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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.

Click below to view the availability calendar, our rates and to book online.

What we do

Our Self-Drive Boat Services

Kayak Rentals

Reserve online. Pay in person.

We have open deck, single and double kayaks available. It's a great way to discover Varenna, its coast and lakeside historical villas. ONLINE BOOKING. Reserve online, pay in person.

10 €/ hour Boat Rental Page and Online Booking

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 Boat Rental Page and Online Booking

About us

About our Varenna Boat Fleet


Taxi Boats

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


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.



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

Private Tours and Private Boat Service

Up to 12 guests

Our Venetian Classic Water Taxi Boats are available for private tours and private boat service requests -- from any boat dock in Lake Como.

€ 150 - 180 / hour

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.


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.

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.

Melbourne, Australia
A great way to enjoy the lake