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The easy and comfortable way to get your Boating licence on Lake Garda

Exploring Lake Garda by boat is one of the highlights of any holiday on Italy’s most popular lake. Even a trip on the boats of the Navigazione Lago di Garda shipping company, which calls at the many harbours and landing stages on the lake from Desenzano in the south to Riva del Garda high in the north every day, is a wonderful experience. However, gliding across the lake in your own boat, enjoying the stunning views along the shores in peace and quiet and calling at all the islands and bays to your liking is unbeatable, especially if you steer an elegant sports boat yourself!

But before success, the gods have to sweat, as a very old saying goes. Without an international pleasure boat licence in your pocket, you are not allowed to cruise across Lake Garda, but for you, as a guest of the Eden Reserve Hotel & Villas, a solution to this problem is simple. During your holiday, you can take the exam for the sports boat licence and then, as a proud captain, steer high-horsepower sport boats across the lake. Thankfully, the path to a boating licence is not at all sweaty.

A special kind of holiday: get your boating licence on Lake Garda

Eden Resort’s cooperation with the German-speaking ab-Sportbootschule and the Cantiere Nautico Feltrinelli makes it very convenient to combine a holiday and acquire a licence. The skippers-to-be have to learn a little theory, but this can be done online before the holiday or in a relaxed holiday atmosphere at Eden Reserve, where you take the exam in the clubhouse of Feltrinelli Nautico in Gargnano, with a view of Monte Baldo on the opposite side of the lake, or in your private rooms in Eden Reserve. Then there are two practical hours to be completed on the lake before the examination with a noble Frauscher Lido 686. Once this has been successfully completed, there is nothing standing in the way of boat trips with you at the helm, allowing you to discover the many interesting destinations on Lake Garda.

For your own trips on Lake Garda, the inland boat licence is necessary and makes you fit for trips on rivers and lakes. It makes sense to complete the inland and lake driving licence together, as you will then be legally able to cruise on the Adriatic Sea or the Riviera coasts with motor boats up to a certain size.

Pure pleasure: hire sports boats and steer them yourself

Feltrinelli Nautico boat service and shipyard also rent out the world-famous Frauscher sports boats. The boats of the shipyard in Ohlsdorf in the Austrian Salzkammergut near Lake Traunsee have an excellent reputation in the international maritime world. The Frauscher shipyard is known for its very distinctive and elegant design. The Frauscher 747 Mirage, for example, with its characteristic silhouette, is already considered a design icon, while the 858 Phantom Air and the Frauscher 1017 GT are also very popular. You have probably already seen Frauscher sports boats in the cinema as Hollywood prefers to use the boats in action films. Sunny days on the lake on the deck of a Frauscher sports boat, with the Mediterranean-like shores of Lake Garda as a magnificent backdrop, will remain unforgettable.