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Address: 3101 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4001
Phone Number: +1 949-646-2067
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As featured on the cover of American Way Magazine (American Airlines...

As featured on the cover of American Way Magazine (American Airlines in-flight worldwide magazine). Romance afloat! Cruise the Newport Beach harbor in one of the most beautiful gondolas in the US. Choose from our exclusive white-canopy-covered gondolas or our authentic Venetian gondolas, imported from Venice, Italy. Elegant, classy, exclusive, romantic, and relaxing cruises for all occasions. Quite simply the best.

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An amazing beautiful experience. Peaceful & romantic. My boyfriend knew I wanted a Gondola excursion while we vacationed in California, so he made the reservation. Just make the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
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New Jersey
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

An amazing beautiful experience. Peaceful & romantic. My boyfriend knew I wanted a Gondola excursion while we vacationed in California, so he made the reservation. Just make the reservation online, or call them. We stopped by early afternoon, and the office is small that we had a hard time finding it, plus no one was there. So save yourself time... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to enjoy a gondola cruise while on your vacation. Bucket list check! Please come see us again when you are back in town - we do have 90-minute cruises and cruises with varying food options as well. More 

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

it was wonderful and romantic. We loved it. I did wish that after the gondolier poured the champagne, that the meal was ready and waiting to be loaded onto the gondola so that we could head off right away, rather than eating the salad in the dock while the gondolier ran off to bring our meals. Then he forgot the... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we're delighted you loved your cruise. We appreciate any suggestions to help us improve our service. We have tried many different serving options with our dinner orders, and because not all of our guests arrive exactly on time, having hot entrees waiting on the gondola at the cruise start time means late guests arrive... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Anne helped me organize my engagement proposal. Thanks to their great reactivity and suggestions, we made the most original and romantic gondola tour for this special occasion. Steve, our gondolier, took a great part in it too. His very friendly approach and great singing talent highly contributed to set the romantic atmosphere of this lovely tour. I definitely recommend it,... More 

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GondolaAdv, General Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Congratulations on your engagement and we wish you a life filled with joy, love, and romantic moments. We are happy to have been a part of a beautiful memory. More 

Midlands, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Having never had the opportunity to ride in a gondola I decided this would be a good activity while visiting a relative in Newport Beach. There are various different options available, I chose the basic for two people. The gondola was from Venice and 50 years old and was very ornate. Our gondolier was a friendly person who told us... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you were able to visit us in beautiful Newport Beach. We definitely do have canopied gondolas for days when it is too hot, so we do recommend that guests take the daytime weather and season into consideration when they request the boat style. We're happy you enjoyed your cruise with your... More 

La Canada Flintridge, California
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82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Gondola Adventures has a fleet of gondolas and quite a few gondoliers. The boats are real Venetian gondolas, not true of many other US gondola companies. Our gondolier Greg does this full time and was very skilled. He also sang beautifully in Italian, Latin and English. The tour went for an hour through the canals of the Newport Beach peninsula.... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for cruising with us. We like to say every day is Valentine's Day at Gondola Adventures - it is our goal to make every cruise romantic and memorable. Thank you for the tip about traffic in Newport. On holidays and especially during the summer, extra drive time is advised because our beautiful city is quite popular! More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The gondola rides in Newport Beach are a must to do for that end of a day romantic experience. We did it in February at sunset and it was amazing. If you go, request Simon as your rower. He was terrific. Great personality, fun guy and he even sang two songs in Italian. I will do this every time I... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

We are glad Simon treated you to a romantic experience and sang in Italian for you - all of our gondoliers are wonderful, but he is one of the requested favorites because of his great, warm personality. We look forward to having you aboard again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

AMAZING!!! I cannot thank them enough. The private gondola was just that. Me and my amor (love). In all honesty I am speechless and will recommend this to those that would love to fall in love again. The food was good. This is what we ordered: Entree: Chicken Picatta Salad: Caesar Salad Dessert: Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce   Entree: Shrimp... More 

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful review! We work hard to provide excellent service from start to finish. We also appreciate your suggestion about the gondola curtain to make for less ... awkward ... photos. We don't always see things from the perspective of our guests (because we don't sit in the gondola with you!), so tips like this help us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

4-5 stars for tourists and surprise occasions. 3 stars for locals on a regular date night. They are great for surprising your date because they don't have a receiving area, and the entrance to the docks is a little concealed. For a local on a regular date, it was a little odd and not as romantic, but I would admit,... More 

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Matt. We do have a lot of locals on our gondolas - in fact, the majority of our guests are from the greater LA/OC area. If you come back to cruise with us in the future, please let our booking staff know you prefer a gondolier who is not in a striped shirt, and we... More 

Torrance, California
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

first time here but been to long beach (different comp). showed up 10 mins early and the guys there worked real hard to get us going and help set up my gopro even though i didnt have the right mount to attached to the gondola. A few things that would make this great is- 1. allow you to BYOB ie... More 

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Than you for your review. I don't know if you asked in advance, but we do allow guests to provide their own beverages for a small corkage fee, and we provide a silver bucket, ice, and glassware. We don't really have the ability to set up a GoPro mount on all of our gondolas, but we do recommend that if... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

This was one of those moments that will forever be in my heart. My Fiance proposed to me on this magical ride. The team goes above and beyond, and exceeded my fiance's expectations by leaps and bounds. These moments are priceless, and without the team they would not be what they are.I can never thank them enough for the memory... More 

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Thank Rebecca A
GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Rebecca. We are thrilled to have been a part of your story book. May your love story last a long and full lifetime! More 

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