Located in an intersection between France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy, Switzerland is a country well worth your time. It offers its visitors peaceful scenery with mountains, lakes, and valleys and an array of cultural activities such as cheeses, chocolates, and architecture. With so much to do and see, a boat rental in one (or more) of the beautiful Swiss lakes makes a perfect holiday idea.
The average price to rent a motorboat for 6 people in Switzerland is around €340 per day in low season and €450 per day in high season. For a RIB, it would cost around €350 per day.
For sailboats, the average price would be around €840 per week.
The best time for a boat rental in Switzerland is dependent on your preferences. The weather in Switzerland changes depending on the region but is generally cool throughout the year. For example, Geneva reaches its highest temperatures in July with around 30 degrees Celsius. However, the spring and autumn seasons have a range of 8 to 15 degrees Celsius. If you can handle the cold, you can charter a yacht during the winter for a cosy boat ride where you can expect temperatures of -2 to 7 degrees Celsius.
Deciding on a location for your yacht charter can be a difficult choice. However, Switzerland is filled with beautiful cities and landscapes, making it impossible to leave disappointed.
A common starting point for travellers is Zurich as it is the largest city in Switzerland and is well connected with other cities. Here, boat rentals can be made on the beautiful Lake Zurich. However, there are many other wonderful cities you can visit with lakes such as Geneva, Lausanne, and Neuchatel.
Is there anything better than learning through delicious food? No matter where you go in Switzerland, this can be found all over. A perfect activity for children and adults alike, stimulate your tastebuds and learn about Swiss culture with a tasting tour of some of the world’s finest chocolates. We recommend checking out the chocolate tours across all of Switzerland such as Lindt’s Home of Chocolate near Zurich and the Mastrani Chocolarium near Appenzell. Similarly, you can dive into the world of cheeses! From Gruyère to Emmental, and even the infamously strong Appenzeller cheese, there are over 450 cheeses in Switzerland that you can taste.
For those of you who like adventure, you can explore the mountains in the Swiss Alps. If you’re a fan of Paramount Pictures or Toblerone, then you might already recognize one of the most famous mountains in Switzerland- the Matterhorn! Apart from the brand logos, the Matterhorn is famous for its astounding pyramid shape.
Due to the naturally rocky landscape, you can also access a range of stunning waterfalls in Switzerland. If you find yourself near Schaffhausen, then you should see Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. Other popular waterfalls include an area in Lauterbrunnen known as the Valley of 72 Waterfalls and Foroglio Falls in Val Bavona.
Picture historic buildings, glistening waters, and tall mountains in the distance, what better place for a yacht charter? Switzerland has a variety of graceful lakes that will ensure a great holiday experience. For starters, Lake Geneva (otherwise known as Lac Léman) is Europe’s largest Alpine Lake. Scattered around the borders of the lake you can find chic towns coated in cobbled streets and luxury shops. Another top destination is Lake Zurich. Here, you can take your boat rental towards the eastern coast of the lake to Rapperswil or “Rose Town” where you can find over 600 varieties of roses and a total of over 15,000 roses. For those wanting a romantic getaway, you can head to Lake Neuchatel. This city and its lake will leave you enamoured by its dreamy charm. In the autumn, they have an open-air wine festival that also features flower parade. If you go during the summer months, then the thrill seekers can remain entertained with water sports such as water skiing, diving, and rowing!
You will commonly find that our yacht charters in Switzerland come with the option of a skipper and/or crew that can join you on your holiday. Although this usually comes at an additional price, they can add a lot of advantages to your experience. To begin, the skipper will be experienced with the waters. Therefore, they can customise your yacht charter to your wishes. The skipper will also take care of the sailing, docking, and anchoring of the boat as well as cook and clean for you on your boat rental. With the practical skills taken care of, you can focus on relaxing and enjoying your holiday for the ultimate experience.