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Learn to row like a Venetian! Try the stand-up style made iconic by the gondoliers. You'll support this local tradition with a sustainable activity as you connect with Venice in a rare, traditional Venetian all-wood batella coda di gambero. You...more
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30121 Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Loved this experience of navigating the canals like a local. Our guides Lisa and Giulia were very friendly and excellent teachers. They also made things fun and interesting too. Highlight was pulling up the boat and eating the most delicious snacks. Also loved the fact...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (family of 4, kids ages 12 and 15) really enjoyed our rowing lesson with Row Venice, and would highly recommend it anyone coming to Venice. SO much more fun than siting in a gondola while someone rows you around - this is your chance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank denisek699
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, 2 daughters and I took a lesson during our vacation in Venice. It was, simply put, one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had. The instructor was great, communicated the technique well, motivated my girls and made sure everyone had tremendous...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roland B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best things to do in Venice - don’t miss it! Wonderful teachers, peaceful canals and a sense of achievement! Truly excellent !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WithernseaPromenade
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a really excellent feature with a lovely teacher - it was a total Venice highlight and a lot of fun!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lilacottam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across Row Venice online and was so glad to book. My daughter celebrated her 21st birthday rowing a boat on the Venetian canals, what could be better? Well, then then recommended that if we were going to Murano to stop by their father's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michele H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Row Venice because we both enjoy watersports and were intrigued by the rowers we'd seen training out in the laguna. This turned out to be a great experience. Caterina and Luigina were excellent instructors and really helped us start to get to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yolcupaddler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There were 5 of us and the gondola experience with Row Venice was our first activity after we arrived. We weren't dressed warmly enough and it was a 4pm booking so the temperature was dropping as the sun set. It was very cold so I'd...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sonia A
Row V, Manager at Row Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Sonia for taking the time to write a review. We do keep blankets in the boat for those seated.

Reviewed 10 December 2018

Fabulous! We had a great time learning about rowing and Venice while taking turns until, with Jane's capable and patient instruction, we got the hang of it. So glad we signed up for RowVenice instead of a 20 minute gondola ride! Three teenagers all voted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BarnaLife
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Wow what an amazing 90 mins! - all three of us rowed the boat through the canals and out to sea- both the instructors where very patient, calm and reassuring. Fun was had by all and amazingly even my husband who can't stand up on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gill H
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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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10 December 2018|
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Response from greytop | Reviewed this property |
Our instructor, Nan, rowed the entire time and my wife and I traded off. You really need two people rowing in order to navigate traffic and make progress. This isn't a gondola ride. However, standing and rowing doesn't... More
Sonali D
29 June 2018|
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Response from Row V | Property representative |
Just click 'BOOK YOUR LESSON' on our website.
Tony M
15 June 2018|
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Response from 11Russell11 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked and the website seems active. You need to go to the "Book Your Lesson" page. We paid 85 euros for an hour and a half lesson.