Release the shorelines, hoist the sail, steer the boat, navigate and maneuver - or simply sit back and admire the majestic panorama of Alpine peaks. How active or passive you want to be, is up to you, and nobody is judging you. We're sailing on the magnificent Lake Lucerne - it doesn't get much better than that. Experienced sailors and absolute first-timers are equally welcome. And I'm equally happy to operate the boat myself, or guide you gently so you can develop and safely practice your sea-skills. Our starting point is Marina Lützelau on the North shore of the lake. After a short safety briefing, we release the shorelines and set sail South-West across the lake to the foot of the dramatic Bürgenstock, towering 700m (2300ft) above us. Care for a dip in the cool water? This could be our refreshing swimming stop. Hungry? we will savour fresh specialities from a local cheese factory and neighbouring farms. We continue North towards Weggis, a serene, 900-year-old village on the slopes of Mount Rigi. Sailing along the waterfront gives us unique views of the village, often termed the 'Riviera' of central Switzerland. Our trip ends back where we started, at the Marina Lützelau.
Living on the North shore of Lake Lucerne since 2008, I go sailing often on my little boat - with or without guests - because I love it. As soon as I release the shorelines and set sail, nothing in the world matters except the wind, the waves and the crew. I'm also a savvy certified skipper with more than 12,000 nautical miles sailed in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Having traveled and worked in more than 80 countries, I realize it's not Where I am or What I do there, but rather Who I am with that makes it so enriching and worthwhile.
Fresh specialities from a local cheese factory and neighbouring farms.
Keep you hydrated.
We will be sailing on my 23-foot sailboat.
Just in case: Life jackets and all the necessary safety gear is available on the boat.
Marina Lützelau is our starting point. We will sail the West basin of Lake Lucerne and will have unobstructed views of the surrounding villages and majestic Alpine peaks.
Boat etiquette: if you're not having fun, you're not doing it right. Sailing in the rain is no fun, and unsafe, so in case of unfavourable forecast 24h in advance I will cancel with a full refund.
Sail Magnificent Lake Lucerne