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3 Aug 2018
“Highlight of Newport”
22 Mar 2018
“Fun, Romantic, and Memorable”
As featured on the cover of American Way Magazine (American Airlines in-flight worldwide magazine). Romance afloat! Cruise the Newport Beach harbor in one of the most beautiful gondolas in the US. Choose from our exclusive white-canopy-covered...more
Newport Beach, CA 92663-4001
+1 949-646-2067
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 June 2011

I surprised my wife for our 15th wedding anniversary with a gondola cruise yesterday (Friday, June 3rd) at 5:45pm in the Newport harbour. The reservation process was very easy and Anne helped with all the details. My wife thought the 1 hour criuse in an...More

7  Thank RITraveler123
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 February 2011

Waited 40 minutes for my gondolier. Never showed. Called company after 20 minutes of waiting and left a message. Got a call back 15 minutes later stating that their gondolier got sick, but if I'd wait 10 minutes someone else would be there. Obviously a...More

10  Thank mrstewa
elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2011

We are incredibly sorry for your experience and that you left a message for us on an unstaffed voicemail instead of pressing 1 to reach someone immediately. The gondolier who didn't show up or notify us of a problem was fired that night. Everything was...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was a fun anniversary gift from our son. Sunset was pretty and the weather perfect. The goat cheese soufflé was delicious, needed a few more pieces of toast, but it was so tasty we just ate the remainder with our forks. Jonah was a...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

LOVED the gondola experience. The gondolier even sang in Italian as we passed under the bridge. Champagne and dessert were such a great touch. The time in the boat went so quick I could have stayed out there for hours. Cruising at sunset was super...More

Thank DenaJones
Reviewed 26 July 2018

On July 24th, 2018, I brought a group to Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach. From initially booking this reservation with Anne to the cruise itself, everything went extremely well. We had a group of 42 people and 7 amazing gondoliers. They all made our evening...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I scheduled this tour for my husband's 76th birthday and we truly enjoyed it. We opted for the 1 1/2 hour dinner tour and a day prior to arrival we filled out our menu choices. The salad, main course and dessert were delicious. We were...More

1  Thank luckytotravel2017
GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your detailed review and all of the good information you have provided to potential future customers! Happy birthday to your husband :-)

Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Gondola ride at Gondola Adventures in Newport Beach was an overall great experience. The concept was very appealing, and certainly caught my eye while in SoCal for the Christmas and New Year's. The ride was comfortable, the wine & hors d'oeuvres were a good,...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for your review. Not all of our gondoliers sing, so if singing is important to you, we recommend that you request a singing gondolier. That way we will know that you prefer not only a singing gondolier, but we will try to staff...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

We took a dinner cruise with Eddie. The food was amazing. It was really one of the best meals we had on our week stay in Newport Beach. We went during the holidays this year, and all the houses were so beautifully decorated. I surprised...More

1  Thank 997cbrown
EMM6767, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your review! Glad to hear Eddie played off the message in a bottle well - it's one of our signature surprises. We hope you cherish your memories of beautiful Newport Beach for years to come.

Reviewed 11 July 2016

An amazing beautiful experience. Peaceful & romantic. My boyfriend knew I wanted a Gondola excursion while we vacationed in California, so he made the reservation. Just make the reservation online, or call them. We stopped by early afternoon, and the office is small that we...More

2  Thank MercyNewJersey
GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2016

We're so glad you were able to enjoy a gondola cruise while on your vacation. Bucket list check! Please come see us again when you are back in town - we do have 90-minute cruises and cruises with varying food options as well.

Reviewed 5 May 2016

it was wonderful and romantic. We loved it. I did wish that after the gondolier poured the champagne, that the meal was ready and waiting to be loaded onto the gondola so that we could head off right away, rather than eating the salad in...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thank you for your review, and we're delighted you loved your cruise. We appreciate any suggestions to help us improve our service. We have tried many different serving options with our dinner orders, and because not all of our guests arrive exactly on time, having...More

Reviewed 5 April 2016

Anne helped me organize my engagement proposal. Thanks to their great reactivity and suggestions, we made the most original and romantic gondola tour for this special occasion. Steve, our gondolier, took a great part in it too. His very friendly approach and great singing talent...More

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GondolaAdv, General Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2016

Congratulations on your engagement and we wish you a life filled with joy, love, and romantic moments. We are happy to have been a part of a beautiful memory.

Reviewed 4 April 2016

Having never had the opportunity to ride in a gondola I decided this would be a good activity while visiting a relative in Newport Beach. There are various different options available, I chose the basic for two people. The gondola was from Venice and 50...More

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thank you for your review and we are glad you were able to visit us in beautiful Newport Beach. We definitely do have canopied gondolas for days when it is too hot, so we do recommend that guests take the daytime weather and season into...More

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28 February 2016|
Response from GondolaAdv | Property representative |
We do have dessert cruises available, and we also have a liquor license on the gondolas, so we offer a variety of wines and champagnes at reasonable prices. If you'd like to bring your own wine, there is a small corkage fee... More
Adrienne D
8 November 2015|
Response from GondolaAdv | Property representative |
Thanks for your question, Adrienne. Our prices vary depending on the type of cruise you want. We have classic cruises, appetizer cruises, desert cruises, and dinner cruises. You can find all of our rates for the different... More