- $85 for an hour-long Pasaporto Cruise for two from The Gondola Company
- A taste of Italy close to San Diego
- Explore the beautiful canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays
- Sleek, black Venetian vessel
- Gondolier with Italian music
- Includes hors d’oeuvres or a dessert plate
- Bring your own bottle of bubbly; opener, glasses, and ice bucket provided
- May upgrade to Sunset Cruise for an additional $14.
Yelpers give The Gondola Company 4.5 stars: > * I surprised my husband with a gondola ride for our anniversary and he was quite pleased with my choice of dates since it also brought back memories of our gondola ride in Venice! – Janet D. > * I originally wanted to go during the sunset (they were already booked) but I’m glad we did night because its [sic] so quite [sic] and calm on the waters. Also you can see all the beautiful lights of San Diego. – Cynthia c. > * The gondolier was so nice and he had an amazing voice. Music was beautiful. That’s when my man knew that he had to marry me, ha! – Kennya W.
The Gondola Company
Perhaps with the exception of a high-school prom, The Gondola Company can put almost any romantic event on the water. Its vessels ferry passengers across the canals of the Coronado Cays on several types of cruises, all of which spark a romantic ambiance with Italian music. The classic 50-minute Pasaporto jaunts depart for relaxing voyages day and night. As an optional add-on, a live mandolin or violin player can tag along to strum charming, traditional melodies.
The gondoliers do not exclusively transport small groups; they also pilot Venetian caorlinas, larger boats that can accommodate up to 14 people during family-style celebrations. For even grander gatherings, a fleet cruise dispatches as many as six separate gondolas, which can smoothly support entire wedding parties atop the water. Other specialized cruises treat passengers to more than scenic views and the melancholy mating croons of wild sturgeons. On a wine-tasting cruise, a sommelier lectures on a flight of six libations.