Vaporetto Routes in Venice
The stylish powerboat Taxis called Motoscafi (PHONE: 041/5222303 or 041/5224281) aren’t cheap; you’ll spend Euro 75 per hour to visit the islands. The fare system is not fixed as luggage handling, waiting time, early or late hours, and even ordering a taxi from can add to the price. Always agree on price first. 24 hour service is available through a number of companies and cooperatives.
Traghetto Routes – two man ferries
Many tourists are unaware of the the two-man gondola ferries that cross the Grand Canal at various 7 points between the bridges. At 50 cents, they’re the cheapest and shortest gondola ride in Venice, but they can save a lot of walking.
The price of fifty minute rides “in theory” is fixed at Euro 62 for up to six passengers and Euro 78 between 8 pm and 8 am, but these are minimums and you may have difficulty finding a gondolier who’ll work for that unless the city is empty. Bargaining can help, but in any case, come to terms on cost and duration before you start and make it clear that you want to see smaller canals, which aren’t as crowded as the Grand Canal.
For a Vaporetto route planner go to http://www.actv.it