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Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat from Stresa

Borromean Islands Private Hop-On Hop-Off Boat from Stresa

Activity provider: Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.
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From US$ 219.78 US$ 175.82 per group up to 4

Explore Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace with a private hop-on and hop-off boat service from Stresa. Admire the beautiful scenery and visit the enchanting islands of Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Valid 1 day
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Host or greeter
Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the Stresa hotel boat station or floating gate 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Spend the day exploring Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands
  • Get on and off the private boat as often as you like
  • Find a spot for lunch in the fishing village on Isola dei Pescatori
Full description
Avoid the restrictive schedules of most sightseeing tours and discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace. Avail of an exclusive private boat service between Stresa and the islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. Hop off and on as often as you like throughout the day. Relax aboard the comfortable boats as you take in the stunning views of the lake. Jump off at Isola Bella to visit the summer palace of Count Vitaliano VI. Stroll around the gardens of Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Madre. Find a nice spot for lunch in the fishing village on Isola dei Pescatori, the only island of the archipelago still inhabited.
  • Private hop-on hop-off boat tour of Lake Maggiore
  • Stops at 1 to 3 of the Borromean Islands
  • Entrance fee to the palace and gardens
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You can depart from Stresa at a time of your choice
  • Stops include Stresa, Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella
  • Refunds will be issued in the event of bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

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We originally reserved the private hop-on/hop-off experience with a tour guide, but unfortunately our guide was diagnosed with COVID before we arrived in Italy; however, it all worked out perfectly. Without the guide, we were on own own to explore the three Borromean Islands. We may have missed some highlights without the guide, but being on our "own time" was very enjoyable. This company runs a smooth and efficient operation as our boat was never more than 5-10 minutes away for a pick-up or drop-off. It may have been a little costly, but in my mind, well worth the convenience! Thanks!

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May 29, 2022

Excellent service, efficient and charming; we were able to embark upon our arrival at the meeting place, choose in which direction to visit the islands, take advantage of the advice of the captain and the boat for us alone. Then all you have to do is call the captain directly on each island so that he can pick you up 10 to 15 minutes later, it is very practical and a real saving of time and comfort for the visit of these superb Borromean islands.

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September 2, 2021

Perfect for August 15th

We arrived around 10:30 am and went to the meeting point described in the activity. The reception told us where to wait for our captain ... who luckily caught up with us in a queue (in a little bit of stress seeing no one arriving, we had put ourselves in the queue for the collective boat)! The boat intended for us was huge and only reserved for the two of us. We called the captain by phone and he arrived about 10 minutes later. We paid 200 euros for the day.

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August 17, 2019

Product ID: 75319