Short houseboat holiday in Venice

Duration: approx. 21 hours   Location: Venice

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Why choose this experience?

1 For a different kind of holiday, aboard a fully equipped houseboat for navigation, and a comfortable life on board
2 Because you will sleep lulled by the gentle swaying of the boat and enjoy the unique spectacle that Venice offers at night: the lighting and reflections on the water
3 To explore the beautiful Venice lagoon in complete relaxation and freedom

All the magic of a holiday houseboat in Venice and fascinating itineraries by boat in the lagoon. A unique combination, in order to live an unforgettable houseboat holiday in Venice in total freedom and autonomy!

In this section you will find all the information for the Venice houseboat rental and the price with a skipper. The houseboats in Venice are motor boats very easy to drive and, due to their special shape, they are suitable for navigation in the lagoon.

This convenient Venice houseboat rental service with skipper offers you the opportunity to freely organize your trip. Once taking charge of the holiday houseboat in Venice, the routes are at your discretion, to be agreed with our expert skipper. The Venetian lagoon by boat is priceless, including small islands that are relatively isolated; taking a dip in the water and relaxing on the boat will give you a unique experience. Not to mention that sleeping on a houseboat in Venice will allow you to enjoy the unique scenery offered the lagoon at night, between the play of light and reflections on the water!

If you love to rent a boat with a skipper in Venice, this is the right solution for you! Before your boat holiday in Italy departure, you will be instructed on the boat and its equipment. The houseboat has all the amenities necessary for navigation - including a small cartography with information on locations, speed limits and navigation - and accessories for a comfortable life on board.

And if you prefer the tranquillity of the dock, the houseboat vacation in Venice could serve as a fascinating 'replacement' of a hotel or an apartment!

The meeting point for the start of the boat trip in Venice can be at Cannaregio or Venice Lido, to be agreed at the time of booking. For the holiday cruise houseboat in Venice (boat hire with a skipper in Venice) prices starting from €580 + €15 per hour for the skipper. Check-in at 1pm and check-out at 9am of the day after.

Book now one of the most charming houseboat holidays in Venice: its lagoon will offer you unforgettable emotions!

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Important info


all year (subject to availability).

Departure point:

you can choose between two different points of embarkation

  • Venice, Rio delle Guglie, Fondamenta San Giobbe (near the location of San Giobbe of the University Ca' Foscari)
  • Venice Lido, Canale del Casinò, Via Domenico Selvo.
Departure time


1.00 pm

Languages available

No explanations during the tour.
The skipper speaks Italian and English.


The price for the service is €580.00 + €15 per hour for the skipper for up to a maximum of 6 passengers. 


approx. 21 hours

  • Location of the houseboat
  • Skipper service
  • Sheets
  • Towels
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Fuel (about €13.00 per hour sailing)
  • Mandatory deposit for insurance coverage of € 680.00*
  • Final cleaning fee of €30.00
  • Any private docks where you want to dock
Additional information:

PLEASE NOTE: in case of cancellation after payment (see Terms and Conditions of the contract > Cancellation Policies), from any refund will be deducted 30% of the amount paid to cover administrative expenses.

Contract type: lease with a skipper.

The lease term begins at 1.00 pm; returning the boat is scheduled within 9.00 am of the following day.

The houseboat can accommodate up to a maximum of 7 people for overnight stay (including the skipper).

To check the availability of the service, requests must be made at least 15 days in advance.

PLEASE NOTE: in case of cancellation after payment (see Terms and Conditions of the contract > Cancellation Policies), from any refund will be deducted 30% of the amount paid to cover administrative expenses. There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the time and meeting point indicated on the voucher).

*The mandatory deposit for insurance coverage of € 680.00 has to be provided by cash or bank check (credit cards are not accepted); the deposit will be refunded on return of the houseboat.

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