Boat rental Lago di Braies

In summer there are nostalgic small rowboats available, 100 years ago those boats were the only possibility to get to the southern lakeside. From mid-May to the end of October, the handmade boats can be rented for a boat trip on one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in South Tyrol.


30 min  -        € 25.-
60 min    -      € 35.-

price per boat 1 boat for 4 persons

Opening hours



9.00 am–5.00 pm


7.00 am–7.00 pm


10.00 am–5.00 pm


Private photo shootings?

On request, you can reserve the boathouse exclusively for yourself in the morning. For 150€ you have the unique shooting location and two of our small handmade wooden boats all to yourself for 1,5 hours before the opening of the rental. 

You have to bring your own photographer.

Info and booking on:

Can I bring my own boat?

Since Lake Braies is part of the nature park Fanes-Sennes-Prags, bringing your own boats or stand-up paddle boards is not allowed.

How much does a boat tour without rower on Lake Braies cost?

At the beginning of the boat trip, a fixed price of 35.00 EUR for one hour must be paid. If you return after half an hour, you will get a 10.00 EUR refund. This price is per boat, not per person.

1 hour           35.00 EUR
½ hour         25.00 EUR

Can I reserve a boat?

No, we are not offering reservations. Our rental operates on a first-come, first-served basis. 
The only exception is our Sunrise Boat Experience., where you can book a boat in advance for the first trip in the morning (1 hour for 35.00 EUR).

How long can I expect to wait in line for a boat at Lake Braies?

A boat tour on Lake Braies is one of the most popular tourist activities in Italy, so at the height of summer (July and August), you should factor in a wait of up to 1 hour for a boat. Outside of peak season, waiting times may be shorter than that.

How many people can go on one boat?

Up to 4 adults can go on one boat at Lake Braies. 

Can I bring infants onto the boat? And can I also bring my dog onto the boat?

Children of any age are welcome on boat tours at Lake Braies. All children and young adults under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult during the boat ride. Dogs are also welcome, and normally there are no problems getting on and off the boat or during the trip.

Can I purchase food and drink from the Lake Braies boathouse? Are toilets available?

Unfortunately there is no food and drink for purchase at the boathouse itself and there are no toilet facilities. Around the lake you will find several establishments selling food and drink which also have toilets available.

Can I hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Lake Braies?

No, unfortunately you cannot hire a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Lake Braies. The boathouse at Lake Braies only rents wooden boats.

Where can I park if I arrive by car?

If you arrive by car, you can park directly at the lake. There are three car parks that are open around the clock. However, please be aware of the road closure! From 10/07/22 through 10/09/22, the road from Schmieden to the lake will be closed from 9.30 am till 4.00 pm. For more detailed information, please visit the website of the Pragser Tal Tourism Association.




An exclusive experience: Enjoy an early morning wake-up and venture outside for an unforgettable opportunity to go on a boat tour on Lake Braies at the break of dawn. Enjoy the stillness of the water, the reflection of the mountains, the crisp morning air, and the amazing photo opportunity this excursion offers.

Every day we provide 10 of our small boats for online reservation (no queue). The remaining boats are rented on a "first come, first served basis. 

You can reserve a boat in advance for the first trip in the morning at an hourly rate of 35.00 EUR. As the mountainous area does not allow for long-term weather forecasts, we open reservations for our boats no earlier than 4 days in advance. If you are interested in making a reservation, check our website 4 days prior to the desired date to make a reservation. 

We kindly ask you to arrive on time for your reserved time slot. If you arrive late, the amount paid in advance will be forfeited.

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la palafitta
@ Pragser Wildsee


Bruno Heiss