Venice Kayak

Kingfishers

Kingfishers

Every once in a while we spot a kingfisher when we’re paddling around in Venice and surroundings. This year it has happened surprisingly often, and as a first I have managed to get some photos with the waterproof compact cameras we carry on our tours. […]

Long time, no racks

Long time, no racks

Venice Kayak has now operated for eight seasons, and to celebrate that we have finally made some racks for the kayaks. For the first time ever we haven’t got any kayaks lying around on the ground. The three boats below aren’t ours 🙂 Next project […]

Kayak ban in Venice – new rules in force from tomorrow

Kayak ban in Venice – new rules in force from tomorrow

The recent kayaking ban on the Grand Canal and other canals has been partially overturned. The new rules are explained here. They will be in effect from tomorrow morning, April 23rd. The formal publication of the new rules are on the city’s web site: Disciplina […]

Lonely Planet video

Lonely Planet video

Lonely Planet visited Venice Kayak a while ago, and produced this little video.

Reflections in Venice

Reflections in Venice

Throughout October we’ve had some fantastic reflections in the water. Less traffic and a different light are probably the main reasons.

Early May in Venice

Early May in Venice

A few photos from a recent paddle through Venice.

January paddle

January paddle

Venice Kayak doesn’t really do many tours in the winter, but we’ve had a few in the last few weeks. Yesterday’s paddle was on a foggy day, postponed from the day before which was even foggier, so we ended up doing a rather different tour […]

Valley Pintail – the very last

Valley Pintail – the very last

In July I was on a brief visit to Canada and Michigan where I participated in the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium. On one of the tours I was on there was a beautiful three-part almost golden Valley Pintail, and the owner, a local coach […]

I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com

I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com

David H. Johnston of the Paddling Instructor blog have published an interview with me in the series “I Want Your Outdoor Job” series on the blog. I’m deeply honoured. via I Want Your Outdoor Job: René Seindal, Owner of Venice Kayak | paddlinginstructor.com.

Kayaking anniversary in Venice

Kayaking anniversary in Venice

At this time, five years ago, I came to Venice for the first time to kayak. I had only been to Venice a two previous occasions, and only for short one day visits. Being married at the time to an Italian, most holidays would automatically […]