Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 7:00pm

Contact Taxi Boat Varenna

We are in Varenna!

If you need a Lake Como boat tour do not hesitate to contact us

For a Lake Como boat tour do not hesitate to contact Taxi Boat Varenna. Our staff is at your complete disposal for any request.

Contact us if you have any particular request regarding our Lake Como tours, also if you wish to make a reservation.

If you have something very special in mind, or you would like to arrange a customized Lake Como cruise, contact us!

We can create the perfect customized itinerary for an unforgettable dat trip to Lake Como together!

We are open all year, from November to Febrary contact us fo the availability of the boat.

We are available for service on the early morning or on the night. Please contact us!

FROM 9:00am – 7:00pm

Information requests

Thank you for your interest in Taxi Boat Varenna.

Please fill out the form below to request a tour or for any further information about the services we provide.

Please understand that sending a tour request form is NOT a confirmation of your reservation.

We will get back to you as soon as possible, within 24 hours.

Varenna Rent a Boat is located in central Lake Como, very close to Varenna Lake Como ferry boat harbour (less than 1 minutes by feet).

Taxi Boat Varenna is also close to the railway station (Stop at Varenna Esino. 5 minutest by feet).

How to reach Varenna

Varenna Lake Como is an attractive village located on the eastern shore of the lake. It represents a great gateway to Lake Como. From Varenna you can easly reach the best villages on the lake, such as Bellagio and Menaggio. Moreover, thanks to the railway station, it is simple to go to Milan.

Milan – The most direct route would take you from Milan to Lecco, and then from Lecco to Varenna. Once in Lecco, continue towards Sondrio (Superstrada SS 36). Take the first exit (Abbadia Lariana). After 15 minutes you will reach a village called Fiumelatte. Before the tunnel turn on your left, and you will reach Varenna.

Lugano (Switzerland) – Exit: Lugano sud. Follow Gandria – St. Moritz. From Gandria to Menaggio. Once in Menaggio, take the ferry boat.

You can reach Varenna Lake Como also by water. Take the ferry from Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Bellagio.

If you are in Como or in Colico, you can take the speed Boat.

Train: SONDRIO or TIRANO as their final destination (not Como or Torino). Stop: Varenna-Esino
Train ticket: € 6,70 (2nd class).

Malpensa airport – Take the train or bus from Milano-Malpensa airport to the railway station (Milano Centrale). There are two options:

1- Train (Malpensa Express) every 30 minutes: http://www.malpensaexpress.it/it/malpensa-express/home.aspx
2- Bus (Malpensa Shuttle) every 20 minutes: http://www.malpensashuttle.it
3- Linate airport (Milan) – Linate Shuttle (bus) every 30 minutes: http://www.milano-aeroporti.it/linate-shuttle/index.html

General FAQ


General Info

Can I smoke on board?

Safety is our prime concern. Smoking is not permitted at any time on board. You ca smoke with electronical cigarette

There is a toilet on board?

No, but there are always toilets immediately before departure and straight after the arrival. The longest sector across all of our tours is usually 2 hours.

The boat has the necessary safety equipment?

The boat carries the necessary safety equipment. In particular: lifejackets for all passengers suitable for adults and kids; a fire extinguisher; fresh drinking water per person; paddles; an anchor; an air horn; waterproof floating torch with spare bulbs and batteries; first aid kit; sea-band wrist band (drug free nausea relief).

Where is Taxi Boat Varenna?

Our operational base and meeting point for passengers is usually at our floating dock in Varenna. Here our customers can enjoy a gelato prior to departure (there are two good ice-cream shops just in front of our dock). You can see the help video on my channal YouTube.

We can pick up where at your town or Villa with a dock.

How many passengers can fit your boat?

Up to 18 passengers for a simple transfer. For a boat tour we recommend a capacity up to 13/14 passengers. For larger groups, we can organize a tour using a small fleet of boats in cooperation with other taxi boat drivers.

Which languages do you speak?

We speak Italian and fluent English.

I'm travelling with my dog, can I bring him on board?

Sure, we love animals that are used to being around the water! However you can take your pet with you only in a private tour.

Can we carry a baby stroller on board?

Yes, you can carry a baby stroller but you need to close it while we’re cruising. Please communicate whe you book you have the baby stroller

Can we decide our drop off point the same day of the tour?

Yes, we’re flexible but it’s better if you choose your drop off point during your reservation as we will know the exact route of your tour.


Is there any extra fees that I will have to pay on top of the listed price?

No, we do not charge any extra fees or fuel surcharges. The listed price is the price you pay. Including tax.

How can I pay?

There are many ways. Choose the method that is the most convenient for you: cash, credit card (no America Express), Bank/Wire Transfer.

How much does a Tour Cost?

The prices for group tours and private tours are already available on my website. To receive a quote for a tailored tour, please send us an email describing what you would like to do, when and how much time you have available, and we will send you a personalized offer. Rest assured, our prices and quality of services are among the most competitive on the lake!


What happen if i cancel my booking?

Any cancellation must be notified to us in writing and will only be effective upon receipt of such written notification. We will refund your deposit according to our Cancellations and Refunds Policies.

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.

What happen if alter my booking?

If you wish to alter your booking (for example, changing the date or time of your tour), we will use all our reasonable efforts to comply with your request. All exchanges are dependent on availability.

Cancellation policy

When you book you can see our Cancellation policy, board rules and cancellation in case of bad weather. You will find in the confirmation email the link to the cancellation policy.

We and selected partners use cookies or similar technologies as specified in the cookie policy. You can consent to the use of such technologies by closing this notice, by interacting with any link or button outside of this notice or by continuing to browse otherwise.

Cookie settings

Below you can choose which kind of cookies you allow on this website. Click on the "Save cookie settings" button to apply your choice.

FunctionalOur website uses functional cookies. These cookies are necessary to let our website work.

AnalyticalOur website uses analytical cookies to make it possible to analyze our website and optimize for the purpose of a.o. the usability.

Social mediaOur website places social media cookies to show you 3rd party content like YouTube and FaceBook. These cookies may track your personal data.

AdvertisingOur website places advertising cookies to show you 3rd party advertisements based on your interests. These cookies may track your personal data.

OtherOur website places 3rd party cookies from other 3rd party services which aren't Analytical, Social media or Advertising.