About Lake Lugano cruises
Availability: All year round (limited timetable in the winter).
Swiss Travel Pass: FREE
Half Fare Card: 50% discount on the published fare
Ticino Ticket: 20% discount on a 1 day pass
With inviting Lake Lugano on your doorstep, you should make time for at least one cruise. The fleet of sightseeing boats travel across the lake, stopping at scenic villages along the way. Enjoy unforgettable views of the lake and the wooded mountains that surround it.
A range of delightful cruises
There is a good choice of cruises for you to enjoy from Lugano.
We recommend cruising to one of the picturesque lakeside villages, where you can hop off and explore or sit by the water with a drink. Unspoilt Gandria lies at the foot of Mont Brè, with narrow streets and a number of restaurants. Another captivating location is Morcote with its long arcades, old houses, shops and the church of Santa Maria del Sasso. Campione d’Italia, which is an Italian enclave on Lake Lugano famous for its casino and the sanctuary ‘Madonna del Ghirli’ built in the 9th century, is also worth a visit.
Lunch or dinner onboard
A wonderful way to enjoy the lake while relaxing over a meal!
There are lunch and dinner cruises, both lasting 2 hours, taking you to scenic spots such as Melide, Brusino, Morcote and Porto Ceresio. The menu is seasonal, with a Mediterranean flavour.
A bar service is available on all cruises throughout the day.
The main boat station is found in the town centre, but most of the boats also call at the pier at Paradiso.
There is a full complement of sightseeing boats travelling across the lake, 5 of which are wheelchair accessible.
Please remember to bring your passport if you are taking one of the cruises which crosses into Italy.