Pletna boat ride is a pleasnt way to reach the island. It is very nice if you are in a group of passangers and can talk to the other guests onboard. Most of the Captains speak good English I have been told. Chechk their website: www.pletna.net
The Pletna is a wooden boat that takes visitors from the shores of Lake Bled to Bled Island. There are regular departures throughout the day and it takes about 20 minutes each way. It costs 7 euros for a roundtrip to Bled Island and this includes waiting time of 30 minutes for you to explore the island and the church.
There are three ways to get to the Island. you can swim, rent a row-boat (might feel muscle fever later if not used to row) or you can co there by Pletna.
The first ‘pletna’ was built around 1590. The appearance of the boats remains the same, although the original woven rooves, from which the ‘pletna’ gets its name (pletena – woven) have been replaced by a more practical linen roof that protects you from the sun and rain.
A ‘pletna’ can carry up to 20 guests. The pleasant journey across the lake includes a half-hour visit to the island (or longer by arrangement). If you have visited Bled, but have never had a ‘pletna’ ride, you have not really experienced Bled.
The skilled boatmen await you at the Health Park, below the Park Hotel, at Mlino and at the rowing centre.
Other boat trips across the lake are available by arrangement.
Price in the May 2008. was 15 euro per person.
At Lake Bled there are basically only 3 ways to get to the island: swim (perish the thought), rent a row boat (no motorized boats allowed on the lake) or take a 'pletna'. These are small boats holding about 10-15 people powered by a man standing at the rear and pushing paddles. These guys develop great arm strength as it is about a 30 minute trip. Once there you have about 30 minutes to explore the church and walk around. The church is about all there is to see there so this is ample time. The boats run all day and there are 22 of them so you can catch one most any time. The fare is about $7 per person roundtripl.
Now you see how strong one must be for rowing. Although the distance is relatively short, it is very fatigued job. Besides, the boy have to take good care about the passengers and their security.
Don't take the Pletna (Gondola) if you are able bodied. Walk to the far side of the lake and rent a boat for just a few dollars, no hassles. One can row out to the Church or around the lake. What you might lose in conversation with a boat driver on the Pletna you will gain in experiencing the lake yourself. Pack a lunch and such and enjoy. Each rowboat can hold a few people. Be ware, there may be a short wait (15 minutes) for boats as there are only so many to rent out.
Be mucho, rent a boat show your muscles and take your sweety to the little islet of love which is situated in the middle of the lake. Find good excuse and let her rowing the boat, it's less painful.
Another solution, if you are broke, suggest her to swim there.
The best way to get to the island, which is situated in the middle of the lake, is by the traditional Bled special boat called "Pletna".
The pleasant trip around the lake includes a half-hour stop on the island, and the tour-retour ticket cost you 10 euros.
If you are able to spend few hours in Bled, I think is a nice idea to visit the little island with his bell tower, situated in the middle of it. It takes less then 10 minutes and you only need to rent a wooden "boat" (called PLETNA) just along the walking area of the lake. You can rent it during the whole day but the tourists that choose to do the same are a great number so you should wait a bit before...
Bled is the home to a unique type of boat, the Pletna. Like a huge gondila, it will take you on a romantic trip across the lake to the island and back. The costs seem to be a bit of an official secret, but I've seen reports of anything between 10 and 20 euros per person.
For this you have the services of a muscular boatman with 2 oars, and a 90 minute round trip, including half an hour on the island. The trips and timings (and therefore the price) are negotiable, and launching pads are dotted the whole way round the lake.
The lake offers a number of boat rides, either renting a rowing boat, or taking a ride on a gondola, or pletna as they are known locally. The rowing boats cost about 10 euros an hour to rent, a little more than a ticket on a pletna will cost, but you can row where you like with them. The plenta trip will allow you about half an hour on the island before they will want to return to pick up more passengers.
The transport of passengers from the village of Bled to the island in the lake is done in a very romantic way. There are used gondolas! There is to pay a little fee and the gondoliere brings you to the island.
Then you have 20 minutes to discover it, if you need longer, simply take the next gondola ... so you can discover everything without any stress.
Thereare two ways of getting to Bled Island: from Bled town local people can row visitors there and back, on a flat boat, for about 1000 SIT (about 5$, price: 2000). The crossing takes about 30 minutes and you have about 1 hour on the tiny island (it's more than enough). Boats leave from Bled town, whenever they are full. You can also rent a kayak and row yourself there.
To visit the island there are two options: to take a pletna boat, paying 12€ per person in a return trip, or to rent a boat for 15 € per hour (3 pax) or 17 € (5 pax) and... row!