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“Great fun”
Review of AC Boat

AC Boat
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Menaggio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We rent 40Hp motorboats to drive by yourself without any license. Our boats are endowed with 2 wide sundecks and the awning is included into the rate as well the fuel and the basic insurance.Our rental company offers also sit-on-top Kayaks (single or double). At request we also offer delivery service in Bellagio, Varenna, Cadenabbia and Tremezzo.
Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A great way to see Lake Como. The boat was in good condition and cleaned before and after use. We had a larger boat for six of us, but she handled well. Good value fun.

Thank Geoff C
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Our family recently took our first trip to Europe, with a few days on Lake Como, and after reading Tripadvisor's reviews, we rented a speedboat from AC Boats in Menaggio. After a short walk through the town to pick up some wine,bread,and cheese, we easily found their waterfront location, just a few hundred meters north of the ferry. We were greeted by very friendly, attentive staff who spoke fluent english. A simple passport ID and USA driver's license, and a short form to fill out, complete instructions given on board, and my wife, two grown daughters and I were under way! I had Zero hours previous experience operating a powered boat, and instantly found out why so many friends spend so much time on the water. While the ferry rides are fun and scenic, the thrill and experience of a private boat ride on Lake Como, in perfect spring weather, with great local wine and refreshments, surrounded by amazing snow-capped mountains, tiny villages dotting the hillsides, lavish villas with their spring flowers in bloom, on crystal-clear blue waters of the lake, made it an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend AC Boats in Menaggio! Great people, fun easy-to-operate boats, and very affordable rates make this vacation idea a sure winner. It's probably smart to book in advance, especially for weekends and all summer, as this is one great way to experience this beautiful part of the world.

2  Thank Spencer W
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Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Very quick and efficient hiring process. We booked lakeside half an hour before a boat was available. The explanation of how to use the boat was efficient and easy to understand. We were out on the lake within five minutes of getting on the boat. The craft was in superb condition. It appeared brand new and we watched it get thoroughly cleaned and prepared for our trip.

1  Thank DTWales
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I have used these guys twice in the last couple of years and they have been very helpful. You may think that it's a bit of an expensive way of seeing the lake but it is the most enjoyable and memorable part of the stay with the kids - they love it. There is no better way to enjoy the sites and go for a swim on a secluded bit of shore line.

2  Thank FurbyDogg
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Based on the excellent Trip Advisor recommendations, I hired a boat from AC Boat for three hours on the 26th September.

I made the booking by email prior to travelling to Italy, and was left reassured when AC Boat handled all correspondence and arrangements swiftly and efficiently.

On the day itself, the boat was delivered to the small harbour in Pescallo ten minutes before our booking time. After a brief explanation of the boat controls and rules of the lake, we were off. The boat was spotlessly clean, well equipped with safety gear and very simple to operate.
I had ordered the optional extras of a bottle of chilled Processco (with glasses) and a bunch of mixed flowers for my wife as we were celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary. These had been stowed in a storage compartment under the steering wheel and made a lovely surprise when I produced them!

We had a fantastic time on the boat, and it really was a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Como. We also had superb weather and even managed to jump in the lake for a swim!

A first class experience all round. Thank you very much AC Boat.

1  Thank Chris R
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