Sunset Gondola

Huntington Beach

125 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires May 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Subject to availability and weather conditions. Not valid for use on June 28th-30th, July 4-7, July 26-28th, Aug 23-25th, December 7-31st 2013 and February 7-16th 2014. Gratuity not included. 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 this Groupon.

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  • $69 for a 60-minute private gondola cruise for up to four (a $140 value)
  • $89 for a 90-minute private gondola cruise for up to four (a $180 value)<p>

During Sunset Gondola tours, a skilled gondolier guides up to four guests through Pacific waters while pointing out elements of Huntington Harbour’s rich architecture. Seated in imported Venetian vessels, guests indulge in BYO snacks and beverages accompanied by provided blankets, cups, ice, and a wine opener. Gondoliers enhance romantic moments by serenading guests in Italian 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

125 Ratings

nice experience.
Carmen F. · March 26, 2016
Great relaxing ride. Great service. Brent has a great voice for someone with no vocal training.
Maria P. · June 6, 2015
It was a lot of fun
Johnny P. · April 2, 2015
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    Huntington Beach

    16370 Pacific Coast Hwy

    Huntington Beach, CA 92649


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