Why discover Lake Garda with Bee Boat Service?
The Beeboat Service is the perfect solution for discovering Lake Garda, the worlds most romantic lake! Here’s a few things to know about Lake Garda……
Lake Garda Geography……
If you’re a regular visitor to this website you probably know by now that Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake. It is 52km long and at it’s widest point it is 16km; it has a 150km coast line that runs through three regions of Italy…..Lombardy, Veneto and Trento, it is a body of water that covers 370km².
A brief history of Lake Garda……
Lake Garda has a history that dates back to 2000BC when it is believed the first settlement appeared. Roman, Scaglieri and Venetian influences provide endless amazement in the architecture and culture of the stunning towns that nestle on the crystal clear azzure Lake Garda water.
Lake Garda Geology……
Then of course there is the diverse landscape which provides jaw dropping wonderment in every direction. The Prealpi and Dolomites in the northern regions, with Monte Baldo on the east coast and the Parco Alto Garda of Brescia and Trentino on the west create an imposing Fjord like feel in the top half of the lake. The gently rolling moranic hills, with their vinyards and olive groves that circumvent the southern half and contribute to the lazy relaxed ambience that instantly envelops you when travelling this region.
Lake Garda Islands……
Lake Garda has five islands, the most famous being the Isola del Garda. With its own rich history, it’s imposing Venetian villa and elegant gardens provide a quintessential Lake Garda experience.
Different ways to explore Lake Garda……
There are many ways to discover this wonderful lake; you can drive the Gardesana, hike in the surrounding mountains and hills, cycle, take a bus and of course there’s the fantastic Lake Garda ferry service. In fact a combination of all of these will ensure that get the most out of your Lake Garda holiday, but if you truly want an amazing experience that will let you see it from a whole new perspective, you really need to hire a boat or either self drive or a private skippered tour.
If you happen to be staying in or near Salò, or even visiting the area for the day I know the perfect solution that will give you the perfect solution for exploring the lake by boat with your very own, experienced skipper……….the ‘Bee Boat Service’!
Where to find the Bee Boat Service
Once you arrive in Salò find your way to the water front. Walk along the lungolago (the promenade) on any day between March 28 and October 8 and you will find Mirco and his lovely wife Cristina with their magnificent boat…..the ‘Bee Boat 2’. You can’t miss them, they will be just in front of Café Bloom, standing next to their billboard that shows many options for a memorable lake tour.
There is always the chance that Mirco will already be out on a tour and you will just find Cristina. but don’t worry she will explain everything and book you on a tour that will be one of the highlights of your holiday.
If the Bee Boat is out on a tour you could always pop into Café Bloom and sample one of their famous Pirlo’s the name of their Aperol Spritz.
The history of the Bee Boat Service
Bee Boat Service is a young and dynamic ten year old family business, based in the beautiful holiday Town of Salò strategically located on Lake Garda and specialised in providing private boat trips for couples or families. The idea was born out of the passion and experience of skipper Mirco, who has always been a navigator together with the father, on the lakes in Northern Italy.
In 2015, after a successful first five years, Bee Boat Service has equipped themselves with a brand new and characteristic “typical Italian boat” a modern, elegant form but also a little retro. This boat is entirely handmade by the top South Italian masters boat builder, getting on board you immediately feel the Italian style. While sailing, the silence of its engine and the heavy boat with it’s fine mahogany finish, you know for sure that you are on board a higher quality craft rather than the usual fiberglass motorboats.
The Bee Boat mk2 was styled on the famous ‘Gozzo Sorrentino’, and built by a famous master boat builder, but because of Mirco’s dedication to provide the perfect design for his customers he drove around 1900km a month (sometimes twice) to check on the progress and to add his personal design touches. The result is one of the finest boats on Lake Garda.
Why name this boat the Bee Boat you might ask? The boat is named after Mirco’s original boat that had stripes down the sides, many children commented on how it looked like a bee and so became know as the ‘Bee Boat’ before being called it.
Special occasions and fantastic tours with the Bee Boat Service
A tour on the Beeboat is perfect for a special celebration like a big birthday, a wedding anniversary or even a surprise marriage proposal. If you’d like to book the Beeboat in advance for anything special the contact Lave Lake Garda and we will help organise it, we have a fantastic success rate 100% yes for all surprise wedding proposals we have organised.
If it’s a straightforward tour you want then feel free to contact us or contact Mirco directly. Of course you can also just find them on the lungolago of Salò.
Beeboat service is aimed at couples and families and not at mixed groups so you can dream for a while that you are being skippered around the lake on your own boat.
Be sure to tell him that you found the Beeboat service via Love Lake Garda and you will be rewarded with a refreshing glass of prosecco!
You will find more info on our special page for the Bee Boat Service.