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Sailing in the heart of Como Lake

Menaggio, Italy

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Experience hosted by Leo

4 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We welcome you on board in Menaggio (or Varenna or other places in the area) in the first afternoon, when " la Breva" the thermic breeze is usually coming from Lecco and Como.
We hoist the sails and we start the adventure with Grulla! With only the power of light wind, the sound of water on the hull and a magic landscape surrounding us, we will sail in the most beautiful areas of the lake. You will take pictures of characteristic villages as Varenna or Bellagio, watching historical and luxurious villas and if the weather is warm we could stop for a swim. Depending on weather conditions and your personal will, we can decide together the route and stops. Before going back to Menaggio we will offer you a typical Italian aperitivo on board.

Check out Grulla on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/grulla_como_lake/
Other things to note
In case there is no availability on the calendar try to contact me anyway, we may find a solution for you! The cruise will be subject to the weather conditions. In case of storm we could go back to the port earlier or don't even start sailing.
We welcome you on board in Menaggio (or Varenna or other places in the area) in the first afternoon, when " la Breva" the thermic breeze is usually coming from Lecco and Como.
We hoist the sails and we start the adventure with Grulla! With only the power of light wind, the sound of water on the hull and a magic landscape surrounding us, we will sail in the most beautiful areas of the lake. You will take pictures of characteristic villages as…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water, wine, snack.
From $173
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Leo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 45 Reviews
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Sailor since I was a child, I did many years doing competitions on many different sail boat on the lake and on the sea. I love our lake with the magic villages and mountains around it, I love sailing and classic boats. With my family we take care at Grulla, our historical sail boat (it is more than 50 years old) sailing in every corner of Como Lake. We'd like to share our lifestyle with other people and make them enjoy in the best way our little paradise.
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Where you'll be

With us you can enjoy sailing with a classic historical boat, watching the Lake, the typical boats and the amazing landscape around from a unique prospective. We will sail in the area of centre lake, between Bellagio, Pescallo, Varenna, Bellano, Dervio, Santa Maria Rezzonico and Menaggio.

Check out Grulla on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/grulla_como_lake/

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 45 reviews.

Aurajoy
October 2019
If you skip this experience you are missing out! We loved this so much . Lake Como is a magical place and Leo is the person to show you around. Don’t miss out.
Siobhan
September 2019
A brilliant experience with Leo, he is very knowledgeable and experienced. The sailing was so relaxing and a perfect way to spend the afternoon especially with the bottle of fizz and nibbles he provided. It was lovely that it showd us the sights of lake
A brilliant experience with Leo, he is very knowledgeable and experienced. The sailing was so relaxing and a perfect way to spend the afternoon especially with the bottle of fizz a…
Allison
September 2019
Incredible! We had the best time on Lake Como with Leo. It was supposed to rain the day we had originally booked, and Leo took the initiative to reach out and see if there was another time we could go when it would be better weather. This experience really made our trip in Como. It was so nice to have a private tour of the lake and enjoy some aperitivo on the boat with views of Pescallo. Couldn’t recommend this experience more - it’s the only way to see Lake Como!
Incredible! We had the best time on Lake Como with Leo. It was supposed to rain the day we had originally booked, and Leo took the initiative to reach out and see if there was anot…
Sirena
September 2019
Spending the day on Leo's boat was amazing. It was truly the local experience we were looking for. He was very knowledgeable about the lake and the towns surrounding the lake. I felt like we went all over the lake and were able to see so much in just a few hours. I also felt very comfortable and safe on board with Leo. One of the best parts was the aperitif at the end on the front of the boat! I would definitely recommend this experience.
Spending the day on Leo's boat was amazing. It was truly the local experience we were looking for. He was very knowledgeable about the lake and the towns surrounding the lake. I fe…
Annie
August 2019
I booked this experience for my parents as an anniversary treat while they were staying on Lake Como. They had a wonderful afternoon with Leo who showed them around the lake, gave them snacks and drinks, stopped off to let them swim and chatted to them about his life and sailing expertise. They've visited Italy on many occasions but sailing with Leo is one experience they will remember forever. Thank you so much for sharing the magic of Lake Como with my mum and dad :)
I booked this experience for my parents as an anniversary treat while they were staying on Lake Como. They had a wonderful afternoon with Leo who showed them around the lake, gave…
Tong
August 2019
Leo was a great host. He was very friendly toward me and my husband. We had some quite time on the lake. It was relaxing considering it is our first day in como.

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Wind jacket, swim costume (proper clothing to sail on the lake, considering that could be cold), photo camera, sunglasses, smile :)

Please don't wear blue jeans or other pants with metal pins or bottons.