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Venice Kayak

Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 346 477 1327
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Ranked #30 of 101 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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Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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 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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

One of the best and most rewarding activities I have ever done. Did the day trip and had two fantastic guides and only one other on the tour that made it very personalized. If you like being on the water and want to experience all the places that the tourists are not at....do this trip! You dont have to be... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

While the trip was really fun and we got to see a lot of sights we hadn't seen yet, we were hoping for an actual tour rather than just roaming the canals and not really knowing what we were looking at. Since we are not expert kayakers we were glad we took a double kayak because it meant less work... More

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Venice, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The booking phase between emails was alright, and seeing as I was only in Venice for the two days and I(solo traveller) managed to jump into a group tour was rather nice. Then comes the next day, being a traveller and Venice being a fairly touristy city, I'd expect tour companies to realize that most tourists don't have a connection/3G,... More

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ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

We're a company of two full time persons, and if one falls ill and the other can't step in, we'll have to cancel a tour. This is what happened. We always ask for a mobile number to be able to get hold of people, in case there are short notice changes, but you hadn't left us a number. Therefore email... More

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