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Venice Kayak

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Address: Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 346 477 1327
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Description: Kayaking in Venice is a unique experience. Venice Kayak offers guided...
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.
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A fun alternative way to check out Venice for 2 hours

This was a really interesting way to see the city. You go into two man sea-kayaks and go around the canals and open water bays. The guide was flexible and worked with my children... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was a really interesting way to see the city. You go into two man sea-kayaks and go around the canals and open water bays. The guide was flexible and worked with my children to help accommodate their abilities, but BE WARNED: the open water sections are tough and take up 1/2 the tour. You need to make sure you... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Really great experience. Certosa easy to get to - but ask the Vaporetti driver to stop there. No experience required, although crossing the Grand Canal was a bit hairy - it's all about timing and then paddling like mad. We did feel a bit more confident having some kayaking experience. My 73 year old mother came along in my double... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You need some kayaking experience as you kayak over the sea to the quieter canals in Venice. We went as a family of 4 our children being early twenties. We had double kayaks as our experience was limited. It was amazing. Our guide led us around waterways we would not otherwise have seen. So much better than the gondola ride!... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Because we heard so many good things about this excursion we decided to do it even though it was quite expensive. I love kayaking; it was my first time in Venice; kayaking the canals would be a dream come true. After we booked our date and time online we received a response stating they had received it giving us a... More 

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ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Vicky You filled in the online form on July 24 3.25am CEST. We answered you at 9.44am the following morning. That is hardly a slow response time if you permit us to sleep too. There was a request for a deposit in that mail, which was never paid, and hence on confirmed booking. We generally don't accept bookings without... More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This activity provided a unique perspective on a beautiful city. I was a bit nervous about navigating in busy canals, but our guides were very helpful and made me feel safe. Our guides took many photos of everyone in the group and emailed them to us. That was a great bonus! I agree with other reviewers that a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This was just as fun as we hade hoped for, actually it was even better than our expectations. It IS necessary to have some experience of kayaking as you will cross open water and the traffic in the canals requires your attention. Yes, you can probably jump in the kayak and not fall in the water. But you will be... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I heard about Venice Kayak from a podcast a while back, finally I've made it to Venice and managed to book a tour with my partner on very short notice. I've got to say from the outset, I am a very experienced kayaker and my partner is an experienced canoeist. Spending most of my time paddling the cold seas of... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Sea Kayaking in Venice, what a wonderful way to see Venice! The only way to see Venice!! The day was certainly exhilarating, fun and above all my expectations. Marco was a perfect guide and I was impressed how he got us through the many busy waterways with confidence - I must admit I was nervous at the beginning as to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My brother and I had a great time kayaking around Venice. We had some mild kayak experience, no open water experience, but our tour guide, Renee made us feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend it as an introduction to the city early in your trip. You feel pretty good as you kayak around and tourists are taking pictures of you,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a trip! Venice is unique enough all by itself, but experiencing it by kayak is an experience I will never forget. From tranquil back alleys away from the crowds to the roiling waters of the busy Grand Canal, we got to see Venice from a perspective that few visitors do. We were part of the city's romance, quietly paddling... More 

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