Venice Kayaks offers several different paddling experiences in Venice and surroundings, both suitable for less and more experience paddlers.
Morning half day tours start at 9am, and return before 1pm. Afternoon tours start at 2pm and return before 6pm. There’s usually no break. They are 2-2½ hours active paddling covering 8-10km.
A full day tour in kayak around Venice will show you a lot of the city that can’t be seen otherwise. You’ll get to paddle a lot of smaller canals and parts of the Canal Grande, passing many of the major sights of the city.
Full day tours are usually done from 10am until 4-5pm, with a lunch break around 1pm. The active paddling time is 4-4½ hours covering 12-15km. These tours are suitable for experienced paddlers.
Lagoon tours are from 10am to 4-5pm, with a lunch break on either Burano or Torcello. Active paddling time is 4½-5 hours, and the tours are 20-25km. These tours are for fit and experienced paddlers.
Evening tours start three hours before sunset, and return some hours after. Active paddling time is 3-3½ hours, covering 10-15km. Paddling in the dark requires some paddling and experience.
Venice Kayak doesn’t plan regular tours from November to March, but tours can still be made on request. Due to the shorter daylight hours, and the absence of daylight savings, means that out of season we’ll mostly do half day tours.
Being half day tours with limited daylight, we’ll start the tours sometimes between 10am and noon, to be back around four hours later.