Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 7:00pm

Do you want to see the center of the lake in an hour?

Reserve now your seat on our comfortable boat!

Only 50 euro!

Why spend 200€ for a Private Tour?

Join the Group Tour!

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Meet our English speaking captain

If you are interested in discovering all the information about our lake, our captain will be happy to tell you everything about it.

We have years of experience, we are able to guess what you are going to ask!

On Lake Como there are many beautiful villas and villages with many fascinating stories.

See the villa used for 007 and Star Wars movies from the lake.

You will discover the movie sets where Star Wars, Episode II – Attack of the Clones and James Bond – Casino Royale were filmed.



James Bond villa del Balbianello
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Ask the captain for more information

Once on board you can ask for more information.

The captain will be glad to answer all of your questions.

We want you to discover everything about Lake Como on our group tour!


Discover lake como with us!


Listen to the captain

The captain will talk with the microphone via the modern boat's sound system. You will not lose any information


The captain will also show you the film clips so you can immerse yourself even more in the adventure.


You will feel like a VIP on our elegant mahogany-finished boat.

USB charge

Our vessel is fully equipped with Mobile chargers for all our passengers.


Our water taxi provides excellent views of Lake Como from all the seats.


We have all the required safety equipment for adults and children.

With us it is easy to organize a boat tour
to discover the center of Lake Como

Traveling lake como

Are you planning your holiday on Lake Como and you want to be able to see all the villas on the lake without missing anything?

There are many beautiful villas on the lake but the only ones open to the public for a visit are: Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi, Villa Monastero and last but not least the most beautiful one, Villa del Balbianello.

The first day on Lake Como you will have to understand which are the most comfortable villages and ways to get around.

During our group tour the captain will give you lots of useful information and then you’ll be able to discover Lake Como on your own.


Let us be your guide
We have more than 15 years of experience!

You will discover the center of the lake by seeing more than 20 beautiful villas:

  • Villa Carlotta
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo
  • Villa Melzi
  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
  • Villa Monastero
    and many other small villas but no less beautiful.

You will sail along the coast until you reach Villa del Balbianello and then go back to see the villages of San Giovanni, Bellagio and Fiumelatte

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Route map of our tour to Villa del Balbianello in Lenno. Round-trip from Varenna.

Varenna from the taxi boat varenna

With our boat is very easy to reach the other side of the lake: from Varenna we can get directly to Villa del Balbianello after about 30 minutes of navigation. On the way to our destination we will cruise past Cadenabbia, Tremezzo and Lenno.

We will see Villa Carlotta, Grand Hotel Tremezzo and many other Villas.

villa del balbianello from the boat

We will arrive at the famous Villa del Balbianello where we will explain its interesting history.

You will see clips from James Bond – Casino Royale and Star Wars – Episode II

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If you are staying in Bellagio or if you want to visit it, we can drop you off in the village center.

If you then want to return to Varenna or Menaggio you can take the ferries that run every 20/30 minutes.

How to book your group tour to see the Center of Lake Como

1 - Fill the fileds

Find out if the day of your excursion is free.
Write all the correct information, how many people, contact details


2 - Insert the credit card details

The site is 100% protected and secure with SSL encryption.
The service is confirmed with  the payment of the ticket by credit card or paypal.

3 - Confirmation of reservation

You will receive an email with all the details of the reservation, telephone to call in case of emergency, advice and map of the meeting point.

4 - Welcome on Board

Please arrive 10 minutes earlier on the day of the tour. Only your reservation name is required
Take your camera and enjoy the navigation.

What customers say about us

Had a wonderful tour of Lake Como with Taxi Boat Varenna. I was staying in Varenna and everything was very convenient and Luca was an excellent tour guide! I would highly recommend Taxi Boat Varenna for anyone visiting lake Como.

Tom Jacobson

From Facebook

We had the wedding this day and after had a trip on taxi boat varenna. I liked it - the boat was clean and the driver was polite - he was making stops where we wanted to make photos

Brenda C

From Facebook

What a wonderful way to see the lake and the beautiful villas. This service is really well organized and professional. Our tour boat operator was excellent. I am so glad we added this to our vacation plans in Lake Como.

Beth S

From Facebook

We just returned from an extended trip to Italy, and a highlight was touring Lake Como with Luca. He was extremely informative and friendly. We would highly recommend using Luca and Taxi Boat Varenna for all your Lake Como tours


From Tripadvisor



Collaboration in Varenna


FAQ about this tour

The tour departure only from Varenna?

Yes, the tour departure only from Varenna from my Flotaing dock.

Check-in time for your tour is 10 minutes prior to departure.

How many people are there on the boat?

The number of participants on the tour will be from 10 to 12 travellers.

We can drop of in Bellagio when return?

Yes we can drop off in Bellagi or in Varenna, please remember at the captain your drop off.

What happens in case of bad weather?

The Captain retains the right to choose if it’s necessary to cancel/ postpone a service according to the weather forecast and his experience.

If we cancel the tour because of the weather, you’ll be completely

We are a group of people. Can we book the boat privately?

Of course, send me a request for information specifying how many people you are and if you are all adults and I will send you the quote.

Can I bring my dog on board?

Dogs are allowed small size but they can’t stay on the pillows or get the boat dirty. Inside the villa they must be held in the arms

How much does the tour cost?

The total cost of this tour is adult €40, Kids €20 and newborns free

In case of delay, can the boat wait for me?

Tours will depart on time and cannot wait for you if you are late.

Do I have to make a reservation or can I just show up?

No, but we recommended to do it. Reservations are required for guarantying a spot on our tours.

I am a travel agency can I book for our customers?

You can contact us via the page reserved for agencies. We will send you all the information necessary to book for your customers

Buy your seat now!


What’s included:

  • NEnglish speaking captain
  • NOne water bottle included
  • NPick up from Varenna
  • NDrop off Bellagio or Varenna
  • NBrochure with map of lake como
  • NWiFi internet connection 4G-5G
  • NE-book Lake Como €20

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100% refund in case of bad weather

Price list

€ 50
€ 25

From 4 years old to 12


From 3 years old and under


  • No big dogs, just the little ones.
  • No wheelchair or stroller.
  • No big suitcases.

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