Kayak discovery tour in the lagoon of Venice

Veneto, Venice

Traditional experience hosted by Detourist

4 hours
Upto 4 guests

What you'll do?

Enjoy this Kayak tour Venice Lagoon!

Paddle around the Northern lagoon islands appreciate the natural beauty of “Venice’s vegetable gardens” Sant’Erasmo and Vignole,

and discover the Sant’Andrea fort built to protect the city from its enemies.

There is no better way to discover the hidden side of Venice – its islands, its water banks,

A kayak is the most genuine way to experience the calm waters surrounding the city:

you will be able to navigate around the islands of Sant’Erasmo and Vignole,

known as the vegetable gardens of Venice as they used to provide the Republic with fruits and vegetables.

Finally, a stop at the Certosa island will assure you a unique perspective on Venice and its unparalleled skyline.

This Kayak tour Venice Lagoon by kayak is easy to handle and not too tiring.

The actual paddling time will be around 2,5 hours and before starting the guided kayak excursion, you will be informed about:

kayak paddling techniques, security measures, and how to go on a kayak in the lagoon.

What’s included?

  • Nature and interpretive guide & tour leader
  • Homologated Kayak
  • Life vest
  • Ergonomic paddle
  • Meeting point in Venice Fondamente Nove


  • Water bus ticket to the Sant’Erasmo Island. Tickets will be purchased on-board
  • Tip or gratuity
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant traveler

What to bring

  • Cap
  • Sun protector
  • Proper clothing according weather (locker room available)
  • Bottle of water

What to expect

Sant’Erasmo Island

This island, known also as the “Venice’s vegetable garden”, will be our starting point of our kayak discovery tour.

We will reach the island thanks to a water bus. 

Lazzaretto Novo island

The Venetian republic developed here the concept of “quarantine island”.

Now fully recovered and protected by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities,

it is one of the few abandoned islands of the Venice Lagoon to have undergone a decisive action of recovery and restoration.

Vignole island

Vignole Island is another unknown corner of the Venetian lagoon and, like its neighbour Sant’Erasmo, is a strip of land dedicated to horticulture.

Holiday resort of the first Venetians, today few inhabitants live in Vignole in scattered houses interspersed with cultivated fields.

Sant’Andrea fortress

A real hidden gem accessible only by kayak: a fortress designed by Architect Sanmicheli in the 16th century

in the middle of the lagoon in front of the harbour mouth facing the Adriatic Sea.



Detourist's commitment to safety

This host committed to Sonema COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.