Venice On Board, Venice

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#20 of 63 in Outdoors in Venice
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  • We had this experience on a sunny and warm Saturday in September. The guys of Venice On Board welcomed us with sympathy and availability and introduced us, in a very engaging way, to the world of rowing and historic Venetian boats. A bit of history, toyed by a good practice test of classic rowing, tiring but really exciting. To go around the canals of Venice, being able to enjoy an unusual point of view was really fun, and even with the vogue a mutual love was born that I will definitely want to deepen. Visiting Venice slow and cheerfully is really a plus. The guys at Venice On Board have managed to make even those who are not always comfortable in the boat like me. Good, good guys. Nice.
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  • We were looking for something different while we were here and am so pleased we found this on Trip Advisor!! This was a highlight of the trip. It started with a quick tour of their boat restoring work...  more »
  • Going to Venice with friends, we took this course to discover more. Price: 49th/person. A very warm welcome, you immediately feel at ease. We had the right to history/making gondolas. We boarded and took a ride through the canals. We learned to row/drive the gondola - little story about Venice. That was awesome! And we had a good laugh. I recommend with my eyes closed!
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  • This is a marvelous treasure. I just so happened to stumble across and I am very happy I did. A true different side of Venice when you are the one actually controlling the boat. You get to see and listen to the culture that is trying to be preserved and I can't say enough about how professional these gentlemen are. Top class - please do this, you will be so happy you did.
  • What a fantastic experience today, taken around the canals and being taught how to row in a traditional Venetian style. Our instructor was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable about this rowing style. I couldn't fault this experience and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to find out more about the canals, rowing of Venice or the history of both.
  • Awesome experience! And at a very reasonable price! Nicola was an awesome teacher and explained a lot of the history of the traditional boats of Venice. Getting to row on the Grand Canal was an amazing experience. He explains everything so well and teaches you the technique that makes it much easier than traditional rowing is. I would highly recommend this company because not only are they teaching people to row around this amazing city, they are also buying, preserving and restoring the traditional boats that are rapidly disappearing from Venice. So not only do you get an amazing experience, but you get to help younger guys out that are trying to save the old ways of Venice for future generations to enjoy.
  • Very authentic and nice people. Amazing experience! Seriously, a rare level of dedication and sincerity (at least once in my experience)!
  • We had Emiliano as our guide/instructor and he was amazing! He is a really good teacher, he gives so many tips and helped us how to row. It was our favorite thing during our week in Venice! We had a blast, and would do this again next time when we are again in Venice! Highly highly recommend! It’s more than 5 stars. Please don't go to gondola's where you only site in the city centre or big Castello because that's a really bad tourist attraction. Go to Emiliano, you will have the best experience of your staying in Venice!
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