A water taxi is a convenient way of touring Lake Como and gives you an excellent close-up view of the magnificent lakeside villas. As well as the lakeside villa tours, it is a great way to reach some of the smaller villages that are not on the ferry routes.
Water Taxi’s have a limit on the number of people they can take, however some of the companies have boats big enough to accommodate up to nearly 80 people. You can do a tour of some of the famous villas via water taxi or even take a pre-dinner cruise around Lake Como.
Taxi Boat Service based in Via Melzi D Eril, Porto di Loppia, 22021 Bellagio (+39 031 950201)
This taxi boat company have a fleet of 5 boats varying in size; Nino di Loppia is the largest boat in their fleet accommodating up to 40 passengers. Villa Serbelloni and Carlotta are both luxury motorboats with leather and wood finishings and can accommodate up to 18 passengers. Venezia can accommodate up to 14 passengers. Porto Felice is the smallest boat in their fleet, accommodating up to 8 passengers and is ideal for transfers or water skiing (this boat has no overhead cover).
Taxi Boat based in Via Comoedia 1, 22016 Lenno (+39 333 4103854) email: [email protected]
This taxi boat company have a fleet of 4 boats varying in size; M.C.32 is a modern luxury boat which can accommodate up to 22 passengers and has a refrigerator on board. Vittoria, constructed in 2004 is a small motorboat accommodating up to 12 passengers, ideal for day cruises and for getting to Villa Balbianello. Super Indios Colombo is a luxurious wooden boat, ideal for special occasions and finally the Jaguar which is an ideal boat for scooting about Lake Como as it is possible to rent this boat with out a captain. This boat accommodates up to 5 passengers.
Non Solo Barche are based in Cernobbio and offer boat rentals as well as taxi boat services. They have a luxurious wooden boat complete with captain to take you wherever you want to go on Lake Como.
For prices you have to contact the individual taxi boat company – shop around for the best price and remember, you can always try and negotiate.