Sunset Gondola

Huntington Beach

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In a Nutshell

Crooning gondoliers swaddled in traditional garb guide guests through Huntington Harbour's architecturally rich waterways

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person for two-person option. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts for four-person option. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability and weather. Not valid 2/9/12-2/19/12. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

The Deal

$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.

Sunset Gondola

For centuries, lovebirds have toured Venice's picturesque canals on gondola rides. And since 2006, couples have headed out onto the calm waters of Huntington Harbor aboard the same iconic Venetian boats, courtesy of Sunset Gondolas. To recreate the Italian experience as thoroughly as possible, the company's fleet is made up entirely of gondolas imported from Italy—and is the only company in Southern California with that distinction. Moreover, their gondoliers sport traditional striped shirt, and serenade passengers upon request. What's more, they're experts at their craft. Two of the boatswains have won the US Gondola Nationals for their skill in the authentic, 37-foot boats—Bepi, who won in 2012, and Stefano, who won in 2013.

Despite their prowess, however, the gondoliers often blend into the background during rides, letting the California scenery take center stage. From their seats, couples or convivial groups drink in views of the area's Venetian-style islands, canals, and bridges, all while snacking on picnic spreads and wine they brought along, or the chocolate-dipped strawberries provided in some packages. The gondoliers can tailor the rides to special occasions, too, including proposals and wedding ceremonies.

Customer Reviews

We had a fantastic time! I would definitely recommend this to anyone considering it. I brought along several hors d'oeuvres and a bottle of wine which made for a great date night!
Christine C. · March 29, 2013
Very friendly staff.
Christy R. · October 25, 2012
So fun and Awsome cool staff :)
Danny T. · September 9, 2012

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