Skip to content

Guided kayak tour

Gent, Belgium

Check local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions before booking.

In-person Airbnb Experiences are available in this region. Please review and follow local COVID-19 related recommendations or restrictions. Learn More

Experience hosted by Pieter

2.5 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Dutch

What you'll do

Get to know Ghent, one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, in a new way by taking a tour with us. Do you want to explore the medieval city centre by staying off the beaten track? Hop in a kayak with us for a guided tour! You don’t need to be an athlete to take our tour: we adjust the pace and intensity to each individual group. Above all, we aim to keep things fun.
From the water, you get a unique perspective on the city. We start at 10.30 a.m. at the 'Bijlokekaai' and get back there by 1 p.m. We show you how the rivers influenced Ghent’s history and how it keeps on defining the city today. The tour takes you along the medieval port and the impressive architecture of the new library De Krook, before ending up in the mesmerizing heart of the city.
Some basic kayaking experience is required, but our main aim is to keep things fun and relaxing. An extra set of dry clothes may come in handy, although the tour gets cancelled when it rains
heavily.
Get to know Ghent, one of Belgium’s best kept secrets, in a new way by taking a tour with us. Do you want to explore the medieval city centre by staying off the beaten track? Hop in a kayak with us for a guided tour! You don’t need to be an athlete to take our tour: we adjust the pace and intensity to each individual group. Above all, we aim to keep things fun.
From the water, you get a unique perspective on the city. We start at 10.30 a.m.…

Pieter's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Transportation
    A two-persons kayak (by kajakgent.be)
  • Equipment
    Life jacket
From $63
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Pieter

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
We are Maarten en Pieter, and are your guides for this unique kayak tour. We both studied in Ghent and ended up living here because we were charmed by its medieval architecture, rich history and vibrant scene. By now, we both lived in this city for over 15 years and definitely plan to stay.
Pieter took part in half marathons abroad, Maarten enjoys kayaking and cycling when on holiday. When sharing our experiences with each other, we started thinking: why not do the same in our own hometown, and offer visitors the experience to explore Ghent in a unique, active way?
Maarten is a formally trained guide and Pieter is on his way of becoming one. During the kayak tour, we enjoy telling you about the history and the future of the city, and share our personal perspective and stories with you!
We are Maarten en Pieter, and are your guides for this unique kayak tour. We both studied in Ghent and ended up living here because we were charmed by its medieval architecture, rich history and vibrant scene. By now, we both lived in this city for over 15 years and definitely plan to stay.
Pieter took part in half marathons abroad, Maarten enjoys kayaking and cycling when on holiday. When sharing our experiences with each other, we started thinking: why not do the same in our own hometown…
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more

Where you'll be

The tour has about 10 stops. We start at the medieval abbey and hospital de Bijloke, and will paddle along the Coupure, the futuristic library and innovation hub De Krook', through the tunnels that lead up to the newly reopened waters the Reep. Of course, we will not miss the vibrant medieval harbour and the medieval castle Gravensteen.

1 review

Dianne
August 2020
Deze kajaktour door Gent is een aanrader! Kajakken is blijkbaar echt een ding in Gent (of misschien wel in heel België?). Je ziet overal kajaks. Het is dus iets wat je echt moet doen als je hier bent. Je ziet de stad op een andere manier en Pieter stopte op verschillende plekken om te vertellen over de stad en de gebouwen. Wij hadden weinig tot geen ervaring met kajakken en gingen daardoor niet bepaald snel, maar dit was geen probleem! Pieter is super chill en was zo vriendelijk om ook een paar foto's van ons te maken.
Deze kajaktour door Gent is een aanrader! Kajakken is blijkbaar echt een ding in Gent (of misschien wel in heel België?). Je ziet overal kajaks. Het is dus iets wat je echt moet do…

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

An extra set of dry clothes may come in handy, although we usually keep things dry and the tour gets cancelled when it rains heavily.

Travel light, there are no lockers at the point of departure. A waterproof bag is available for those things you definitely want to keep dry