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Gondolas West

801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629
+1 888-893-5614
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Reviewed June 6, 2018
l0udm0uth2
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Don't miss this tour!!

We had several hours after checking out from our resort before we had to be at the airport, so I... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Judy R
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Gondolas Wests' M/V eCHO is a nearly silent 22' electric boat that cruises the back canals and rivers of beautiful Ft. Lauderdale. With a commitment to green energy, our tours are focused more on nature over noise. Come with us to see the wildlife that south Florida is famous for... Manatees, Great Blue Herons, Egrets and Osprey are only a few of the characters we will see on this unique cruise through the "Venice of America"
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“sunset cruise” (20 reviews)
“quiet ride” (5 reviews)
“west tour” (3 reviews)
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801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629
Central Beach
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+1 888-893-5614
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

I called to ask the gentleman on the phone how long do I have to book in advanced and he told me that Gondolas West was CLOSED for the rest of the YEAR! It's only June which is the end of Spring and the start...More

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Good morning.. My name is Chris and I own the business as well as answer the phone.. I've never told anyone, at any time that we were closed for the year. We've experienced a catastrophic fire that burned both boats to the water line, totaling...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Our captain started by calling us and telling us if we were willing we could leave earlier. We had the boat all to ourselves, the only way I recommend going on the beautiful Sunset Tour. Captain was extremely knowledgeable.

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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough of how beautiful this tour is! Just going canal to canal and seeing the beautiful homes and yachts. Really smooth and extremely quiet ride. A definite must if you enjoy beautiful homes and yachts. Boat only holds 6 so very private

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Hey Jeff..Thanks for taking time out to write a nice review..The electric boat really makes this tour unique in our area! Hope to see you back on the water with us again soon! All the best, Chris

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

The quiet boat ride with my family was perfect. Chris took great care of us and even allowed us to bring our dog on board. We brought a pitcher of a vodka drink and even bought wine from him when we wanted another drink. Totally...More

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words! We love to have well behaved furry friends on the boat and your little guy was just perfect! Hope to see you again soon...All the best, Chris

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

I took the tour with my teenage son, in laws, aunt and uncle. Chris the owner gave my family a wonderful tour. Full of facts about the area, homes and boats. The boat was quiet and very comfortable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone....More

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2017

Hi Kim.. Thanks so much for the nice review. I'm glad I was able to meet your family and take you around the canals here in Fort Lauderdale. Happy New Year! Chris

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

I booked this for my wife's birthday with 2 other couples, so we had the entire boat to ourselves. It was a perfect way to see the sunset and some of the sights of the area. Chris did an awesome job accommodating our group and...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We went on Gondolas West twice and had so much fun. Our host was amazing and we were so relaxed on this boat ride; it was a pleasure to have the family and our family dog along on the ride, it was just a blast....More

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Hey Patti! Thank you for coming out with us...It was a pleasure to meet your family and all the info they gave me about Disney! I hope to see you soon so we can have a blast all over again! All the best, Chris

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

This was exactly as advertised on their website. Very interesting and quiet and away from the bar scene. We were picked up in the Bahia hotel and there was only 5 on our tour. Not room for many more. Were offer soda or beer and...More

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Brett K
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
We can pick up there.. You would have to book the boat as a private tour however.. Cost would be $239.96 and includes taxes, soft drinks and water. To reach me, please use gondolas West email account
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Pamela C
June 7, 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Hi Pamela..I have a good friend in a wheelchair that I take out often.. Ramp to the boat and a wide enter on the boat.. Hope it helps.. All the best, Chris
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Yankee1950
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Julymermaid61 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lovely seating area with a table, I'm sure take out would be lovely. We shared wine and cheese.
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