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Venice Kayak

Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 346 477 1327
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Ranked #29 of 100 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Kayaking in Venice is a unique experience. Venice Kayak offers guided kayak tours in the city of Venice and in the lagoon. Paddle with us for a single... more » Owner description: Kayaking in Venice is a unique experience. Venice Kayak offers guided kayak tours in the city of Venice and in the lagoon. Paddle with us for a single day or come for a complete kayaking holiday in Venice. « less
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Ottawa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Talk about up close and personal. The tour was exhilarating! I kayak at home almost daily on the Ottawa River, weather permitting. This was a whole other experience. Instead of turtles and herons we saw cathedrals and bridges, people sightseeing and waving to us and gondoliers and boat taxis and cruise ships and laundry hanging overhead. Along with city sites... More

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

My husband and I both enjoyed our afternoon kayaxing , it was a novel and fun way to see parts of Venice you would never get to see. You do need some basic kayaking experience, not because it's difficult but to feel confidence when on the sea / main canal . Loretta was good fun, with your safety paramount to... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Three years ago I took the Burano Tour, the night paddle , and the daytime canal trip. They were fun and amazing then. When I found myself again somewhat unexpectantly in Venice, I was delighted to find the Canal Tour again. You meet on Certosa , a special stop for the vaporetto go to the hotel and meet with the... More

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Australia
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39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My husband, son and I had been told about kayaking in Venice as we did not want to do a gondola ride as we detest touristy things. However, my husband has a muscle dystrophy which causes him to tire easily and we were not sure if he would be able to do it. So we cancelled his booking and it... More

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Bethel, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Doing a kayak trip through Venice was certainly a highlight of our visit to this wonderful city. We were grouped with 4 other people and as a result, the size of this tour was great. As with some other reviews, this is not an event for beginners. Unfortunately for us, we were with some beginners and as a result, the... More

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Hawker, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved our tour with Loretta. She must have read previous reviews because we had no criticism of her guidance. We got a good overview of some techniques for manoeuvring through right canals and around corners; we went up some interesting canals and although we were not given any info on the places we were passing ( which would have been... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a great afternoon trip (3 hours on the water)with Loretta as guide. We are experienced kayakers so the trip offered no technical or physical challenges. The kayaks are very stable and Venice Kayak are very organised and professional. Loretta is Venetian and was very happy to answer questions about the areas passed through or about kayaking technique.Her English... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Kayaking the canals of Venice was one of the great highlights from our recent trip. What an adventure! This is not a paddle for beginners. Rene was a gem to work with in setting up our appointment especially when we had to make a last minute change. Loretta was a wonderful guide, and taught me some new kayaking techniques. We... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were so excited to kayak in Venice and are admittedly beginners with only having kayaked a few times. Booking is a breeze. Meeting point is easy to get to. Good instructions given at booking. If you have thin skin or have never kayaked you might consider doing something else. Loretta gave no instruction in the beginning. She snapped at... More

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ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

We cannot answer in any details on an anonymous review., I we do not know which tour you were on, if any. As for the price, €90 will get you little more then 30 minutes in a gondola. You got 6 times that. More

Sydney
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I are Australian and in our early 60's and have kayaking experience. We were thrilled when fellow Australians highly recommended the kayak trip in Venice. While we loved the chance to paddle the small canals and were not put off by paddling the larger, busy waterway across from Certosa, we were a little disappointed in the experience.... More

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