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Stand Up Paddling, SUP in Venice

Venice, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Visiting Venice on a stand-up paddling board is such an amazing experience that you'll remember it for the rest of your life. You will paddle among canals with one expert and experienced local tour guide who was born and raised in Venice and know it like the back of his hand.

Our tour takes slightly less than two hours total and it will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the architectural details of the city that you cannot notice from the ground. During the kayak tour, we will stop several times to admire some of the most famous and beautiful palaces, canals and churches of the city, with some historical explanation about each place.

The main attractions that we will visit together are located in Sestiere Cannaregio e Castello. However, the itinerary of the tour can be slightly changed according to weather and tide conditions.

SUP has many benefits compared to other ways of visiting the city: it allows you to see hidden parts, not accessible on foot, it allows you to have fun and do sport while looking at the architectonic beauty of the city.
Other things to note
Our tours are easy to handle, however, for our guests' security, we cannot accept:
- women over the third month of pregnancy
- people with cardiac problems
- overweight people (130 kg)

Tours in June, July and August will start at 18:45, not 18:30 as written in the Airbnb Experience Page.
Visiting Venice on a stand-up paddling board is such an amazing experience that you'll remember it for the rest of your life. You will paddle among canals with one expert and experienced local tour guide who was born and raised in Venice and know it like the back of his hand.

Our tour takes slightly less than two hours total and it will give you the opportunity to enjoy all the architectural details of the city that you cannot notice f…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Homologated Board, Ergonomic paddle, Life Vest
From $86
/ person
Sat, Dec 5
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$86 per person
$86 per person
Sun, Dec 6
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$86 per person
$86 per person
Sun, Dec 6
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$86 per person
$86 per person

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been kayaking, stand up paddling and rowing since 2003.

I decided to start organizing Guided SUP Tours in Venice with other local experienced SUP guides (Federico, Giovanni, Francesco, Mirto, Ben) to share with locals and tourists our love for Stand Up Paddle, an outdoor activity that gets you to discover the hidden gems of nature and of an incredible city like Venice.

I am a certified FICK trainer (Italian Federation of Canoe and Kayak). I have many years of experience working as a tour leader, as well.
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Where you'll be

We will visit all the hidden gems of Venice that only locals know. You will get to see the main monuments of Venice from a different point of view, directly in contact with nature. We strongly believe in sustainable tourism. We love our city. It is fragile and needs to be treated kindly. Paddling in Venice means discovery its intimate part, the most hidden and beautiful places, without any negative environmental impact.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 33 reviews.

Paul
September 2020
What a truly amazing and unique way to experience Venice - gliding through the canals of this amazing city whilst having a personal guide explain buildings, traditions, places of interest - truly magical as the sun set
Pamela
September 2020
Dima did a really great job and made sure everyone felt welcomed and had a good time. It was such a fun experience and the first time for me doing SUP. I managed to not fall into the water. It was a very grounding experience and - how epic - stand up paddling through the canals in Venice?! Loved every bit of it.
Dima did a really great job and made sure everyone felt welcomed and had a good time. It was such a fun experience and the first time for me doing SUP. I managed to not fall into t…
Chris
August 2020
That was a very nice SUP trip though Cannaregio. Mattheo has been a very knowledgeable tour guide with nice stories from his own growing up in Venice. The route was exciting but not to difficult, also duration and group size were perfect. Grazie!
That was a very nice SUP trip though Cannaregio. Mattheo has been a very knowledgeable tour guide with nice stories from his own growing up in Venice. The route was exciting but no…
Zara
July 2020
It was great! I enjoyed it even though within 2 minutes of starting our route I fell into the canal, I still enjoyed though, especially the view I got from the water - look up, it’s amazing!
Klaus
July 2020
Fun and unique experience. For us it was obvious , when in Venice, then we want see it also from the canals. A „romantic“ Gondoliere trip isn’t our thing - so we were more then happy for this awesome alternative.
Sophie
October 2019
This was a wonderful experience, especially as it was at dusk. The dark gave great atmosphere to the canals and the ghetto. Frederico our guide is studying PPE so we had fabulous political and historical insights. I had told Eliana our interests and experience level beforehand, and she met them perfectly with this guide. He was calm and easy going, and made the trip perfect. Because it had been raining, no one else had booked. So it was just us two, going at a pace that matched us.
This was a wonderful experience, especially as it was at dusk. The dark gave great atmosphere to the canals and the ghetto. Frederico our guide is studying PPE so we had fabulous p…

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  • Sat, Dec 5
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sat, Dec 12
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Dec 13
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Dec 13
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sat, Dec 19
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Dec 20
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $86 per person

Activity advisory

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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 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

We suggest to wear comfortable clothes