Rent a private boat with a skipper for the Redentore evening

Duration: approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To watch the amazing Redentore firework display from the front row whilst toasting surrounded by a glimmering lagoon
2 Because it is an exclusive service: you can share this magical experience just with your loved ones!
3 To admire the beautiful night scenes in Venice during the boat ride that leads to St. Mark's Basin, leaving all navigation responsibilities in the hands of a skipper

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Important information


Saturday 20 July 2019

Departure point:

boat stop ‘Ospedale’, the ACTV public transport stop near the Hospital of Venice 'SS. Giovanni e Paolo’.

Departure time

9.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations during the tour.

  • sampierotta € 750 per service, to divide between a max of 4 people. Therefore, the price per person will vary according to the number of participants, starting from a minimum of € 187,50 per person. 

  • bragozzo € 2.200 per service, to divide between a max of 11 people. Therefore, the price per person will vary according to the number of participants, starting from a minimum of € 200,00 per person.
approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Boat ride
  • Drinks and fruit as specified in the program
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please remember the tour will start at approximately 9.30pm. At the indicated meeting point you will find two skippers to whom you must show the voucher you receive at the end of the reservation in paper format.

No reductions are made for this tour: under the heading 'n. of adults' please include the exact number of participants (children included).

Please note: the boat does not have toilet services. It is not possible to dance on board and you must remain seated for security reasons.

CANCELLATION POLICIES: there will be no refund once the booking has been confirmed.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (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 service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

If on July 20th you are in Venice and do not know what to do for the Redeemer Festival, this original Festa del Redentore boat tour in Venice is the right option for you! You will experience the most sensational celebration of the summer period from a privileged position and get a close-up view of the fireworks display!

Thanks to this amazing Redentore Venice private boat tour you will have the opportunity to admire the fireworks in a traditional way, on board a typical Venetian boat: you can decide to rent a ‘sampierotta’ (up to 4 people) or a ‘bragozzo’ (up to 11 people) and share this fascinating experience only with your group of friends and family! Given that they are traditional boats and of rather limited sizes, neither the ‘sampierotta’ nor the ‘bragozzo’ are equipped with toilet services. Therefore, we would like to kindly suggest that only visitors who are prepared to be quite flexible choose this tour; please also bear in mind that this boat is not suitable for dancing on board, so if you are looking for a party, this tour is not the right solution for you!

This kind of experience represents the typical evening of Venetians who spend the Redentore on a boat, sitting down for various hours joking and laughing, whilst they wait for the fireworks surrounded by the magical atmosphere that you can experience only at the Redentore!

Take advantage of a practical service that includes a skipper… you can spend the night of the Redentore in complete relaxation, without worrying about navigating!

Both our private tours Venetian Redentore by boat will depart from the ACTV stop ‘Ospedale’, just a few steps from Campo SS. Giovanni and Paolo and easily reachable in a short time from Rialto and St Mark’s.

You will find a skipper waiting for you, ready to assist you whilst you embark and set sail towards St Mark’s Basin, navigating the calm waters of the lagoon… By docking your boat in the St Mark basin, you will be right at the heart of the show, in an area reserved to small traditional boats!

On board drinks (prosecco and non-alcoholic drinks) and fruit (such as melon, pineapple and watermelon) will be served! You can toast under a sky of fireworks… It doesn’t get any better!

The boat – with lights and decorations, as per tradition - will be at your exclusive disposal throughout the evening, and you can share it with your dearest ones, friends and family, up to a maximum of 4 people on the sampierotta, and a maximum of 11 on the bragozzo.

What better opportunity to rent a boat for Redentore Venice? What’s more, not just any boat, but a typical Venetian boat, just like the locals!

The ancient Festival of the Redeemer, founded in the sixteenth century to celebrate the end of the terrible plague that struck Venice, is one of the most anticipated events of the year... And not just for Venetians! Every year thousands of tourists flock from all over the world to witness this sensational fireworks display.

Because of the immense crowd of people that invades the city, it is not always easy to find a spot from which to admire the fireworks in all their splendour... This is why we would like to offer the opportunity to 'reserve' a privileged position that will allow you to fully appreciate the magic of this extraordinary celebration! Renting a boat for Redentore in Venice is the best way to experience the celebration in all its glory, whilst surrounded by the reflections of the colourful fireworks on the water surface… an all-round view of a sensational explosion of lights and colours!

The sampierotta and the bragozzo are the perfect solutions to admire the Redentore fireworks: moving easily between thousands of boats that flock to the Venice lagoon during the night of the Redeemer, you will be able to reach a great viewpoint and witness this magical fireworks event in the front row!

The Redeemer, which every year falls on the third Saturday of July, is a show that must be seen at least once in a lifetime... And, as per tradition, it is an experience that must be enjoyed on a boat! This exclusive tour will give you an indelible and authentic memory of the city, thousands of emotions between traditions and shows... The Redeemer of Venice is waiting for you!

There are two available boats:

  • Sampierotta (for groups of up to 4 people) - € 750 
  • Bragozzo (for groups of up to 11) - € 2.200

Both solutions will be entirely reserved for you; the price is for the entire service, i.e. for the rent of the entire boat, therefore the price per person will vary according to the number of participants on board with you (again, up to a maximum of 4 on the sampierotta and 11 on the bragozzo).

Both tours will start at 9.30 pm at the ACTV stop ‘Ospedale’. The boat ride will end at the end fireworks display, with return to the starting point at around 01.00 am.

We would like to remind you that these are traditional boats, with no toilet services. On board you will be served fruit, prosecco and non-alcoholic beverages. It is not possible to bring other food or drinks on board, so we recommend you dine before setting off.
Book online now! Witness a unique Redeemer in Venice: renting a sampierotta or a bragozzo in Venice will allow you to enjoy the most sensational night of the year in the Venice lagoon.

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