Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Venice Shared Departure Transfer: Central Venice to Marittima Cruise Port. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Confirmation process was a snap. Company sent a fax to our hotel confirming our pick-up time. Pick-up point was very close to our hotel near the monumento. Plenty of room on the boat for both passengers and luggage. Easy to get on and off the boat. We heard horror stories from people who had travelled by water taxi before, but these were not true with company used by Viator. The only issue with shared transport is if people along the route are late. This happened to us, but since our boat was not leaving until evening, it did not really affect us. Drive was helpful and friendly. Helped us with 4 bags on and off the boat. Again, a pleasant surprise. Worth the money
Water taxi was on time and driver was professional. Did not charge me for my extra bag. Pick up and drop off location were convenient, we didn't have to walk too far.
What a great service Viator is. We were dropped off at a most convienient spot, assisted with information as to where our hotel was. Our baggage was handled well. There is no better service than Viator I'm sure.
Worked very smoothly. The boat driver was on time and we actually were able to depart before the designated time because all parties were present. I think we shared the boat with three other couples. The only slightly confusing thing was that you are given a confirmation with a map and told to report to "Todaro's Pier" for your transfer. We walked over there the night before to make sure we knew where we were going, but there is no sign that says "Todaro's Pier." We asked around and were told that one of the water-side cafes is called "Todaro's Cafe" and so it's the pier quite near that. It would help if the tour company would put up a sign with the name of the pier on it so you don't have to wander around confused. But we managed to find it and all was well. They take you (and your luggage) to a pier at the cruise ship terminal that is shared by all the cruise lines. We easily found the Princess Cruise representative there, turned our baggage over to him and then lined up for a shuttle bus that took us to the terminal building. All in all, I would use this service again in the future.
We had to change hotels so our pick up location changed. They were extremely nice and accommodating. The driver was a little annoyed because he felt like we had to much luggage.
Followed the instruction once we were in Venice to confirmed the time and place to pick up. It was a smooth ride, on time and we shared the transfer with the other couple. Will use the service again!
Fantastic and beautiful way to arrive at the port. The taxi was on time to pick us up and have us many photo opportunities on the way there.
Easy fuss free transfer to port with our luggage. Pick up very close to our hotel and NCL staff were there to take our cases, Would highly recommend this transfer.
Excellent - we had a short walk to the canal as most tourists do - the pick up was on time at the designated location - we were dropped off at the door step of our embarkation location for the cruise and that save a lot of sweat and grief - we were met by cruise staff at the dock and they took our bags to the ship - the transfer made a pleasant start to our cruise.
We had an excellent experience. We had to change our departure time at the last minute, and the agent was very helpful and we were able to secure a time only an hour off of our preferred time. Everything worked out great. Our water taxi pilot arrived exactly at 4pm local time, just as we requested. He was friendly and helpful, and we were at the cruise port inside of 20 minutes. We were travelling with two other people, and they also were happy with the water taxi service. One thing to keep in mind - if you're staying at a hotel near San Marco, the drop off point is called "Todaro." There's no sign for Todaro, but no worries - it's the dock right next to the "San Marco" sign. Just go to San Marco pier, and ask for "Todaro/Bucintoro Viaggi." and you'll be fine. Also - be sure to print our your voucher and bring it with you and give to the water taxi pilot. Our only regret is that we need more vacation time so that we can do this again. Thanks again to the people at Bucintoro Viaggi for such great service! We hope to visit Venezia again very soon!