Experienced kayaker Denis and his friendly young team lead these excellent early morning tours which last around four hours and cover 11km. The canals and rivers are at their quietest at this time and, unlike on regular boat tours, the slower pace allows you to admire the wonderful surroundings at your leisure.

On Wednesday and Friday at 6pm they also run a 3½-hour kayak tour over on the Petrograd side, paddling around Kamenny and Yelagin islands. Bespoke tours can also be arranged.