The Guide
09 July 2021

Stays on the water

by Laëtitia Cadiou


Who hasn’t dreamed of falling asleep lulled by the waves, listening to the sound of the lapping waves and counting the shooting stars? Come aboard with NOW Village and discover some ideas for an unusual overnight stay on the lake in Switzerland.

Summer is here and the desire to go on vacation and take to the open sea can be felt. Did you know that Switzerland and its mythical lakes offer many options for stays on the water? We have found a few ideas for sailing and sleeping aboard a boat for a weekend. There are cruises for all tastes and budgets, so are you ready to cast off?

La Dame du Lac – Le Bouveret

©La Dame Du Lac

The Bouveret Sailing School has a fleet of two sailboats and a motorboat that allow for great outings and cruises. You will have the choice between those with friends or family for a day of swimming and visits to the Grangettes bird reserve, the Chillon castle or a cultural outing to the Festival du Rire or the Montreux Jazz Festival. For those who wish to sleep on board, La Dame Du Lac offers several formulas, depending on the sailboat: from the simplest on board the Jeanneau Tonic 23, without bedding or breakfast, to the most comfortable formula, on a 12-meter sailboat with full breakfast and fresh local products. A good idea for an escape!

La Dame Du Lac
Ecole de voile
Au port
1897 Le Bouveret

Trimaran – Geneva  


Experience unforgettable moments on board the RelaxBoat, a 12 by 4 meter trimaran moored at Port Wilson in Geneva facing the water jet and the Pâquis lighthouse. Very comfortable, it has two floors with the living area composed of a spacious lounge, a kitchen and two cabins. The upper part is equipped with deckchairs to watch the stars. You can set sail with a skipper and order your catering to ensure a perfect trip. As you can see, Marti Marine offers you a unique experience on the lake.

+41 (0)22 732 88 21
31, Quai du Mont-Blanc
1201 Genève

Sailboat at dock – Minusio – Tenero


Welcome to the Do-Minus, a beautiful vintage motor sailboat moored in the port of Minusio – Tenero located in the extreme north of Lake Maggiore in an area surrounded by greenery. A tasteful decoration with okoume wood interior and teak exterior deck adding the maritime note with refinement. The boat has a kitchen, a dining area and a sleeping area with sink and toilet. The mooring is located in an exclusive position at the head of the pier towards the lake, this situation gives an enviable intimacy. This real nest on the water is only 10 minutes away from Locarno and is an ideal starting point for excursions to the beautiful Verzasca and Maggia valleys or to the Gambarogno region.

Porto Mappo
Via Mappo

Boat-Caravan – Spiez


So charming, the Sealander electric trailer boat is as comfortable on land as on water! It’s a real eye-catcher because of its look and its user-friendliness. Small, but big, it offers all the necessary equipment to spend the most fun of evenings, and the sweetest of nights. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchenette grill, a shower with fresh water, music speakers, a refrigerator and even a portable toilet. For sleeping, you’ll have an easy-to-install fold-down double bed. In the winter, the watercraft turns into a fondue bar. Are you ready for the most romantic cruise on Lake Thun?

Spiez Marketing AG
Bahnhofstrasse 12 d
3700 Spiez Schweiz
Tél.: +41 33 655 90 00