Discovering the North Lagoon of Venice: private canoeing excursion from Treporti – Cavallino

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes  Location: Cavallino Treporti
This tour was already booked by 10 people

Per person
30.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 To discover the wonders of the north lagoon of Venice
2 To experience a canoe tour on the Venetian lagoon
3 To learn about the century-old history of the Venice lagoon and its islands

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience: canoeing in the Venice lagoon. The northern lagoon is an oasis of peace where time seems to be suspended. On board our canoes – either one or two-seaters – an expert instructor will accompany you on a discovery of the beauty and spectacular landscapes of Venice’s north lagoon, a place outside the classic tourist itineraries that is definitely worth visiting!

Once you reach the meeting point - the Marina Fiorita dock at Treporti Cavallino - you will meet your guide who will share some brief facts on the history of the Venice lagoon and canoeing. Canoes are light and fast boats operated by paddling: just imagine that the first canoes, made by caving large tree trunks, seem to date back to prehistoric times!

After climbing on board you will begin your canoe excursion in the Venice lagoon by sailing towards the San Felice canal and continuing northwards, caressing the placid waters and crossing typical salt marshes. In case you didn’t know, salt marshes are typical in lagoons because they are regularly submerged by the tides. Their peculiar name comes from the Venetian word 'baro' which meant uncultivated land. The salt marshes of the Venetian lagoon are a true paradise not only because they are inhabited by lots of species of birds, but also for the ecosystem of plants that resist the salty environment.

During this tour of the Venice lagoon canoeing, you can glimpse the outline of the island of Burano on the horizon: you are bound to have seen some photos of its brightly colored houses, which make it one of the 10 most colorful cities in the world! This unique island is also known for another reason: the age-old art of handmade lace. In order to keep this ancient tradition alive, the Burano Lace Museum was included in the Civic Museums of Venice in 1995: inside, in addition to keeping unique pieces of great value, you can watch lace makers and their techniques.

The canoe excursion in the Venice lagoon will also make some stops for you to take pictures and shoot videos of the surrounding landscape. Larger and richer in islands than the central and southern lagoons, the north lagoon is characterized by wide and deep channels where emerald green water flows and where flora and fauna are truly abundant. All this, together with the colors that change according to the season and the silence interrupted only by some light muffled sounds, makes this area truly unique and evocative.

Completely immersed in beautiful natural landscapes, you will continue your north lagoon tour until you spot the profile of the island 'La Salina', which corresponds to the central nucleus of the ancient island of San Felice, one of the parishes that in the Middle Ages composed the archipelago of Ammiana, a very important center now decayed and abandoned. In 899 the island became the seat of the Convent of Saints Felice and Fortunato but, around the middle of the fifteenth century, the environmental conditions forced the monks to move to Venice where they founded the Cloister of San Filippo and Giacomo. Only in 1844 the island - at the time called Motta San Felice - became the site of a saltern that remained active until 1913, after which the area became inhabited by some families dedicated to activities such as fishing and crop farming. It was abandoned once again after World War II, and in 1992 the island was restored by private individuals to carry out fishing and agro-tourist activities. Interesting, right?

The Venetian north lagoon tour in a canoe will end back at the Marina Fiorita dock, where you can use free changing rooms and toilets.

So, what are you waiting to book your canoe excursion from Treporti (Cavallino) to explore the wonders of the Venetian north lagoon? An unmissable sport excursion amidst nature and Venetian culture!

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Important info

Availability:

from 1 May to 30 September

Departure point:

Marina Fiorita dock, via della Ricevitoria 32, Cavallino - Treporti

Departure time

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8.30 am - 10.30 am - 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Languages available

Italian
English

Prices

Full: € 30.00

For security reasons, children under the age of 10 are not allowed. Children over 10 years of age pay the adult price.

Duration
approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Canoe tour with guide in the northern lagoon of Venice
  • Historical information about the lagoon and the rowing
  • Chance to use the changing rooms and toilets in the dock
  • Registration for the association and insurance coverage
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the start of the tour at the allocated time and at the meeting point indicated on the voucher) and/or rejection of the service on the day; if customers wander off during the tour; or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

To take part in the tour, you must be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the departure time specified, and present either a paper or an electronic voucher.

The guide will wait for you at the meeting point for a maximum of 20 minutes. If you do not show up within this time, the tour will be canceled. We therefore ask you to carefully work out the time you need to reach the meeting point, in order to arrive on time and enjoy the entire duration of the booked service. 

Please keep your mobile phone switched on, so that we can promptly contact you to tell you about any changes due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances. 

Before starting the tour, each participant will be asked to sign a document proving they are in good health and to join the association to make sure you are fully ensured. 

The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people up to 8.

Bookings can be made up to 24 working hours before the service.

CANCELLATION POLICIES: In case of cancellation due to adverse weather conditions, you will be promptly contacted to reschedule the tour. If this is not possible, you will be given a full refund. With cancellations up to 72 hours before the date booked for the tour, 50% of the amount will be reimbursed, no refund will be given within 72 hours.

In case of any problems on site, please ring the emergency number on the voucher.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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