About Lake Maggiore cruises
Available: all year round (limited timetable in winter).
21 Sfr for a day pass covering the Swiss part of the lake (Locarno, Ascona and Brissago). Prices for the Italian part of the lake vary.
Please note that as the majority of this lake is in Italy, the boats are operated by an Italian company and your Half Fare Card is not valid.
Ticino Ticket: 25% discount on a 1 day pass covering Locarno, Ascona and Brissago (Apr-Oct)
This beautiful lake offers a number of enjoyable cruises, ranging from a trip along the shoreline between Brissago and Ascona or visiting Italy either for a trip to the market at Cannobio or down to the beautiful Italian town of Stresa.
A range of delightful cruises
A Lake Maggiore cruise will make your holiday in the region unforgettable. From the lake you can enjoy the blue lake with the reflection of the surrounding mountains. There are many pretty villages to see along the shore and you may like to stop at the Brissago Islands - a sub-tropical botanical paradise.
A wonderful way to enjoy the lake.
Some cruises offer a lunch service, which you may like to book locally in advance or you are permitted to bring a picnic. A bar service operates throughout the day.
Lago Maggiore Express
Why not stay on the boat into Italian waters, all way down to the end of the lake. Then enjoy a tran ride through the Italian countryside to Domodossola, and a trip on the Centovalli Line back to Locarno. More details...
This is a full day trip which must be booked locally.
There are boat stations in the town centres of Locarno and Ascona and another in Porto Ronco.
There is a full complement of sightseeing boats travelling across the lake.
Please remember to bring your passport if you are crossing into the Italian part of the lake.