Be a Gondolier….for one day


We’ll first concentrate on the basic stroke for rowing a prua (at the prow), in the boat without moving at first, the as we glide along a wide, quiet canal. We’ll then cross then into the wide open lagoon, where you’ll be encouraged to try rowing a poppa — steering the boat yourself at the stern just like a gondolier. We’ll then row back through the evocative side canals back to the drop-off point.

 Larger Groups

If you have more than 5 people, we can arrange for multiple lessons, and/or multiple boats. Please write us with your requirements and we’ll arrange your booking.

 Lesson details

  • All lessons are private.
  • Lessons are 90 minutes
  • Lessons are regularly conducted English, French, German, Spanish, and Italian of course; but we can book instructors who speak Japanese, and Chinese, depending on availability.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and flexible sports shoes; bring water & head cover on a hot day.


Note that rowing lessons are subject to weather conditions, such as rain or strong winds. Please be available by cell or e-mail within an hour of your lesson in case we need to get in touch.


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