Boat trips Round trips & crossings on Lake Zell

Enjoy the most beautiful view of Zell am See, the historic old town and the alpine landscape with its peaks and green meadows from the water: On the excursion boats, you take an idyllic trip on Lake Zell and discover the region from a completely new perspective.

A journey with a view

Taking your time and enjoying the moment is particularly easy on board the excursion boats in Zell am See: here you glide leisurely across the water while enjoying the warmth of the sun. From the sun deck of the MS Schmittenhöhe, you have a particularly good view of the Steinernes Meer to the north, the Hohe Tauern to the south, as well as Zell's local mountain Schmittenhöhe and the town of Zell am See to the west. A trip back in time is on the agenda on board the nostalgia boat Libelle: this historic boat was built in 1947 and is still in operation on Lake Zell. The second traditional boat is the "Kaiserin Elisabeth": it was named after Empress Sisi. A trip on board this boat promises a touch of imperial flair and the most beautiful views through the panoramic windows.


Four boats for your excursion

Four boats are available if you want to enjoy a boat trip on Lake Zell: The MS Schmittenhöhe, the MS Großglockner, the nostalgia boat Libelle and the "Kaiserin Elisabeth". The largest one, which also offers the most comfort, is the MS Schmittenhöhe. This excursion boat offers room for 255 passengers. The boats are in operation on Lake Zell on scheduled and panoramic tour services: thus, you can comfortably cross the lake from one side of the shore to the other and get on and off at one of the piers around the lake. If you have more time, don't miss the round trip on Lake Zell!

 Hearty panorama in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Flesch Fotodesign
Chartering boats

The excursion boats can also be booked for special trips, to organise company events on deck, to show important presentations in a special setting or to celebrate extraordinary occasions such as weddings: sailing into the harbour of matrimony on Lake Zell - that surely brings good luck! On-board catering includes cool drinks, fresh snacks and cakes in all variations: so, you can focus completely on celebrating and enjoying the panorama.

 Round trip on Lake Zell | © Schmittenhöhe, Max Steinbauer

Boat trips on Lake Zell

  • Four boats in operation

  • For scheduled, panoramic and special tours

  • Boats can be chartered for company events and celebrations

  • Exclusive catering on board

  • MS Schmittenhöhe: built in 2005, 495 HP

  • Kaiserin Elisabeth: built in 1972, 147 HP

  • MS Großglockner: built in 1966, 147 HP

  • Nostalgia boat Libelle: built in 1947, 90 HP

  • Maximum number of passengers on the largest boat: 255 persons

  • Several piers around Lake Zell