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The Gondola Company

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Address: 503 Grand Caribe Cswy Ste C, Coronado, CA 92118-3303
Phone Number: +1 619-429-6317
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The Gondola Company is your Passport to Italy. Indulge in all the magic and...

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.

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The Gondola Company in California gave us a great fun experience!

We really enjoyed our first gondola trip in Coronado and it won't be our last, The Gondola Company people took great care of us and provided a fun time for my wife & I. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerry B
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Escondido, California
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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our first gondola trip in Coronado and it won't be our last, The Gondola Company people took great care of us and provided a fun time for my wife & I. The gondola we were in came from Italy & was totally authentic in all ways, it was the same as what we rode when we visited... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Came across this and decided to take hubby for Fathers Day. Very relaxing short but relaxing and I love the fact that you can bring your own drinks and snaks! Definitely a Great Experience!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Although I have to admit I was skeptical when my wife booked a gondola in San Diego on our recent trip this is a blast. Our gondolier was very personable and did a great job on a windy evening. Very relaxing and something that I would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for something different to do while we were in town visiting our Navy son. This looked interesting and it was a very pleasant time. I will say it goes by fast for the money but all in all it was fun.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Let's face it -- the modern day homes lining the canals of the Coronado Cays on the Southwest side of San Diego Bay, just south of the Loews Coronado hotel is not quite as romantic a setting for a Gondola ride as Venice, Italy. By a long shot! But, if you want to do something a little different here's your... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our group of 13 decided to take the Gondola ride. We made reservations and would strongly suggest doing so since they book up quickly. We were promptly met at the pier and our boat was ready for our trip. We were a large group and we were able to all sail together! We had 2 gondoliers who were friendly, personable... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

As a native San Diegan I never knew about the Gondola's until recently. We went on an evening cruise and it was perfect, from Giovani our driver, to the weather, and the water. It made for a perfect setting to ask my girl friend to marry me. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I surprised my husband with this gondola ride. We had no idea this was an experience available in San Diego so we were pleasantly surprised. Our gondolier was very nice and entertaining. He sang two songs to us that were very beautiful. We went at 7:30PM and the waters were calm and peaceful. Everything was perfect. It wasn't too cold... More 

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Coarsegold, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We have done this twice! We recently shared the experience with some friends form Texas and they loved it. It not cheap, but not outrageous either. Worth the money. You bring your booze and they set you up with wine bucket and glasses. Highly recommended.

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Pine Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

My Bride & I celebrated our anniversary and this was one of the most fun attractions. Due to weather concerns we changed our time from 6PM to 130PM to avoid potential rain. The staff & our Gondola Driver did not disapoint. The quickly changed our time & were prepared to open our wine or other beverage if desired. Our tour... More 

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