In the last few visits to Europe we have enjoyed week-long stays in Flushing (Cornwall, UK) and Pertisau (Austria), in particular because they both had small ferries running regularly and just being able to jump on a ferry and go somewhere was something I really enjoyed. In fact part of the charm of Venice for us was the same thing - always being able to go somewhere on a small boat.
My husband is not one for going back to places we've already been so I'm trying to find other places in Europe that have small ferries running around lakes or coastal areas but my searches keep sending me to sites for large ferries between countries which is not the sort of thing I'm looking for. We chose both Flushing and Pertisau for other reasons and weren't looking for locations with ferries. It seems like the sort of thing that might need personal knowledge rather than a search engine.
Does anybody have any suggestions?