Water activity

From Stresa: 3 Borromean Islands Private Boat Tour

4.4 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider:Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.
Water activity

From Stresa: 3 Borromean Islands Private Boat Tour

Activity provider:Isole Lago Maggiore s.n.c.

From US$ 267.71 per group up to 4

Explore Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands at your own pace with a private 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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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. 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 boat tour of Lake Maggiore
  • Stops at 3 of the Borromean Islands
  • Entrance fee to the palace and gardens
  • Island landing or entry fees
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
  •  Last entrance to any island parks or villas is at 5:30 PM
  •  You should allow a minimum of 3 hours to visit the 3 islands
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Het was echt super! In het hoogseizoen relaxed en zonder stress op je eigen tempo de 3 eilanden bezoeken. We konden zonder te wachten al vertrekken in Stresa. Nadien bellen naar de kapitein die er na amper 10 min effectief staat. Top dus. Niet goedkoop maar zijn geld waard en komen beloftes voledig na.

May 30, 2023

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 30, 2023

Très bon service, il faut contacter le partenaire locale la veille de l'expédition. Nous avons été conduit pas Alessandro qui a été très professionnel. L'avantage de faire une course privée est la liberté de s'arrêter et de prendre le bateau quand on le veut.

May 30, 2023

Product ID: 75319