Kayaking in the historic center of St. Petersburg
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
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
— 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.
The tour price includes:
- place in a double kayak
- sealed bag for personal items
- life jacket
- waterproof jacket
- work of a guide-instructor
- water or tea
- light snack
No additional paid servises
Every day at 6:00 am
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.
Millionnaya Street, 1