Boat tours on Lake Zell

Boating in Zell am See

There’s one thing you can’t miss on your summer and bathing holiday in Zell am See – boat tours on Lake Zell. There are 4 boats to choose from


Boats on Lake Zell


The newest and largest ship that makes its rounds on Lake Zell. The MS Schmittenhöhe was built in 2005, has been sailing on Lake Zell since 2006 and can hold up to 250 people. If you want to enjoy the fantastic panorama around Lake Zell not only from the shore, you have the best opportunity to marvel at the surrounding landscape on a round trip on the MS Schmittenhöhe. The round trips on the MS Schmittenhöhe are available from mid-May from 10.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 1.5-hour intervals (10.30 a.m.; 12 p.m.; 1.30 p.m.; 3 p.m.). From the beginning of July until mid-September, the round trips are available every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m..

The boat landing stage is just 50 metres away from our VILLA JULIA.

Price per round trip: € 14,50

Duration of the round trip: approx. 45 minutes

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The second oldest boat has been sailing on Lake Zell for 55 years. With its 18 metres in length, our MS Grossglockner has room for up to 80 people.


The ship is in operation from the beginning of July until mid-September. The crossings with stops in Schüttdorf, Thumersbach & Prielau start at 09.30 a.m. and run every 30 minutes until 18.00 p.m.


Price per crossing: € 4,60 | € 7,70 round trip


You can find the exact stops at


On sunny days the Kaiserin Elisabeth offers seating for 80 people inside & on the sun deck. The ship is used for special trips and for panoramic round trips in autumn.

Nostalgia ship Libelle

Our nostalgia ship Libelle has been in service for more than 70 years and has already created countless beautiful moments. In the meantime, the nostalgia ship Libelle has been spared and is only used for special boat tours on Lake Zell such as weddings & celebrations.

Boat hire on Lake Zell

Even the captain? Of course, you can also explore Lake Zell yourself and rent a boat by the hour from a boat hire company.

Electric boats for up to 4 people & pedal boats are in the standard range.

Would you rather explore Lake Zell by SUP? Here you will find all the information about stand up paddling on Lake Zell.