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Sightseeing cruises on Lake Achensee!

Achenseeschifffahrt boat tours and excursions

Feel the fresh breeze and soak in the breathtaking view of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains while touring Lake Achensee on a leisurely cruise. This excursion is not just a boat tour, it is a wonderful experience that lets you truly relax and unwind. Explore the surroundings of the “Tirolean Sea” at leisure on a hop-on hop-off cruise, or if you want to add a bit more activity, combine the boat tour with a hike.

The Achenseeschifffahrt (Achensee shipping company) looks back on an eventful past. Abbot Albert Wildauer, who had a captain’s licence himself, was the most important pioneer in the shipping sector. He commissioned the construction of a ship for Lake Achensee. The parts of the new ship were transported by rail to Jenbach, then by horses to Pertisau for assembly. The steam-powered "MS St. Josef" laid the foundation of the success story of the Achenseeschifffahrt in 1887. The boat tours run in conjunction with the Achenseebahn with minimal transfer times, making it easy to combine train and boat rides.

Today the fleet of the Achenseeschifffahrt has three modern passenger ships: The “MS Achensee”, the “MS Tirol, and the "MS Stadt Innsbruck" cruise over Tirol’s largest lake. Sit back and relax while taking in the stunning scenery on a boat tour on Lake Achensee.

Choosing the Gaisalm as your destination lets you combine a boat trip, views of the lake, and hiking. The ships travel from Achenkirch over the turquoise-green waters of the Tirolean Sea. The idyllic traffic-free route along the western shore is ideal for hikers who are looking for diverse terrain. Narrow paths meander above the lake or alongside the shore, always affording beautiful vistas of Lake Achensee. The trail is a classic for locals and is often used as a morning jogging tour. 

Cruise the lake with the Achenseeschifffahrt to your heart’s content all day long. You can hop on and hop off at any time as often as you like. Would you like to stay longer at the Gaisalm mountain hut or enjoy a sundowner in Pertisau? No problem! The hop-on hop-off day ticket of the Achenseeschifffahrt gives you new and unlimited opportunities to explore the Achensee holiday region during your holidays.

Exploring Lake Achensee in winter from on board the festively decorated ship.

Visit the official website of the Achenseeschifffahrt for ticket prices, timetables, events and more!

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