Exploring lake Como by boat is a must-do experience during your stay in Lake Como. You will have unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains and majestic villas in the middle of the lake, and above all you will be able to swim away from the crowds.
Lake Como is located less than an hour from Milan and is therefore a place to include in your stay for an immediate change of scenery.
We give you the different options and all our advices (schedule, price, date…) to visit this sublime lake by boat below, one of which should surprise you.
Where to take the boat to visit Lake Como?
You can take a ferry or rent a boat or canoe from the main cities of the lake, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Lecco, Mennagio….
How much is a boat trip on Lake Como?
Ferry start at 15€ per day and you can rent a boat to explore the lake arroud 100€ per day. We explain you everything bellow !
Lake Como by boat all options ?
The best thing to do is to rent a private boat, so you can explore the lake at your own pace and swim in peace.
Don’t panic if you are new to sailing, you can rent a boat with or without a license and with or without a skipper. In short, you will find a formula adapted to your needs.
To rent your boat, we recommend that you use the Samboat platform. It’s very simple, they have the most complete offer of boat rental and their website is very easy to use!
You enter your location“Lake Como“,“Como“,“Lecco“, then your dates, then you can filter by type of boat (motor boats, barges, small boats …), with or without license, with or without skipper: in short you have the embarrassment of choice.
Another very good option is to take the ferry that connects the main cities of Lake Como, Como, Bellagio, Varenna, Mennagio….
You can buy a day ticket to get on and off whenever you want and stop to discover the incredible villages that surround Lake Como (about 15€ per day).
You can find all the information you need about the schedules and prices of the boats on the website of the Navigazion Lago Como.
This original activity is possible from Bellagio, you will be able to explore the coast around Bellagio during 1h30 with a guide, you will know more about the area and you will have beautiful pictures to share!
Hotels in Lake Como: Where to stay?
1. Suite Menaggio : perfect location,on the center of Menaggio, the view from the balcony was unmatched, very modern & fresh apartment, with a fully equipped kitchen, we loved it all! (around 100€)
2. Albergo Frirenze : location to the town centre of Como, 10min walk to the train station and near the lake ferry terminal, staff were very helpful and efficient. Very good breakfast. Would stay again if in Como. (around 100€)
3. Hotel Bellagio : great location, gorgeous view from our room, Very nice staff and lovely buffet breakfast (around 120€ with breakfast)
We hope you have a great trip! Feel free to leave us a note below to let us know if you are planning this trip, ask any questions, or share on social media(our Instagram) we will respond with great pleasure.