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$55 for a Gondola Cruise for Up to Four from Gondola Company of Newport in Newport Beach (Up to $115 Value)

West Newport Beach

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Expert gondoliers row Venetian-style boats throughout canals as guests munch on snacks & sip sparkling cider

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Expires Jul 11th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Subject to weather conditions. Not valid 12/22/11-12/25/11, 12/31/11, 2/10/12-2/19/12, or 7/4/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Since the dawn of humanity, man has longed to conquer the ocean, which is why the invention of the boat was followed swiftly by the adoption of the high-five. Celebrate man's triumphs with today's Groupon: for $55, you get a gondola cruise for up to four people from Gondola Company of Newport in Newport Beach (up to a $115 value).

Meandering through Newport's picturesque ocean-water canals, guests serenely float aboard Gondola Company of Newport’s fleet of Venetian-style boats gently rowed by an expert gondolier. Nestled under thick blankets, guests swoon to romantic Italian music and dig into an overflowing snack basket full of bread, cheese, and salami throughout the one-hour tour. Groups propose toasts to a relaxing ride or a promotion at the monocle factory with the supplied sparkling cider as they listen to the bay gently lapping against the rustic wooden vessel. Maneuvering under bridges, a friendly gondolier captains the romantic evening, facilitating message-in-a-bottle proposals or high-speed manatee chases to make for an unforgettable evening.

Gondola Company of Newport

On a shimmering bay, a trained gondolier rows a happy couple along on a romantic evening. Having conferred with the gentleman before the trip, he slips a special message inside a bottle and discretely places it in the water. After turning the boat around, he asks the lady to retrieve the bottle that, unbeknownst to her, contains her marriage proposal. After tears of joy and a celebratory kiss, the engagement is confirmed, and the gondolier rows the lovebirds ashore.

This tale is not stolen from the pages of an Italian love story, but rather, it’s an unforgettable moment that Gondola Company of Newport helps make possible. A team of professionally trained gondoliers ferries guests through the bay and canals of Newport Beach, creating an intimate mood for special occasions, such as proposals, anniversaries, and birthdays.


94% of 866 customers recommend

  • “Great romantic experience with my girlfriend definitely do this again! ”

  • “We had a great time. ”

  • “My husband and I were in the area for a work meeting. We had a little time to sightsee and this was by far the best experience we had in the area. Alex was...”

    “My husband and I were in the area for a work meeting. We had a little time to sightsee and this was by far the best experience we had in the area. Alex was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the area. It was a relaxing way to see all of the houses and boats. It was also nice that we were able to bring a bottle of wine with us. I would highly recommend this!”

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    West Newport Beach

    3400 Via Oporto

    Suite 103

    Newport Beach, California 92663


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