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A guide to boat trips on Lake Annecy

Annecy is home to one of the cleanest lakes in Europe, which you can enjoy through many watersports, by bike around the Lake Annecy loop or aboard one of the various boat trips on offer.

In this post, we are going to delve a bit deeper into the different types of boat trips on Lake Annecy and the packages on offer, to help you get the most out of your stay!

Public Boat Trips on Lake Annecy

Sightseeing Cruises

The Compagnie des Bateaux du Lac D’Annecy specialise in a range of tours that vary in offerings and prices. Depending on which part of the lake you’re staying on, there’s a good variety of crossings that may suit your plans.

Prices range from 16-28€ and include trips from Annecy to Talloires and Doussard. You can also opt for complete lake tours with commentary. Be sure to check their website (French only) to see when your desired tour runs and to book a place.

You can also buy tickets from the blue cabins on the Quai de Bayreuth or the Quai Napoleon lll. Or, head over to their office (2 place aux Bois 74000 Annecy) for further direction. If you’re joining the boats at other ports, then purchase your tickets onboard.

Restaurant Cruises

Fine dining meets breathtaking scenery aboard Annecy’s floating restaurant! On the menu, you’ll find delicious dishes using local ingredients to enjoy at lunch or dinner.

Prices vary depending on the menu you choose, which can be a 3 or 4-course meal and children’s menus are available.

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Private Tours

Blue Diamond Taxi Boat

You can board from all public or private jetties on Lake Annecy with Blue diamond Taxi Boat from 01/03 to 30/11, 7 days a week. You can even opt for a gourmet dining experience on board! Find out more about their offering here.

‘Water Taxi’

Discover hidden gems and stunning panoramas on a private transfer with ‘Water Taxi’! Enjoy your own private party whilst on board a ‘lounge boat’, perfect for an event or special occasion!

Activ’ Annecy Private Cruises

Choose from a 4 or 12-seater private cruise when you book with Activ’Annecy. Explore the lakeside caves, underwater houses or kick back and relax on an Aperitif tour!

‘The Boat’

For a real nautical experience, book a place the only privatised Catamaran on Lake Annecy! The boat accommodates up to 12 passengers and you can enjoy a variety of different guided tours. Choose from a discovery sail, sunset cruise, or even a tailor-made tour on request. Head over to their website to find more details about prices and booking (site in French only).

Fancy discovering some of the other great things to do on your holiday to Annecy? If so, head over to our archives to find out more on eating and drinking, outdoor activities and events in the area!

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