Boat Tours & water sports in Venice

THE 10 BEST Boat Tours & Water Sports in Venice, Italy

Boat Tours & Water Sports in Venice

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City Tours
6+ hours
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$139.96
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Day Trips
5 hours
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$42.31
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City Tours
6 hours
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$139.94
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Private Sightseeing Tours
30 minutes
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$70.52
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Sunset Cruises
2 hours
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$92.22
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Wine Tours
2–3 hours
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$118.93
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Private Sightseeing Tours
2 hours
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$48.82
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Day Trips
6 hours
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$269.07
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City Tours
2 hours
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$74.86
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What travelers are saying

  • Melanie H
    1 contribution
    The trip was very well organised from the start. The historical information en route to the meeting point for the gondolas was very interesting and helped you to understand how Venice worked originally. The gondola journey was very enjoyable, and felt relatively personal with only 5 of us onboard. There wasn't much commentary during this journey but we enjoyed the peacefulness and travelling up & down the canals.
    Our guide was amusing, personable and very easy to understand.
    Written May 16, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jessica H
    5 contributions
    Fabulous tour, but expect lots of slow walking and stopping. We saw so much great sights and Roberta really introduced us to some fantastic history that we would not have learnt. Her art knowledge was amazing, so if you are into art and history she is your woman
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Jacqueline C
    1 contribution
    Antonella was a fantastic tour guide. We loved our time on Murano and Burano. The glass blowing demonstration was incredible on Murano and exploring the island of Burano was a true highlight.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Ian L
    2 contributions
    It was a really great tour, the trip is super value but I can’t give it 5 out of 5 because of the officious mask wearing policy, I understand the reason but even sitting outside in the open air we were told rudely to get our mask on.
    It was really hot and it was so uncomfortable, it’s time to move on from Covid and learn to live with it.
    Excellent locations and great value for money.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Debbie W
    Cardiff, UK25 contributions
    Our first attempt at this tour ended with us so frustrated and we missed the tour completely as we could not find where the meeting place was . It would help everyone I think if the information said redeem tickets at boat ticket office and not just an address at st Marks square- we wandered up and down for 45 minutes asking people who sent us up and down the pier - we missed the tour on that day and rebooked the next day.
    Tour guide very good and told us lots of interesting facts about Venice - the walking tour lasts about 1.5 hours and gondola ride about 30 minutes- which is plenty !!!!
    Worth booking up and learning about the history and lifestyle of the locals .
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Tim R
    1 contribution
    Great way of getting an introduction to Venice. Gondola ride was an absolute highlight. Giuliano was our guide in the morning and was brilliant
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Monica S
    5 contributions
    It was nice evening ride.
    The gondola man very nice and he explained little of the main attraction where we were passing by.
    Written May 15, 2022
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  • Tayler S
    1 contribution
    Tour was awesome!! Our guide Alex was super informative and made the experience really personal (even playing our country’s Eurovision entry over the boat speakers after learning we were fans!) Both islands were beautiful, the free time on Burano was short and sweet but Alex gave us fantastic tips on how to best utilise our time- such a cheap, easy way to see and learn lots in a short amount of time!
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • kelsey
    Draper, UT10 contributions
    LOVED!! We loved our tour guide Gabriele and our boat captain Marco! They were awesome Myra I glass was amazing to see! We loved everything about this tour! We would do this again 200%
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • jackie t
    Coventry, UK20 contributions
    The gondola ride itself was amazing we have nothing but praise for the entire experience in Venice it was everything we hoped it would be and have amazing photos.

    The negative review is totally regarding the online experience …………….. WHAT A RIP OFF 🤬 we paid £159 for the 45 minute private ride and found out if we had waited until we were there it would have been €80 for 30 minutes or €120 for 45 minutes so taking into consideration the current exchange rate we paid €189.28 !!! Another negative of purchasing on line was having to find the exact gondola station in Venice as they are absolutely everywhere and even with a map it hard to find any exact location unless it’s a tourist attraction.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • janer772018
    Belfast, UK13 contributions
    Perfect cruise around Venice. Tomaso was a great host and guide, the Prosecco flowed along with the perfect amount of information/historical facts.
    9 of us in total on the boat and the chat with the other passengers was also very pleasant. Very relaxed way to spend a few hours after a day walking around Venice.
    Written May 20, 2022
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  • Rik C
    1 contribution
    Fantastic gondola experience led by a knowledgable and friendly guide. Met our guide, René, near St Mark’s and followed him on a short walk to the gondolas. While on board he talked about various points of interest on the route, the home Mozart lived in when in Venice and the opera house etc.
    Roughly a quarter the price of the standard gondola tariffs seen throughout the city, and a great way to experience something unique to Venice.
    We’d definitely recommend and would book again when next in Venice.
    Written May 2, 2022
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  • Matt I
    3 contributions
    Loved the tour. I especially enjoyed the history and stories of real life in Venice. The food and scenery was amazing. My wife and I highly recommend.
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • Nadia
    Unteraegeri, Switzerland11 contributions
    It was an amazing trip, Luca did great job to entertain the children and tell them a lot of information about the history of Murano and glass creation, Nicola, a glass maker at the factory, showed us how to blow the glass and made several animals out of glass right in front of us, it was very informative and interesting, my children told me it was the best trip for the whole week. Factory shop had a lot of different masterpieces from different artists and for different budget. No one put any pressure to buy anything, but we personally liked one piece and decided to buy it in the memory of our trip to Venice.
    Thanks a lot for this experience and for perfect memories!
    Written May 1, 2022
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