Water activity

Venice: Guided Kayak Tour

4.5 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Real Venetian kayak

Venice: Guided Kayak Tour

Activity provider: Real Venetian kayak

From US$ 91.90 per person

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

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Meeting point

Meeting point is Real Venetian Kayak premises, Calle Brazzo 3347, Cannaregio, Venezia

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 53 reviews

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Great tour for advanced kayakers. The meeting point is not so easy to find but the welcome was warm. However, you should be prepared for the fact that it can get wet. It's not a problem if you have a lot of experience, but it can get pretty shaky once you get out and leave the calm canals. You have to be considerate of the group and then of course you sometimes have to wait for inexperienced guests. But that's what a group is for!

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September 15, 2022

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

Product ID: 67642