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“VENICE IN SAN DIEGO...WHO KNEW??!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gondola Company

The Gondola Company
503 Grand Caribe Causeway, Suite C, Coronado, CA 92118
+1 619-429-6317
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Ranked #1 of 15 Activities in Coronado
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Owner description: The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy. Indulge in all the magic and tradition of Venice right here in San Diego as you gently cruise in a private gondola through the enchanting canals of the Coronado Cays. Whether it’s a relaxing journey or a romantic adventure, each cruise is A Truly Memorable Experience.
San Diego, California
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“VENICE IN SAN DIEGO...WHO KNEW??!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Last Sunday was picture-perfect in San Diego. We took our friends on a Gondola Company cruise around the Coronado Cays to see how the other 1% lives. From the front desk folks to Tommy our Gondolier, everything matched the blue skies and calm waters - it was a great adventure. The chilled, chocolate covered strawberries held up in the warm, sunny day, and the company provided the ice and glasses for our champagne. We laughed and enjoyed the scenery and enjoyed Tommy's casual but respectful approach. This was a great, special activity and a little adventure in our hometown - I would recommend it for adventurers and lovers alike!

Visited May 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Excellent date!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My husband and I really enjoyed the gondola ride in the Cays. We brought wine and they provided the chocolate covered strawberries. We went at night and it was amazingly quit and romantic. Our gondolier, Eric, was an excellent singer!

Visited May 2013
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“Romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in Coronado. He surprised me with a sunset gondola cruise. It was a chilly night but the company provided us with blankets which kept us cozy and warm. We brought along a bottle of champagne and were provided with champagne glasses and chocolate covered strawberries which were divine! Our gondolier, Rico, answered questions when we asked but was not intrusive. He sang for us at one point and his voice was magnificient! I would recommend this experience for any couple looking for a unique, romantic adventure.

Visited March 2013
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“Relaxing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Our two couples shared a pleasant gondola trip thru the residential inlets along the Corando Silver Strand. We were able to view up close many beautiful homes and boats. We brought a bottle of wine and were provided with wine glasses and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. Our gondolier, Enrique (or Enrico, or Bob) was interesting without being intrusive. Our trip was late afternoon and we were glad. A later trip while maybe more romantic, would have been quite chilly. The fact that we had a Groupon made it affordable.

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“A Wonderfully Romantic Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Decided to surprise my husband with a gondola ride through the Coronado Cays for his birthday. We were greeted kindly and after a short wait escorted to our gondola. We got situated, took pictures, and then took off for our ride. We had brought along a bottle of wine to share during our ride and The Gondola Company provided the wine glasses and chocolate covered strawberries. It was very calming to listen to the sounds of the water as we moved along in the gondola. Our gondolier, Columbo, was great and provided us with some interesting facts about the area and the other gondolas. He even sang for us! When it got chilly, there was a cozy, thick blanket to bundle up with. We enjoyed seeing a view of the bay from our gondola. Time well spent and my husband and I truly enjoyed our ride!

Visited February 2013
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