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Best way to experience Lake Como!

First of all, Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in the world! The highlight of our 2... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Great fun

A really enjoyable end to our holiday. We just booked an hour, which means WhatsApp'ing Andrea the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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40hp boats – no boat licence required Up to 6 people Price with gasoline and kasko insurance included The best way to enjoy lake Como from a different perspective! Become a captain for one day!
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Via Eugenio Vitali 3, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 328 292 0019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, Lake Como is one of the most beautiful places in the world! The highlight of our 2 day/2 night stay in Bellagio was the 5 hour boat rental from Lake by Boat. Andrea, the owner, is so nice and accommodating! His boat...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really enjoyable end to our holiday. We just booked an hour, which means WhatsApp'ing Andrea the day before to agree a time. Very enjoyable, toured around the central lake and stopped for a short swim. But if I did it again I'd book a...More

Thank Warks4fun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend the day relaxing on a pleasant trip around lake Como. Stop off at the may picturesque towns and climb the hills.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a boat for 3 hours and it was the highlight of our time in Lake Como! It's a great way to see the lake and also relax, outside of the crowds! I would definitely do this again. You can easily book by using...More

Thank vlunger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the end of the promontory and therefore offering very easy access to either leg of the lake or to go north. Best place to hire a boat in Bellagio with polite and helpful proprietor offering well looked after boats at a reasonable price...More

Thank Jeremy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to book a time slot in advance as they booked fast especially if you’re going in the summer! You have the boat for 3 hours honestly I would have loved to book for longer but we didn’t book in advance. You can bring...More

3  Thank Megan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Andrea is awesome! The boats are excellent and no license needed! He gives a great price, gives a little tutorial and hands over the boat. We had a great time exploring lake como on our own. It should be the only way to explore it!...More

Thank alexandrab390
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We hired a boat in the late afternoon for 3 hours and had a fabulous time. We were shown how to drive the boat, the safety instructions and given an idea as to the best areas to visit. The boat was easy to drive, great...More

Thank 24colin2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We booked up the day before, but I would recommend giving them as much notice as possible because this is hands done one of the best ways to see the lake and they will get booked up fast when its nice weather. We booked for...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This was one of the highlights of our trip! We rented one of their speedboats for 2 hours. First, we drifted near the cliffs on the NE side of Bellagio and had lunch, which we bought in town and brought with us. Then we toured...More

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Karen C
16 August 2018|
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I believe the boat has seating for 7. Its an open bow with seats up front. You can email the owner Andrea in English and he will let you know. Go to his website at Lake by Boat and there will be a link to his email.
23 July 2018|
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Response from Jeremy N | Reviewed this property |
We paid 180 euro for three hours
15 July 2018|
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Response from Jonathan S | Reviewed this property |
I’m just a customer, you need to ask the owner/operator to book. Enjoy it’s amazing.