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Address: Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 346 477 1327
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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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Had an excellent time!

Rene, our guide was flexible. When rain was forecast for Saturday, he easily agreed to take us out the following day. We had a wonderful time, seeing and learning about Venetians... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ames, Iowa

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rene, our guide was flexible. When rain was forecast for Saturday, he easily agreed to take us out the following day. We had a wonderful time, seeing and learning about Venetians sites from an experienced and well-informed guide, such as Rene. He is a skilled kayaker and taught us much about handling a kayak in the Venice waters. I'd recommend... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highly, highly recommend this as an off the beaten path way to experience Venice! (And yes, it is possible to find an off the beaten path way to experience Venice!) Our guide Rene did a great job sharing Venice history, architecture and ecology while leading us through lots of the smaller canals, paddling on the Grand Canal, in the lagoon... More 

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san diego
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this trip. If you don't have any kayaking experience, you should at least be comfortable in a boat as the crossing could be a little challenging otherwise due to the wake of the other boats. We got the option of going over to San Marco or through the smaller canals. So glad we did the smaller canals! San... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience! It was in October, so kind of chilly, and Venice Kayak provided top-of-the-line equipment, including waterproof jackets and spray skirts to keep us mostly dry. I wore basketbally shorts and I was fine. At the end our tour guide showed us a map of where we'd been, and we had zig-zagged all over Venice. He... More 

Thank D9259YDmike
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my two days with Venice Kayak in mid-October - first a private trip on the lagoon and then a group tour of the city canals. The equipment was good quality, the routes were well planned and the guide (Rene) was outstanding in terms of both kayaking leadership and local historical knowledge. I'd recommend this to anyone whether... More 

Thank David K
ReneSeindal, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thanks David, it was a pleasure having you on our tours. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I would encourage anyone with a reasonable level of fitness to make a booking with this company. Giovanni took great care of us while we had the most awesome experience of paddling around the canals. It was far better than the gondola trip (which we also did) because you really looked behind the scenes of Venice travelling along many of... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Our full day tour with Giovanni was the highlight of our time in Venice. We have our own boats at home, but are by no means professional kayakers. Giovanni took pains to be sure we were comfortable and safe out on the canals with the rest of Venetian boat traffic. He was a trove of information about Venice, and we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Without any reservations, they allowed us to join a prearranged group that was scheduled for the next day. The tour was better than we could have imagined. Paddling down canals past the occasional gondola instead of walking with the crowds is an ideal way of seeing this beautiful city. Somehow in between leading us and taking pictures of us, our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is a very cool way to see Venice and experience the city as the people who live there do--in a boat. It was great fun (and a bit thrilling) to cross the Grand Canal and then paddle into the quiet passages of the city. It truly gives you a different point of view. I realize this wasn't an architectural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is an absolute must experience for those wishing to explore Venice in the non standard touristy fashion. Avoid the crowds and get a feel for the “hidden Venice” spending the time with a very knowledgeable and passionate guide Giovanni as he guides you around the canals. The entire experience from start to finish is highly professional and thorough with... More 

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