Venice Boat Rental
Once the greatest seaport in medieval Europe, Venice is still a sensational city to this day. Although still a major seaport, it’s main significance in modern times is actually relating to its artistic and cultural importance. With a boat rental in Venice, you can not only float down the canals, as is traditional for this city, but you can also sail out to one of the nearby islands. Although not many people are aware, Venice is actually surrounded by islands. Even one of the nearby airports, Aeroporto Giovanni Nicelli, is located on an island, from which you have to take a boat to get to the mainland. With a Venice boat rental, you wouldn’t have to wait along with all the other people arriving at the airport, but instead can start your nautical adventure right away.
With Nautal, you can rent a boat in Venice or a number of other prime boating destinations. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check in is allowed on selected boats. We can guarantee that setting sail in Venice will be a fascinating and culturally enriching experience for everyone so what are you waiting for? Book your boat now!
How much does a Venice boat rental cost?
There are many different factors that can affect the price of a sailing trip in Venice. Some of these things include the size, capacity and model of the boat, but the season and duration of your boat Venice boat rental will also influence the cost, as well as whether or not you want to charter with a skipper. Furthermore, the cost will change quite significantly depending on which type of boat you’re looking for. Below is a list of prices according to boat type:
Can you rent a boat in Venice with or without a skipper?
Yes, you can find both bareboat and skippered charters. However, if you want to hire without, you will need to ensure you are in possession of the appropriate licence.
Hiring a boat with a skipper is perfect for those without much sailing experience. However, if you have experience and the correct boating licence, a Venice boat rental without a skipper can be a great opportunity for adventure and exploration, as you will be able to plan your own itinerary.
What weather and sailing conditions are typical during a boat rental in Venice?
The weather you can expect when you sail around Venice is subject to great seasonal variation. However, usually, the hottest months are July and August, when the temperature averages at around 75°F (around 24°C) and the coldest month is January, when the temperature averages at about 38°C (approximately 3.5°C).
Venice’s wettest month is October, which receives around 2.9 inches (7.4 cm) of rain and the driest month is January, which receives just 1.5 inches (3.8 cm). It should be noted that aside from the rainfall, Venice usually experiences severe floods between the months of October and January. Although this wouldn’t necessarily be a problem during a Venetian boating holiday, you may not be able to visit all of the things you want to while there.
When is the best time for a Venice boat rental?
Although you can go boating in Venice throughout the year, we would generally recommend going during April, May or September. During August, the weather will probably be too hot for most tourists and it’s not permitted to swim in most areas so it won’t be that easy to cool down. Even most of the locals leave in August for this reason. In winter, you will avoid the crowds and have more favourable temperatures, but the risk of flooding also increases.
If you want your visit to coincide with Carnival, you should plan your Venice boat rental for the end of February until the beginning of April so that you can really join in with the parties and witness the spectacle from your boat.
What to do during your nautical adventure in Venice?
There are many things that you should make sure you see and do when you rent a boat in Venice, but let’s start with the obvious. St Mark’s Basilica, located inside St Mark’s Square is always a treat to see. You should also take full advantage of a boat hire in Venice by exploring the canals. Depending on the size of your boat, you may be able to sail underneath the Rialto Bridge, but even if this is not possible you will love sailing down the Canale Grande, which passes from one side of Venice to the other. The banks of this iconic canal are lined with spectacular buildings dating back as far as the 13th century.
Venice also has many islands just offshore, which are perfect to visit as a brief escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Venice Lido is especially great for this purpose, with a much calmer, more laid-back atmosphere than central Venice, while still having a full range of services, such as shops and restaurants. Other, quieter islands to visit during your boat hire in Venice include Torcello Island and San Giorgio Maggiore.
Of course, another reason why people go to Venice is to ride through the canals on a gondola. One of the more romantic options for your trip, this is something we would recommend, as it is a truly authentic experience that wouldn’t be the same anywhere else.
What are the best sailing areas and ports for a Venice boat rental?
There are many marinas that make great places to dock during a boat rental in Venice, but our top 3, which offer a full range of services are:
- Marina di Lio Grande
- Vento di Venezia
- San Giorgio Maggiore Marina
If you opt for a yacht rental in Venice, you have even more options where you can drop your anchor for the night. Some of these include:
- Venice Yacht Pier
- Venice Yacht Pier Banchina Adriatica
- Venice Yacht Pier Punta Della Salute
- Venice Yacht Pier Riva San Biagio
- Venice Yacht Pier Riva Dei Sette Martiri
How to get to your boat charter in Venice?
Getting to a Venice boat rental couldn’t be easier! Depending on where you’re coming from, there are lots of potential routes and methods of travel. Of course, coming from abroad, the easiest way to reach this stunning city is to fly into Marco Polo Airport. From here you can get a bus or a boat into the main city. Currently, you can get direct flights to this airport from Spain
in the UK
, and the USA
, as well as many other destinations across Europe.
However, if you don’t mind a slightly longer journey, you can also take a train into Santa Lucia Train Station, or even take a bus. If you’re feeling especially daring, you could even start your boat rental a little earlier than planned and sail in from Slovenia