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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 45% 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
11 hours ago
My fiance and I celebrated our engagement with Colin. He sang his heart out for us and created a memorable experience.
2 ratings2 reviews
13 hours ago
We had a great first time experience! Our gondolier, “Joelie” was excellent. I forgot if that was his name, but we attended on 3/8/21 at 2:30. So please give our thanks to the gondolier for that time.
3 ratings3 reviews
May 3, 2021
Josh is a great singer. Approachable, kind, sincere, a sweetheart. Thank you for our first gondola trip.
48 ratings20 reviews
April 28, 2021
Fun and relaxing ride with Josh
23 ratings6 reviews
April 26, 2021
Our gondolier was incredible and friendly. She even sang a couple of beautiful songs to us. She was definitely customer focused and made it a pleasant and memorable experience!
61 ratings5 reviews
April 26, 2021
Really fun - definitely recommend this
10 ratings6 reviews
April 25, 2021
Beautiful ride. Excellent service. Definitely highly recommend it!!!! One and only downside is the parking can be a bit challenging if it’s a nice beach day.
1 ratings1 reviews
April 25, 2021
Best Gondola experience EVER! Our gondolier Evan was beyond wonderful, very energetic and so sweet. They gave us complimentary photo to each person!!! Definitely going back 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: 60 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 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 180 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.

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!!