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Gondola Adventures, Inc.

61 reviews
Newport Beach, CA, USA
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About Gondola Adventures, Inc.
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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Gondola Dessert Cruise in Newport Harbor
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$174.49 per adult
Overview
Create a memory with special someone on a relaxing gondola cruise through residential canals in Newport Harbor, CA. This cruise is presented with delicious desserts from a local restaurant and a bottle of sparkling cider, San Pelligrino sparkling water or plain bottled water. Float under the kissing bridge or sit back and enjoy your dessert and a beverage on a 1 hour gondola ride.
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Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

My husband booked this as a surprise for me for our anniversary. Amazing!! The sunset, the wine, the singing by our gondolier, everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

Thank Jamrick75
Reviewed January 15, 2019

My wife and I took our daughter (who was turning 13) along with three of her friends. We had a great time eating dinner at Billy's On the Beach before embarking on our hour long tour of the harbor. My wife and I had a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Loved everything about it. We were one of the first to go out from their new location, and it is very convenient. Met Greg who's a great guy, and our Gondolier Jonah was very nice, thoughtful and entertaining. Went for a nice romantic birthday cruise...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was a fun anniversary gift from our son. Sunset was pretty and the weather perfect. The goat cheese soufflé was delicious, needed a few more pieces of toast, but it was so tasty we just ate the remainder with our forks. Jonah was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

LOVED the gondola experience. The gondolier even sang in Italian as we passed under the bridge. Champagne and dessert were such a great touch. The time in the boat went so quick I could have stayed out there for hours. Cruising at sunset was super...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

On July 24th, 2018, I brought a group to Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach. From initially booking this reservation with Anne to the cruise itself, everything went extremely well. We had a group of 42 people and 7 amazing gondoliers. They all made our evening...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I scheduled this tour for my husband's 76th birthday and we truly enjoyed it. We opted for the 1 1/2 hour dinner tour and a day prior to arrival we filled out our menu choices. The salad, main course and dessert were delicious. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review and all of the good information you have provided to potential future customers! Happy birthday to your husband :-)

Reviewed March 22, 2018

The Gondola ride at Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach was an overall great experience. The concept was very appealing, and certainly caught my eye while in SoCal for the Christmas and New Year's. The ride was comfortable, the wine & hors d'oeuvres were a good,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Thank you for your review. Not all of our gondoliers sing, so if singing is important to you, we recommend that you request a singing gondolier. That way we will know that you prefer not only a singing gondolier, but we will try to staff...More

Reviewed December 12, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
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EMM6767, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

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 July 11, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 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.

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Jnlesc
February 28, 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
November 8, 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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