Mon – Sun 9.00 am – 7:00pm

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Don’t loose this experience!

Why not to have a boat with his captain for a private 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 from the lake used for 007 and Star Wars from the lake

You will discover the movie sets where the Star Wars films,  Episode II and Casino Royal with James Bond the secret agent 007 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 your questions.

We want you to discover everything about Lake Como on our Private 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 the Lake Como from all seats.


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

Whit us you can discover Lake Como in total relax.

Private tour

Our Private Tours give you the chance to explore Lake Como and its beauties from a different point of view, which allows you to enjoy incredible sights from the water, seated on our boat.

The Private Tours are made by our taxi boat service which offers to you a wide range of choices.

You can pick a classic tour or choose your private and tailored boat trip. Taxi Boat Varenna is at you disposal!

Discover our private boat tours!

N1- Classic tour

€ 340€ 290
  • }Duration: 1 hour
7 Villages | 5 Famous Villas | 10 Small Villas

A quick tour to admire the most remarkable villas of the central Lake Como area – Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi and the breathtaking Villa Balbianello (famous for being the backdrop of several Star Wars scenes as well as James Bond – Casino Royale).

During the cruise, you will also see the most beautiful and enchanting towns from the lake such as Cadenabbia, Tremezzo, Lenno, Bellagio, Fiumelatte, Varenna.

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Map tour N.1 – Classic Tour 1 hour

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Map tour N.2 – Grand Tour 2 hours

N2- grand tour

€ 550€ 500
  • }Duration: 2 hours
12 Villages | 6 Famous Villas | 17 Small Villas

A pleasant and relaxing 2 hour tour that will give you the chance to admire, in addition to the Villas included in the Tour number 1, Comacina Island.

During the cruise you will also see the most beautiful towns such as Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Tremezzo, Lenno, Bellagio, Pescallo, Fiumelatte and Varenna. From the lake they are enchanting.

Tourmost popular


N3 – Nesso waterfall tour

€ 650€ 600
  • }Duration: 2,5 hours
15 Villages | 8 Famous Villas | 23 Small Villas

Pleasant 2,5 hour tour that will give you the chance to admire, in addition to the Villas included in the Tour Number 1, Comacina Island.

We will sail all the way to Laglio, where Villa l’Oleandra, George Clooney’s mansion, is located. During the navigation you’ll also catch a glimpse of the waterfalls in Nesso.

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Map tour N.3 – George Tour 2,5 hours

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Map tour N.4 – Grand George Tour 3 hours

N4 – Grand George tour

€ 750€ 700
  • }Duration: 3 hours
20 Villages | 12 Famous Villas | 28 Small Villas

A pleasant 3 hour tour which will give you the chance to admire the most beautiful Villas included in the tour number 3.

You will see Villa Fontanelle (famous for being Versace’s house), Villa d’Este and many other magnificent Villas.


…. and if you want to book for longer …


4 hours
€ 700

€ 750

5 hours
€ 850

€ 900

6 hours
€ 1000

€ 1100

7 hours
€ 1150

€ 1250

8 hours
€ 1300

€ 1400

Starting price up to 6 passengers departing from Varenna from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

How to book your Private Boat Tour

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 a deposit of 100 euros by paypal or credit card.

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 to pay the balance of the tour before departure.
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


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FAQ about this tour

The tour departure only from Varenna?

On private tours we can depart from your hotel or town. We will pick you up at the nearest pier. I will send you the map of the meeting point. For departures outside Varenna there is a surcharge. You will see the price during the booking phase.

How many people are there on the boat?

The capacity of the boat is 18 people. To be comfortable on the boat 12 or 14 people.

Does the price change with the number of people?

Up to 6 people the price remains unchanged. For each additional person there is a 10% surcharge.

Can we stop?

On tours N.1 to N.4, during the booking you can select a stop where you want along the way.
For tours from 4 hours upwards you can choose where you want to stop and visit a villa for lunch. We can help you organize the tour

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

Can I bring prosecco or beer on board?

Certainly, you can bring prosecco or white wine on board. You cannot bring red wine on board.
You can bring beer. Remember to bring glasses too

Can I bring my dog on board?

Of course, you can bring your dog. Please do not let him get on the seats. Don’t bite the captain 🙂

can we swim in the lake?

To swim in the lake, you can ask the captain who will find a beach equipped for swimming safely.

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

For private tours the boat can wait for you. The tour will be modified to respect the time of the reservation

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

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What’s included:

  • NEnglish speaking captain
  • NWater bottle included
  • NWiFi internet connection 4G-5G
  • NE-book Lake Como € 20
  • NBrochure with map of Lake Como

Online booking advantages

Quick and easy booking

Book your tour in a few minutes

Instant confirmation

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Online payment

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Accessible 24/7

Our website is open day and night

Guaranteed prices

No additional cost

Without stress

Your seat is reserved


100% refund in case of bad weather

How to reach Varenna

It is the first time on Lake Como? Not sure what is the best way to get to Varenna?
  • From Menaggio, Bellagio or Tremezzo I suggest Use the ferry boat only 10 minutes or you can departure from
  • From Milano use the train only one hour
  • From Como with the fast boat service 45 minutes
  • From Bergamo or Crema only one hour by car

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