Les Bioux-Le Pont
(Duration 25 minutes)
180 .−
Le Pont-La Roche Fendue or La Roche Fendue-Le Pont (from 2024)
(Duration 22 minutes)
150 .−

All prices are in CHF and payment on the boat in cash or by TWINT.

Information for prices & reservations for private races:
Mr. Markus Tschopp
Tel: +41 76 710 93 47

On video


Compagnie de Navigation du Lac de Joux
Christian Golay Pdt
Rue du Mont d’Or 2
1343 Les Charbonnières

Pilot’s phone (in case of emergency): +41 79 214 62 83