venice cruise - italy

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venice from a canal boat

The Venetian Lagoon and your first sight of Piazza San Marco will become unforgettable moments of your boating holidays. Renting one of our self-drive boats will enable you to visit off the beaten track islands and to use deserted jetties, following itineraries unknown to other tourists. As you head south, Chioggia, a magnificent small town linked to the mainland by bridges is the first entrance into the lagoon from the open sea. Following the canals, your Pénichette® will take you through the traditional fishing village of Pellestrina, with its ochre and yellow houses. Crossing the Malamocco inlet, you will will eventually arrive at Venice.

Venice Lagoon

Cruising the Venice Lagoon on a Pénichette® will generate lifetime memories. Passing sleepy villages, Historical cities, fishermen’s settlements and trendy beaches as the Lido will make your boating holidays truly unique. The vast lagoon is separated from the sea by a narrow neck of land. Chioggia, the starting point of your cruise is a lovely little town. Aboard your Pénichette®, you follow the deep water channels to the traditional fishing village of Pellestrina, then cross the Malamocco shipping channel and head for Venice. Arriving in Venice offers striking views of the Palace of the Doges. Heading north you will encounter a myriad of romantic islands like Murano, Burano or Torcello. You can choose to extend your trip to Treviso, on the lovely Sile river or the channelled Brenta.

  • under the Trepponti bridge

    The bridge Trepponti Camacchio in Italy To enter the city of Comacchio, you will cruise under the sumptuous 5 ways Trepponti bridge built in 1634. Only 3 are still flowing. while there, have a quick look at the very old fishmonger close by the bridge.

  • Locaboat in Italy

    "Rendez-Vous Fantasia" is a small, dynamic company which has been hiring boats since 1986, and knows all there is to know about the Venice Lagoon. "Rendez-Vous Fantasia" operates a fleet of Pénichettes®. The team looks forward to welcoming you on board and will ensure that your cruise through the Venice Lagoon is an unforgettable experience.

  • In the Po delta

    Classified as National Park, the south side of the Po delta is a world of its own, and can be seen properly only by boat. Nature lovers will enjoy the peaceful cruise in the bird sanctuary. Than, you will head to Cornacchio, through canals before reaching Ferrara. The 14th Century town, - a World Heritage site -, is a real gem of the Medieval and Renaissance period.

  • Closer to nature

    In the Lagoon of Marano you will find the Valle Canal Novo nature reserve. Its untouched wetlands ecosystem is unique in Europe. Covering both water and land, the reserve allows the visitor to study an unbelievable variety of marsh scenery, fauna and flora.

  • special offers

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    Discount for couples
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how much?

There are boats for all budgets: Price starts as low as 190 Euros / day for a Con Fly cruiser (4 to 6 persons). Our largest and most modern penichette 15.00 Flying bridge accommodating 8 to 12 people will cost 417 Euros / day in low season.

how to choose?

Choosing the right boat is important. Don't get misled by the maximum number of passengers on board. It's good practice to limit the number of guests on board to the number of permanent berths in cabins and avoid using the convertible folding table as additional sleeping area.

It is essential to book well ahead of time to get the boat you want. We accept booking up to a year ahead of cruising. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

select your boat

THE budget new con fly
  • New Con Fly first / 4 - 7 Persons





15 Mar - 11 Apr
11 - 31 Oct
11 Apr - 23 May
20 Sep - 10 Oct
24 May - 20 Jun
6 - 19 Sep
21 Jun - 18 Jul
23 Aug - 5 Sep
19 Jul - 22 Aug
2019 - price in Euros Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day
Budget New Con Fly 4/6 Pers. 190 218 244 270 296
Pénichette 1500R 8/12 Pers. 347 415 460 502 547
Pénichette 10.20FB 3/5 Pers. 270 322 366 406 450
Pénichette 11.80FB 6/7 Pers. 339 392 438 485 527
Pénichette 15.00FB 8/12 Pers. 417 484 528 577 636
Europa 400 3/4 Pers. 319 378 426 470 513
Europa 600 5 / 6 Pers. 356 413 458 513 556

price includes:
- Hire of the boat fully equipped: crockery, cutlery, bed-linen and towels.
- Boat handling instructions and orientation on day one.
- Navigation Tolls - Boat insurance - Captain's handbook - One 12 kg gas bottle.
- Technical assistance 7 days a week (during opening hours).

"Inclusive Pack"

For peace of mind, subscribe to our great value "Inclusive Pack" which includes damage waiver, fuel, cleaning service & 1 free bicycle.
Price for New Con Fly: 350 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1500R: 475 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1020 FB: 383 Euros / week.
Price Penichette 1180 FB: 424 Euros / week.
Price for Penichette 1500 FB: 503 Euros / week.
Price for Europa cruiser 400: 484 Euros / week.
Price for Europa cruiser 699: 484 Euros / week.

discounts & special offers

Travelling with children? Booking early? Cruising more than one week? Check our specials

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using a credit card.

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