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Travel to your cruise port the easy and stylish way with this private motorboat transfer. A professional driver will pick you up at your central Venice hotel in a clean and comfortable motorboat and transport you directly to the cruise port (either Venezia Marittima or San Basilio). Relax and enjoy the ride as you whizz by Venice’s historic palaces and beautiful lagoon on the way to your waiting ship. 


  • Private departure transfer from your central Venice hotel to the Venice cruise port
  • One way private transfer
  • See the sights of Venice from a private motorboat
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Venice Private Departure Transfer by Water Taxi: Central Venice to Cruise Port

Venice Cruise Terminal Departure Transfer: Central Venice to Cruise

Skip any transport stress when traveling from your Venice hotel to your cruise port (either Venezia Marittima or San Basilio). Transfer service is available 7 days a week, so you can schedule a pickup time that suits your travel needs. Please provide hotel and cruise details when booking your transfer. You will receive confirmation within 24 hours and a travel voucher to show the transfer representative. 

Choose from two different options:
  • Meet and greet service: A transfer representative will meet you in your hotel lobby if the hotel does not have a private pier. You will then be escorted to a waiting motorboat at the nearest departure point. If your hotel has a private pier, you will hop aboard the motorboat there on your own, and a representative will meet you at the cruise pier and escort you to the port departure terminal.
  • Full service: A representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and accompany you all the way to the port departure terminal.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely departure for this transfer. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Price is per person, based on six adults per boat.

Please note: Guests staying at Venice’s Hotel Marriott (Isola delle Rose) will need to pay a surcharge of €20 at the time of service due to the hotel’s more distant location.

Customer Reviews

Susan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

we were nervous about getting to ship on time with 2 lg bags . she met us at hotel and rode in water taxi to cruise port and into terminal . best for people with disabilities.

Barbara C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

very efficient..met us at the airport and took us to the dock closest to our hotel..we uded a porter after that to get luggage for 6 to our hotel a few blocks away.

Charles V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Absolutely the best way to get to the cruise terminal from the Hilton Stucky Molino! The taxi arrived exactly on time with our guide. The guide accompanied us the entire trip, up to cruise checkin - a thoroughly enjoyable tour. One of the best parts? After we called the bellhop for assistance with our luggage, we didn't touch it again until it was safely delivered to our ship cabin. We were able to focus on our surroundings and the beautiful Venice sites rather than worry about our stuff.

Patricia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

10 out of service and puntuality


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Trip was excellent and the transport by water taxi, nothing but the best - five star rating! Will use Viator when in Rome next year. Thank you very much.

Robert Schoenbachler United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We were to meet the ship Star Pride. They picked up us on time at the hotel and was able to take us right to the ship. Very easy.

Marina Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

One of the best and smoothest transfers! Everyone was extremely helpful, timely and courteous. If you want a hassle free and headache free journey this transfer is for you!

JEREMY D Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good and convenient.

Mike Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent way to travel to ship. Prompt and easy and fun!!!

Roberto O USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very convenient to have this service from the hotel to the cruise terminal. A very nice young lady waited for us at the hotel lobby, took us to the boat which went right to our NCL cruise dock, help with the luggage check in with NCL and then walked with us to the terminal. Everything on time.

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