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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
  • 2-hour Venice sunset cruise with Prosecco
  • Marvel at the kaleidoscopic sunset from a traditional Venetian boat
  • Cruise across the Venetian Lagoon and St Mark's Basin with an expert skipper-guide
  • Pass by Venice Lido and some of the area’s remote islands
  • Savor half a bottle of delicious Prosecco as you watch the sun set
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people per boat for an intimate experience
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Transport by Venetian boat (Sampierotta or Bragozzo, depending on the group size)
Professional driver-guide
Half a bottle of Prosecco per person
Soft drinks (on request)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Fondamenta Nuove, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

OUT of the ACTV waterbus stop "OSPEDALE", Venice, Castello 6593

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose from one of two afternoon departure times, and then meet your skipper-guide at central Venice’s Ospedele vaporetto (water bus) station. Your cruising vessel will be either a sampierotta fishing boat for smaller groups or a two-masted trawler known as a bragozzo for groups of 5 to 11 people. Both are traditional, handcrafted Venetian boats. Climb aboard and watch the iconic architecture of Venice recede as you make your way out into the Venetian Lagoon.

Admire a new perspective of St Mark’s Basilica and its neighboring bell tower as you cross St Mark’s Basin, and see the 16th-century fortress of Sant’Andrea. Soak in the sights of Venice Lido, San Clemente Le Grazie and more as your guide points out highlights of the passing scenery. At a particularly beautiful spot between the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore, your skipper will stop the boat so the group can enjoy bobbing up and down on the lagoon’s calm waters and toast the idyllic scene with complimentary Prosecco (soft drinks also available). 

As the sun descends towards the horizon, see the majestic beauty of the Venetian islands bathed in a rosy glow. Continue learning about the history of this magical place as your guide steers the boat back toward central Venice, where city lights will soon be turning on. Say farewell to your guide and fellow passengers back at the original departure point at the end of your 2-hour cruise.

Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking
Pass By:  
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
The magnificent church built to thank the virgin Mary to heal Venice from the plague.
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San Giorgio Maggiore
An iconic island in front of St.Mark's that you saw in thousands of paintings. Site of the most beautiful neoclassic church of the world
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San Lazzaro degli Armeni
An old beautiful Armenian monastery
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Il Bragozzo - Local boats in Venice
The beautiful wooden boat
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Piazza San Marco
The most beautiful square in the world
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Lido di Venezia
You'll see the west side of the beautiful Lido
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Isola delle Vignole
The orchard of Venice
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Arsenale di Venezia
The most important historical place in Venice, the old shipyard
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The "island" of Venice
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Laguna di Venezia
The "mother of Venice". The water that surround the most beautiful city of the world
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Soft drinks are available on request. Please specify by the time of booking
  • Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • OPERATED BY IL Bragozzo di Serantoni Tommaso
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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 Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat.
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat.

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  • "The best time to take this Cruise is the last sailing because it's when the sun begins to set, making all the sights one sees from the water look very attractive." See review
  • "The boat is open and small, only room for about 10 people, so guaranteed to be a small group." See review
  • "The boat is motorized with uncomfortable narrow bench seating considering its a two hour ride." See review


