St. Mark's in the early morning
René in kayak in the Grand Canal at Christmas

Guiding and leading

In the last ten years I’ve mostly been occupied with guided tours in kayak in Venice, and I’ve learned the pleasure of giving others extraordinary and memorable experiences.

I’ve had at least ten thousand persons on my kayak tours in Venice, and this taught me a lot about managing small groups, even in difficult conditions, and at the same time offer a pleasant, adventurous and informative experience.

History Walks - Corte secondo del Milion

History and Storytelling

History has always been my passion and interest, and when I finally left university, it was with an M.A. in History.

I’ve inserted it into my kayak tours, and bringing that experience from the kayak on shore, I’ve created History Walks Venice.

Here I offer walks and boat tours with historical themes, for small groups with bespoke content, so as to give each guest the best I can.

Photo-Walks - newly weds at St. Mark's

Photography in Venice

Photography has always been a hobby of mine. In Venice I’ve tried to develop my photography further, by following a series of courses and activities to learn and grow.

One of the results is the Photo Walks Venice, where I offer photographic walks and photo sessions in Venice.

Another more personal photographic project is the web site Venice Street Photography.

René Seindal rowing his gondola

Living Venice

Nothing beats fooling around in boats, and one of the first things I did in Venice, was to sign up for Venetian rowing lessons in the local club.

Later I got my own boats, among these also a used gondola, with which I offer rowing lessons. If you ever want to learn to row a real Venetian gondola, try to Be Venetian.

I’m working with Classic Boats Venice as a guide on their tours in the Venetian lagoon, in traditional Venetian boats with an electrical engine.

Photos by René Seindal and Martina Sola.