Putting in at a marina in Campalto we’ll traverse the city to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. By special arrangement, we will stay for the next three nights in the brand new waterfront guest rooms at Compagnia della Vela Venezia, a private yacht club located on the basin of the Grand Canal. Not only is this an outstanding location from which to explore Venice by kayak, it is one of the best locations for a visit to the city. We’ll ride an elevator to the top of the island’s campanile (bell tower) for what is arguably the very best view of Venice. With Saint Mark’s Square directly opposite and the mouth of the Grand Canal in front of us, this is an ideal spot for an overview of our next days’ paddling. After time for a shower and perhaps a glass of wine, we’ll take the vaporetto ferry (departures every 10 minutes) across to Piazza San Marco for dinner in Venice.
Overnight: Compagnia della Vela Venezia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner