Venice Kayak offers tours in kayak in Venice city and in the Venetian lagoon,
with qualified guides, putting safety first, including a free photo service

Venice tours

Group of kayaks passing a gondola at the Rialto Bridge

The Grand Canal, the gondola shipyards, the hidden corners, all included in full day tours of Venice.

Lagoon tours

The Venetian salt marshes

A full day tour in the Venetian lagoon can take you to Burano, Torcello or San Francesco del Deserto.

Winter tours

Afternoon Tea tours in Venice

Venice Kayak offers a limited range of winter tours in the colder season, from late October to late March.

The Venice Kayak Experience

Lonely Planet video from their visit to Venice Kayak

Meet the guides

Venice Kayak is founded and owned by René Seindal and Marco Ballarin, but you’re likely to meet a bunch of brilliant and enthusiastic guides too.
Marco Ballarin

Marco Ballarin

Founder and guide

Marco is born and raised in Venice, on the Lido, where he has kayaked since he was nine. He is an accomplished Italian kayak and canoe instructor with the highest level of certification available in Italy.

René Seindal

René Seindal

Founder and guide

René is Danish but lives in Venice since 2008. He speaks Danish, English and Italian fluently. He is also a qualified Tour Leader (accompagnatore turistico).

Giovanni Da Lozzo

Giovanni Da Lozzo


Giovanni’s first rowing experience was with his grandfather at the age of five, and from then he’s tried to share his experience, passion and knowledge of the lagoon with whoever is interested. He is an authorised lifeguard.

Lucia Scudellaro - coordinator

Lucia Scudellaro


Lucia is from Vicenza but has lived in Venice since her graduation. She has a degree in archaeology and speaks Italian, English, French and some German.

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Venice Kayak News

What's happing in Venice

Kayak ban court hearing

Court hearing of February 6th The local administration in Venice has introduced an almost complete ban on kayaking in Venice city last August, and Venice Kayak has taken the city to court over the ban. Read more…

Kayaking ban status

The TAR Veneto (Tribunale amministrativo regionale del Veneto) has held a preliminary hearing on October 3rd, to express judgment on the suspension of the kayaking ban.

Get in Touch!

Booking online

All the normal tours for small groups can be booked online. If you'd rather browse the tours by date, the calender is here.

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Send us a message using the form on the right.

Email, call or chat

Phone: +39 346 477 1327
Telegram: @VeniceKayak
WhatsApp: +39 346 477 1327

Company information

Venice Kayak Srl,
Castello 1858,
30122 Venezia, Italy
VAT IT04079970275

Venice Kayak® is a registered trade mark with the Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi.

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