Water activities for everyone
Sports & fun on the lake
In Geneva, the lake is a vast playground for lovers of water sports, fun and relaxation. Why not rent a paddle board at the Tropical Corner or at Plage du Reposoir for an escapade on the water? If you’re more of a windsurfer or a wakeboarder, you can take lessons at the Tropical or rent your own board. For wakeboarding, head to Quai Gustave-Ador just after the Jet d’Eau at Wake Up for a sports outing. For pedal boat enthusiasts and sunbathers, Les Corsaires offers a range of small pedal boats for hire, including one with a slide to jump into the water and cool off.
Try Windsurf or Stand Up Paddle sessions and enjoy a stunning view of Geneva’s lakefront!
The Reposoir Beach invites you to spend a relaxing hour dipping toes into the water!
Pedal-boat on the lake - Les Corsaires
Take a pedal-boat tour on the lake and enjoy Geneva in a different way!
Adventure on the Arve and the Rhône
Discovering Geneva’s rivers is a unique experience. Rafting on the Arve is not only fantastic for thrill seekers, but you will also have close and personal contact with nature, including waterfalls, rapids and calmer areas where you can dive into the water.
A slightly gentler way to explore the river is by canoe rafting with inflatable boats, which are stable and easy to handle in all situations. Choose a guide or go it alone down the Rhône for 2-3 hours (7 or 12 km).
Rafting on the Arve river
RRafting-Loisirs proposes you to descend the Arve: a river which arrives from the Mont Blanc glacier and crosses Geneva on a course of 7 km until the Rhone at the point of the Jonction.
kayaking down the Rhône with a guide
The kayak is a wonderful boat for discovering the lovely banks of the Rhône river, in silence and contemplation. A pure moment of happiness.
Canoeing down the Arve River
A real river rodeo because it is smaller and therefore less stable than a raft, the Canoe Raft will give you sensations and total autonomy.
Rent a boat for a day
Enjoy a day out by renting a boat in Geneva. Sailing boat, motorboat, fishing trip, the destination offers many boat rental possibilities, whether you’re your own pilot, or a professional takes you on a getaway.
How about spending an evening on a private boat for dinner or the whole night? Rent the Homeboat and enjoy a boat as if it were your own! All details on https://www.homeboat.ch/.
Boat fishing trip - GenevaBoats
Enjoy some of the pleasures offered by Geneva Lake, the largest fresh water surface in Europe.
Motor boats rental without licence 30 minutes (1 to 4 persons)
An air of freedom, a panoramic view of Geneva and its surroundings at the helm of a motor boat, enjoying a swim away from the world.
Sailing boat rental 1 hour (1 to 4 persons)
Relaxing on a sailing boat and enjoying the breeze
Cruises in Geneva
The range of cruises in Geneva is vast and many itineraries make it possible to discover Lake Geneva and its treasures. Enjoy an excursion on the magnificent Belle Epoque steamer and travel back in time!
Cast off the mooringsAll the cruises
A cruise to the medieval Yvoire
A relaxing break against the backdrop of Mont Blanc, and in the famous Medieval Village.
What about a cruise
For an hour, a day or a dinner, enjoy the fabulous views offered by Lake Geneva and the famous Rhône.
Cruise "Geneva Grand Tour"
Discover the beautiful lakeside properties and the exceptional view of the Alps, Mont Blanc and the Jura. Sail on board the Belle Epoque boat "Savoie" and enjoy a glass of Geneva wine on board.
Don’t forget to cross the lake in Geneva’s famous yellow shuttle boats, the Mouettes Genevoises that take you from one shore to the other for the price of a bus ticket with a panoramic view!
Explore summer in Geneva
Food and wine pairings
Discover Geneva’s vineyards and Switzerland’s great vintages with food and wine pairings that will enhance your lunches and dinners.
Geneva is home to some truly unique museums that will delight those who love to discover new things.
What can I do when it rains?
When it rains outside during your stay in Geneva, discover some ideas of indoor activities.