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Address: Isola della Certosa 1 | Certosa island, 30141 Venice, Italy
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+39 346 477 1327
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Kayaking in Venice is a unique experience. Venice Kayak offers guided kayak...

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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The best way to experience Venice!

A Gondola ride is OK in Venice - but if you like to see the real backdoor Venice check out Venice Kayak!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Haifa, Israel

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Haifa, Israel
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A Gondola ride is OK in Venice - but if you like to see the real backdoor Venice check out Venice Kayak!

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you!!! Hope to see you again! Warm wishes More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Venice Kayak managed to accommodate my very last minute request (7pm phone call for a 10am tour the next morning) during the winter season for a tour of the city for 2 people. The guide was really friendly and experienced, and we were outfitted well enough that I even felt warm despite the 2-4 degree temperatures in the middle of... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Po Han H, thank you for choosing Venice Kayak for your outdoor activity in Venice and for sharing the experience you had with us. We are happy to know you appreciated the tour, even if it was cold outside. Hope to see you again, maybe in one of our lagoon tours! Kind regards More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Venice, this is an amazing way to experience it! We did the half day excursion, and it turned out to be several full hours of kayaking once you are outfitted, very well worth the cost of around $100/person. Our guide was great, very knowledgeable, took us through soo many canals, and took great pictures too. I... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We always try to do our best to make the tours memorable and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed this adventure! See you next time! More 

Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you want a really unique way to see Venice, check out Venice Kayak. There's no reason to pay for a short Gondola ride when you can spend half a day in a Kayak taking a tour of the city. Our guide was local, and extremely knowledgeable about the city and kayaking. She also did an amazing job taking photos... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Joshua, thank you for your nice review. We are delighted to hear that the tour with us has been the highlight of you trip!!! We hope you will join us for another adventure in the future! More 

Spiez, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We were initially hesitant about the high cost of a day tour of Venice, kayaking through its canals and rios, but the experience was well worth it! Our guide, Selina, and her apprentice, were highly professional and passionate about what they do, and were excellent at leading us through the maze of waterways - wide and at times extremely narrow!... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review! Your opinion is very important for our team and for other clients who will read it. You are true: it's important to read all the instructions we write in the emails to be prepared for the tour. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the tour: our guides always try to do their... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Certosa Island is a bit out of the way, but it's a relatively quick walk to the San Pietro vaporetto stop (the far east side of Venice), and we ended up sitting in the hotel cafe on the island for about an hour (we didn't want to be late, and we weren't sure how long it would take), and as... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Dan, thank you for your nice review. We are delighted to hear that you appreciated the tour with Selina. It means that Venice Kayak does a good job and takes care of its kayakers!!! We hope you will join us for another adventure in the future! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

This was the highlight of our trip to Venice. I imagine it's a bit more hair-raising and manic in the height of the season, but off-season it was fabulous. The setting off point is on Certosa island - so plan about 20-30 minutes from St Mark's for the time to get a boat across the lagoon (you'll also need to... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review: it will be useful for other kayakers! It was a pleasure to share this adventure with you! Best wishes More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

I approached Venice Kayak with an unusual request: I wanted to photographs the birds around the island and to video underwater with my go-pro camera. Venice Kayak staff went out of their way to accommodate me and I had the most wonderful experience. I recommend kayaking as a low environmental impact way of sightseeing the Venice lagoon. Superb!

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We always try to fulfill our clients' wishes, especially if they are related to the venetian lagoon and its little-known treasures. We hope to see you again. Best regards! More 

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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I can't get over how magical this tour was. We had a wonderful half day on the water and saw parts of Venice impossible by foot or gondola. Our guide was passionate and knowledgeable and I felt totally safe in her hands, even in the middle of the grand canal. The pictures she took were awesome and were available really... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Jenna M, thank you for choosing Venice Kayak for your outdoor activity in Venice and for sharing the experience you had with us. We are happy to know you appreciated our guide and the tour. Hope to see you again! Kind regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

A dream-come-true, to paddle in Venice! We made a fantastic day tour in the Venice lagoon and a totally awesome night tour in Venice city. Really good guides, both Venetians, made it to more than just a paddle weekend. Now I know a lot about how it is to live in this unique place. Nice detail - the Greenland paddles... More 

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Venice Kayak V, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear visitor, we are glad to know that you caught the soul of our wonderful city, Venice, thanks to our tour. We look forward to having you back in our tours!!!! More 

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