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
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
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 +39 345 9010694
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
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