If you want to charter a power boat, yacht or sailing boat, put yourself in contact with private owners who rent out their boats with or without crew via a website called Click&Boat
Lake Como By Boat
This is a private tour service starting off from Argegno and offered by a single individual in his capacious and comfortable boat. His description goes as follows:
The boat takes the origins from a traditional fishing boat, which was born from Positano in the Sorrento Peninsula. Its humble sea origins and wood’s sparkle, with which it was created, are an irresistible attraction for lovers of boat tours. Visiting Lake Como on board of a typical Mediterranean boat definitely gives to your tour a touch of authenticity and style.
The maximum capacity to fully enjoy the boat is 5 people plus myself, the bench at the stern is covered by comfortable cushions to fully enjoy the experience with total visibility of the shores and the beautiful landscapes, and if you like, the freedom to lie down and enjoy the sun over the very large bow area. Soft drinks are offered on board and a bottle of Prosecco with snacks will be also available.
Phone: (39) 338 306 1898
Rent a Boat Turati
Turati is a boat yard run by the Turati brothers offering a range of services to yacht owners as well as rental of the small motor boats that can be hired without a specific license. They are open from March through to October but contact them at any time throughout the year if wanting to hire.
Address: Via Spluga 42, Argegno
Phone: 031 821268
Barindelli Taxi Boats
Barindelli Taxi Boats have two beautiful taxis and offer tours or excursions. More details are available on their multi-lingual website.
Phone: +39 3382110337
Bellagio Boat Service
If you are based in Bellagio then try out Bellagio Boat Service for private hire and tours. In their words: ‘Experience Lake Como that bit closer by taking a boat ride around the lake with our experienced and skilled captains. Get on board with us and enjoy first class service, as well as local knowledge and great stories. Our years of experience and modern fleet ensure you a smooth transfer each time.‘
Their web site is bellagioboatservice.com and they can also be contacted on:
Phone: (39) 031 951878
Como Lake Artists
Just outside Como on the road to Torno is the delightful village of Blevio. A new boat hire and taxi service has recently been established here. It describes itself as … ‘a new boat company based in the little village of Blevio on lake Como. Michele and Dario offer a fleet of self-drive boats (no license required) as well as a beautiful luxurious venetian – style water limousine driven by your private captain who is at your disposal be it for a spectacular cruise on the lake or for any kind of private events.’
Their web site is https://www.comolakeartists.com/about-us and they can be contacted on:
Phone: (39) 3334079194
Taxi Boat Cernobbio
In their words: “TAXI BOAT CERNOBBIO offers taxi boat service on Como lake.
We can make you reach any destination with a public or private pier. Our fantastic taxi, entirely built in wood in the yards of Venice, allows to accommodate 16 people comfortably seated, leather armchairs guarantee comfort, elegance and refinement.
Our staff will also be able to give you information about our coasts, villas, towns, customs, the best excursions to do and the best restaurants and hotels to frequent.”
They also offer a boat hire service with or without crew.
Telephone: +39 393 4565917
Lake Como Boats
They have a large cruiser for hire which differs from all the other offers on the lake. The boat is described as …
MIZAR III is a fascinating 10-meter vintage motoryacht entirely made of wood by Cantieri Navali Picchiotti of Viareggio in 1961 and lauched in 1962.
An extremely confortable cabin cruiser equipped with a large cockpit with table and seats, an agreable sundeck in the bow with mattresses and cushions, a large dinette with a table that can be converted into bunks, a 2-seater master cabin, kitchenette and bathroom.The boat, the first and only of its kind on Lake Como, accomodates up to 6 people, besides the crew.We will sail in maximum comfort, at a cruising speed of 8 knots in order to calmy enjoy the beauties of Lake Como.
Telephone: +39 335 264302
Lake Como Charter
From the website: My name is Alberto and i’m the owner of Bello!Lake Como Suites, guesthouse with 5 rooms in center city, front the lake. Born and raised closed this magic water, I now feel I want to go back to living in this beautiful nature, sharing its beauty with all those who want to surf with me.
His boat is moored off Villa Geno on the eastern side of Como City. He will arrange personal tours of varied length to suit individual needs.
Phone: (+39) 339 222 0140
Lake Como Cruise
From their website:
My name is Paolo, I’m the managing director and the captain who’s going to drive the most demanding customers, on private tours across Lake Como. Through our tailored service, the tour operator and the customer are free to decide the timing and the destination of the tour. As an option, you may select the designed tours on our menu, made to enjoy at the best the enchanting scenery of Lake Como.
