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Borromean Islands Boat Trip

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Discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore as you ride on the fantastic tourist boat to the Borromean Islands. You can get on and off as many times as you want!

Discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore as you ride on the fantastic tourist boat to the Borromean Islands. You can get on and off as many times as you want!

Borromean Islands Boat Trip

No trip to Stresa would be complete without taking this brilliant boat trip to the Borromean Islands, one of the most beautiful parts in Italy's Piedmont region.

This pass gives you unlimited access to the boat for 1 full day. The ferry calls at the three main islands, Isola Madre (Mother Island), Isola Bella (Beautiful Island), and Isola dei Pescatori (Fishermen's Island); all of which have their individual charms and characteristics. You can see spectacular locations such as a huge open-air botanical garden, the Borromeo Palace, and the Bella Island Palace - the choice is yours!

Times and frequency

The tourist boat sails from March to November every day approximately every 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 6 pm.

How it works

When you purchase this pass, you'll have unlimited access to the boat which sails between Stresa and the Borromean Islands. You'll be able to get on and off the boat, as many times as you want during operation hours, for one full day.

Partial closures

As of November 2, the museums and gardens of Isla Bella and Isla Madre will be closed.

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Adults Children from 5 to 12 years old Children under 5 years old
1 day ticket
US$ 15.30
US$ 7.70

1 day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 15.30
  • Children from 5 to 12 years old

    US$ 7.70
  • Children under 5 years old


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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1 day.


Ticket for the tourist boat valid for one day.

English speaking crew.

Not included


Mooring taxes on each island: 0.50 (US$ 0.50) per person.

When to book?

You can book up until the same day (9:00 am) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 8 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 15.30

Meeting point

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi square, Stresa

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