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Beautiful Newport Beach in Southern California


The gondolas are stunning …

 

The sunsets on the water breathtaking …

 

The mood perfect …

 

Photo by Wendy BirnbaumCruise in one of the harbor’s most luxurious crafts, the Romantic Venetian Gondola.

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Romance afloat on a romantic California gondola!
Create a memory with someone special as you glide silently through beautiful Newport Beach, CA. Cruise in one of the harbor’s most luxurious crafts, the Romantic Venetian Gondola.

Like the renowned Gondolas of Venice. Our crafts are long, slender boats with elegant old-world curves and carvings. They are guided by charming Gondoliers in striped shirts.

Spoil yourselves! Cruise in comfort, grace, and style as you enjoy a delectable meal catered by our experienced chef. Toast the future with complimentary non-alcoholic champagne cooled in a silver champagne bucket.

Live the legend of a kiss under the “Bridge of Sighs” as you are transported to a world created over 900 years ago. Your Gondolier plays background music and tells of the romantic history of the Gondola. You will experience the traditions and courtship rituals of centuries past.

Remember, the lady is protected at all times by the code of the Gondolier…
“We see nothing; we hear nothing; we tell nothing… but we do sell the negatives.”
– Giuseppe Lunidi

Photo by Melinda AnnetteRomantic, relaxing, exclusive . . .

Complimentary non-alcoholic Champagne, fine chocolates, soft music, gourmet meals served on crystal, silver and china

This is romance at its finest. Tradition dictates that couples must kiss under every bridge and 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.

At Gondola Adventures, we are proud to offer both authentic and modern gondolas. In fact, we offer the only truly authentic gondola experience in the entire Los Angeles / Orange County area. Our wedding gondola was built in Venice, Italy and imported to the United States in 1999. We are the only company with a genuine Venetian-built gondola, and we are the only company which rows gondolas exclusively in the traditional Venetian style. In fact, our owner was trained to row by a Maestro di Voga in Italy, has rowed in several Italian cities, and is a member of a Venetian rowing club.Gondola1food2

And if that isn’t authentic enough for you, we also have on staff an authentic Venetian gondolier, born in Venice, Italy, who speaks in the Venetian dialect, sings in Italian, and comes from a family of gondoliers.

So, if you want authentic, don’t settle for anything less. Don’t settle for an American-built gondola, a sandolo, caorlina or puparino (they’re not gondolas), or a symmetrical boat (Venetian gondolas are always asymmetrical).

And yet if authenticity isn’t your priority, we have gorgeous, custom-built motorized gondolas. From the glove-leather seats to the elegant canopy covers to the silent glide produced by the energy-efficient electric motors, our motorized gondolas are the finest in the world.  They provide a bit more intimacy than the authentic gondola.  They have a longer range and can show you more of the harbor, and they are a Newport Beach original.

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Gondola Cruise Services
There are several packages available:
A selection of wines and Champagnes are available for purchase with your cruise; call for rates and options.

Classic cruise for two $135.00
Experience our one hour cruise with a complimentary non-alcoholic bottle of champagne or sparkling cider and a box of gourmet chocolates. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $25 each.

Appetizer cruise for two $190.00
Enjoy our one-hour cruise with a delicious appetizer plate to share and a complimentary non-alcoholic bottle of champagne or sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $35 each.

Delectable Dessert Cruise $165.00
Enjoy our one-hour cruise with a scrumptious desserts and a bottle of sparkling cider or imported Italian mineral water. Desserts included are cheesecake with macadamia caramel sauce, cheesecake with strawberry sauce, cheesecake with chocolate sauce, or key lime pie. Available daily 5:00-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:00pm. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $30 each.

Classic Cruise Plus for two $195.00
Upgrade your Classic Cruise, and enjoy an extra 1/2 hour! Includes a complimentary non-alcoholic bottle of champagne or sparkling cider and a box of gourmet chocolates. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $30 each.

Appetizer Plus cruise for two $250.009-21-2012-6206
Upgrade your Appetizer Cruise with an extra half-hour! Cruise includes a delicious appetizer plate to share and a complimentary bottle of non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $45 each.