A native and customer-oriented captain. Through my experience as an export manager, I travelled and met the different cultures of all the continents. I’ll be pleased to welcome the passengers of any provenance. I speak English and can provide a hostess or tourist guide in your requested language.
The boat is moored off Viale Geno on the eastern side of Como. More information on the boat, the tours and services view their website or contact Paolo on +39 349 241 8985 and email@example.com
Newton Boat Hire
With apparently the largest collection of boats for hire, Newton are based in Dongo towards the top end of the lake. Boats can be hired by the hour, half-day, day or week with models both for license holders and for those without.
Contact them via their website: https://www.rentland.it/ or by calling 0039 380 843 5253
Como Classic Boats
They have a variety of classic Riva boats available for hire. Their website is at http://www.comoclassicboats.com/
Matteri Cantiere is much more than a boat hire yard. It is primarily a boatyard that specialises in the restoration of antique or vintage wooden boats such as the glorious range of boats from the Riva boatyard in Laglio and Maslianico. This long-established family business is based in Lezzeno on the road from Como to Bellagio. They can organise trips in their collection of classic boats to some of the main attractions such as Villa Balbianella, Villa Carlotta, Bellagio and Varenna. You can also visit the boatyard.
Contact them via their website: http://www.matteri.com/en/ or by calling +39 031914456
Taxi Boat Malgrate
Taxi Boat Malgrate operates out of Malgrate close to Lecco. They offer tours as well as a taxi service. They are based in the Piazza Garibaldi at Malgrate and can be contacted on mobile number +39 348 664 7038.
AC Boat are based in Menaggio but provide boat rentals also in Bellagio, Varenna and Tremezzo. They offer self-drive boats for those with or without a licence, kayaks and also a chauffeured service in a vintage boat.
Contact them via their multi-language website: or by calling +39 339 630 2593
Menaggio Water Limousine
They are also based in Menaggio with a fleet of four or five luxury boats able to take small and relatively large groups either on tours or for transfers. Contact them via their multi-language website or by calling either Daniel on +39 333 6520629 or Simone on +39 339 8491411
Lake Como Private Boat
They say: ‘Enjoy your sightseeing tours on one of the most traditional boats of Lake Como, with a distinctive Italian style. Dark wood and Tiffany green Venetian boat. Check out the photos!’ Photos on website.
Address: Via Regina, Moltrasio
Tel: +39 338 37 85 957
More info: Website
Would you like to spend a quiet and lovely time on the Lake Como?
Rent one of ours traditional wooden boats, a rowing or a motor one!
Do you prefer to have fun and get in few hours to the most charming places of the lake?
Rent one of our comfortable 40HP speedboats, no licence required!
Address: Via Bellini, Moltrasio
Tel: + 39 347 305 2335 or +39 333 9613151
More info from website.
This company offers self-drive boats for hire without need for a license as well as kayaks and paddle boards. Oliveto Lario is on the eastern side of the Lario triangle not far down from Bellagio. The company also has 2 apartments to rent and offers all inclusive accomodation and boat rental deals.
Address: Via Montello, Pontile a Lago, 23865 Oliveto Lario, Vassena
Tel: +39 039 9215788
More info from website
Boat Service Lake Como
As they say: Boat Service Lake Como di Marco Morganti was established in 1994 by Luigi Conazzi, Marco Morganti and Angelo Pallini, 3 partners who share a common passion for both seamanship and the unparalleled charme of their lake.
With a varied fleet of boats ranging from the simple to the super luxurious with a capacity of up to 44 people, contact them for persdonalised tours of the lake, weddings or for a simple crossing from Sala Comacina to the Isola.
Contact info: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For crossing to Isola Comacina +39 335 70 74 122
Info e Prenotazioni
Ph. +39 338 45 99 492
They are open from March to October. Go to web site for further details.
Lake Como Water Taxi
Offering a service based on a great knowledge of the lake for private or group tours, weddings, photo sessions etc. Based in Tremezzina but operating across the lake. Check out the web site for more info.
A: Tremezzina CO Italy
P +39 339 7644516
Lake Como Boat
A boat hire and water taxi service in Varenna describing itself as …’For those who like to go it alone, we have motorboats which you can drive yourself! Don’t worry it isn’t difficult, you’ll be fine and your family and friends will appreciate the great day out. Our team will give you easy to follow instructions when you check in to pick up your boat. We also have a map on board to help you get your bearings! Our fleet of self drive motorboats with Davide.’
Taxi Boat Varenna
They offer more of a tour service than a quick hop across the lake. Their Venetian-style boat can take up to twelve. They also cater for smaller parties. Contact them via their multi-language website or by calling +39 349-2290953