If you want to experience a day on a kayak, bring your kids along. Kayaking in Venice is absolutely safe, and your kids will love it.
We know that kayaking seems a dangerous sport, but if you respect a couple of rules, everything is going to be alright, even with your kids on board.
There are many reasons why you should try to kayak in Venice and many others to do it with your children.
If you don’t have any experience, we can teach you the fundamentals, and you’ll live a memorable experience on the water.
Kayaking with your kids: better a single or double kayak?
This might be the first question you ask yourself once you’ve decided to experience Venice on a kayak with your family. The answer is: depend.
If your kid has never paddled before or he/she’s under 8, it’s probably better to use a double kayak. On a double kayak, the person who sits in the back is the one who has to guide the kayak; this is why we usually suggest the more expert to sit there.
If your children had a previous kayaking experience and they are 14 years old, at least, they can take a single kayak and live this experience autonomously.
When a kid can go in a kayak
Even if we said that kayaking in Venice is safe, it’s important that your kid loves staying in contact with water and can swim.
Your children will wear a lifejacket too, but it’s fundamental that he/she’s not afraid of water and respect what the teacher says for his/her safety.
Why kayaking in Venice with kids
Paddling among Venetian canals with your kids, exploring a unique city with them, discovering its most hidden corners is something you won’t forget, an experience that will last forever in your hearts and lives.
Share an hour with your kids doing something new and exciting will make you know them better, and give you the chance to make them happy to spend a moment with you.
We suggest you choose a daytime tour, instead of a night tour, since with the daylight, it’s easier to navigate and prevent potential inconveniences with other boats or gondolas.
An instructor will be with you for the whole tour anyway, and you won’t have to worry about anything.