Venice Private Arrival Transfer By Water Taxi: Cruise Port To Central Venice

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Details :
    Pickup Details Departure: Cruise Terminal of Venice. The hostess will be holding a sign with the passengers name written on it at the pier of your cruise. Ports Cruise Terminal, Venice.. read more
  • Return Details :
    City of Venice, City of Venice, Veneto - You will be dropped off at your hotel/destination or, if not reachable, closeby to your hotel/destination
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


There is only one way to travel from Venice cruise port (Venezia Marittima or San Basilio) to your Venice city hotel by private motorboat! Book this cruise transfer for a fast, fun and hassle-free journey to your hotel. Board your motorboat, sit back and take in the sights of Venice as you glide along the Venetian lagoon. Traveling by private motorboat is the only way to arrive in Venice!

Know More about this tour

Transfer services are available 7 days a week for 1 to 6 people and 6 pieces of luggage. When making a booking, you will need to advise your cruise details and your Venice hotel details (if applicable). Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the hostess. It's that easy!

You can choose from 2 different transfer options:
  • Meet and Greet service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and take you to the pier embarkation point for your private motorboat arrival transfer.
  • Full Service: Representative will meet you at the arrival terminal and stay with you until you arrive at your hotel.

Price is per person, based on 6 adults per car/vehicle.

Due to the Hotel Marriot location (Isola delle Rose), transfer to/from this Hotel are subjected to a surcharge of 20, payable on spot


One-way private transfer

Meet and assist at your hotel

1 to 6 people transferred in a private vehicle



Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Brand of vehicle used may vary depending on your specific travel date.

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) will have certain restrictions. The vehicles CANNOT accommodate excess luggage. Please send an inquiry prior to travel to ask if excess luggage is acceptable. Additional fees will be charged on the day of travel for excess luggage. Baby seats are not available.

Transfer is wheelchair accessible but if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer and wheel chair assistant MUST be requested at time of booking

Price is per person, based on 6 adults per car/vehicle

Due to the Hotel Marriot location (Isola delle Rose), transfer to/from this Hotel are subjected to a surcharge of 20, payable on spot

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  • 15-Nov-2019

    We arranged a private taxi from the cruise terminal to our hotel and this service was excellent. A representative met us at the terminal and led us to our private water taxi. They handled the loading of the luggage. When we got to land at St.Marks area she led us right into the hotel we had booked. All was excellent.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Excellent Service! We had someone with us from getting off the ship until we walked in the door of our hotel. It was very nice, considering the usual spot where water taxis would drop off was closed because there was a marathon in the middle of St. Mark's Square. Much easier than trying to navigate it yourself!

  • 04-Oct-2019

    Guide was on time, helpful and professional. The water taxi took a long time to arrive. Our guide took us to the hotel and facilitated our registration.

  • 17-Sep-2019

    Very timely. People on the ground were well organized and informative. Helpful driver. Excellent overall experience

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Representative totally forgot about us. We’d still be there if I hadn’t searched half an hour to find her again. The ride was fine after another 30 minutes waiting for the water taxi. You can get your own taxi without Viator

  • 16-Sep-2019

    After a 90 minute wait we sent off in a taxi with other travelers. We paid extra FYI be brought right to our hotel by guide which did not happen. We were just dropped off on sidewalk with a vague wave towards were our hotel was blocks away. If not for google maps we would not have found it. We will be asking for refund from Viator.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Started good met timely at San Basilio cruise port but those who went to the taxi stand got aboard a taxi first, I paid for a guide to assist from port to the hotel and paid for private taxi with assist since was never in Venice.. The guide placed 4 other persons in the water taxi and assisted them to their hotel and we were then taken by the taxi without her to our hotel which luckily was right were the water taxi dropped us off. Felt we did not get what we paid for we got a shared taxi and no guide but did get to the hotel that is why I gave it a three star.

  • 13-Aug-2019

    The transfer was very organised and made it a excellent experience. They met us at the dock and took us to the hotel. Very good staff.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    When reservation is made, all you know is what time ship is supposed to dock, not what time you might be able to leave the ship and get your luggage. Tried to call the Viaggi agency multiple times to let them know what time we would be able to disembark - no answer and no message machine, it just rings. When we disembarked, no one there to meet us. Called agency again and woman asked if we could see the Alilaguna ticket booth which we were standing right next to. Waited in line and then was told we had to go to a different cruise ship terminal than the one our ship arrived at. Lugged everything to other terminal, waited in line again, was told to get in another line. . .finally talked to someone who got snarky with us saying they'd been waiting for us for two hours. Really? Where??? Told us to stand aside and wait. About 45 minutes later, she comes over and gives us a tag with a boat number on it and tells us to go to the end of the pier and wait for boat number to be called. Heavy rain in Venice that day. . .little cover. Finally got our boat called and boat operator was very kind - helped with our luggage and helped us aboard in two-foot swells. We used Viaggi agency for other tours including gondola ride which was billed as private but wasn't. Their staff was rude and impatient. I would not use them again or recommend anyone to use their services.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I don't normally write reviews, but this experience was so bad I felt I needed to let others know.
    Just finished up a 12 day cruise in Venice, and wanted a private taxi to take us directly to our Hotel in Venice which had waterway access. Had to wait an hour for the taxi and was dropped of with a 10 min walk to the Hotel with many large size bags. Yes, I was one of those families you see trying to cross the crowded bridges with large bags, a situation I was trying to avoid. Friends traveling with us got a taxi at the taxi stand and got picked up in 20 mins, and dropped off at the hotel, and only paid 80E. I had purchased 8 excursions ($3700) with Viator and had an outstanding service with all the other vendors, so may expectations I guess were to high.

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