Quick Facts

  • Location:  Lago di Garda (Desenzano)
  • Type of Experience:  sailing excursion

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Sunset Sail Overview

If you’re looking for a fun, but relaxing experience on Lago di Garda, you have to book this sunset sailing excursion with Emanuele.  You'll have time to relax on the boat, swim, enjoy aperitivo, and if you're lucky, you'll even have a chance to drive the boat!  

Getting to the Meeting Point

You’ll meet at the port of Desenzano del Garda, which is right near the main piazza along the water.  I stayed at an apartment right in the center of town, so I was able to get there in just a few minutes.  Desenzano has a train station that you can get to from major cities like Milan and Venice. Once you arrive, it’s about a 15 minute walk from the station to the water.

The Experience

We had a small group of five along with our host, Emanuele. He was incredibly welcoming, told us about himself and his experience, along with his background in sailing and previous career in the restaurant industry. He was very knowledgeable and even got me involved in steering the sailboat while he began to get the sails ready.

All of us had the opportunity to participate in the process, which was a lot of fun. We had the most relaxing time as we sailed before finally dropping the anchor and diving in the water. We were able to swim around, utilize Emanuele’s paddle boards, and just enjoy our time in the sun as we listened to music.

Emanuele prepared a beautiful table of snacks and Sangria on the boat before we headed back to Desenzano. On the way, we managed to catch a full sunset over the lake and the rising of the moon before returning back to the boat slip.


If you’re looking for an experience that will get you out on the water for a beautiful sunset sail on Lago di Garda, you’ll definitely want to book this experience with Emanuele. If you’re looking for a longer excursion, he has an all-day experience as well.

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