Motorboat rental Lake Garda: all the tips

Outing with friends, as a couple, with the family: with motorboat rental on Lake Garda the possibilities are many and fun! Here are the NowMyPlace proposals

7 May 2023
Motorboat rental Lake Garda: all the tips

Motorboat rental on Lake Garda: even without a licence

Lake Garda is an enchanting place where nature, history, and culture come together in an ever-changing and fascinating landscape. For travellers wishing to explore the coast, admire the beauty of the most picturesque places, or experience a few hours of pure relaxation, the boat is an excellent choice. A means of transport that allows great freedom of movement: that is why motorboat hire on Lake Garda is so popular!

With NowMyPlace, you can choose from many different options to explore the lake and discover the east, west and south shores of Lake Garda, with all their attractions and beauty. Let's go!

What to expect when hiring a motorboat on Lake Garda

If sailing boat excursions give you the chance to savour Garda at a slow pace, with a variety of proposals ranging from sardine fishing to an excursion to the Isola dei Conigli, motor boats ensure navigation even in the absence of wind. This is the greatest advantage even when hiring a motorboat.

With NowMyPlace, you can enjoy exceptional views aboard a Riva, a jewel of Italian craftsmanship with a retro flavour. In addition, you can enjoy an aperitif on the boat and choose from several options designed to meet the needs of every traveller, such as one for a travelling family or one for friends who want to celebrate a special occasion.

NowMyPlace's proposals also include private tours on the Costa dei Limoni, where you decide on the stops with the help of the skipper, or on Garda Island and Gardone Riviera, along the Poets' Peninsula, Punta San Vigilio and Garda.

Motorboat rental with NowMyPlace: our proposals for a fun-filled experience

To rent a motorboat, one must be familiar with the vehicle, but above all, as with other boats, after a certain power it is mandatory to have a licence. This is why so many choose a skippered charter, which allows you to enjoy the experience to the full, without having to worry about sailing.

We have already mentioned the many possibilities we offer you with our motorboat tours. Now it is time to go into more detail, to give you a complete idea of the NowMyPlace proposals.

Riva Excursions

There are so many Riva motorboats that have made history: the boats that came out of the company's yard, in fact, contributed to creating the typical imagination of the Italian Dolce Vita, starting from the late Fifties. Even today, Rivas are emblems of elegance, icons of a past that is still vivid in the memory of those who appreciate and remember it. And yet, a lot of time has passed since 1842, the year when founder Pietro Riva began repairing boats!

We start telling you about the NowMyPlace tours right from the Riva experiences. There are five of them and each one is more intriguing than the last, because they will allow you to discover breathtaking corners of Lake Garda, in a truly exclusive and classy setting.

Let's start with the tour from Lazise with skipper, on the east coast: a sailing experience to be enjoyed in company, sipping a glass of wine. Another starting point is Garda, also on the east coast of the lake.

On the west coast, tours on the Riva are available from Salò and Gardone Riviera, two pearls overlooking Lake Garda. Whichever destination you choose, the time spent on the boat will be a constant surprise, thanks to the landscapes framed between the water and the slopes. On the south coast, on the other hand, you will find the convenient departure from the historic centre of Sirmione, with a view of the medieval bridge and the passage of the Riva near the fortified walls of this famous resort.

All trips on the Riva last approximately 2 hours and are intended for groups of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people. At all locations, you can also request a lunch box to have lunch on the boat (to be paid for separately): reservations are made by sending a message after purchasing the experience.

Aperitif outings

As we have seen, even a boat trip can be a reason to enjoy some local delicacies. If you want to admire the area, without giving up a glass of excellent wine, accompanied by fresh seasonal fruit, you will find many proposals in our catalogue.

The tours of Punta San Vigilio and Sirmione, for example, of Garda Island and Gardone Riviera, available with departure from Garda or Bardolino, are some examples on the east coast. The same tours can also be booked with departure from the west coast (from Salò and Gargnano).

