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“So romantic” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sarasota Gondola

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Sarasota Gondola
5353 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
9419541051
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Ranked #31 of 89 Attractions in Sarasota
Siesta Key, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My husband booked a ride with Boris today and it was absolutely beautiful! Boris is such a sweet man. His set up is magnificent and our little tour was beautiful. Boris serenaded us with an Italian song and our afternoon was perfect! I recommend this to every couple visiting!!

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North Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good fun but overcharged for ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

In February 2014 three of us went on the gondola ride. It was advertised for $100. an hour. After the ride was over he charged us $125. saying the ad online was an old one. Today 3/8/14,Groupon is advertising it for $49. ($100. value) for an hour ride.

Visited February 2014
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We have been on Sarasota Gondola tours over a dozen times! Every time we have friends and family from out of town, we bring them to this small adventure on Sarasota water canals. It feels like you were magically transported to Italy without the travel time! We always bring some wine, imported cheeses and fruit on Gondola ride, which enhances our experience of being on a mini vocation. The sights of tropical Florida and massive mansions on the banks of the canal are captivating. But my favorite part is when the gondolier sings Italian favorites and maneuvers the gondola under the bridge. According to him - this is the moment for the lovers to share a romantic kiss. Of course at the times when you have your whole family there with you, this becomes a moment of laughter, jokes and finally family hugs!

Sarasota Gondola is one of my favorite things to do in Sarasota! One of the most romantic date ideas and great for family fun too! I even heard that there were more than 20 marriage proposals on this particular gondola; talk about a unique wedding proposal!!

Our friends from New York are coming in March, so we'll see you then, Boris!

Visited January 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Awesome Entertainment Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This is an extremely pleasurable fun thing to do in Sarasota after eating at the restaurant right next door. Almost feels like you have left America and are on a special Honeymoon with friends and family.

Visited April 2013
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