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Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour

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From $87.95

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  • 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • 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

What's Included

  • Homologated Kayak - single Kayak (1 person) or double Kayak (2 persons)
  • Ergonomic paddle
  • Life Vest
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Calle Brazzo, 3347
    Calle Brazzo, 3347, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

    Go to "Fondamenta de la Sensa", after the Hotel "Ai Mori d'Oriente" on your side, you'll find a small street going inside. Take it, walk a few meters and you'll be at the starting point. If you need it, search for "Real Venetian Kayak" on Google Maps to make your life easier.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • 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

Cancellation Policy

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Real Venetian Kayak - Venice Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips

We were able to kayak in the lagoon as well as in the canals.
163 reviews
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A Must-Do in Venice!
Brandon_P, Aug 2022
We had an amazing time on this tour. William was not only patient and informative when it came to teaching us how to Kayak, but his extensive historical insight and knowledge made for a very interesting experience. Kayaking through the canals of Venice was a lot of fun and I would highly recommend giving this a try, regardless of your kayaking experience. It’s a very unique way to see the city and you’ll have some engaging commentary and a lot of fun along the way!
Great fun
Talitha_C, Jul 2022
Had a fab time kayaking the canals in Venice. Only one out of five had done it before but that wasn’t a problem at all. The guide went at a suitable pace for all
The “back” guide and I...
Payton_M, Jul 2022
The “back” guide and I got behind because I am not a good kayaker, he gave me all the history of venetians and we went our own route. Amazing staff and experience 10/10.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Venice Tour/Activity
Ilona_K, Jul 2022
So much fun! A great way to see and learn about Venice from a different vantage point. It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.
The tour was great! Our...
Dorothy_M, Jul 2022
The tour was great! Our guide was very knowledgeable and safety was his priority. It was neat seeing the city from that perspective.
Fabulous alternative experience
Holly_D, Jul 2022
Great alternative way to experience the Venice canals. Our guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and really patient. This was our first time kayaking and some of the canals were a little intimidating as they were quite narrow. However, our instructor was really supportive and on hand if you needed. We would recommend the 8pm onwards slot, as it was much cooler and we got to see the sun set. Wear comfortable clothes that you aren’t afraid to get a little wet, and if possible a small towel to dry yourself off afterwards. Overall, a fantastic experience!
Great Kayaking, limited instructor but no facilities
Cheryl_F, Jun 2022
We found the location using Google Maps but the only signage was on a recessed doorway which we initially overlooked as the alleyway lead to the canal. Unless you walked it you wouldn't know it was there. There was a small combined toilet and shower with no lock! No space to change although lockers were provided. The kayaking itself was enjoyable but my partner had never done this before and no guidance on how best to use the paddle other than to change direction, was given. Overall this was expensive given the lack of facilities
1 traveler found this review helpful
Interesting but not informative.
Susan_B, Jun 2022
Our guide was nice, however I'm not sure Venice is conducive to a kayak tour. With 6 of us plus a guide it was hard to hear anything about the city, and often our guide's conversation got monopolized by the lead guest kayaker, and the rest of us didn't hear what was being said. That aside, it was an interesting and a-typical way to see Venice, and we had fun. If they could work out the kinks this would get a better rating from me.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Once in a lifetime experience!
MaryJane_E, Jun 2022
I enjoyed learning how to kayak with my 15 yr old grandson who is an experienced kayaker. The guide took us through the canals & gave us historical information along the way. It was so much fun we weren't ready for it to end. It was a memorable experience.
The sunset was...
Richard_B, Jun 2022
The sunset was awesome.The canals at night were fun to navigate.This trip is worth the effort.We passed under bridges full of people.
This was a really great...
Anna_W, Jun 2022
This was a really great experience. I wasn't an experienced kayaker but I was given good instruction and in no time felt confident. Also it was very interesting and we were given informed history and facts. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic experience
Sanah_A, Jun 2022
We had a fantastic experience. Both my husband & I have little to no experience Kayaking. The guide was very patient with us & we are so grateful to have had him as our guide. He told us about the history behind Venice & how the city was built. Deffo recommend 10/10
Great experience- professional guide, amazing sights! Highly recommend!
Susan_I, Jun 2022
Anna was an exceptional tour guide. We learned a lot about Venice, and got to see a whole new side of a great town with an amazing history.
So beautiful
Stephanie_F, Jun 2022
Loved this tour, very cool experience to kayak the canals. Best to have a little experience and bring a change of clothes--please also be on time!
Nathalie_R, May 2022
Amazing experience. So pleased we opted for this as opposed to gondolas. Worth every penny. The guide was very friendly and calm and he did not even laugh once at our skills!!
' Over priced for the experience '
Sivi_U, May 2022
The tour was maybe half of it what was planned since a thunderstorm hit us. We left maybe 20 minutes later than we where supposed to and the "informative commentary" was not there. The Guide was nice but still I'd say the price of 85€ is too much for the tour even I do get the fact that the weather isn't their fault.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Anna_S, May 2022
As well as being very experienced with kayaking, our guide was very knowledgeable about Venice and was incredibly attentive regarding answering questions, asking what we’d like to know about this beautiful city (and even recommending restaurants). The trip itself was relaxing and tranquil an opportunity to see the real Venice via its beautiful, quiet, smaller canals. Our guide made sure we felt safe and the pace was perfect. A brilliant trip.
Beautiful views
Stephanie_S, May 2022
Anna was such a kind and friendly host, really good fun, and so worth seeing Venice the way it’s meant to be seen, from the water! 100% recommend doing this, not hard going, loo and lockers at the beginning.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Magical! Gondolas…Pah!
Natalie_D, May 2022
William is not only an English Italian historian, but also a kayaker AND a great tour guide who made us feel safe and finished our holiday off perfectly/ how lucky are Real Venetian Kayak’s to have him. Plus a night kayak is just magical and so much more special than a gondola! Thanks William (and Sherri and John for being great fellow kayakers too)!
Excellent experience
Stephen_B, Apr 2022
Pickup location well tucked away but Google maps got us there. We had a great afternoon gently paddling around the canals, we had very little kayak experience but found it very easy, great guide pointed out all points of interest. Definitely recommend


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