We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Venice Kayak

Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 346 477 1327
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #26 of 97 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
Write a Review

88 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    8
    3
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Venice, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Thanks Rene. We would never have found the way and seen the lagoons and learned so much about Venice without you. It was a great day!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Me and my brother visited Venice we saw kayaking on trip advisor and it looked fun but you do get quite a work out but it's definitely worth it they take u back through canals in Venice that u can not see with out a boat out was cool to see things we would not otherwise see we enjoyed it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved the kayaking tour of Venice - there was a mixture of battling through the quite choppy Grand Canal and then gliding down peaceful quiet canals. This was a brilliant way to see Venice and I would definitely do it again! Our guide also took over 200 photographs for us and emailed them within the following few days which was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent the morning with Rene of Venice Kayak doing a kayak tour of the canals - 2 adults and a 14 year old. It was a blast. We all have some kayak experience, but not at a high level. It was enjoyable and relaxing. It was one of our favourite experiences in Venice. Rene is a very decent person,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As a keen kayaker, I have always wanted to paddle the canals of Venice. I had booked a half day afternoon tour of Venice yesterday and was fortunate to be the only person on the tour, thus a private tour with Rene. Rene was an excellent tour guide, providing not only detailed information about Venice along the way but also... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I want to preface my review by saying I highly appreciate people who write reviews that tell the whole story about a place/activity. And I also understand people can have "off" days. So here's my take on our Venice Kayak experience. My husband and I were in Venice, and met good friends from the US in Venice for a few... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, I'm sorry to hear that your experience from the tour wasn't up to your expectations. You say I wrote you a condescending message. In fact I was being sarcastic. We ask you for all the information our insurance wants to know for each participant, including date of birth. Your friends didn't take this serious, and send us clearly... More

Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Don't pass up this experience!!! We are fit but are not regular kayakers… so we booked the half-day tour and really enjoyed it. We have actually visited Venice a few times before but this allowed us to see the city from a new perspective. It was a perfect vacation activity, a scenic tour of the city that in included both... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Venice Kayak also viewed

Venice, City of Venice
Venice, City of Venice
 

Been to Venice Kayak? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Venice Kayak, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing