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Gondola Adventures, Inc.

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Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
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Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Gondola Adventures, Inc. - Newport Beach, CA

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Gondola Adventures is the TOP company and the BEST way to cruise anywhere. It's worth every penny. The attention to detail is the amazing and their professionalism exceeds my high...

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The Best time of our life!!! 4/12/2010

Gondola Adventures is the TOP company and the BEST way to cruise anywhere. It's worth every penny. The attention to detail is the amazing and their professionalism exceeds my high expectations! You can't best the quality and wonderful time that you'll have on a gondola cruise with them! Pros: catered to each individual more

Amazing Birthday Gift 3/19/2010

What do you give the gentleman in your life who has everything? A gondola cruise. My husband's birthday present is always a challenge. He has everything. I am always seeking out creative ways to let him know how much I love him. A few years back, I surprised him with a fancy dinner and a gondola cruise with Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach. After dinner, I told him I wanted to walk close to the water. The gondola was there waiting for us and it was then I told him about the gondola. He was pleasantly surprised. The ride was relaxing and took us away from our daily lives to a time long ago. It was incredibly romantic how the gondolier sang some of our favorite classic Italian songs. His birthday is in December, it was a little chilly so we cuddled under a blanket together to keep warm. I liked that part a lot. He still talks about how much he enjoyed the cruise. Makes me feel good to know how much it meant to him. Truly a memorable gift that keeps a warm place in your hearts more

Perfect anniversary 3/18/2010

My husband surprised me with a gondola cruise for our anniversary (I thought we were going out to dinner at a restaurant on the water) and it was absolutely incredible. We had a complete dinner on the boat. I had filet mignon which was to die for and my husband had salmon which he said was excellent (I don't eat fish so I didn't taste it). Followed up by some incredible cheesecake. I thought the surprises were over for the evening when a bottle bobbed up next to me in the water and the gondolier asked me to grab it. Inside was the most romantic scroll from my husband, tied with a red ribbon on old-fashioned parchment paper. Then the gondolier handed me a rose and wished me a happy anniversary. The gondolier sang to us during the cruise and he had an incredible voice. He also played romantic music some of the time, but I loved it when he sang. He reminded me of Pavorotti. The water was calm and the moon was bright and it couldn't have been a more perfect night. The gondolier reminded us to kiss under every bridge and told us stories of old traditions from Venice. At the end of the cruise, the gondolier presented us with a beautiful silver box to keep my bottle message in. The bottle fit in it perfectly and I can keep it on my mantle as a reminder of a perfect evening. Kudos to Gondola Adventures for a job well done and a customer for life. I've told everyone I know about my perfect evening. Pros: Romance, good food, bottle message Cons: none at all more

Best Gondola ride ever! 3/17/2010

One of the best Christmas gifts my family received this year, and one of the most unique and memorable gifts ever, was a gondola cruise during the annual Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. Living in Southern California, our family's never been on a sleigh ride, but this had all of the charm and Christmas cheer with Venitian style and Newport flair. This is really the best way to see the parade. Our gondola was as agile as it was elegant; our gondolier was kind and enthusiastic and our view of the spectacular parade couldn't have been better even if we were on a parade boat itself. Certainly, watching from land cannot begin to compare. Our kids had the holiday time of their lives and it was romantic for my wife and I, although I'll probably bring her back alone for our anniversary. I think a gondola cruise would be perfect for lots of special occasions and it makes an incredible gift that will never be forgotten. My wife and I have worked in the service and entertainment industry and the quickest indicator we had that the Gondola Adventures people work hard and well was that nothing went wrong. We all notice right away when one of dozens of things goes wrong at a restaurant for instance, and that's on dry land, but there were no glitches on the evening of our gondola outing. Better than that though, the person who handled our reservation and our gondolier really cared about the things that would make us comfortable and would make our time the most enjoyable and the gondolier paid attention to what we liked and made sure we got more of it. Again, I highly recommend Gondola Adventures for the Christmas parade, or just a romantic evening. Pros: cheerful staff, beautiful boats, unique experience more

