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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 #35 of 123 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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Sacramento, California
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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
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2 helpful votes 2 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
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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
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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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Ottawa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I both enjoyed our afternoon kayaxing , it was a novel and fun way to see parts of Venice you would never get to see. You do need some basic kayaking experience, not because it's difficult but to feel confidence when on the sea / main canal . Loretta was good fun, with your safety paramount to... More

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Three years ago I took the Burano Tour, the night paddle , and the daytime canal trip. They were fun and amazing then. When I found myself again somewhat unexpectantly in Venice, I was delighted to find the Canal Tour again. You meet on Certosa , a special stop for the vaporetto go to the hotel and meet with the... More

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Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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