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Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour

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Venezia, Italy
Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour

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icon1 hour 40 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Kayak through the historic canals of Venice on this eco-adventure tour. Following your expert kayaking guide, paddle through the canals that are known as the arteries of Venice. Learn about the history and culture of the Italian city through your guides' commentary while getting a unique aquatic perspective. Participants of all levels are welcome; no kayaking experience is necessary. Instruction and use of all equipment is included.
  • Kayaking tour through Venice's canals
  • Unique perspective on the city: from the water
  • Learn about the city through a guide's informative commentary
  • Eco-tour has low environmental impact
  • No experience necessary; all equipment and instruction is included
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Homologated Kayak - single Kayak (1 person) or double Kayak (2 persons)
Ergonomic paddle
Life Vest
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Calle Brazzo, 3347, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your adventure guides and tour group at the kayak outfitter office in Venice. Get a brief introduction and instruction on basic safety and kayaking techniques, then jump in the boats and take off. This tour is suitable for all levels of experience, guides will be with you every step of the way to ensure your safety and comfort. 

This tour gives a unique perspective on Venice: paddling through the canals, the arteries of this city on the water. Since you are exploring under your own muscle power, this eco-tour has a very low environmental impact. Throughout the tour, learn about the history, culture and traditions of Venice through your guides' commentary.

Finish back at the starting point at the end of the tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY RVK Real Venetian Kayak

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour?
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour.

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  • "We were able to kayak in the lagoon as well as in the canals." See review


86 Reviews

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Highlight of our stay
, Aug 2020
Dimitri’s kayak tour of Venice’s canals and the lagoon was absolutely amazing - it was the highlight of our time in Venice. You MUST take this tour whilst in Venice as it’s by far the best way to see the city - far more interesting and much better value for money than the gondolas. Dimitri is knowledgable, passionate and professional and made the tour an absolute joy - thank you so much Dimitri!
Brilliant afternoon
, Aug 2020
Dimitri was a great guide, he knew plenty of history surrounding the island. We would give it the full 5* if only the tour was a little longer! Great experience, wouldn’t want to share a kayak considering the price you pay per person.
Romantic weekend
, Aug 2020
Great idea for a weekend trip in Venice! Our guide Giuseppe was very helpful and calm :) we enjoy the kayak tour and took awesome pictures
Seeing the canals from a unique perspective
, Aug 2019
This tour was really excellent. Our guide Giovanni, who spoke very good English, made me, my spouse and children feel extremely safe while taking us for a fascinating ride through the canals of Venice's Cannaregio neighborhood. He shared local history while guiding us around in modern, comfortable equipment. Overall, a fantastic experience!
On the water
, Jun 2019
Not easy to find but worth it. Friendly guides and a new view of Venice, Fun on the water with some history thrown in.
We were able to kayak in the lagoon as...
, Sep 2018
We were able to kayak in the lagoon as well as in the canals. This was a fun way to see Venice from the water, and our guide made it fun and interesting.
Unable to go kayaking due to fog...
Nancy M
, Nov 2017
Unable to go kayaking due to fog. Unfortunately, they did not notify us. So, we walked all the way there before finding out. It would have been nice if they had texted us.
I loved this tour after it was over...
Kira B
, Oct 2017
I loved this tour after it was over. LOL! I would recommend having experience before you do this. It is not for the faint of heart. You literally kayak across the Grand canal with all the vapportos and motorboats. You feel very small in your kayak. You will also feel this the next day. I will say it was beautiful and a great experience. You get to ride down the smaller canals as well and see beautiful bridges and house. You also stop along the way for some history from your guide.
It was a great tour. They started...
, Oct 2017
It was a great tour. They started early and I did not read the email saying that. They accommodated us by doing the tour later. It is a little hard to find the place. Google Maps had trouble and you need to be able to read a street map to get there. Once there you need to search little. They should probably send you a little more information about how to get there and some pictures of the from and how to go in and look for the street number. The tour it self was fabulous. Guide was fun and knowledgable. It was a great way to see what you can't from the streets.
This was an awesome experience to...
Sana K
, Sep 2017
This was an awesome experience to share with my loved ones. Venice's canals are saturated with gondolas which is still very beautiful and it was so lovely to venture away from the gondola/boat crowds and see different parts of Venice from a kayak. There's nothing like rowing through the Venetian neighbourhood at your own pace. Our tour guide and I feel awful as I cannot remember his name but he wore a green t-shirt and supported Juve! was extremely knowledgeable about the area, funny, and extremely patient with some of the slower ones. This is something I would highly recommend you do during your Venetian visit. It's one of those 'once in a lifetime' experiences that you should not pass.

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