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The Gondola Getaway

5437 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

Day-Time Gondola Ride for Up to Four or Six from The Gondola Getaway (Up to 26% Off)

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

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1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 days ago
The best experience! We went for Fathers Day and it was bomb! Real enjoyable with the family or even if it would’ve been a couples mission. Either way, it was a great experience and real therapeutic! We would definitely do it again and we really enjoyed ourselves! Don’t forget to tip!
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 20, 2022
The Gondola ride was fabulous, we had such a great time with Josh. He was very informative and very exciting with his singing and tourism. Will for sure do this again.!!
11 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 20, 2022
Great experience. Micah was awesome and even kept my kids engaged. Thanks again
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 2, 2022
Rachel was AMAZING & accommodated us wonderfully. Josh was the best! He went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. Loved the singing as well!! Thank you guys!
7 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 30, 2022
Easy to book. They were ready for us and the ride was so relaxing.
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 30, 2022
The service was outstanding. The staff was friendly and engaging. The gondola ride was totally awesome and most of all the weather was beautiful. This was an amazing experience. I highly recommend Gondola Getaway. I plan to return soon.
2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 30, 2022
Jared was our Gondola driver and was amazing. So relaxing and fun great time!!!
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 25, 2022
I purchased this to celebrate my sister bday! The day we went it was very windy that we almost had to cancel. The employee informed us that he can still take us out and we had an amazing time. The employee was very funny and we had lots of laughs! Will do this again soon
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About This Deal

  • Please note: Reservations are required. No walk-ups. 
  • Departure time: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Departure location: 5437 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • All ages are welcome
  • What to bring: clients can bring beverages and snacks; clients are advised to bring a jacket or a sweater for comfort; complimentary blankets are included

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability. All services must be redeemed during a single visit by the same group. Not valid Valentine's Week (Feb 9-Feb 18). Offer valid only until 5 p.m. Last cruise time: 4 to 5 p.m. (not 4:30 p.m. or later). Tax and gratuity not included. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Limit 3 per person. Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 365 days. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About The Gondola Getaway

The Gondola Getaway is the first and largest fleet of Gondolas in America, conceptualized in 1982. Long Beach and its Naples Islands are an official Sister/Friendship City with Venezia, Italia. The Gondola Getaway is part of the official "Little Italy district" of Long Beach. They offer Romantic adventures through the enchanting canals of the 100+ year old upscale neighborhood of Naples. The Gondola Getaway has boats that seat 2, 4, 6 and 14 where you can even enjoy the "Pizza" cruise, the only one in the world. The Gondola Getaway is perfect for romantic couples, friends sharing a couple bottles of wine, or even families from 4 to 14.

The Gondola Getaway was created during a Marketing Class at the University of Southern California. As a student , Michael OToole created a gondola business located in his childhood playground, Naples Islands. He traveled to Venezia to learn how the gondolas were built and rowed. He started with two oars as that was a technique he knew best, learned as a lifeguard rowing dories. As the years went on the Venetian technique was mastered and he started to build gondolas that could be rowed with a single oar as in Venice. In 1985 a team from the Gondola Getaway was invited to participate in a rowing regatta in Venezia called the Vogalonga. The Gondola Getaway has now been participating in the Vogalonga for 32 years. They have brought back a fleet of Venetian boats over the years along with the soul and traditions of the Ancient city of Venezia. Viva Venezia, Viva Gondola Getaway!!