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One-Hour Gondola Ride for Four or Six People from The Gondola Getaway (Up to 48% Off)

Long Beach

99% of 68 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

Groups drift along the water as professional gondoliers guide them through the 100-year-old canals of Naples Island

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 1/1/14. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation/reschedule notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Not valid 2/12-2/16. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A gondola is one of the most romantic ways to travel, next to horseback and and atop Fabio's powerful shoulders. Feel the wind in your hair with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $65 for a one-hour gondola ride for four people ($125 value)
  • $88.99 for a one-hour gondola ride for six people ($165 value)

Customers may purchase up to three Groupons to gift to friends and family members for the holidays.

The Gondola Getaway

Mike O'Toole and David Black had already started their own Gondola cruise business together before Mike's first visit to Venice brought him into contact with the real thing. Fascinated by the sleek lines and ability to move under the power of a single oar, he stayed to investigate, toiling in boatyards and working stints as a gondolier as he learned to design and maneuver the classic boats. When he returned to the US, he brought with him a determination to make his gondola business a truly authentic experience. Together, he and David devised a gondola that exuded the traditions of Venice but that was specifically suited to the waters of Naples Island.

At The Gondola Getaway, Mike, David, and their team of gondoliers conduct one-hour tours with the unique watercraft, which range from authentic two-seaters imported from Venezia to boats that seat up to 14, crafted with the co-owners' unique designs. These are built from oak frames and mahogany plywood with a five-ounce fiberglass overlay, painted jet-black, and constructed to be a bit shorter than their European counterparts. Once on the water, tour guides explore Naples Island's ancient canals and waterways, and even serve European snacks such as cheese, salami, and bread.


99% of 68 customers recommend

  • “bring a light blanket or jacket in case of a nice breeze.”

  • “Bring snacks and relax”

  • “It is a wonderful boat ride. Try to book to see the sunset and enjoy the cool air. Having wine and a picnic makes this an even more romantic experience. The staff...”

    “It is a wonderful boat ride. Try to book to see the sunset and enjoy the cool air. Having wine and a picnic makes this an even more romantic experience. The staff is very kind, friendly, efficient and prompt. I will go back again for sure! Probably to see the Christmas lights:-)”

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    5437 East Ocean Boulevard

    Long Beach, California 90803


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