Boat tours on Lake Zell
Cruises and boat trips in Zell am See
A boat tour with an incredible mountain panorama is exactly what you want to experience on your holiday or during an event? On Lake Zell, this dream can come true! Enjoy some breath-taking views during a cruise or lake-crossing: the Kitzsteinhorn, the Steinernes Meer range and, of course, Zell’s landmark mountain, the Schmittenhöhe. The best spot for that is up on the ship’s sun deck!
|Used for||panorama cruises &
|Year of manufacture / engine power||2005 / 495 HP|
|Length / width / draught||35 m / 7.6 m / 1.2 m|
|Transportation capacity||255 Pax|
|Seats – lower deck||90|
|Seats – upper deck||55|
|Seats – open deck||70|
|Seats – Sundeck Lounge||40|
|Amenities||equipment for presentations
(screen, sound system,
|Accessibility||the main desk is
|Used for||panorama cruises &
|Year of manufacture / engine power||1972 / 147 HP|
|Length / width / draught||20 m / 4.5 m / 0.8 m|
|Transportation capacity||ca. 80 Pax|
|Seats – interior||45|
|Seats – open deck||35|
|Used for||lake crossings &
|Year of manufacture / engine power||1966 / 147 HP|
|Length / width / draught||17.9 m / 3.8 m / 0.8 m|
|Seats – interior||80|
Nostalgieschiff Libelle ("nostalgia ship")
in Summer 2020 not available!
|Year of manufacture / engine power||1947 / 90 HP|
|Length / width / draught||14.30 m / 2.9 m / 0.9 m|
|Seats – interior||30|
Full steam head – during a cruise on Lake Zell
Switch up your perspective and experience the mountains of the Pinzgau region from the water! How about during a stunning panorama cruise aboard the luxurious MS Schmittenhöhe? On the Kaiserin Elisabeth, everything revolves around “Sisi”, Austria’s most famous empress. Another historical experience is a trip onboard Nostalgieschiff Libella (“nostalgia ship”). You can also cross the lake aboard the MS Großglockner.
You’d like to know how much a certain boat tour is and where the ships depart? Find out everything you need to know about prices and operating hours of Zell am See’s fleet!
Prices & Times
Both the panorama cruises and the lake crossings on Lake Zell are possible at regular departure times. You can choose between different ticket options. Get an overview here!
Cuisine aboard the ships
What could be more enjoyable than a boat tour surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Pinzgau? There’s only one thing that makes it even better: excellent on-board cuisine! On hot summer days, you can look forward to cold beverages and ice cream. You should also try the selection of fine wines and delicacies from the Pinzgau. Our recommendation: the strudel – it’s scrumptious!
Convenient: You can pre-order coffee and cake aboard the ship for your cruise. Perfect for an afternoon excursion!
Events on the boat
Fireworks cruise, full-moon cruise, star-studded cruise and many more – get informed about the spectacular events on the MS Schmittenhöhe!
COVID-19 measures on the boat
What you can do to protect yourselves and others!
To participate in the panorama cruises one of the following three points is required (3-G-rule):
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR test not older than 72 hours or an antigen test not older than 48 hours or a self test with digital integration not older than 24 hours. Here you can find the actual testing stations.)
- Formal confirmation from a physician of COVID-19 recovery after an infection
- Formal confirmation of quarantine completion subsequent to COVID-19 infection (please note the validity of 180 days)
- Proof of vaccination (two vaccinations with an EMA approved vaccine)
- Proof of neutralizing antibodies
ATTENTION: There are currently no quick tests offered at the drop-off points.
The wearing of FFP2-masks is obligatory from the age of 6 during the whole lake crossing and at the drop-off points.