Venice Kayak is a small company offering kayaking tours in Venice, Italy.
We do tours in sea kayak around Venice city and in the lagoon, offering a unique point of view on the city.
The idea started in 2006 just as I had started kayaking. I was looking for interesting places to go paddling in Italy, where all my holidays would go for family reasons.
Looking at a map, I followed the coast line around the peninsula, and took notes: Cinque Terre, Isola d’Elba, Costa Amalfitana, Sardegna, Sicily, … When my finger reached Venice, it immediately struck that that had to be a different experience.
I spend a lot of time researching on the internet, with little success, but I found the Italian sea kayaking association Sottocosta, and they appeared to have half a dozen members in the area. I wrote to all of them, but the only one who answered was Marco.
With his help we organised an exploratory tour in June 2007 for me and a coach from Kajakhotellet, the leading kayaking shop and school in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We then had a pilot group down in September, and based on the response we got from that, I decided to go for it and start Venice Kayak in 2008.
As of late 2016 we’re now two owners, myself and Marco, and five employees, the guides Loretta, Giovanni, Selina and Michela, and Lucia in the office and at the phone.
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