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.


Vogalonga Monika

Venice Kayak offers a two day package for the Vogalonga, with a guided tour on Saturday and the Vogalonga on Sunday..

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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What other paddlers said
Kobie Johnson

Kobie Johnson

US army R&R consultant

«It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! I work in the outdoor recreation field and have had many unique experiences around the world but hardly any have compared to kayaking through the Venice Canals»

Mary and David

Mary and David


«Oh Rene, the photos are so fantastic, picking us up from our post holiday gloom, I can’t wait to come back to Venezia and do more kayaking. Thank you so much for a wonderful adventure, made so much better because of your encyclopaedic knowledge!»

Tatia and Piet

Tatia and Piet


«Thank you for the lovely pictures. It was a privilege to see Venice from the water in this unique and pleasant way. The whole day was one of the highlights of our trip, many many thanks!»

Venice Kayak News

What's happing in Venice

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Venice Kayak has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019, for the fixth year running, and as a consequence Venice Kayak has qualified for the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

Kick Plastic Out from Venice!

On Saturday, March 23rd, we have organized a great garbage clean up, mostly plastic on some less accessible spots around Venice. The event was in collaboration with Classic Boat Venice, Venice Calls, Veritas and Venice Read more…

Press release: Legal Recourse Accepted

The TAR Veneto (Tribunale amministrativo regionale del Veneto) has decided in favour of the legal recourse of Venice Kayak against the kayaking ban introduced last August.

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.

Want something else?

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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