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“Good boat service to the Borromean islands”

Navigazione Sulle Isole Borromee del Lago Maggiore
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Lake Maggiore Isola Bella Hop-On Hop-Off Boat Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The public service boat offers an exclusive service for the Borromean Islands and all the places of interest that lean out on the banks of the Lake Maggiore, been born for satisfying the demands of whom loves to travel in liberty, it makes various boats to be able to satisfy the demands of the single one as those of groups, parties or schools available. We rent motorboats to visit the fascinating Lake Maggiore.
Reviewed January 28, 2018

We used this service to get to the Isola Bella one day. These boats should not be confused with the ferries running from a harbour near the cable car station - these have only limites schedules out of season.
You can buy the tickets on the street, just near a small park and a parking lot and near the tourist office - the guys selling them are easily recognizable by the maritime look and insisting manners.
The service runs quick and efficiently and as we only bought a ticket for Isola Bella, we got the full trip on the boat, passing Isola Madre and Isola Superiore (Isola Pescatore) until we were let off at Isola Bella.
On the way back the boat came punctually and took us back to Stresa. There are only a certain number of people allowed on the boat, and the captain is keen on counting people.
It is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to visit one of the islands - or do some island-hoppong.

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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

The tickets are not cheap but service is correct.
On time and fast .
The boat clean and nice .
The boat operator was kind and helpful.

Thank Passport684671
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Good to get out on the water and hare around the islands. The staff offered good, honest advice and we appreciated that. Recommend these guys.

Thank Harrison-F-Carter
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

It was very easy to get from Stresa to all three of the Borromean islands. The captains were always on time, very polite, totally efficient at getting their passengers to the next amazing island. Well worth the small price!

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The ferry service around Lake Maggiore is really excellent & there's no better way to see in & around the lake & the Borromean Islands. The timetables were a little shorter when we were there in October as it was towards the end of the season, but we still managed fine as the timings still suited us. They were always spot on time - to the minute! The only thing was, we found it a little bit pricey over a week, as we used the ferries almost daily. Still, as the weather was fine we would not have seen the lake in all it's splendour from all angles but for the ferries!

Thank C_and_H_11
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