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Kayaking in Venice – a unique experience - Venice Kayak

Venice Kayak

A unique experience in a unique city Book Now!

Venice Kayak offers tours in kayak in Venice city and in the Venetian lagoon,
with qualified guides, putting safety first, including a free photo service

Venice tours

The Grand Canal, the gondola shipyards, the hidden corners, all included in full day tours of Venice.

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Lagoon tours

A full day tour in the Venetian lagoon can take you to Burano, Torcello or San Francesco del Deserto.

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Help Us!

The City of Venice has banned kayaks in Venice. Help us fight for our right to paddle in Venice.

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The Venice Kayak Experience

Lonely Planet video from their visit to Venice Kayak

Meet the guides

Venice Kayak is founded and owned by René Seindal and Marco Ballarin, but you’re likely to meet a bunch of brilliant and enthusiastic guides too.

Marco Ballarin

Founder and guide

Marco is born and raised in Venice, on the Lido, where he has kayaked since he was nine. He is an accomplished Italian kayak and canoe instructor with the highest level of certification available in Italy.

René Seindal

Founder and guide

René is Danish but lives in Venice since 2008. He speaks Danish, English and Italian fluently. He is also a qualified Tour Leader (accompagnatore turistico).

Giovanni Da Lozzo


Giovanni’s first rowing experience was with his grandfather at the age of five, and from then he’s tried to share his experience, passion and knowledge of the lagoon with whoever is interested. He is an authorised lifeguard.

Lucia Scudellaro


Lucia is from Vicenza but has lived in Venice since her graduation. She has a degree in archaeology and speaks Italian, English, French and some German.

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What other paddlers said

Kobie Johnson

US army R&R consultant

«It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had! I work in the outdoor recreation field and have had many unique experiences around the world but hardly any have compared to kayaking through the Venice Canals»

Mary and David


«Oh Rene, the photos are so fantastic, picking us up from our post holiday gloom, I can’t wait to come back to Venezia and do more kayaking. Thank you so much for a wonderful adventure, made so much better because of your encyclopaedic knowledge!»

Tatia and Piet


«Thank you for the lovely pictures. It was a privilege to see Venice from the water in this unique and pleasant way. The whole day was one of the highlights of our trip, many many thanks!»

Venice Kayak News

What's happing in Venice

Kayaking ban – Venice Kayak?

Venice Kayak has to modify the range of tours on offer, due to the newest ban in kayaks in Venice. We can no longer do all the tours on all the days.

Get in Touch!

Booking online

All the normal tours for small groups can be booked online. If you'd rather browse the tours by date, the calender is here.

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Send us a message using the form on the right.

Email, call or chat

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +39 346 477 1327
Telegram: @VeniceKayak
WhatsApp: +39 346 477 1327

Company information

Venice Kayak Srl,
Castello 1858,
30122 Venezia, Italy
VAT IT04079970275

Venice Kayak® is a registered trade mark with the Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi.

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