191 Reviews

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Fun boat trip
, Dec 2021
This might have been an unusual choice for November but it turned out great. Tomasso was a friendly, funny and knowledgeable guide that took us to spots we wouldn’t have visited without him (Lido) and provided great new perspectives on spots we’d already see. Highly recommended.
Beautiful sunset
, Oct 2021
Tomando is an excellent historian and provides great narration of interesting points throughout the trip. Enough information without being overwhelming as you sip Prosecco.
Experience on Sunset Cruise
, Oct 2021
The knowledgeable host and his sense of humor made the trip memorable, also the relaxation we could experience while seeing the coastline. There were three couples present plus our guide. I wish there had been a link to a map so locating the meeting place would have been easier. We almost missed the excursion due to the difficulty in finding it. Good luck. (It is on the opposite coast from St. Marks Square over on the side facing Murano.) 😅
Excellent Sunset Cruise
, Jul 2021
The entire experience was amazing. Tommaso was more interesting and engaging than we could have hoped for. The cruise itself was fantastic for 2 main reasons. First was how much calmer the boat traffic and water are. Second was that it allowed us to see so many areas that would not be easily accessible. This was a great trip. Thank you Tommaso…
Highly reommended!
, Sep 2020
Wonderful trip! Views of Venice you normally don't get, plus a lot of interesting information about the City, the surrounding islands and the overall history. The skipper was friendly, humerous and well informed and he made us feel welcome right from the beginning. If you want to see Venice from outside the beaten tracks and have a really great time get onboard.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you so much PEtra, happy you had a great experience
Great Tour!
, Oct 2019
My partner and I visited Venice for the first time and we had booked this boat tour to finish our trip off. We had an excellent tour guide and the weather was lovely. I would highly recommend this tour, this really is worth the money, you see a lot more than the typical 'gondola' ride. The tour guide was informative and gave us an insight into the history of Venice all whilst we took photos and sipped wine!
Do something uncommon in Venice, fabulous tour!
, Sep 2019
We met our guide/boat near the Fondamente Nove vaporetto stop, easy to find. The boat is open and small, only room for about 10 people, so guaranteed to be a small group. I cannot say enough about our captain/skipper Tommaso, personable, great information, quite a character really. The 2 hours of cruising in the canal went by too fast, we could've spent twice as long and not been ready to go yet. Seeing the main island of Venice from the water, and going past many other islands in the lagoon, something that must be experienced, a great way to see Venice, away from the crowds.
Sunset cruise in Venice
, May 2019
Our sunset cruise on a typical Venetian boat was a fantastic experience! Our guide, Tomasso was excellent. His historical knowledge of all the islands was delivered in both an informative and entertaining way. The weather was iffy the day of our cruise, with a thunderstorm in Venice that occurred at around 3pm. Tomasa was in contact via email several times that afternoon regarding the storm and to our delight informed us that the storm would pass and our cruise would happen as scheduled. The cruise took us to other islands and Tomasso’s knowledge of their history was amazing! We were able to see parts of Venice we would not have seen. It was a beautiful evening and something I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Venice. In fact, we recommended this excursion to other people we met while we were in Italy and told them when booking to ask for Tomasso if possible!
Fun and informative!
Pete G
, Nov 2018
We had an amazing time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, we still had a great time and learned plenty about the area we never would have learned.
The best time to take this Cruise is...
Felicia V
, Aug 2018
The best time to take this Cruise is the last sailing because it's when the sun begins to set, making all the sights one sees from the water look very attractive. Though everything was expertly set up for us by Il Bragozzo's kindly owner, Tommaso Serantoni, it was with Captain Jean Baptiste that we sailed into the vast Venetian waters. Jean Baptiste ensured that throughout most of the Tour we were shown unseen facets of Venice-lesser known areas of the city, islands that tourists would never know existed, a military boat yard, luxury hotels so exclusive, that unless you took this Cruise you would never know that they existed! With Jean Baptiste's commentary it felt as if we were being let in on and shown secrets in and around Venice that other tourists would not even know of. He made whatever he showed us so exciting, that we couldn't wait until he took us to the next marvel. We heard about victims of the plague, saw aboandoned settlemts, saw a University ensconed on an island and much more. The icing on the cake was the glorious views of Venice city, namely of Piazza San Marco and it's environs that we saw from the water bathed in the light of the setting sun. The boat used for the Tour is entirely open, plus it can't accommodate many people, so the entire experience of this Tour is vey intimate and immersive. Complimentary wine and soft drinks are served on board. However, if you're a teetotaller it's best to mention this at the time of making the booking because most times they may just only have a chilled bottle of wine on board and nothing else! At the end of the Tour, Jean Baptiste very kindly recommended restaurants and advised each group on how to find their way to their next destination from the boat drop off point. If there's one Cruise you do in Venice, let this be the one you choose. -Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

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