Winter kayaking in Venice and the lagoon
Venice Kayak offers a limited range of winter tours in the colder, darker season, roughly from late October to late March.
The limiting factor is the amount of daylight available during the winter. Longer and later tours will inevitably run out of daylight before we’re back.
Water temperatures rarely go below 10°C, but even at that temperature hypothermia can be an issue if somebody capsizes. We therefore ask more questions about skills and experience, and we’re more likely to turn people away, if we don’t think they’re up to paddling in the conditions we have here in winter.
We have a limited supply of wetsuits, neoprene long johns, besides jackets, gloves and hats. It is very important to bring suitable inner layer clothing, either woollen or synthetic, to keep warm during the tour.
Tours on offer in the winter
The morning tour in Venice is perfect for those with less time in Venice, taking at most four hours start to end. The tour starts at 9.15am and you’ll be back at 1pm – guaranteed.
The Venetian lagoon is full of surprises, and few people realise that you can find yourself immersed in nature while having the Venetian skyline just a few kilometres away.
A full day paddling in the Venetian lagoon is an adventure beyond the ordinary kayaking trip. Paddling through the marshes to Burano or Torcello, it is a unique mix of nature, culture and history.