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Hidden Venice by Kayak Overnight

Venice, Italy

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Experience hosted by Luca

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

Kayak in Venice Canals overnight and you’ll remember Venice for the rest of your life.

Venice by night is a miracle, it seems stuck in the middle of another century and we’ll give you the chance to see it from an exceptional point of view. Our Venice Kayak Night Tour has been thought for all those people who want to see Venice without people all around and listen to the sound of the water, just moved by a silent paddle. By choosing this tour you will go through the most beautiful glimpses of Venice, in a 100 minutes experience. The most romantic tour ever!

Our tour will let you enjoy all the architectural details of the city that you cannot notice from the ground, supported by experienced local guides.

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.

Don't worry, our tours are easy to handle and not too tiring. Anyone of any age can join.
Before starting the guided kayak excursion, you will be informed about: kayak paddling techniques, security measures and how to go on a kayak in Venice (rules, right of way, etc).
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)
Kayak in Venice Canals overnight and you’ll remember Venice for the rest of your life.

Venice by night is a miracle, it seems stuck in the middle of another century and we’ll give you the chance to see it from an exceptional point of view. Our Venice Kayak Night Tour has been thought for all those people who want to see Venice without people all around and listen to the sound of the water, just moved by a silent paddle. By choosing thi…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Homologated Kayak - single Kayak (1 person) or double Kayak (2 persons), Er...
From $111
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Luca

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 123 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been kayaking and rowing since 2003.

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

I've been part of two ICF World Cups, the first one in Hungary and the second one in Milan. The ICF (International Canoe Federation) is the FIFA of Kayak. I am a certified FICK trainer (Italian federation of Canoe and Kayak).
I have been kayaking and rowing since 2003.

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

I've been part of two ICF World Cups, the first one in Hungary and the second one in Milan. The ICF (International Canoe Fed…
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Where you'll be

When you kayak in Venice Canals during the night, you will have the chance to see different shades of Venice. All of the buildings will look different, some of them more romantic, some of them more scaring. Kayak in Venice Canals overnight and you’ll have the chance to experience a totally different city. You won’t be able to recognise the same places the day after. This is the magic of Venice.

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 123 reviews.

Adeline
September 2020
The experience is just magical ! Luca give great explanation about the neighborhoods and about his personal experience as a venetian ! The paddling is not hard and not tireing at all ( you just have to be prepared to get a little wet!).
Helene
September 2020
An amazing experience! Would highly recommend. We had Eduardo as a guide, he was a really nice guy who was happy to share his extensive knowledge and experience of the City. We didn't get any instructions on how to use the kayak i.e. how to turn left/right etc, which I imagine would be concerning for someone with no experience. Fantastic and unique experience.
An amazing experience! Would highly recommend. We had Eduardo as a guide, he was a really nice guy who was happy to share his extensive knowledge and experience of the City. We…
Simone
September 2020
Honestly, this was THE BEST! We had a lot of fun with Edoardo, he was the perfect guide. Lots of interesting and fun stories. He had confidence in our skills and we felt guided and free at the same time during the whole tour. We didnt want the tour to stop, it was just amazing and so special paddling in the canals. I can recommend 100% and we will be back for sure
Honestly, this was THE BEST! We had a lot of fun with Edoardo, he was the perfect guide. Lots of interesting and fun stories. He had confidence in our skills and we felt guided and…
Abhirukt
September 2020
An unforgettable experience! I’ve been quite harsh on my review but kayaking in Venice down the canals at sunset is a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed! Would definitely recommend, but note that at the price point the level of service is subpar. At 100 USD+ a head you should expect a lot more frills - towels, beverages, deep history knowledge (and a little less attitude). Luca did his best but I don’t think the training from the owners is anywhere near the level it should be for this price point. The thing that left a bit of a sour taste for us was that another couple (not on Airbnb) paid a cheaper price than what we did - which we don’t think is fair. Despite all of this - it truly is amazing seeing Venice in 3 lights - sunlight, sunset and darkness - and we always felt safe and secure. It’s easy to find - and in a quiet part of Venice we hadn’t seen (away from the tourist trap) and near the old Jewish Ghetto - which was great to see. All in all - a great experience to have in Venice
An unforgettable experience! I’ve been quite harsh on my review but kayaking in Venice down the canals at sunset is a once in a lifetime experience that cannot be missed! Would def…
Wesley
September 2020
For the first 30 minutes I was pinching myself that we were kayaking on the canals of Venice but then the novelty wore off and I realised my guide had no idea what he was doing. He had no knowledge of anything we passed leading to one particular highlight “what’s this building?” “I don’t know probably a church”. It was embarrassing really and not worth the money. Wouldn’t call this a tour as much as overpriced kayaking.
For the first 30 minutes I was pinching myself that we were kayaking on the canals of Venice but then the novelty wore off and I realised my guide had no idea what he was doing. He…
Angelika
September 2020
When in Venice, try to include the kayaking with Luca and his team. The area we were in is known for a great lifeytyle with many wine bars and little retaurants. Experiencing this side of Venice from your own little "boat" was a worthwhile experence. The wine afterwards tasted even better! We were a group of nine with very different abilities and experiences when it comes to kayaking. But all of us managed and felt really safe. Communication with Luca was throughout quick and efficient.
When in Venice, try to include the kayaking with Luca and his team. The area we were in is known for a great lifeytyle with many wine bars and little retaurants. Experiencing this…

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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 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Our kayak tour is easy to handle, however we suggest to wear comfortable clothes