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Saint-Petersburg Early Access or Evening Canoe Water Tour

Explore calm water of rivers and canals of St.Petersburg during your exciting kayak canoe trip. Explore the "Northern Venice" - the magnificent, wonderful, exciting city of Peter the Great, the city of Pushkin and Dostoyevsky from the water. Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Kazansky Cathedral, Nikolsky Naval Cathedral, Stables yard, Benua housing, Jesuit order, "Zinger company" building, Small Gostiny Yard, Guards' crew's barracks, Kazanskaya Square, Theatre Square - now you have a unique chance to open the northern Russian city from this astonishing angle. Don't miss this perfect addition to your visit in Saint-Petersburg!

Meet your driver at the hotel lobby and get your private car to start your trip. Move to the meeting point of the tour to begin your exciting and unusual journey.

Moving by calm water without any waves, feel the nice freshness of the Neva river waters. Moving slowly with little speed on the small open-air water, you will not get cold because of no wind. Moving with no hurry you can make stops to make excellent photos against sightseeings, bridges and embankments. Get the unique historical information from your guide-instructor while making stops. Going under the bridges you will see the original old-time construction of stones and iron which is still carefully saved since Great Katherin's reign period. You can stop under the bridges and touch the stones which have been layed in far 18-th century.

After getting safety instructions from your professional guide you will be offered put on life-jacket and get a paddle. Kayaks and canoes have a good stability on water, so, do not worry that they can flip over. Untrained person can use it without any problem. Of course, you will be under careful unblinking gaze of the guide. In case of rain, which is so usual in Saint-Petersburg, you will be provided by special anti-rain coats to stay dry until the end of the excursion. While boating you will be able to see all the beauty of this magnificent city - really unforgettable impressions, unusual perspective and lots of emotions! Get your camera ready to make photos on the stops.

After your trip ends put-off your safety equipment and get your private car waiting for you on the coast. The driver can bring you back to your hotel or leave you at any other place within the city center to continue exploring the beautiful city, or to eat the breakfast. Seat with your friends looking at the unique photos and let off steam in your emotions! You will remember this extraordinary excursion forever!


Dates: available May-September daily except Mondays

Difficulty level: medium

Duration: 3,5-4 hours

Start your trip in the early morning at 6:00 a.m. when none of the ships are boating yet (the ships and speedboats usually start their navigation at 9 a.m.) Route goes through the very city center -  along Moika river, Griboedov channel embankment with a view of Church of the Savior on Blood, Krukov channel.

6:00 pick-up from the hotel

6:30 meeting of the group with the guide at Krukov channel, 26

7:30 safety instructions, kayaks launching

8:30 moving to New Holland island

9:30 moving to Winter channel along Moika river

9:45 entrance to Neva river and moving upstream towards Troitsky bridge

10:15 take a break and snack in Lebyazhya canal

10:45 moving along Griboedov canal

11:00 moving along Krukov canal

11:30 tour ends


Dates: upon request

Difficulty level: easy

Duration: 2,5 hours

Start your trip in the evening at 17:30 p.m. through the calm waters of Stone island of Petrogradskaya side of the sity, washed by Large and Small Nevka river. Ships and speedboats do not have their navigation here. 

17:30 pick-up from the hotel

18:00 meeting of the group with the guide at Karpovka river emb. 15/14

18:30 safety instructions, kayaks launching

19:00 moving to Small Nevka river along Karpovka river

19:30 moving along the canals of “Quiet” park of the Stone island

20:00 moving around Stone island along Large Nevka river

20:30 return to Karpovka river

21:00 tour ends

Type: Theme Tour
Departure time: 06:00 AM, 05:30 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Private roundtrip transportation (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Licensed English-speaking guide-instructor on water
  • Live commentary on board - getting the historic information about the viewed sights on the stop
  • Equipment (kayak, paddle, life jacket)
  • In case of rain - free anti-rain coats
  • Go-Pro camera photos from guide-instructor (can be sent to your e-mail by request after the tour)
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 2 energy bars for snack
Not included

Gratuities (optional)

Additional info
  • Family Friendly Tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Minimum age: 13 years
  • Maximum weight: 120 kg, maximum height: 1.9 m
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No special health-requirments (being able to pull an oar will do)

Due to safety reasons itinerary can be changed on the spot with no prior notice.

What to wear:

  • Fleece or Polartec jacket (based on weather conditions)
  • Sport wear
  • Thin synthetic gloves
  • Headwear

What else to take with you:

  • Shoes like "Crocs"
  • Spare dress and socks
  • Photo camera (packed in plastic bag)

Please get dressed in proper clothes in advance. There are no changing rooms.

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