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Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises

3101 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4001
+1 949-646-2067
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US$ 136.72*
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Gondola Ride in Newport Harbor
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US$ 174.49*
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Gondola Dessert Cruise in Newport Harbor
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US$ 189.89*
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Gondola Lunch Cruise in Newport Harbor
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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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3101 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4001
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took a dinner cruise with Eddie. The food was amazing. It was really one of the best meals we had on our week stay in Newport Beach. We went during the holidays this year, and all the houses were so beautifully decorated. I surprised...More

1  Thank 997cbrown
EMM6767, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear Eddie played off the message in a bottle well - it's one of our signature surprises. We hope you cherish your memories of beautiful Newport Beach for years to come.

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...More

2  Thank MercyNewJersey
GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

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.

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...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

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...More

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...More

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GondolaAdv, General Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

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.

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...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

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...More

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...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

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...More

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...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

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...More

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...More

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Matt M
elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

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...More

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....More

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Private Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2015

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...More

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Jnlesc
28 February 2016|
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Response from GondolaAdv | Property representative |
We do have dessert cruises available, and we also have a liquor license on the gondolas, so we offer a variety of wines and champagnes at reasonable prices. If you'd like to bring your own wine, there is a small corkage fee... More
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Adrienne D
9 November 2015|
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Response from GondolaAdv | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, Adrienne. Our prices vary depending on the type of cruise you want. We have classic cruises, appetizer cruises, desert cruises, and dinner cruises. You can find all of our rates for the different... More
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