Venetian Rowing

The sàndolo is one of the most common boats in the lagoon and its name appears to be from the Latin word sandalium or rather sandal, precisely for its form. The boat has a flat bottom adapted for the low sea floor, and its shape indeed resembles a sandal.
The sàndolo varies from 5 to 10 meters in length and was traditionally used for fishing, but nowadays it is primarily used as transportation or in boat races also known as regate.

Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. When you book, we kindly ask that you indicate the number of minors that will be aboard and their ages, if applicable. Before departure, every guest must declare that he/she is able to swim and in good physical health.

The service may be purchased up to 48 hours in advance.


In case of bad weather (rain, snow, strong wind, high/low watertide) the excursions that include a tour in gondolas are not garanteed; it is possible to vary the schedule and date of the tour by contacting us by e-mail or phone.
The reservation is non-refundable if the client does not show up.

Choose the day you would like to have this experience:
From 10am to 4pm
1h and 15 minutes
Maximum 2 people
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