Perhaps you don’t have your own boat, but would still like to explore the lake under your own steam? Lindau has a couple of charter companies where you can rent a boat.

Experience Lake Constance by boat

Boating on the lake is great fun for the whole family and is quite simply part of a Lake Constance holiday. If you don’t have your own boat you can charter a small motorboat, which you can drive without a boatmaster’s licence, or a larger motorboat, sailing boat or large yacht. You can also rent rowing boats and pedalos.

Step on board and enjoy the unique view of the mountains and lakeside promenade. There is a huge choice of motorboats and sailing boats. Many charter companies in Lindau will rent you a boat or yacht so that you can cruise around the lake.
The Bodensee-Yachtschule will rent you an open Efsix sailing boat or an open keel Sailhorse for half a day or more. You have to hold the Lake Constance boatmaster’s licence D or have a holiday licence to rent these boats. Bootshaus Lukas rents out Varianta 44 sailing yachts if you hold the Lake Constance boatmaster’s licence D and category A (motor).

Chartering a boat without a licence

But you can still rent a boat even if you don’t have a licence. Motorboats with engines up to 6 HP, electric boats, pedalos and rowing boats can all be rented from Bootsverleih Hodrius, Bootsvermietung Lindau or Bootsvermietung Franz. Bootsverleih Lindau and Bootsverleih Hodrius also rent out faster motorboats, but you need to hold the Lake Constance boatmaster’s licence to rent these.

If you would like to charter a boat during your holiday, we recommend making an advance reservation with a charter company.