Enjoy a boat trip on the Stella River, visit the Bird Oasis and stop at the fishermen's huts.
A boat trip on the Stella River offers an unforgettable and unexpected holiday experience in Lignano Sabbiadoro: take advantage of the opportunity to get away from the lively beaches and into the peace and tranquillity of the Stella River Regional Nature Reserve.
The peninsula of Lignano Sabbiadoro is a strip of land that hides a lagoon rich in biodiversity behind it, full of birds nesting among its placid waters and reed beds. The Stella River is a resurgence river that originates and flows through Friuli Venezia Giulia, opening into the Marano Lagoon and contributing to the uniqueness of this fantastic landscape.
The boat trips on the Stella River organised by various local sailing companies let you delve into a unique and spectacular natural environment that is ideal for birdwatchers: you may even be lucky enough to spot hawks, swans or red, grey and white herons.
A boat trip on the Stella River will also let you discover the most ancient traditions of the Marano Lagoon: the natural mouth of the river is in fact home to a suggestive village of huts. The huts are traditional buildings made of reeds and wood which were used by fishermen in the past as shelter and as their home while fishing in the lagoon in the colder seasons. Some of the boat trips on the Stella River take you directly to the island of huts and let you visit one, perhaps listening to the stories that the older fisherman used to tell around the large fireplace.
Some of the boat tours include lunches or snacks on board, or even a visit to the famous Bilancia di Bepi, a fishing shelter located at the mouth of the Stella River that is famous for having hosted Ernest Hemingway, who loved to go hunting in these areas.
An unforgettable trip that will leave you wanting to come back again and will let you discover a little-known side of Lignano Sabbiadoro.
The facilities that offer this experience
Santa Maria Boat
Lady E Boat Service
Saturno da Geremia Motorboat
Boat Tours Lignano
We are open from 1 May to 30 September