Finally, for those who don't want to give up sailing the boat, there is the proposal of an aperitif on an electric boat in the Gulf of San Felice: no boat licence or licence is required for the electric motorboat.

Outings with lunch

The lunch box solution is very popular with participants of our motorboat tours, since it can be requested at a later stage after booking the package and is convenient for the type of experience offered. In addition to the Riva trips, this option is also available on the south coast, from Sirmione, and from Gardone Riviera on the west coast.

Speedboat tours for 2, 4 or 6 people: which one to choose?

Exploring the Lake Garda coastline with a hired speedboat, possibly even with a skipper, will give you a completely new view of the lake and the landscapes that dot the hillsides and mountainsides. If you are in doubt about which tour to choose, we can give you some suggestions based on the experience of travellers who have already chosen NowMyPlace.

A few examples? A two-person tour is ideal for couples, but can also be a great gift for a best friend or an idea for spending time with one of the parents on a special occasion. Four-person tours are generally a favourite choice for families, for a few hours of fun all together, with chatting, good wine and beautiful scenery. Always with the wind caressing your skin, immersed in a magical place, as Garda knows how to be. Finally, tours for 6 people are usually suitable for celebrating a hen or stag party, but there are also many companies that request them for team building.

Why choose motorboat tours with NowMyPlace?

Motorboat hire on Lake Garda with NowMyPlace is ideal for spending a different kind of day, amidst beautiful scenery, chatting and stopping at some of the most characteristic places on the Garda coastline. You can choose the type of outing, the departure and the itinerary, and then enjoy the thrill of sailing on the crystal-clear waters of the lake. Not only that, a tour can become an opportunity to discover the local gastronomy, tasting food and wine on board the chosen boat. In this way, one can complete the discovery of the area in an engaging and tasty way.

Slow Discovery
Boat tour from Gargnano: the Lake Garda coast of lemons

Boat tour from Gargnano: the Lake Garda coast of lemons

Lake Garda - West coast - Gargnano

In this speedboat sailing experience you will have an exclusive boat with a captain that will give you absolute privacy and freedom

3h

Max 4

from 58 per Adult

Boat tour from Gargnano: the two coasts of Lake Garda

Boat tour from Gargnano: the two coasts of Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Gargnano

You will set off from the small port of Gargnano in an easterly direction towards the Venetian coast of Lake Garda

4h

Max 4

from 73 per Adult

Riva private outing with a skipper from Sirmione: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Riva private outing with a skipper from Sirmione: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Lake Garda - South coast - Sirmione

An exclusive and unique experience to savour the emotions of La Dolce Vita

2h

Max 6

from 135 per Adult

Riva private outing with a skipper from Gardone: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Riva private outing with a skipper from Gardone: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Gardone Riviera

An exclusive experience to savour the emotions of La Dolce Vita

2h

Max 6

from 135 per Adult

Riva private outing with a skipper from Salò: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Riva private outing with a skipper from Salò: the elegance of a classic boat on Lake Garda

Lake Garda - West coast - Salò

A unique and exclusive experience to savour the emotions of La Dolce Vita

2h

Max 6

from 135 per Adult

Tour with skipper: Punta San Vigilio and Garda from Salò

Tour with skipper: Punta San Vigilio and Garda from Salò

Lake Garda - West coast - Salò

Punta San Vigilio and Garda are among the most popular resorts in the south-eastern part of the lake

2h

Max 6

from 66 per Adult

Sunset aperitif on the electric boat in the Gulf of San Felice

Sunset aperitif on the electric boat in the Gulf of San Felice

Lake Garda - West coast - San Felice del Benaco

Two hours of sailing in the Gulf of San Felice del Benaco in complete privacy

2h

Max 4

from 50 per Adult

Private tour with skipper from Bardolino: Garda Island and Gardone Riviera

Private tour with skipper from Bardolino: Garda Island and Gardone Riviera

Lake Garda - East coast - Bardolino

This private excursion departs from the port of Bardolino

2h

Max 6

from 81 per Adult

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