Venice Small-Group Mystery Kayak Tour

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From $173.35

4 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The stories we will tell are thanks to the support from Alberto Toso Fei, the author of several mystery books. You will visit the spots that have shaped these mysterious Venetian legends all from your kayak.
Listen to the stories of witches, apparitions & wizards that Venetians love sharing. You may even jump out of your kayak!

What's Included

Bottled water

Kayak renting

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 8 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

A unique local area of Venice that holds many secrets and stories about the city within it's walls.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Basilica Concattedrale di San Pietro di Castello
This beautiful Cathedral was built in 1595 and is a beautiful representation of Renaissance architecture.

• Admission Ticket Free

Arsenale di Venezia
At one point the biggest shipyard in the world and also considered the first production line in world. Here we will stop to hear about the mysterious stories that are hidden in the walls of this once booming area in the 1700s and 1800s.

• Admission Ticket Free

Isola San Michele
The cemetery of Venice surrounded by beautiful garden with long and interesting history.

• Admission Ticket Free


Great way to explore Venice, much better than a Gondola ride.
Anna_ewld, 01-10-2022
Great way to explore Venice, much better than a Gondola ride. We were a group of 3 amateur kayakers (including a 16 yr old girl) and had little problem paddling. Just beware that it requires some strenuous paddling at times, especially when crossing the navigation channel. Like someone said in another review...this is not your grandma's tour.

Besides the expected kayak/paddle, we were also suited up with a life vest, waterproof jacket, water shoes and kayak skirt cover. All in great condition. Giovanni was an excellent guide and made sure we were safe maneuvering through boat/gondola traffic. He even managed to take great pictures of us with his own camera, which he later emailed to us.

This business is run by some very friendly, interesting and experienced individuals who made us feel very welcome. JP the director even treated us to some Cola and chips afterwards and we shared his awesome life experiences with us.

We highly recommend this experience.
Unique experience for a great value
Kaitlin_J, 23-07-2022
The experience with Venice Kayak was great from start to finish. The entire crew were friendly and very accommodating.

The venue was easy to find; it was located right on a public transit water-taxi stop. Water and a sun glass chain were complimentary. There was also an option to shower afterward (these accommodations were new and clean).

Giavonni was our tour guide and was very personable and extremely knowledgeable on the local history, architecture, and legends of Venice. We were also able to leave our phones and cameras in a waterproof bag and he took photos for us that included shots of the group, solo shots while kayaking, and some pictures of scenery only. Unfortunately, the site is not allowing me to upload these at the moment. All of the photos were also included in the price.

The tour did not skimp on time and I would estimate that the entire thing from start to finish by the time you leave and return was actually 4.5 to 5 hrs.

I was traveling solo for this part of my trip and this was great for me because it gave me the chance to socialize. I also did not necessarily want a romantic gondola ride alone, but this tour allowed for a chance to be on the canals.

I would recommend this tour rather than a walking tour. It was a great value and gave information on both history and legends and also included an activity other than walking.

This tour is great for both solo and group travelers. There were only four people in the group so if your group is large enough it could potentially turn into a private tour. Also a good activity for a cruise stopover if or someone with minimal time in the city (I was only in Venice for 1 day).

Great experience all around. I would do it again if I were to go back to Venice.

Thank you to the entire staff!
Fantastic experience
kevin m, 22-05-2022
A wonderful way to see the nooks and crannies of Venice's while led by Mike, our very experienced and informative guide. We always felt safe even with busy traffic on the open sea and the whole experience was fun and enjoyable from start to finish. The team at Kayak Venice are great fun and super-organised. We even got some complimentary wine and prosecco at the end of our 3-hour trip. I highly recommend them.
A highlight of our trip
bondigirl7, 03-10-2021
We had an amazing trip with our super knowledgeable and friendly guide. We saw so much and heard such great stories. Also there was great attention to safety. We’d forgotten to bring sun cream but there’s was plenty to borrow, and water shoes, sun hats, glasses straps and phone bags - a very well set up company. And we ended with a surprise glass of bubbly! Would 100% recommend

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