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Venice Kayak

Address: Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
Phone Number: +39 346 477 1327
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Ranked #37 of 126 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Kayaking in Venice is a unique experience. Venice Kayak offers guided kayak tours in the city of...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Kayaking the canals of Venice with Rene as the guide was absolutely amazing! I had been in Venice for two days so had a general idea of the lay of the land and an overview of its history. Paddling the canals provided a different perspective. There were just four of us - a couple from Belgium who opted for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A few weeks ago, I had the ocassion to visit Venice paddling along its canals. I know Venice. but to see it from the water, gets another effects! With the kayak, I'm a beginner, seeing this, Loretta the Venice Kayak guide, before leaving, made me a mini course of about 20 minutes. This put me in a position to paddle... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

No Venice beauty could make up for this ridiculously hurried and overpriced kayak around the canals with a local woman who admits she hates tourists and has no regard for their safety. She already has your money and wont see you again, so she just wants to get the whole thing over with and doesn't care if customers have a... More 

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ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Hi, I'm very sorry that you have had a poor experience on one of our tours (that is, if you have been on one of our tours at all). It must have been a really horrible experience if you went on a tour in September, and still feel you need to rant about it in December. Frankly, I don't believe... More 

Sacramento, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

In early October I took the all day tour of Venice. One week later I took the tour of the lagoon, going out to Burano and Torcello. This is not for someone who has never kayaked before. But for someone who has some basic skills, you should put it on your bucket list of things to do. For the last... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I had read a lot of the reviews posted here and had high hopes for this tour. Unforunately the tour did not live up to our expectations. My issue with this tour was that it was advertised as an English tour however the tour guide Loreta had a very poor command of English. As a result, she... More 

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Southampton, MA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I can't thank Venice Kayak enough for such an amazing day kayaking in this wonderful city. As many others have said, you just can't get a better or unique view of the city, and my afternoon kayaking is definitely one of the highlights of our incredible recent trip. I would advise against novices from attempting - I kayak a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We'd been looking forward to our kayak tour after booking it months ahead of time... And it didn't disappoint! Seeing Venice by the water can be expensive, with poor value for money, but this tour was the complete opposite, showing us the true heart of the city via its iconic canals. Loretta was a wonderful guide and gave us some... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I love kayaking and I love the island city of Venice. Naturally when I found out that I could kayak in the canals of Venice I had to go. As it turned out it was one of the most wonderful and unique experiences of my life. I would definitely go for that experience again. Thank you to the staff at... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We read about this outfitter on Paddling.net and pretty much based our entire Northern Italy trip around this excursion. Being experienced paddlers, we chose a private half day tour with Loretta, and it was exciting to paddle across the lagoon, in and around the small non-touristy canals, and into the Grand Canal (lots of Vaporetto traffic to avoid/dodge/wait to pass... More 

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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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