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Sail Swim & Cook in the Venetian Lagoo

Punta Sabbioni, Italy

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Experience hosted by Ernesto

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will spend a day on my boat around the Venetian lagoon. You will learn the basics of sailing and we will cook an Italian fish lunch on board.
In particular, we will sail around the uninhabited islands of Poveglia (the islands of fishermen) and Pellestrina (far from the mass tourist routes) - you will be able to talk with the local fisherman!
We'll see the Burano island from the boat and to stop to take a walk trhough the colorfoul houses and bridges.
During the first half an hour, I will instruct you on the basics of sailing and give you the necessary notions for safety on board. During the navigation you will live the experience of a crew, alternating during the sail, and you will learn how to exploit the wind with brief practical and theoretical explanations.
We will spend a day on my boat around the Venetian lagoon. You will learn the basics of sailing and we will cook an Italian fish lunch on board.
In particular, we will sail around the uninhabited islands of Poveglia (the islands of fishermen) and Pellestrina (far from the mass tourist routes) - you will be able to talk with the local fisherman!
We'll see the Burano island from the boat and to stop to take a walk trhough the colorfoul…

Ernesto's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Seafood lunch based on the "catch of the day". Vegan & gluten free availabl...
  • Drinks
    Wine, beer & soft drinks, coffee .
  • Equipment
    Underwater masks, Life jackets
From $87
/ person
Sun, Mar 7
$109 per person
$109 per person
Mon, Mar 8
$109 per person
$109 per person
Tue, Mar 9
$109 per person
$109 per person

Meet your host, Ernesto

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Ciao I am Ernesto!
Thanks to my friends, I learned how to sail many years ago and after my first trip in the Mediterranean sea for a few days, sailing become my greatest passion.
I worked 25 years as an IT manager but I decided to change my life some years ago, and now my passion is my job! I've got a sailing/motor licence without limits.
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Where you'll be

The daily excursion is the ideal route for groups and families of at least 8b people who want to make a non-binding outing on a sailing boat at an affordable price. The points and times of boarding can be arranged in accordance with the needs of the guests.We will navigate along the unknown island of the Venice lagoon. Pick up service in Venice available for private tour on request.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 102 reviews.

Sabine
October 2020
This sailing trip offers a lot for you: Exploring the fantastic and unique landscape of the venetian lagoon, the possibility to experience sailing techniques on a large and comfortable boat, enjoying tasty seafood, as well as a host that really cares for you. Thanks Ernesto, it was a really nice trip!
This sailing trip offers a lot for you: Exploring the fantastic and unique landscape of the venetian lagoon, the possibility to experience sailing techniques on a large and comfort…
Jacqueline
September 2020
What a day! We celebrated my husband’s 50th birthday by spending a few hours on the boat. Ernesto is a great host and made the experience magical!
Samantha
September 2020
Escursione rilassante e piacevole tra le fantastiche isole di Burano e Torcello, ottimo pranzo con il pescato del giorno, gentilezza e ospitalità del host eccellenti.
Lindsay
September 2020
Such a great day out, even though there wasn't enough breeze to deal properly. Cruised around Ernesto's favourite Islands in the lagoon, with some interesting landmarks but really just a lot of very pretty scenery at a deliciously relaxed pace. We chilled out in the bow with beers and olives, before a swim and great lunch with fresh local seafood and wine. So happy we booked the day, highly recommend for anyone wanting an interesting, different day.
Such a great day out, even though there wasn't enough breeze to deal properly. Cruised around Ernesto's favourite Islands in the lagoon, with some interesting landmarks but really…
Mary
August 2020
Wonderful boat tour! We explored around the lesser known areas of the lagoon and it was a great way to see areas outside of Venice. We sailed by Burano, which was the best view of the town (in my opinion). Ernesto is an absolute professional and it was such a relaxing day out of the city. The food was also incredible - one of the best meals we had on our trip! I would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing boat tour. Thanks, Ernesto :)
Wonderful boat tour! We explored around the lesser known areas of the lagoon and it was a great way to see areas outside of Venice. We sailed by Burano, which was the best view of…
Peter
August 2020
Ernesto und die Fahrt mit seinem Segelboot waren außergewöhnlich. Ein wunderbarer Tag in der Lagune und ein fantastischer Lunch. Dafür lohnt es sich nach Venedig zu kommen. Vielen lieben Dank Ernesto und hoffentlich bis bald

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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 of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Sunscreen, Towels, Swimsuit