About us

Since 1891 Bertoldi Boats have organised tours, excursions and events in boats to give visitors a different view of Lake Garda and make important moments unique and unforgettable.

La storia di Bertoldi Boats
The story of Bertoldi Boats
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Our mission
...and some fun facts

Our distinguishing features are passion, expertise, curiosity and friendliness: for generations we’ve been doing our best to provide unique motorboat experiences for all our clients, combining tradition, innovation and absolute personalisation.

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The Bertoldi's Family

We work to extremely high standards, and over time this has allowed us to consolidate our firm, which was family-run from the outset.

Did you know that our family is one of the oldest in Sirmione? Its first documentary evidence dates back to 1412! Thanks to their long experience as fishermen, towards the end of the 19th century our forefathers placed their knowledge of Lake Garda at the disposal of the first tourists arriving in Sirmione.

Over time, many things have changed, and from using rowing or sailing boats we’ve moved to engine power; from wooden boats to motorboats built in fibreglass but that’s not all! Since 2016 Bertoldi Boats has also patented two special electric boats with zero environmental impact.

However, one thing remains the same: our passion for our lake, our work and our desire to see every single client happy.

This is the reason why since 2021, to celebrate our 130th year of activity the lakeshore of Desenzano, where our guests will find two new boats ready to sail, will be added to the historical boarding point in Sirmione.

130 years are just the beginning

A rich history of
distinguished guests

Over the years Bertoldi Boats have been chosen by many illustrious figures, including:

  • Winston Churchill
  • Barbara Hutton
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Mario del Monaco
  • Arturo Toscanini
  • Maria Callas
  • King Constantine of Greece
  • Horst Tappert
  • Prince Charles of England
  • Roberto Baggio
  • Jamiroquai
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Julio Ricardo Cruz

Why choose Bertoldi Boats

We make dreams come true

We share real emotions, not mere boat trips

We personalise our tours to meet your requirements

We love our lake: Become is the first electric motorboat with zero environmental impact

We have been working with passion since 1891

Our pilots are expert tour guides who speak 2 languages

We know all the secrets of Lake Garda

We travel with maximum safety: it’s like being with your family