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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

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    What to Expect
    Choose from one of two afternoon departure times, and then meet your skipper-guide at central Venice’s Ospedele vaporetto (water bus) station. Your cruising vessel will be either a sampierotta fishing boat for smaller groups or a two-masted trawler known as a bragozzo for groups of 5 to 11 people. Both are traditional, handcrafted Venetian boats. Climb aboard and watch the iconic architecture of Venice recede as you make your way out into the Venetian Lagoon.

    Admire a new perspective of St Mark’s Basilica and its neighboring bell tower as you cross St Mark’s Basin, and see the 16th-century fortress of Sant’Andrea. Soak in the sights of Venice Lido, San Clemente Le Grazie and more as your guide points out highlights of the passing scenery. At a particularly beautiful spot between the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore, your skipper will stop the boat so the group can enjoy bobbing up and down on the lagoon’s calm waters and toast the idyllic scene with complimentary Prosecco (soft drinks also available). 

    As the sun descends towards the horizon, see the majestic beauty of the Venetian islands bathed in a rosy glow. Continue learning about the history of this magical place as your guide steers the boat back toward central Venice, where city lights will soon be turning on. Say farewell to your guide and fellow passengers back at the original departure point at the end of your 2-hour cruise.

    Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ospedale Ferry, Unnamed Road 30122, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by Venetian boat (Sampierotta or Bragozzo, depending on the group size)
    • Professional driver-guide
    • Half a bottle of Prosecco per person
    • Soft drinks (on request)
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Soft drinks are available on request. Please specify by the time of booking
    • Please note: from December to February, there is a maximum of 4 passenger per booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Tommaso was together very professional and very friendly. I made it for the schedules which was best for us, and choose the route allowing us together some cultural spots, as San Andrea island and its fort, as well an astonishing tour one the very wild place of the swamp, where
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    We only had 1 full day in Venice and were contacted late the day before to say they thought the weather would be too cold, windy, and rainy and that they would like to reschedule. I advised it was our only day in Venice and they decided that a decision would be made at 11am the
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    Response from IL-Bragozzo, Proprietario at Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat
    Responded 8 Nov 2019
    At first let me tell that I am happy that the only negative review that we received in 8 year that we are subscribed on TripAdvisor was made by someone that did not made a tour with us. We try to keep the quality of our service very high, that is the reason why we canceled the tour that day. The clients made the reservation through Viator and paid 158 euros for the trip, I think that for that sum of money they have the right to spend a relaxing and nice time on our boats. I can guarantee as a native Venetian with tens of years of experience on boat trips that the day when the clients made the reservation for the tour (the 30th of October) the weather conditions won't let them enjoy a nice and relaxing trip. The wind in the lagoon (most of the route is in the open water not in the small canals inside Venice) was 20-25 knots from North, it means cold wind and with 20-25 knots it means continous water spray and the clients would end up the trip soak of salty sea water and freezing cold. The temperature that afternoon was 10° C with a real feel on the boat (open boat in the open lagoon) of 3° C. The weather in the open water is much different than in the city, in the city you don't realize how much windy and cold can be in the open lagoon, most of all in a cold day at the end of October. You can wear warm jackets but for that situation you need professional garment. With 25 knots of winf and 1,5 meters high waves boat would roll and pitch all the time and probably they would have sea sick. It is true that it didn't rain in the afternoon but it rain in the morning and the weather bulletin gave a 60% of possibility of rain in the afternoon. The sky, of course was very cloudy. On the 30th in the morning I was out in the boat to see if it was possible to make the trip and finally I took the responsibility to decide not to make it, We are a commercial company, we provide tours and we make money with that so it is our interest to make the trip, we're not happy to cancel a tour (we loose money) but we prefer to loose money rather than to put our clients into an unplesant adventure. Regarding the refund, we did our best, we sent the refund request immediately after the cancellation, then the banks and the credit card companies have their time and there's nothing we can do about that. The client said that we should propose in alternative a walking tour but that is not possible at first because we do not have the license for that and second because we do not propose them, we are experts of boat tours, if we propose in alternative a walking tour the service would be amateurish. To advise the client about the bad weather we sent them a message 15 minutes after noon the day before the trip (short after the weather bullettin that comes out at noon) and anyway more than 24 hours before the trip saying to the clients that it was likely that the