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Gondolas West

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“sunset cruise”(21 reviews)
“quiet ride”(5 reviews)
“west tour”(3 reviews)
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...more
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801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1629
Central Beach
+1 888-893-5614
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

Having booked and paid just over $250 for this excursion in February we were very disappointed when Gondolas West did not show up! The ironic thing is that we had an email reminder about this trip on 20th October which was the day we had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Georgina D
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Booked this great gondola ride through the canals of Ft. Lauderdale with my husband for a sunset cruise before our sail out of Ft. Lauderdale to the Caribbean for my 40th birthday---beautiful! Spring Break--April 2017 Highly recommended:)

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank l0udm0uth2
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

Reviewed April 20, 2018

We had several hours after checking out from our resort before we had to be at the airport, so I did a quick search for cruise options. The first two I tried to book were full for our time slot, and the only one with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Judy R
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JGarcia50
Reviewed April 3, 2018

To start with, we are local residents and this was a surprised birthday evening for my best friend. We were met by a jovial Captain Mike. We did as the site said and ordered dinner from BAO and the food was excellent We brought wine...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kris M
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tdellav
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

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kim C
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

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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
Pamela C
June 7, 2017|
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