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141Dini wrote a review Oct 2018
Miami Beach, Florida564 contributions127 helpful votes
We took a boat trip to pescatore island and Isole. We over paid as they said it was a private tour but in fact they took us over to the island but then had to catch the shuttle back. Also on isole you must pay to see the museum and the gardens. We enjoyed our time but paid way too much. Make sure you know what you are getting. The boatman are all over the place offering you deals. Watch out.…
Date of experience: October 2018
Keith M wrote a review May 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
There are plenty of other boat services from Stresa to the Borromee islands. Don’t use this one Consorzio Interlaghi, Navigazione Isola Borromee ALA - the ticket is coloured red, green and white like the Italian flag. We bought a three island trip from Stresa to Isola Marde, Isola Pescatore and Isola Bella - the one we really wanted to see - but we had to miss out Isola Bella as the boatman rudely insisted that we had to get off at Isola Pescatore instead of staying on the boat to get to Bella. With boats only once an hour and no information AT ALL about times, this meant we had to abandon visiting Isola Bella. This terrible boatman insisted we had to visit all 3 islands in strict sequence and could not skip the middle one = CRAZY and twice suggested we instead take a water taxi for Euros 100 = SCAM ALERT. This was after being denied boarding on the boat back from Isola Madre because it was too full and with an over-casual and unsafe attitude to getting on and off the boat. The islands are great but this particular boat service is bad. Save yourself hassle and use a different one. …
Date of experience: May 2018
Response from Fulvio L, Proprietario at Navigazione Isole Borromee sul Lago Maggiore
Responded 13 Oct 2018
Buona sera Questa recensione non riguarda la mia azienda, io uso solamente biglietti verdi con scritto PIRATA Vorrei tanto che la potesse eliminare dal mio tripadvisor cordialmente Fulvio Lazzaro
SYARK19 wrote a review Oct 2017
Cheshire, United Kingdom77 contributions28 helpful votes
These boats stop at all three islands and provide an excellent way for you to decide how long you want to stay on each one as they run such a regular on time service. The islands are unique and certainly require a full day to see their individual qualities.
Date of experience: August 2017
RedfishA1 wrote a review Sep 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland61 contributions15 helpful votes
We took the boat to two of the three islands. The captain was funny and attentive. We liked the unique boat by its color, decor, etc. Kids loved to 'drive' the boat. The swords on the wall make kids thinking 'pirate boat' and got excited about.
Date of experience: September 2017
Response from NavIsoleBorromee, Proprietario at Navigazione Isole Borromee sul Lago Maggiore
Responded 3 Oct 2017
Buona sera Grazie infinite per la bellissima recensione spero di ospitarvi ancora Cordialmente, Fulvio Lazzaro "Pirata"
GMS161 wrote a review Aug 2017
Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland27 contributions12 helpful votes
I love the carpets, the refreshingly old world feeling of them. The easiest and best way to get to the islands.
Date of experience: August 2017