Lake Silvaplana is a sailing location with steady winds and at a high altitude. The reliable legendary Maloja wind picks up in the afternoons and blows on until sunset. 

Sign up for a sailing course at the Swiss Sailing School and obtain your sailing license. Do you already have a license and would like to charter a boat? The 7.3 meter long “Beneteau First Class 7” is ideal for a sailing excursion and holds up to 5 passengers.  

Learn how to sail and obtain your sailing license 

Take a sailing course with the Swiss Sailing School and obtain your D license, allowing you to sail boats up to 15m2 of sails. Learn the basic sailing techniques from scratch, main manoeuvres and all about wind and weather. Please note that before taking the practical exam, you need to pass the theory exam in your canton of residence. 

For questions or registration contact the Swiss Sailing School at or +41 79 455 36 51

Get your motor boat licence 

Take a combined course and obtain your sailing licence as well as your motor boat licence (category A). In a period of 8 days you will take an intensive sailing course as well as 10 hours of motor boat driving lessons.

Do you want to know more about the combined course? Contact the Swiss Sailing School at or +41 79 455 36 51. You can register with the following contact form.

Charter a sailboat 

There is a sailing yacht to charter situated right at Lake Silvaplana. Rent the Beneteau First Class 7 on an hourly basis. 

  •  Length: 7.30 meters 
  • Width: 2.45 meters 
  • Draught: 1.60 meters 
  • licenced for 5 passengers 
  • incl. cabin 

For rental requests use the contact form from the Swiss Sailing School.


Experience Silvaplana

Silvaplana is located in the heart of the Upper Engadine lake landscape, surrounded by impressive three-thousand-meter peaks such as the local mountain Corvatsch with the highest panorama restaurant at 3303 m above sea level.


What could be more beautiful than listening to the silence early in the morning on the boat or on land, enjoying the tranquility of the water and the contact with nature? Fishing is trendy - also among young Engadiners. From May 15 to September 15, the Upper Engadine lakes are open for boat fishing. The local fish species are the grayling and brown trout as well as the brook trout and the Namaycush. The Engadine is especially known for its beautifully colored brown trout and char.