Venice tours

Venice Kayaks offers several different paddling experiences in Venice and surroundings, both suitable for less and more experience paddlers.

Half day tours in Venice

Couple kissing under bridge with another couple on the bridge (press photo)On a half day tour in Venice will get you from our base to the Rialto area and back by different route. You’ll paddle the smaller city canals, parts of the Grand Canal and the Bacino San Marco.

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.

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Day tours in Venice

Man at San Marco with gondola and Palazzo Ducale (press photo)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.

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Day tours to Burano and Torcello

Woman contemplating an abandoned gondola in the lagoon (press photo)Venice is far more than just the city. There’s another world to discover and explore in the lagoon. Venice Kayak offers kayaking tour to Burano and Torcello in the northern lagoon.

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.

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Evening tours in Venice

Man in the evening at the Rialto Bridge with a gondola (press photo)Paddling in the dark down the Canal Grande, under the illuminated Rialto Bridge, past the Salute church and through the narrow, unlit canals behind St. Mark’s is an experience beyond the normal.

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.

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Out of Season tours (November to March)

Christmas paddle at San MarcoVenice 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.

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