tour would be canceled and we would inform them if the tour would be canceled the day of the trip before noon (we try to see if it is possible to make the trip till the last bullietin). They had all the time to book something differend and the possibility to cancel the trip for free . The client says we should give reccomendations to our clients if the tour is canceled. We do not make it for a simple reason: we can't make it by our initiative as we are not a travel agency but if they would request any tip or alternatives, we would give them , it is not a problem at all (as you can read in many of the reviews, Venice offers a lot of different attraction) . We did not know their plans and preferences The only plan B we can have in this case is to try to reschedule the tour another day (something that was not possible as the client was in Venice for jut one day) or to refund the customer. We acted responsibly and following the interests of the client (that is to spend money to experience something nice). Tommaso Serantoni Owner
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    The guide was so entertaining. He was a big guy so full of character and knowledgeable about this magical city. He had a brilliant sense of humour too and the trip flashed by. I would strongly recommend this trip especially if you are with your partner. Thank you so much for a
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    Wow! Is the best way to describe our sunset boat trip with Tommaso. We cannot recommend him highly enough, from initial email contact to meeting for the trip he was so helpful and patient with any queries. During the boat tour Tommaso was full of information and tips for
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    Tommaso was a wonderful tour guide and a great skipper! We enjoyed his diverse knowledge of Venice and the surrounding islands. He had answers for all of our random questions as first-time visitors. Highly recommended for couples, families, or friends who are traveling in the
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    By: Il Bragozzo - Local boats in Venice
    367 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    genevieve c
    10
    Tour on the north laguna and bird watching around the islands
    Tommaso was together very professional and very friendly. I made it for the schedules which was best for us, and
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    rachisgold
    Sydney, Australia
    6927
    Cancelled last minute and left disappointed
    We only had 1 full day in Venice and were contacted late the day before to say they thought the weather would be
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    E973UHkevinc
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    71
    Awesome
    The guide was so entertaining. He was a big guy so full of character and knowledgeable about this magical city. He
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    NYCFanNI
    Whiteabbey, United Kingdom
    4447
    Perfection!
    Wow! Is the best way to describe our sunset boat trip with Tommaso. We cannot recommend him highly enough, from
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    Aviva C
    Madison, Wisconsin
    10
    Wonderful sunset tour!
    Tommaso was a wonderful tour guide and a great skipper! We enjoyed his diverse knowledge of Venice and the
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    nuggens
    Danbury, Connecticut
    90
    Fun time in Venice
    Tommasso was a great host. Born and raised in Venice he was an expert in it's history and provided us with lots of
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    carrollchel
    31
    Relaxing, beautiful tour
    My boyfriend and I went on this tour our first day in Venice, and that ended up being perfect as neither of us had
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    316arunr
    30
    Very cool ride
    This was a great 2hr trip. Tommaso (hope I got the name right) was our captain, he was lively and funny and gave
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    Kay H
    10
    Boat trip!
    Great way to see Venice and surroundings. Boat owner shared a lot of information about the sights. Nice boat and
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    Ian W
    Wakefield, United Kingdom
    30
    Loved this cruise on the Laguna, was nice away from busy crowds
    The guide was great Tomas, he was really friendly, knowledgable, and helped us when we had made a mistake. The
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    JonathanR
    Great Houghton, United Kingdom
    2538
    Excellent and something different
    Pretty much perfect in every way. We had a good group on board too, and Tomas (sorry if spelt wrongly), balanced
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    mkbart11
    Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
    10
    Great Tour
    Tomasino was a great guide. Explained the areas we passed with great detail and added a lot of comical commentary.
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    NatashaAthey
    Southport, United Kingdom
    81
    Perfect Sunent Cruise
    We don't have anything bad to say about this cruise. The boat was a good size and perfect for our small group. The
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    paulmh55
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    30
    Highly Recommended
    The title says it all. A great experience! We had a brilliant cruise with Thomaso (spelling?). He was very
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    Babs0339
    Kansas city
    1016
    Missed the Venice Sunset Cruise
    They sent me my information, but my coverage on my cell phone was horrible. I missed the cruise. They told me
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