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venice tour by boat

Venice, Italy

Experience hosted by Marco

90 mins
Includes transportation
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A unique 1,5 hour experience aboard a boat that only an experienced Venetian can let you enjoy.
The aim of this tour is to introduce you to the real Venice away from the overcrowded tourist areas and to get you to know and love the non-touristy Venice in a romantic atmosphere.
You will see places that you can only see with a private boat you will be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that you did not in the least think could exist in Venice.
Along the tour you will see islands with only 9 inhabitants so that you can realize what life in the Venice of the 600 could be like.
You will also see parts of the lagoon that are almost untouched
where the rhythm of life is not subject to the seasons but to the rising and falling water and you will not have the perception of the passing of time.
Other things to note
The excursions will take place throughout the year.
Do not hesitate to contact us for large groups
A unique 1,5 hour experience aboard a boat that only an experienced Venetian can let you enjoy.
The aim of this tour is to introduce you to the real Venice away from the overcrowded tourist areas and to get you to know and love the non-touristy Venice in a romantic atmosphere.
You will see places that you can only see with a private boat you will be surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that you did not in the least think could exist i…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    assistance on board, music,hats, sun cream
    comfortable cushions to rel...
From $82
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello we are Mark and Rachel here is our story:
my name is Rachel born & raised in Venice city I been involved in tourism for 10 years I been providing rememberable experiences by showing off my incredible city my.
Hi my name is Marco, I was born and I live in Venice, I have ten years’ experience of rescuing at sea.
Our boat is officially recognized since seven years ago in accordance with the law, for renting.
Our team is divided into Marco the captain who drives the boat and Rachel will tell you about the beauty of the place
This is an experience for everyone who likes to relax and enjoy romantic moments surrounded by historical landscapes and nature, faraway from the common routes.
I will introduce you to the real non-touristic Venice and surprise you with my kindness and care, making you feel at home!!!!
Hello we are Mark and Rachel here is our story:
my name is Rachel born & raised in Venice city I been involved in tourism for 10 years I been providing rememberable experiences by showing off my incredible city my.
Hi my name is Marco, I was born and I live in Venice, I have ten years’ experience of rescuing at sea.
Our boat is officially recognized since seven years ago in accordance with the law, for renting.
Our team is divided into Marco the captain who drives the boat a…
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Where you'll be

Two hours on board a boat with an expert captain along the islands of the Venice lagoon through the Vignole island, island of the Certosa. You will see the coasts of the Lido, the monastery island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, then we will head for the evocative world-famous Poveglia island for its mysteries. To conclude the tour near Piazza San Marco having an exclusive view of Palazzo Ducale

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Mark
October 2019
We were greeted on time by Rachel at the location specified which was easily found due to the excellent directions and photographs given . We wanted to go to a specific location which Marco said was no problem and this made our trip all the more special to us . Rachel gave us an informative tour , pointing out landmarks and interesting facts about the different islands along the way . Rachel took lots of photographs so we can look back and remember the day . We were offered a beer on the boat for the journey back .We felt the trip was excellent and would definitely recommend to others .
We were greeted on time by Rachel at the location specified which was easily found due to the excellent directions and photographs given . We wanted to go to a specific location…
Yijia
October 2019
The 2hour was really good. Marc give our boy a hands on boat drive. Rachel is nice to show us some insights of city and took many nice photos.
Bonnie
October 2019
Fabulous! Unique tour away from crowds. Beautiful and comfortable boat, with overhead covering if needed. Marco and Rachel are lovely and well prepared. (Marco spent time in the coast guard.) exactly as described. So glad we did this. Unforgettable.
Fabulous! Unique tour away from crowds. Beautiful and comfortable boat, with overhead covering if needed. Marco and Rachel are lovely and well prepared. (Marco spent time in the co…
Raffaella
October 2019
This boat tour is AWESOME! It was the highlight of our short stay in Venice. We learned a ton about the other islands around Venice. Marco’s assistant Rachel is great, very friendly and has a lot of interesting knowledge. And the boat itself was spacious and seemed well cared for. It’s a nice break from the crowds in the city and a great way to see more of the surrounding islands. Definitely do this!!
This boat tour is AWESOME! It was the highlight of our short stay in Venice. We learned a ton about the other islands around Venice. Marco’s assistant Rachel is great, very friendl…
Li
October 2019
Marco and Rachel are super friendly and care the customers. The story Rachel share has her personal life experience for Venice born people. They also help a lot to take pictures and the boat they have has very good sofa color, it’s Tiffany blue :)
Marco and Rachel are super friendly and care the customers. The story Rachel share has her personal life experience for Venice born people. They also help a lot to take pictures an…
Ivan & Olya
October 2019
It was a nice refreshing trip around the lagoon. Rachele met us at a specified point in the city and in 5 minutes we were on the boat. It was a nice motor boat that locals can usually use in daily life. It had comfortable seats, opening roof and a good view. We can stand and feel breeze, sun and light sparkles of water from occasional waves. Rachele told us about surrounding islands, and shared funny stories about them. She made a lot of nice photos of us she sent us later on. If you have newer sailed the lagoon out of usual vaporetto routes it’s a great overview trip you can take. Be careful, after that you may want to have your own boat! 😀
It was a nice refreshing trip around the lagoon. Rachele met us at a specified point in the city and in 5 minutes we were on the boat. It was a nice motor boat that locals can usua…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

water, camera