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Water activities

In Geneva, the lake is a vast playground for lovers of water sports, fun and relaxation. 

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 Corner 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.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert, this school is open to everyone and offers windsurfing or stand up paddle boarding sessions to suit your level. Have fun in the water and then work on your tan...

Les Corsaires, next to the Jet d’Eau, offers you a wide range of pedal-boats seating up to 6 people, with or without a slide!

Urban swimming in Swiss cities has always been something that locals and tourists enjoy every summer (and winter!). Get ready and prepare your swimsuit, this sunny season in Geneva will be 100%...

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).

The Arve River arrives from the Mont Blanc glacier and crosses Geneva on a seven kilometer course to finish its course in the Rhône. After a short briefing on equipment, technique and safety, we dive...

  • -20% discount with Geneva City Pass

The Rhône allows itself a moment of rest in Lake Geneva prior to making its long and quiet descent towards the sea. Slowly crossing the city of Geneva and surrounding countryside, it offers an ideal...

  • -20% discount with Geneva City Pass

The Arve flows down from Mont Blanc's glacier, travelling through Geneva for 7km before joining the Rhône at the Pointe de la Jonction.


After a short briefing on the equipment, technique and...

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.

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  • -CHF 10 with Geneva City Pass

You can find various boats for 2 to 6 people, motored by combustion or electric engines, with the corsairs at the foot of the famous Jet d'Eau.

Private boat fishing trip on Lake Geneva with a fishing guide, to go out and catch Char, Fera, Perch, Pike and Lake Trout. An activity in nature to try out as soon as possible!

Come and live an unforgettable moment aboard one of our boats for any type of activity. Sporty, gourmet or festive cruise, our fleet is waiting for you.

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!

Geneva shuttle boat

Pick up the Geneva Transport Card at the hotel check-in and don't miss the Mouettes genevoises shuttle boat for free trips back and forth across Lake Geneva. Boats run every 10 minutes, allowing for ease of travel from one side to the other, especially welcome after a day of retail therapy.

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