For centuries, gondolas have been a popular means of transportation through Venice, second only to floating discarded da Vinci masterworks. Set sail with today's Groupon to Sunset Gondola in Huntington Beach.
$39 for a 60-minute private gondola cruise for two (an $80 value)
$75 for a 90-minute private gondola cruise for up to four (a $160 value)
During Sunset Gondola tours, a skilled gondolier paddles two or four guests through Pacific waters while pointing out elements of Huntington Harbour's rich architecture. Seated in imported Venetian vessels, guests indulge in BYOB snacks and beverages accompanied by provided blankets, cups, ice, and a wine opener. Gondoliers enhance romantic moments by serenading guests in Italian or Elvish and body blocking the sun to provide mood lighting.
Gondoliers bedecked in striped shirts nurture romance while serenading guests during languid gondola rides along Huntington Harbour's lush waterways. Equipped with 13-foot oars, Sunset Gondola—led by Bepi, the 2012 U.S. Gondola Nationals winner—features authentic Venetian vehicles that stretch 37 feet from end to end. While some packages come with amenities such as chocolate-covered strawberries, guests are encouraged to bring along their own snacks and beverages. Gondola rides are also available for special occasions, including proposals, wedding ceremonies, and mustache debuts.