Gondola Getaway
Gondola Getaway
5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A relaxing 1-hour Gondola cruise across Alamitos Bay and thru the enchanting Naples Canals. Your Gondolier will gently row you and yours as you sip your favorite bevvies and experience the hidden gem of SoCal! Whether a romantic date for two or a festive "Pizza Cruise" for up to 14-guests on our Caorlinas or anything in between... We excel at celebrating whomever and whatever you're in the mood for! Ciao...for now!!!
Long Beach, California

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Dave E
Highland, CA32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wonderful cruise!! We had a great time. Our guide Jake was fantastic. He taught us about Naples Island and was so friendly! The meat and cheese plate was really good! My wife loved the rose too!
Written May 2, 2024
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nathan l
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
First off, RJ was our gondolier, and was awesome. He was very knowledgeable of the local history of Naples, and pointed out some very interesting facts during our cruise. He was very helpful and accommodating in getting in and out of the gondola. He also offered a corkscrew and portable speaker for us to use, which helped set the vibe. We were fortunate enough to have him as our more senior gondolier. We also had the good fortune of sailing in an authentic Venetian gondola that we we learned was about 30 years-old.
I will definitely be back and will request RJ as our gondolier.
Written February 12, 2024
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Handy
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I took my wife on her birthday to this - it’s our first time either one of us did a gondola ride - this was hands down one of the best experiences we had! It was a great ride, the service was phenomenal and the views are so fun! I would definitely do this again! You get to bring your own liquor which was a nice bonus - we ate at a nice restaurant in Naples close by which was a great ending! Thanks again for the experience!
Written January 24, 2024
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Dianne D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Went with some friends to celebrate our gal pal's milestone birthday, It's always challenging to find something interesting & fun for a birthday right after the holidays. This was a WINNER!! We booked a 4pm departure and got to see a magnificent sunset as we were returning from the canals. It was a clear day, so our view included snowcapped mountains. Our gondolier (Chad) provided some history of houses in Naples and even sang under a few bridges! Background Italian musicadded to the ambiance.
We enjoyed the scenery and maintained a lively conversation, as we snacked on the meat & cheese trays I ordered. The staff provided ice buckets & glasses for the champagne & sparkling cider I brought. It was a DELIGHTFUL experience!
Must admit, the fact that the East Coast was having nasty weather added to the overall experience.
Written January 10, 2024
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Skip H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We had a wonderful experience! We had cruised with G.G. about 30 years ago, and this experience was as perfect as the first. RJ was very friendly and knowledgeable, and provided some interesting trivia along the way. Thank you for another memorable experience!
Written January 6, 2024
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12thhawk
Calabasas, CA55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
what a great time. Did this with my wife about 15 years ago and now with 2 other couples. they were so happy with this experience. The gondolier was fantastic, the whole time was so fun and beautiful. We will make this an annual thing, next time with the kids too.

Later at dinner, I received a call from the company asking if we had our phones. We did, but what great customer service...
Written December 31, 2023
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TanyaM53
Fort Collins, CO86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Have had the pleasure of doing this Gondola experience many times in the past. So when my sister was in town we decided to do it since she had never experienced it before. We had a great time! Our Gondolier (Josh) was excellent as well, and had many stories and history information that made the whole experience even better. There was no problems parking or finding the location. The office has a basic but decent selection of items to eat and/or drink if you don't want to bring your own. I don't know if you can book a longer ride, but that would be great to do if you have a celebration. It's even better during the holidays when all (or most) of the houses are decorated as they go all out. We both want to come back again when we're in town!
Written November 20, 2023
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Emm730
Fort Lauderdale, FL42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Our romantic gondola ride in Long Beach was like a dream come true! Picture this: gliding through calm waters at sunset, surrounded by the magical hues of the sky. Our gondolier not only expertly navigated the charming canals but also serenaded us with beautiful songs that added an extra touch of romance to the experience.

What made it even more special was the thoughtful gesture of the complimentary picture the gondolier took for us, capturing the perfect moment against the picturesque backdrop. The fact that we could bring our own beverages and snacks made the ride even more personalized and enjoyable. It was an hour of pure bliss, creating memories that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. If you're looking for a magical and intimate experience in Long Beach, this romantic gondola ride is an absolute must!
Written November 12, 2023
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Retta C
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This was a great way to spend part of our evening. I loved the gentle motion of the ride. Our gondoleer, RJ, was local and a great tour guide. We were glad we chose this!
Written August 29, 2023
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Herewego!!!
Barcelona, Spain21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Yesterday, my date and I had the opportunity to experience the Naples Gondola getaway in Long Beach. My date had gone on the gondola getaway years ago and this was my first experience.

The weather was perfect as we made the drive to Long Beach. As we checked in, we were greeted by a very hospitable employee who asked us if we needed to place and drinks on ice and walked us through the process.

One of things I had to do was change our reservation from 5:30 to 6:00. I was surprised as it was a very busy Saturday evening when she advised that the gondolier would adjust his break time and accommodate us. In a world where customer service is lacking or nonexistent, this was a pleasant surprise.

As we waited for our time slot to come up, we were entertained by a surprisingly good play mix. The music covered many genres, but the bulk of it was from the 70s and early 80s a bit of electric funk. My date and I really felt the music and the vibe and this aided for what was going to be a wonderful experience.

Our gondolier was simply the best! His knowledge of the Naples area, and the Islands was unmatched, and he was able to provide specific information about the homes, their design, and also home real estate listings!

If you’re looking for a unique and romantic date, I would highly recommend the gondola getaway in Long Beach!

checking in to having them chill or liquid refreshments to the experience gondola driver, it was an amazing experience.
Written August 27, 2023
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