Skip to content

Florence & Ponte Vecchio paddleboarding

Florence, Italy

Experience hosted by Tommaso

2 hoursHosted in English, Spanish, French and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Discover Florence by the unique perspective of a Stand Up Paddle board, an outdoor activity easy and healthy for all. We'll guide you to a leisurely cruise downtown along the River Arno crossing the cool neighborhood of San Frediano. You'll learn the basics from one of our expert staff as you paddle discovering Florence, the old city, the Uffizi, the National Library, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinita. Enjoy the quiet moment and the beautiful light of Florence at sunset, have a break drinking a glass of wine on the riverside and keep paddling under the Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio the Vasarian Corredor and the beautiful Palazzo Corsini We'll guide you in a magic atmosphere, where you'll enjoy the quiet of the river as you paddle at night along the illuminated old Florence skyline, paddling under the uffizi, ponte Santa Trinita, palazzo Corsini.
You can start your day on board with our summer early morning sup at 7 am to enjoy the pleasant summer weather and the beautiful light of Florence, try a relaxing cruising paddling in the day in Florence, enjoy the amazing sunset on the river with a break for a flying drink tasting a glass of Chianti wine. Maybe you want to experience the unforgettable paddle tour under the stars on the river? June and july available on request the night tour!
Other things to note
The activity is easy and rewarding for everyone, suitable for all levels of experience. A Certified SUP Instructor will be on your side during all the tour, teaching techniques and tips, telling stories about Florence
Discover Florence by the unique perspective of a Stand Up Paddle board, an outdoor activity easy and healthy for all. We'll guide you to a leisurely cruise downtown along the River Arno crossing the cool neighborhood of San Frediano. You'll learn the basics from one of our expert staff as you paddle discovering Florence, the old city, the Uffizi, the National Library, Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinita. Enjoy the quiet moment and the beautiful…

What's included

  • Food
    Snack or drink or aperitivo
  • Equipment
    Lifejacket

Meet your host, Tommaso

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 86 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Tommaso, lifeguard and International Surfing Association instructor since 2012. I run the SUP school Toscanasup.org, working in Tuscany in sea, rivers and lakes. Arianna gives me a hand to give you a safe and funny experience, both we are SUP coach and lifeguard.
I organize a famous SUP race in Florence on the river Arno, the Florence Paddle Games, Uffizi SUP Race, an international SUP competition just under Ponte Vecchio, and we will guide you paddling on the track of the race, showing you the beauty of Florence from a totally new perspective. You'll enjoy the aloha spirit...in Florence
I'm Tommaso, lifeguard and International Surfing Association instructor since 2012. I run the SUP school Toscanasup.org, working in Tuscany in sea, rivers and lakes. Arianna gives me a hand to give you a safe and funny experience, both we are SUP coach and lifeguard.
I organize a famous SUP race in Florence on the river Arno, the Florence Paddle Games, Uffizi SUP Race, an international SUP competition just under Ponte Vecchio, and we will guide you paddling on the track of the race, showi…
Co-hosts:
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
From $86
/ person
Book for a private group
Wed., 12 May
$92 per person
$92 per person
Wed., 12 May
$86 per person
$86 per person
Wed., 12 May
$86 per person
$86 per person

Where you'll be

You'll discover the city from a unique perspective. The view of elegant buildings and bridges from river is magnificent. Moving from the Pescaia di San Niccolò, we'll paddle along the National Library, old Tribunal, actually a museum to Galileo Galilei, than we'll navigate along the Uffizi Gallery, a break for a floating drink, cross Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita, Palazzo Corsini, Ponte alla Carraia and other beautiful old buildings

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Silvia
May 2021
Incredible experience to paddleboard on the Arno and see Florence from a different viewpoint. Tommaso took care of everything and even our hard to please teenagers liked it. A good contrast to museums. Some of us fell in and it was Ok- water in May not cold. Tommaso brought life vests and even flip flops. Coffee stop where coffee can be lowered in basket to the water (was closed the day we went). Esperienza stupenda! vedere l'Arno con Tommaso mentre spiega le curiosita' della sua citta'. Tommaso ha provveduto a tutto, infradito, giubbotti, acqua. Alcuni del nostro gruppo sono caduti in acqua ma non era fredda e non e' stato un problema! Assolutamente da provare (: Grazie Tommaso!
Incredible experience to paddleboard on the Arno and see Florence from a different viewpoint. Tommaso took care of everything and even our hard to please teenagers liked it. A good…
Annalena
July 2020
Great experience and exceptional host. Arianna introduced us well to the equipment, shared some historical facts about Florence with us and showed us the beauty of the city from a different perspective.
Till
July 2020
Tommaso hat auf Anfrage einen Termin einrichten können. Der Kontakt war dabei locker, schnell und freundlich. Genauso wie man es sich wünscht! Auch bei der Tour hat man sich sehr gut mit ihm unterhalten. Bei den kleinen Geschichten, die er über die Stadt wusste und erzählt hat, hat man gemerkt, das er hier zuhause ist. Das Croissant und das Getränk auf dem Wasser waren natürlich auch super. Unterm Strich können wir die Tour nur empfehlen! Bis zum nächsten mal ;)
Tommaso hat auf Anfrage einen Termin einrichten können. Der Kontakt war dabei locker, schnell und freundlich. Genauso wie man es sich wünscht! Auch bei der Tour hat man sich sehr g…
Barbara
July 2020
Una prospettiva diversa della città di Firenze, una pausa rilassante tra le visite ai monumenti storici ed ai musei. L'attività può essere svolta da chiunque non abbia paura dell'acqua o problemi di equilibrio. Tommaso ha comprovata esperienza ed ha saputo rendere semplice e piacevole un'attività che si ritiene adatta ad atleti o sportivi incalliti. Pittoresca la pausa presso Ponte Vecchio ad opera del gentilissimo Giacomo che ci ha calato dall'alto le vettovaglie nel suo delizioso cestino in puro stile rionale.
Una prospettiva diversa della città di Firenze, una pausa rilassante tra le visite ai monumenti storici ed ai musei. L'attività può essere svolta da chiunque non abbia paura dell'a…
Daniel
July 2020
Paddle boarding with Tommaso was such an incredible experience, truly a memory that will last a lifetime. Ended up as a private event due to lack of tourism. Great guy, highly recommend!
Colin
September 2019
Absolutely amazing experience that was one of the highlights of our trip. Paddle-boarding under the Ponte Vecchio, stopping and having wine delivered in a basket on a rope from a restaurant above. Couldn't recommend it anymore!

Choose from available dates

Book for a private group
10 available
1 / 2

Activity advisory

Expert industry partners
Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Just wear shorts and t shirt