Awesome experience 12/30/2007

This was an amazing experience! Gondola Adventures has beautiful boats and their gondoliers are first class. They provide champagne and chocolates (mmmmm!) on their cruise and everything is top rate. I would highly recommend them. I saw some of the other gondolas in the harbor during my cruise and was glad I had booked with this company. Oh, and I surprised my dh with a ""message in a bottle"" for our anniversary. Totally awesome. Pros: Ambiance, champagne and chocolates, message in a bottle, clean boats Cons: none! more
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  • Romantic, relaxing, exclusive... Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world's most beautiful gondolas. Create a memory with that special someone as you glide silently through quaint canals guided by a charming gondolier. Looking for romantic anniversary ideas or a unique date ideas? This is romance at its finest. Tradition dictates that couples kiss under every bridge. Greeting others in Italian as they pass by is encouraged and enjoying life to its fullest is a requirement. The gondolas are stunning... The sunsets on the water breathtaking... The mood perfect... This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Great for: romantic proposals, special celebrations, fun and romantic anniversaries, date nights, special occasions, family gatherings, weddings, unique elopement ideas, or JUST BECAUSE..... Gondola Adventures has custom features and specialty enhancements that we have pioneered in the industry. For example, the President of our company developed the Message in a Bottle in 1993, wherein a custom love-note is silently dropped in the water by your gondolier, and then spotted and retrieved by your guest. Many companies claim to have Venetian gondolas, but often their gondolas are not actually imported from Venice. The Venetians have been making gondolas for nearly 1000 years, and it is truly an art form. All of Gondola Adventures' rowing gondolas are imported from Venice and are propelled by oar and oarlock (Remo e Forcola) in the manner that gondolas are traditionally rowed in Venice, Italy. Additionally, Gondola Adventures has the only operating wedding gondolas west of the Mississippi. Wedding gondolas have carved decks and the most ornate decorations. One of our wedding gondolas, the Lucia, has a canopy cover (available upon request). There is nothing that quite compares to the real thing. At the opposite end of the spectrum are our Neo-Venetian gondolas, these boats have silent electric motors so the gondoliers steer, rather than row. Some are all black, while others are mahogany and black with inlaid roses and beautiful canopy covers. The elegant and distinctive interiors surround you in comfort. These more contemporary craft have a little more range and can, if requested in advance, travel further (which is nice in a harbor that is six miles long from one end to the other). Almost all of our cruises include a leisurely tour through the canal area at the north end of Newport Harbor – a very romantic and relaxing experience.. Romantic,relaxing,exclusive... Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world's most beautiful gondolas. Create a memory with that special someone as you glide silently through quaint canals guided by a charming gondolier. Looking for romantic anniversary ideas or a unique date ideas? This is romance at its finest. Tradition dictates that couples kiss under every bridge. Greeting others in Italian as they pass by is encouraged and enjoying life to its fullest is a requirement. The gondolas are stunning... The sunsets on the water breathtaking... The mood perfect... This is the stuff that dreams are made of. Great for romantic proposals,special celebrations,fun and romantic anniversaries,date nights,special occasions,family gatherings,weddings,unique elopement ideas,or JUST BECAUSE….. Gondola Adventures has custom features and specialty enhancements that we have pioneered in the industry. For example,the President of our company developed the Message in a Bottle in 1993,wherein a custom love-note is silently dropped in the water by your gondolier,and then spotted and retrieved by your guest. Many companies claim to have Venetian gondolas,but often their gondolas are not actually imported from Venice. The Venetians have been making gondolas for nearly 1000 years,and it is truly an art form. All of Gondola Adventures' rowing gondolas are imported from Venice and are propelled by oar and oarlock (Remo e Forcola) in the manner that gondolas are traditionally rowed in Venice,Italy. Additionally,Gondola Adventures has the only operating wedding gondolas west of the Mississippi. Wedding gondolas have carved decks and the most ornate decorations. One of our wedding gondolas,the Lucia,has a canopy cover (available upon request). There is nothing that quite compares to the real thing. At the opposite end of the spectrum are our Neo-Venetian gondolas,these boats have silent electric motors so the gondoliers steer,rather than row. Some are all black,while others are mahogany and black with inlaid roses and beautiful canopy covers. The elegant and distinctive interiors surround you in comfort. These more contemporary craft have a little more range and can,if requested in advance,travel further (which is nice in a harbor that is six miles long from one end to the other). Almost all of our cruises include a leisurely tour through the canal area at the north end of Newport Harbor – a very romantic and relaxing experience.

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    Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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