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Venice On Board

Cannaregio 3009/G, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 342 961 0166
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Row Row Row Your Boat, Gently Down the Canal

A perfect end to my trip. Nicola was extremely patient with the learning curve of rowing the boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timothy N
Best thing in Venice!

Venice On Board is the project of 3 highly likeable young men with a passion for Venetian maritime... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Jem C
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Discover the lagoon and the most beautiful canals of Venice between oars and sails. We have restored ten traditional boats with which you can navigate in the city and among the islands of the lagoon. It will be a unique and unforgettable experience. You will help our association to safeguard the traditional boats in respect of environment.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cannaregio 3009/G, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect end to my trip. Nicola was extremely patient with the learning curve of rowing the boat, and I had a unique experience of rowing down the Grand Canal with our boat. The people in this program are clearly passionate about their city and...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Venice On Board is the project of 3 highly likeable young men with a passion for Venetian maritime traditions. They will welcome anyone, of any age (I'm 70) and teach them the basics of Venetian single oar rowing with enthusiasm, skill and patience, normally in...More

Thank Jem C
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

We are really happy to find you! This trip and lesson how to row was really nice experience, Emiliano was telling many stories about gondola and history of Venice. Highly recommended to chose this experience! P.S. Dog on the shore was so sweet ;-)

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

If you really want to get a feel of the 'true' Venice - not the trashy, touristy side - and get away from the crowds, then have a lesson with these guys learning to row Venetian-style in the canals of Venice. VoB is preserving the...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Do you want see the real Venice life?... come here at Venice on board and you will see the city from the water e you will learn how to row as a real Venetian!! Amazing experience!!

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This was a real treat! By far the best thing we did in Venice. We signed up for the 5:30pm timeframe, hoping we would get to see the sunset on the canal, and we were not disappointed. The guys that run this company are passionate...More

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Venice O, Proprietario at Venice On Board, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

thanks a lot, hope see you again! veniceonboard team

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We are a Scottish couple who travelled Italy over a 2 week period and finished up with 3 nights in Venice. We were lucky or hear about Venice on board through a local as we were staying in the Cannaregio area. We phoned up to...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Located on the western end of Fondamente Contarini (Google maps offers two locations, one is wrong!) in a quiet corner is the coolest boat yard/laboratory I have seen. Emeliano and friends are a bunch of born and bred Venetians whose aim it is to not...More

Thank Joe T
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

This company, led by Emiliano is simply amazing. Everyone is so kind, knowledgeable and really take the time out to show you the true Venice, away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and the commercial areas. Better than any gondola rides, but a completely...More

Thank Barkha K
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

We weren't able to take the courses available but we were referred here to purchase authentic gondola pieces. I was thrilled and Damien was very helpful and kind. Thank you!

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Nearby
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
...More
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Larisa S
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Povilas G | Reviewed this property |
It's 80 euro for 1 hour and 30 min. Much better then just take a trip with gondola for 30 min.
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Response from Venice O | Property representative |
Ciao Kate, Thanks to contacting us, Tomorrow we are available at 17:00pm It is ok for you? Please answer at veniceonboard @ gmail. com grazie Veniceonboard team
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