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Address: Isola della Certosa, 30141 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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Best way to see Venice

We were recommended this trip by a New Zealand family we meet who had just done it. We were very glad they recommend it to us as it was a highlight of our Venice trip. It was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Margaret R
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recommended this trip by a New Zealand family we meet who had just done it. We were very glad they recommend it to us as it was a highlight of our Venice trip. It was a wonderful day away from the maddening crowds to see the real back streets of Venice. Our guide Giovanni was great with a... More 

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Thank Margaret R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic way to explore the quieter side of Venice, the company provides good well cared for equipment and endures that the kit and kayaks are fitted to each individual. We are experienced kayakers and did not have any problems with the distance and swell of water whilst crossing the lagoon, not to mention the water traffic! The only downside was... More 

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Peace River, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for an authentic Venetian mode of transport, take the vaporetto or water taxi. Residents of Venice don't kayak. But they don't ride in gondolas, either, so this is probably the best way to experience the canals of Venice in an intimate and leisurely fashion. Our guide Loretta showed us basic kayaking techniques in the comfort of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with this company. They did a great job coaching us through the canal. We felt very safe and a good time was had by all

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what to expect when we booked the kayaking tour but we were both impressed with it and had a great time. We chose to have a double kayak as I wasn't confident about my fitness levels so this worked well for me as I could have a break every now and again and enjoy the scenery whilst... More 

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Thank Jill S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I booked onto a 2.00pm tour, we had paid the deposit and given all the relevant information and contact numbers to the company. We confirmed the day before and worked out the travel situation. The only way to really get there was on the waterbus which is a 15 euro per person return price, and from where... More 

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1 Thank Erin L
VeniceKayak, Proprietario at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Dear Erin L, thank you for the review and for sharing your opinion. We are not responsible of the money spent for food or public transportation and when you first decided to book, you were aware of the distance and of the public transportation's prices. There are cheaper tickets than the ordinary tickets you are talking about: the participants of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The team here is relaxed, well organised and thoroughly professional. Its an outstanding way to see Venice, learn a little local history and you get some exercise at the same time. You are truly missing a part of Venice that you must see, if you don't Kayak the canals and the lagoon with these guys! Brilliant

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Thank tepaps
VeniceKayak, Proprietario at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review: we are happy to read that you enjoyed the tour. We hope to see you again!!! More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the Kayak experience on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. What a fantastic experience!!! Get to see the world of Venice from a completely different perspective. Paddling down the canals....squeezing under the bridges...learning the history...amazing experience! OK you need to be reasonably fit but if 4 middle age....somewhat unfit Aussies can manage it.....then so can you.... More 

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VeniceKayak, Proprietario at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing the experience you had with Venice Kayak. We love to read that you had a lot of fun and caught the soul of our trips: that means that we did a good job! Hope to see you again! More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing experience and I am glad that we did it however it is somewhat ruined by the guide. The guide gave no instructions and although everyone in our group had some experience no real safety instruction or clear guidance was given. Crossing the channel was quite difficult and the guide did no wait to make sure all... More 

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VeniceKayak, Proprietario at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Venice Kayak for your outdoor activity and thank you for your review. Venice Kayak puts safety first, which is why our guides can at times be a bit annoying, but traffic in Venice can be heavy and fast and safety is a prime concern for us. Our guides have years of experience and are certified guides.... More 

Brussels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this 5 hours experience. Our guide, Loretta Masiero, guided our small group of only 6 persons from the Certosa Island (where Venice kayaks is located!) across the busy water (breathtaking start!) mainly through the canals of the Castello and Cannareggio neighborhoods. We also kayaked on the extremely busy Canal Grande but didn't cross it. Pleasant surprise: Loretta... More 

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VeniceKayak, Owner at Venice Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review, Peter V! Your opinion is very important for our team. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the tour: our guides always try to do their best to ensure a memorable experience. Warm wishes More 

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