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The freedom of

Boating on Lake Como

If you prefer the freedom and independence of experiencing Lake Como on your own with your friends and family, you can rent a Renier motorboat (no license needed) for € 70/hour with a max capacity of 6 to 7 people.

No License Required!

Self-Drive Boat Rentals

Discover why Lake Como is loved by experiencing from a motorboat the breathtaking views of the historic villages at the foot of the pre-Alps. You can book a tour guided by a local or you can drive the boat on your own with your friends and family.

The Elegance of Lake Como

Weddings and Events

Aquadulsa is a taxi boat from Venice with elegant wooden details and comfortable leather couches, has a max 12 person capacity and an open or closed tent roof, is the best way to reach your events or wedding with a touch of elegance as you navigate through the breathtaking scenery of Lake Como.

Join us

Experience Lake Como

Lake Como is at its best if experienced from the water. You have the option of taking a wine cruise guided by a local, renting a boat with your friends and family (no boat license needed), or booking a water taxi to reach your destination in full comfort at your own schedule.

What we do

Our Boat Services with a Skipper

 Our Venetian boat “Aquadulsa”, driven by a skipper, provides daily water tours of Lake Como and water taxi services.

For our most demanding guests, we allow private bookings for private groups, events and weddings.

Daily Water Tours

Join us for a water tour of Lake Como. Tours depart on a daily basis from the floating dock at the lakeside promenade "Riva Grande" in the historic centre of Varenna. Immediate online booking is available for your convenience. Classic Lake Como Tour 60 € Fabulous Famous Villas Tour 30 € Prosecco Cruise 15 €

Water Taxi

Our water taxi is a classic motorboat from Venice. Restored by the owner and equipped with leather interiors and wooden details. Your hotel harbour, lakeside restaurant dock, private dock, any possible boarding point and destination at Lake Como is available for your transportation. Please call +39 347 84 34 255

Weddings

Make your special day a magical one with a romantic tour of Lake Como in one of our classic boats brought from Venice. Please e-mail us at info@varennawatertaxi.com

What we do

Our Self-Drive Boat Services

Kayak Rentals

Supplied with paddle and life vest

We have open deck, single and double kayaks available. It's a great way to discover Varenna, its coast and lakeside historical villas. For more information, please visit our kayak and boat rental page at www.varennaboatrentals.com

10 €/ hour

Self-Drive Boat Rentals

Fuel included. No license needed!

If you prefer the freedom of driving your own boat with your friends and family, you don't need a boat license to rent a Ranieri motorboat 6pax or 7pax. Please visit our boat rental page at varennaboatrentals.com

70€ to 45€ per hour

About us

About our Varenna Boat Fleet

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Taxi Boats

Two taxi boats from Venice with elegant wooden details and comfortable leather couches. They're available for weddings, tours, private bookings.

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Boats for Rent

If you prefer the freedom of driving your own boat with your friends and family, there are 7 Renier boats for rent starting at 70 Euros/Hour. Fuel included No license needed.

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Kayaks

For the athletic types who seek close contact with nature, you can rent a kayak for 10 Euros/Hour. No reservations needed. First come first served, and you can stay out as long as you like.

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Tours and the water taxi services are provided in 2 classic boats brought from Venice to Lake Como, which can fit up to 12 guests on guided tours that start at 15 per person.

If you prefer the freedom and independence of experiencing Lake Como on your own with your friends and family, you can rent a Ranieri motorboat with a max capacity of 6 to 7 people.

Travel with us

Upcoming Water Tours

Classic Lake Como Tour

Tours Start on April, 2019

A leisurely taste of luxury cruising from Varenna, all the way down to Laglio (George Clooney’s Villa), the village of Bellagio, Comacina Island and back, while you take in the breathtaking scenery. Duration: 2.5 hours Start: 2.30 PM at the floating dock in the lakeside promenade "Riva Grande" in the historic centre of Varenna.

60 € / person

Fabulous Famous Villas Tour

Tours start on April!

Join us for our fabulous Villas Tour, which takes you for a boat ride to experience a breathtaking view of the most important sights and villas. Start: 10.30 AM in the floating dock at the lakeside promenade "Riva Grande" in the historic centre of Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. Duration: 1.5 hours

30 € / person

Prosecco Cruise

Tours Start on April, 2019

A taste of good Italian Prosecco while our skipper Moreno takes you through the best route in Varenna surroundings allowing you to enjoy Lake Como in its full splendor. 30 minute tour. Start: 6 PM at the floating dock in the lakeside promenade "Riva Grande" in the historic centre of Varenna, Lake Como, Italy.

15 € / person
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Prosecco Cruise €15.00
Fabulous Famous Villas Tour €30.00
Classic Lake Como Tour €60.00
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You can reschedule or cancel your reservation in the event of rain or severe weather conditions.
Tours depart when they reach a minimum of 6 people.

About Us

Family-Owned Business

  • Moreno Percivale and Sons
    Nautica Varenna is a family-owned business, operated by Moreno and his two sons.
  • Varenna Natives
    Moreno was born and raised in Varenna, and has extensive experience navigating the waters of Lake Como and understands the history and tradition of Lake Como in a way only a local can.
  • Boat Maintenance
    Moreno personally restores the motorboats he brought from Venice and oversees the maintenance of the Ranieri rental boats. Our fleet undergoes heavy maintenance to ensure reliability, safety and your enjoyment.

Testimonials

What our clients say

We rented a boat for 4 hours and had a great day on the lake. We got sandwiches and wine from the boat company's place nearby and had so much fun taking in the views on what was a picture perfect day. The guys were very friendly and gave us complete instructions before we left. We rented the boat with a 40hp engine so no license is required. I highly recommend this while staying in Varenna.

Gary L
Los Angeles, California
Highlight of our Trip

My wife and I came to Varenna for our honeymoon and stayed near the water. We noticed the boat rental in the center of town and thought it would be a great way to see the lake. They have 4 different boats, all clean and relatively new. Engine sizes range from 40hp to 150hp. We rented the 40hp with canopy, and it was the perfect size for the two of us. The boat had plenty of speed for the lake. David was excellent in helping us get everything prepared for the boat. He gave us reccomendations on wine and had a nearby kitchen prepare cheese and bread for the trip as well. I would highly recommend this service, and the prices are very reasonable too! -Robert H

Perfect way to see Lake Como!

The boats were easy to drive, short intro helped a lot. A must do for anyone visiting the lake. Get at least 2 hours so you can have a leisurely cruise! Staff friendly and helpful.

Levis12345
Dusseldorf, Germany
Must do

We hired a medium-sized boat for an hour and were very pleased with the service and quality of equipment. The boat was clean and well-maintained, and we were provided with clear and easy instructions for exploring the lake. Te price was reasonable, and the central location of the boats in Varenna made this an easy and enjoyable activity during our stay.

cab-80
Melbourne, Australia
A great way to enjoy the lake