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Venice: Guided Kayak Tour

4.5 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Real Venetian kayak

Venice: Guided Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Real Venetian kayak
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From US$ 76.87 per person

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Spend an enjoyable 90 minutes kayaking across Venice with a guide, and discover areas of the city many visitors never see. Admire the city’s stunning architecture from the water along the canals.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy exploring Venice by kayak
  • Take a guided kayaking tour on the lagoon and along the canals
  • Experience the beauty of the city’s landmarks and monuments in a sustainable way
Full description

The charm of Venice has always attracted people from around the world. In addition, its unique network of canals represents an important aspect of heritage for all of humanity.

Enjoy a 2-hour guided kayaking tour to appreciate the historical riches and cultural attractions that make Venice one of the world’s great treasures.

What particularly strikes many visitors is the close relationship between the earth and the water, a perfect symbiosis that often leads to Venice being identified with its lagoon. 

Within the city, the many canals and rii (smaller canals) are the vital links that carry Venetians and visitors to their destinations. They are at the heart of authentic Venice.

This tour provides the opportunity to explore the city from a special perspective, in a way that promotes sustainable tourism.

  • Officially approved kayak
  • Ergonomic paddle
  • Life vest
  • Qualified English-speaking instructor/guide
  • Meals
  • Kayaking clothing
  • Transfers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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4.5 /5

based on 51 reviews

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Very nice activity, who has not dreamed of sailing alone (or with 2) on the canals of Venice! it's a little stressful if like me you're not a very big kayaker but vs navigate in a quiet part of the canals. Our guide was very pleasant and was happy to answer all our questions. Only downside, the title of the activity is not quite correct, it is not 2h but 1h30 in total, that is to say from your arrival on site, at the meeting place to your departure so finally 1 hour in the water, which makes the activity a bit expensive. It would suffice to display it clearly.

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August 25, 2022

Our guide was very considerate and looked after us well. We saw a good part of canals, some quiet, some busier and even were out in the open water of the lagoon a short while. Also we were told a lot of Information about history and architecture while going through the canals. We enjoyed it a lot.

August 16, 2022

Really funny, the instructor was very patient given our first experience and was very helpful in explaining and encouraging us. We used a kayak for two, it was difficult right away, but then we started to understand the movements and we really enjoyed it! The route was between the canals, fortunately not in the grand canal, and in any case vaporettos and various boats passed by, but we had a lot of fun! Jacket provided by the instructor, possibility to leave the bags in the drawers with the keys. Excellent experience, obviously sustainable, original and that will bind you even more if you use a double kayak because you will have to coordinate and help each other in the movements, you will work as a team and the next day you will feel like you have worked out !!! Good fun!!!

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June 2, 2022

Product ID: 67642