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About Sarasota Gondola
SARASOTA GONDOLA is a one of a kind water attraction based in Sarasota, Florida! Whether you are going on a romantic date with someone special, planning a wedding proposal or celebrating an anniversary, you can’t find another attraction, which will provide such a unique and romantic setting.​ The attraction is operating during the day and evening hours; moonlight trips are available as well! The ride includes up to 6 people on a genuine gondola with an experienced gondolier dressed in the traditional attire, who will serenade you with the most popular and beloved Italian songs. The Gondolier will assure a safe and memorable ride with superior rowing skills and cheerful personality. For the duration of the ride, the passengers will become a part of the gondolier performance, while being informed in an entertaining manner about the Italian customs and history of gondola boats through traditional Italian songs and amusing facts.
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Alexander G wrote a review Jun 2021
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The ride was very nice and smooth, we highly recommend! We are so glad we found this great attraction in Sarasota. A song under a bridge was a real treat! Thank you Boris!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Dima wrote a review Jun 2021
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Bananas were hanging from a banana tree over the canal. Boris the gondolierie (who also happens to be my father) cruised close enough for us (me and the others) to touch them. Then he serenaded in Italian and as we passed under the bridge with the setting sun perfectly aligned in our view, he hit the high note of o'sole mio. Boris dropped us off on the floating dock at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar for dinner (we all ended up having dinner together). It was already dark on the way back. Boris turned on the lights stringing along the trim of the gondola and turned up the deep house music through the sound system. It was magical!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Faina S wrote a review Jun 2021
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Most memorable attraction in Florida! My family came for a visit this week from New York City, and we decided to do something different this time, so I booked Sarasota Gondola. We LOVED our gondola trip! We booked the sunset ride and brought cheese & wine with us. We enjoyed the scenery and a glorious sunset backdrop was an exquisite treat! One by one, waterfront houses would light up, creating on our path something out of the Van Gough painting. And then "O Sole Mio" by gondolier under the bridge - OMG! It was surreal!.. My family can't stop talking about our Sarasota Gondola ride. Definitely doing it again!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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JAMES W wrote a review May 2019
Lakewood Ranch, Florida36 contributions16 helpful votes
Three couples took the gondola from Strathmore village to Phillippi Creek restaurant. We had a delightful evening. Boris was a wonderful gondolier and even sang for us. We had such a good time we're are going to go to Chianti restaurant to hear him sing and play the saxophone.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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S A wrote a review Apr 2018
Bedford2 contributions
What a fun activity to do in Sarasota! It’s a beautiful gondola ride and Boris makes it such a fun, memorable experience! Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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