Kayaking in the historic center of St. Petersburg

1 h. 30 min.
Group size up to 14 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
English, Русский язык
Прокатится на байдарке по историческим каналам Петербурга – это уникальная возможность увидеть любимый город с необычной стороны. Во время водной прогулки вы увидите главные достопримечательности города, сфотографируетесь с храмом Спаса-на-Крови или Эрмитажем буквально с кромки воды, а также проплывете в тех местах, которые недоступны для лодок и катеров.
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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Kayaking in the historic center is ultimate city kayaking experience you can get in St. Petersburg. While not much of a challenge for kayakers, this itinerary is quite impressive as it runs through the very heart of the Northern Capital offering great views of its famous sightseeing attractions: the Field of Mars and Chizhik Pyzhik, the Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, and the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Start time: 6:30 am
Time on board the kayak: 90 minutes
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy (perfect for beginners)

— All groups are accompanied by an instructor who has extensive experience in the travel industry, has received special training, and carries a first aid certificate.
— Groups comprised of more than 9 participants are accompanied by two instructors each, who maintain on-the-go radio communications with one another
— Each participant is issued a PFD individually selected to match his or her body proportions
— Before embarking of the tour, all participants go through a mandatory safety induction session
— The itineraries and start times of our tours are calculated to minimize navigation at times of high vessel traffic on the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg. Our activities are duly approved by local authorities
— For our tours we use Aleutian-style double-seater kayaks featuring a hybrid folding/inflatable design: these boats are easy to handle, stable, and almost unsinkable

Tour features
No special skills are needed. We do, however, expect our participants to be generally physically fit. You need to understand that kayaking is an active recreation experience.
We provide our groups with things they will need most on their kayak tour across St. Pete — they are equipped with kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and waterproof jackets. We recommend you take along all of the following:
— Comfortable sports shoes
— Non-constraining pants
— Spare pants to use if you get wet
— A T-shirt and a sweatshirt
— A cap
— Sunglasses
— Gloves that are good for rowing (cycling, neoprene, or just regular builder’s gloves will do)

Please bear in mind that our itineraries may be changed if:
— The city’s authorities change the traffic management procedure for the rivers and canals of the city;
— Any repair work is carried out due to which a river or canal on the group’s itinerary is completely or partially closed to traffic;
— The guide decides so in the face of adverse weather conditions (strong wind of 15 m/s or more, a thunderstorm); or
— The guide decides so to prevent or respond to an emergency that threatens the life and health of the tour participants.

In the kayaks around St. Petersburg in the morning on weekdays
1950 ₽
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

The tour price includes:
- place in a double kayak
- paddle
- sealed bag for personal items
- life jacket
- waterproof jacket
- work of a guide-instructor
- water or tea
- light snack

What is not included

No additional paid servises

Activity schedule

Every day at 6:00 am

What places will you see

The Field of Mars and Chizhik Pyzhik, the Summer and Mikhailovsky Gardens, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, and the Peter and Paul Fortress.

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 24 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English, Russian
Directions to meet your guide

Millionnaya Street, 1

How long your tour will be
1 h. 30 min.
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