About our water taxi service

… It was a great pleasure to arrive in Venice with the watertaxi. At our destination our local representative was waiting for us and accompanied us to our apartment…


Many thanks to taxi and water taxi who were at the airport for us even though the BA flight was 2 hours late which made it quite a long day and meant we missed a visit to the Coop that evening! Fortunately the keyholder also was there to open up the flat for us following a couple of phone calls to her en route to say we were getting ever later – all thanks to BA!


…The water taxi was also really easy and convenient and the transfer to meet the owner was extremely well run and organised.


And as for the water taxi…there really should be a law about people arriving in Venice for the first time by private water taxi, I think. Totally, utterly wonderful.


The water taxi was timely and an exciting way to enter the city.


Despite our plane being rather late at Marco Polo the taxi was there waiting and the water taxi to Venice was a ride of a lifetime. Before the visit we thought the water taxi was rather pricey but the event itself was amazing and a memory of a lifetime and we’re so pleased we took advantage of the booking. We will never forget zooming towards Venice on a wonderfully warm evening just before sunset and seeing the sun so low behind the magnificent buildings so they all had golden halos. Arriving at Giudecca was another thrill and we finally arrived at our local drop off quay.

L. & J.H.

Again, the watertaxi was spot on and there really is no better way of arriving in Venice.


The taxis have been marvellous, by the way, and always on time. Most comfortable and I’m thinking of asking a couple of them to come to London and work the river!


Everything went smoothly and the taxis were right on time, and of course Venice was magnificent. Thank you so much for your excellent service and we look forward to booking our next trip to Venice through you.


Again, the water taxi lived up to expectations – on time and helpful friendly driver. Please relay our thanks to him. I hope you are keeping well and I have no doubt I will be back in touch in the New Year to book next year’s stay. Best Wishes to all at Venetian Apartments and Thanks again.


I asked to be taken round by the Giudecca and up the Grand Canal. Your man Massimo proceeded to give us the most magnificent journey through Murano and the “back streets” of Venice before going to the Giudecca and up the Grand Canal. It was the best value thing I think I have ever done on a holiday and I am most grateful for this excellent service.


The water-taxis were marvellous and made all the difference to the general serenity of arrangements for our large party.


I have just enjoyed a most lovely trip to Venice and staying in one of your apartments. All was most satisfactory, the water taxi, being met by your local representative and the accommodation.


We had a lovely stay in Venice again this year. Just wanted to say thank you-everything went very smoothly with all of our arrangements for water taxis etc and your representative was great.


Once again we had a very happy time in this apartment. The water-taxi arrangements both on arrival and departure were exemplary. Please thank the driver.


Our first experience of the taxi was very impressive and could not have been simpler: it really is a lovely way to reach ones destination and while Alilaguna is convenient the taxi enables one to get to the shops in the Garibaldi in good time.

B. & A.G

Once again, the water taxi was its usual prompt and efficient service. There is no better way of entering Venice than standing at the back of a water taxi.


The water taxi transfers were excellent and went very smoothly. For my friends first visit to Venice it was defintely the way to arrive. The service is definitely good value.


Everybody was there as arranged; the water taxi arrived in time etc.


The private water taxi service we booked in advance was extremely efficient and well organised from being met at the airport to delivery at the Zattere water bus stop. Having the telephone number of our local contact was very helpful in co-ordinating pick-up on the day of our return.


A huge thank you to you all and your water taxi service; we would recommend you any time.


The water taxis to and from the airport were prompt and expedicious. Thank you again for a lovely holiday.


Again, as with the three previous trips with VA, the service in all aspects, has been excellent, as has the water taxi, which, as we have come to expect was on time at both ends, despite our outward flight being delayed. Please pass on our thanks to Massimo for this.


…The transportation to and from the airport ran so smoothely. Everyone was punctual and waiting for us. Our flight was 3 hours delayed, but upon arrival we were met by the driver who took us to the quayside for the boat. Massimo was waiting for us…


…Taking the water taxi at 5:15 AM was a magical way to travel through Venice to the airport.


…When we walked out of the arrivals hall there was someone with our name on a board. He then drove us the 150 yds to another man who had the taxi. When we arrived at Campo Santa Formosa there was the owner of the apartment and a few steps and we were at the front door of the apartment. What could have been easier?


Just to let you know we had a superb holiday. Taxi transfers were very smooth; your representative was very friendly and helpful and the apartment was excellent. Thank you for your help.

F. & S.M

I read your newsletter this morning, and I am very pleased and thankful for the new arrangement concerning the water taxi. Being met in the airport really makes it so much easier. Last year we were so lost, so we went outside and got a land taxi to take us to the water taxi. Thank you for this effort – my husband and I will use this new method, as will my son and his family.


…It was one of our best holidays ever. Staying in the apartment, the private water taxi, and of course Venice itself, was magical. At the age of 45 it takes a lot to get us going, but this holiday certainly did the trick. We will remember it for a very long time.

R.H., P.

…I must tell you that Massimo, the water taxi driver, saved the day on Saturday when we were leaving. He had picked us up at the apartment very early in the morning and we were disembarking at the airport when I realised that I had forgotten my purse in the apartment entry hall. He went into action as Superman and obtained a key, got me back to the unit by water taxi and then personally drove me to the airport where my sisters were waiting. I walked onto the plane and they closed the door behind me. I still can’t believe I made it. I am so appreciative of the extra effort he made and wanted to let you know that he is definitely a keeper!!! I of course paid him for the additional round trip to the airport as well as a very generous tip.


…The water taxi on arrival and departure was on time, perfectly maintained and clearly the obvious way to and from Marco Polo…


…The water taxi met us as scheduled and picked us up at 3:30 AM (a hideous hour for all of us) so that we could get to the airport for our early flight…


…The arrival and departure arrangements went very smoothly. The private taxis were worth the extravagance, particularly since it was raining when we arrived and when we left…

F. & S.M

Thank you for your prompt and kind help to reserve the return boat back to the airport at such a great rate. Everything worked out very well. Massimo was there with the boat right on time. Your assistance was most appreciated…


… Everything went like clockwork for our arrival – the private taxi transfer was such a good idea, we wished we had booked one for the way back too…


Thank you also for booking the water taxi. Massimo was brilliant. All three taxies we booked were there spot on time, Massimo helped us out when we arrived as we hadn’t been able to contact Alvise from the airport, so he did it for us, and he also found out what was happening when the rest of our party was delayed. If possible, please pass on our appreciation.


Having just returned from Venice yesterday we wanted to thank you for the first class arrangements and accommodation. The water taxi and meeting arrangements went perfectly…

R. & D.T

…I am so glad we took the water taxi both ways as this made the journey so stress free and the driver’s punctuality was impressive. Everything happened exactly as outlined and the organisation from the outset went smoothly…


…I would also strongly recommend the water taxi service (which you booked for us) as being dropped at our front door made for a very stress free and fun arrival…


…We were very glad that we’d booked a water taxi for our arrival. Our flight was delayed by an hour and a half, and it was a great relief to find Massimo waiting patiently for us, and transporting us quickly across the lagoon. On Friday, on our return trip to the airport, we took the cheaper option of waterbus and bus No.5. This was certainly an interesting experience – on very crowded transport – but everyone was very friendly, and it was useful to see how it worked, for future reference. But water taxi is definitely the stylish, stress-free way to arrive! …

T., J.,

…Also the arrangements with Massimo and the water taxi once again went like clockwork…

J. & J.B

…We enjoyed the Rialto markets and the traghetti – the “real” gondolas were far too expensive – and the water taxi made a wonderful approach to the city…


…We enjoyed the Rialto markets and the traghetti – the “real” gondolas were far too expensive – and the water taxi made a wonderful approach to the city…


One of the highlights of our stay was the water taxi to and from the airport. We have stayed in Venice a number of times but always in hotels. We all preferred the apartment and will certainly use your company in the future.


Many thanks for changing the time of our water taxi pick-up. Please congratulate Massimo for a very efficient service next time you contact him.