kayak trips in
ST. Petersburg

Experienced guides, safe kayaks, thousands
of happy customers
Our kayak tours in St. Petersburg are a unique opportunity to discover an unusual perspective of the city you love. It was only quite recently, in April 2016, that, thanks to our efforts, kayaking first took shape in St. Petersburg as a locally available activity, but since that time, quite a few people, locals and visitors alike, have grown to love it. A kayak trip around St. Petersburg is a great recreational experience combined with the indulgence of taking in the magnificent views of the city!

Striving to make our tours as comfortable as possible for a wide range of participants, we have come up with a few types of kayaking itineraries for St. Petersburg: we have specific offerings for morning, afternoon, and evening hours; for weekdays and for weekends.
OOO Ahtilahti is the founder of the St. Petersburg Rowing Association and the originator of the kayak trips St. Petersburg tour product line.
Unsinkable and stable Aleutian-style kayaks (baidarkas), high-quality life jackets, certified guides/instructors.
Each year, our kayak tours are enjoyed by more than 1000 people, both locals and guests of the city, including corporate clients.
We carry all the relevant approvals from the Transport Committee of the Government of St. Petersburg in respect of our itineraries and our operations.

Kayaking trips available in St. Petersburg

Historic Center
Start time: 06:30 am
Time on board the kayak: 90 minutes
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy (perfect for beginners)

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Morning on the Neva river
Start time: 10:00 am
Time on board the kayak: 90 minutes
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy

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Park Islands
Start time: 2:30 pm
Time on board the kayak: 2 hours
Length: 6 km
Difficulty: Easy (perfect for beginners)

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Evening on the Neva river
Start time: 7:30 pm
Time on board the kayak: 90 minutes
Length: 5 km
Difficulty: Easy

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How to buy?

Pick an trip
This season we are organizing 4 kayaking itineraries in St. Petersburg, which will be of interest to beginners and experienced rowers alike.
Figure out the date
Our tours run daily; you can find the current schedule for the week published across our social media feeds: on VK, Facebook, and Instagram.
Pay by card
A click on the Sign Up button will open a window where you can select the date of participation and the number of tickets required as well as pay for the tour using your credit or debit card.

- We offer a 20% discount for organized groups of 5 or more people. Show up with your friends or arrange a corporate event with your colleagues: it's more fun and cheaper! Enter the promo code "СКИДКА" (copy the word) when paying through our website.

— Persons under the age of 14 are not allowed to participate in our kayaking tour in St. Petersburg
— Persons aged 14 through 18 are not allowed to participate unless they are accompanied by their parents
— Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed to participate in the tour
— Drinking alcoholic beverages or using illegal drugs while on our tours is prohibited. This is both a safety measure and an effort to provide civilized recreation
— Persons weighing more than 120 kg and/or measuring more than 125 cm around the hips are not allowed to participate in the tour. These limitations are due to the design features of the kayaks
— 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
Tour features
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
— Sunglasses
— 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.
How to pay
A click on the Sign Up and Pay button will open a window where you can select the date of participation and the number of tickets required, specify the necessary details, and pay for the tour using your credit or debit card.

IMPORTANT! By making the payment you agree to the terms and conditions of and unconditionally accept the public offer made by OOO Ahtilahti.
Ahtilahti is the company that pioneered the kayak touring business in the historic center of St. Petersburg. We are the first company to make this recreational activity available in the Northern Capital of Russia, to its citizens and visitors alike.
Retaining our leadership in this segment of the travel services market, we are always busy improving the organization of our programs, upgrading our service levels, and working on new destinations for kayaking adventures in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
Our kayak tours on the Neva and within St. Petersburg are official and legal. Ahtilahti is the founder and a member of the St. Petersburg Rowing Association.

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