• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 25 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 177.70 View price calendar

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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

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

Maureen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was worth every penny!! On time and such an awesome way to get to the port from our hotel. Highly recommend!

Jerry D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

While we called to delay our departure to a later time in the day, our water taxi driver was very professional and prompt in arriving at the later time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a great way to leave Venice for the cruise ship. It was so easy being picked up at our hotel then taken to the port where our cases were taken from us and we didn't see them again until they arrived at our cabin. There was quite a long walk to the place where we checked in and others were pulling their suitcases the whole way. Very easy, very pleasant.

Joseph R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Quick and easy process


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Was picked up right at our apartment. An agent came to the boarding spot and assisted with luggage and making sure our connection worked. Boat driver was perfect. Headed to a cruise ship with LOTS of luggage. He was awesome with assistance. PERFECT!!

Wes R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Fun way to go -

Joel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

We were picked up directly from the hotel and whisked to the airport. The process was seamless. Would highly recommend.

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Viator delivered a fax to our hotel the night before to confirm the arrangements, which was very comforting. Water taxi arrived on time to our hotel on the Grand Canal and transported in comfort to the cruise terminal where we were met and escorted by a very lovely young lady to the cruise check-in. No hassle, perfect!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

As a solo traveller, aged 70, this option made the transfer worry free. Though costly for one person, it was worth the expense to ensure safe arrival. I met at my hotel, escorted to a waiting boat, delivered to San Basilio cruise port and shown the embarkation area. All smooth sailing!

Misty L J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The man who was arranging everything meet us at the hotel early. He was in contact with the water taxi and let us know when it was going to be at the hotel to pick us up. Once on the water taxi, he sat with us and talked about what we were going by on the canal. Once at the cruise port, he helped us get everything to where it needed to be and get us where we needed to be. Was very smooth and took a lot of worry away from me!

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