Gourmet dinner cruise for two $299.00
Enjoy dinner afloat with our Gourmet Dinner Cruise. This cruise is a 1.5-hour cruise with a three-course gourmet meal and a bottle of complimentary non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $70 each

Newport Exquisite Dinner Cruise      $399.00
Spoil yourselves! Dine in grace and style with our Exquisite Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a two-hour cruise with a four-course gourmet meal and a bottle of complimentary non-alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $100 each.

Wedding Ceremony Cruise  $595.00
Elope in Newport! This 1.5 hour cruise includes a beautiful bride’s bouquet, a boutonniere for the groom and a gondolier-officiate to perform the ceremony. The gondolier will stop the gondola under a bridge and perform the ceremony, and then the newlyweds continue the cruise, toasting each other with the non-alcoholic champagne (or sparkling cider) and chocolates provided. Choice of an authentic wedding gondola (imported from Venice) or a canopy-covered motorized gondola. Additional guests: $30 each.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please call the company directly to verify current prices.


Custom Bottle Message

“The Intriguing and Romantic
“Message in a Bottle”
$35.00

Send a creative keepsake for any occasion: Birthdays, Anniversaries, Proposals or Just Because! Perfect for framing and photo albums.

You may fax, mail, e-mail, or hand deliver your special message by the deadline date (typically a few days prior to your gondola cruise).

IMG_1109We will transfer your special message over to parchment scroll paper using a “Calligraphy Style” font. The scroll is then rolled, tied with ribbon and placed in a clean, glass bottle which has been decorated for the occasion.

During your cruise, the gondolier will inconspicuously place the bottle in the water. Your loved one will then be asked to retrieve it as it “poses a threat to the canal environment . . .”
This is where curiosity will pique the recipient’s interest as to what’s inside and slowly, as your sweetheart unravels the scroll, your message will touch his or her heart.

Directions:

Please contact your coordinator immediately if you wish to incorporate a bottle message as part of your gondola cruise.

Then take the time to create a unique message. Print clearly or type your message; note any special spelling clearly. Think about incorporating into your message the recipient’s name, the date of the cruise, and your name.

Remember, this is something that you will want to save. Please call us at (866)646-2061  if you have any further questions.

Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please call the company directly to verify current prices.
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GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE
Prices are subject to change without notice.  Please call the company directly to verify current prices.
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Gondola Cruise Menu

For each guest, choose one of each

 

Salads:

  • Caesar Salad with Homemade Crustini and Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Hearts of Palm, Croutons, and Ranch Dressing
  • Mixed Green Salad with Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, Hearts of Palm, Croutons, and Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Entrees:

  • Chicken Picatta (lemon butter sauce, white wine, roma tomatoes, capers, and angel hair pasta)
  • Vegetarian Angel Hair Pasta (tossed with asparagus, tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, and capers)
  • Blackened Catfish (fiery Cajun spices, fresh tropical fruit salsa, jasmine rice)
  • Almond Crusted Trout (fennel thyme, beurre blanc, jasmine rice)

 

UPGRADES available: (please call for prices)

  • New Your Strip Steak (12-oz Certified Angus Beef, prepared to order, served with homemade sour cream mashed potatoes) 
  • Grilled Salmon (light lemon herb sauce, paired with succotash) 
  •  Filet Mignon (8-oz Certified Angus Beef, melted bleu cheese, cabernet reduction, served with sour cream mashed potatoes)

 

Desserts:

  • Flourless Chocolate Torte with Whipped Cream
  • Homemade Key Lime Pie
  • Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
  • Cheesecake with Chocolate Sauce
  • Fresh Seasonal Berries with Amaretto Cream Sauce

 


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Complimentary non-alcoholic Champagne
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Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider
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Cancellation Policy
The charter will cruise during the scheduled time. If guests arrive late, the gondolier will do his best to accommodate the group, depending on his schedule. Late guests will not receive a full or partial refund and will receive additional cruise time at the discretion of the gondolier.

All cruises are non-refundable. If the guests do not arrive for their scheduled cruise, the credit card on file will be charged for the full amount due. In the event of inclement weather, please contact your charter agent for rescheduling or gift certificate options.

A 15-20% gratuity is recommended.

All gift certificate sales are final.

Visit us for California gondola ride, Orange County romantic date, Newport Beach sightseeing, romantic dinner in Southern California, California gondola cruises, and more!

 

  • 3101 West Coast Highway #110, Newport Beach, CA 92663, USA
  • Toll Free: 855-GONDOLA
  • Contact: CalAdv@Gondola.com

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