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Address: 5437 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803
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+1 562-433-9595
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

A relaxing 1-hour Gondola cruise across Alamitos Bay and thru the...

A relaxing 1-hour Gondola cruise across Alamitos Bay and thru the enchanting Naples Canals. Your Gondolier will gently row you and yours as you sip your favorite bevvies and experience the hidden gem of SoCal!

Whether a romantic date for two or a festive "Pizza Cruise" for up to 14-guests on our Caorlinas or anything in between...

We excel at celebrating whomever and whatever you're in the mood for!

Ciao...for now!!!

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Want to take someone special in a Venice Gondola in Naples in Long Beach

Yes you read correctly. This company has been around since 1983 and provides a unique service that provides a relaxing, romantic get away in Venice replica gondolas that take you... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Bob P
Santa Monica, California

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Had booked tour for 15th Dec early evening to see the christmas lights. Upon arriving, Gondola Getaway decided to cancel our tour, claiming due to winds. There was no wind, and it appeared they just wanted to close early. Very disappointing, and poor handling by Gondola Getaways - left a bad impression and will not recommend or go again. Candice... More 

Thank Jan S
Gondola G, General Manager at Gondola Getaway, responded to this review

Jan I'm very sorry that we were unable to get you out for your Gondola Sleigh Ride a few weeks back. The very last thing we ever want to do is have to cancel on our guests; and this was made worse because we couldn't reach you before you got all the way here. I'd like to apologize for that!... More 

Santa Monica, California
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Yes you read correctly. This company has been around since 1983 and provides a unique service that provides a relaxing, romantic get away in Venice replica gondolas that take you through Naples in the Long Beach Marina!!! Go before the Christmas Holiday and you will see thousands of beautiful holiday lights, listen to carolers singing, and just relax.

1 Thank Bob P
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We absolutely loved this. It was peaceful and beautiful. The gondolier was very nice. The setting was gorgeous. We will be doing it again, especially if we have an opportunity to come when the christmas lights are up.

Thank DigitalGhost
Riverside, California
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317 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A very romantic and charming gondola ride, especially for couples. It was an absolutely relaxing and serene moment for me and my husband. One of my friends told me that they did this for her husband's birthday and they loved it so much and recommend it to us. We did the sunset gondola ride and only two of us were... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My wife joined me on a business trip to Long Beach and this was on her 'must do' list. We opted for the 8pm gondola for two and were pleasantly surprised to find we could bring our choice of beverages and snacks. We chose a lovely merlot and some munchies and gave it to the lady at the counter who... More 

Thank Jason G
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We choose the 7pm Gondola cruise for 4 people, and it was really nice, we opened a bottle of champagne, and a bottle of wine had mini desserts, and we got the perfect sunset. I was celebrating my birthday with my 3 girlfriends, we had pandora for our music back drop, it was just a neat way to start the... More 

Thank pgdulce
Paso Robles, California, United States
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We took our daughter and two pre- teen granddaughters on this ride. It was perfect. We took a 7:00 PM sunset cruise and the weather was perfect. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The views on the ride were stunning. We also paid for a message in the bottle to be found on our ride. What a huge element... More 

Thank Sally R
Long Beach, California
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Gondola Getaway is the closest to being in Venice that you can get (and there is no smell of garbage). Take a tour through Alamitos bay with two to 12 guests in a gondola. The gondolas can be found through the canals of Naples with a gondolier singing under the bridges.

Thank diana s
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Was here in March and I loved it got my tickets on groupn for much cheaper and it was absolutely amazing make sure to take a picnic basket and a bottle of wine. I also think in the afternoon is better around sunset which is around 7 the ride is an hour long so enjoy

Thank La_nanchiis
Deming, New Mexico
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The gondola ride was nice but it needed some more flavor to create the atmosphere more memorable. I would have liked for the gondolier to provide us with more information concerning the area, sing more than one song and be a better singer. I had to consistently had to ask questions in order to make the ride more enjoyable. The... More 

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