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Gondolas West

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Address: 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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+1 888-893-5614
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Gondolas Wests' M/V eCHO is a nearly silent 22' electric boat that cruises...

Gondolas Wests' M/V eCHO is a nearly silent 22' electric boat that cruises the back canals and rivers of beautiful Ft. Lauderdale. With a commitment to green energy, our tours are focused more on nature over noise. Come with us to see the wildlife that south Florida is famous for... Manatees, Great Blue Herons, Egrets and Osprey are only a few of the characters we will see on this unique cruise through the "Venice of America"

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US$39.95*
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2 Hour Fort Lauderdale Canals Cruises
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We had previously had a trip on the Fort Lauderdale waterways on a bigger boat with many people. We liked the idea of the small, quiet electric boats used by Gondolas West. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John_London1954
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Sanibel Island, Florida

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toronto
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simple: This is a total waste of my money. The guide spoke all but 10 words. It was jsut 3 of us on the boat. My VERY simple questions were met with a " don't know" . The guide had no interest in speaking that day, he looked bored, uninterested in doing his job and just distant. The refreshments were... More 

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this review

Good morning.. Please get back to me as I can't find your reservation, name or any information about your tour. Our tour for 3 passengers would be $120. gondolaswest@gmail.com Thanks,. Chris More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously had a trip on the Fort Lauderdale waterways on a bigger boat with many people. We liked the idea of the small, quiet electric boats used by Gondolas West. We were met on time and advised that we were the only people booked on the trip, which was great. Our guide was very friendly and informative. We... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the actual gondola with the amazing view was breathtaking. It is something that should be experienced in the luxury of Ft. Lauderdale but maybe with a different company. The owner- Chris, or at least that's what he told us, was extremely RUDE. They do not give you your money back if you cannot make it... More 

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Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this review

Let me start by congratulating you on your soon to be graduation from Pharmaceutical School as well as your upcoming nuptials and thanks for bringing this subject us so that I can explain our policy. As you mentioned, I did take your phone call saying that you would be late for the tour. We did have two other people on... More 

Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I was looking for an excursion to enjoy with my parents. Dad is early 80's and I didn't think a big boat excursion would be the best for him and his hearing issues. I happened upon Gondolas West on TA and booked a 12:30 cruise on a Monday. We were delighted to have the boat to ourselves with the owner... More 

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Thank debonvine
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding it but the guide was there to help us. We enjoyed getting to see all the homes from the water ways. Weather was perfect.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

It was a last minute decision for us....we actually ran a few minutes late (due to the bridge)...we finally made it...ended up being just me, my wife and 15 year old....and we had an amazing time....very relaxing...had beautiful weather (minus the wind) and our guide , Rocco, was awsome.....very knowledgeable, knew when to let us be a family and knew... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great 2 hour cruise/tour of Fort Lauderdale waterways. Our guide was awesome! Booking was super easy. Would definitely recommend for couples, families, etc.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Ft Lauderdale and heard about Gondolas West from friends. They wanted to do the sunset tour but it was booked until March. I booked the 2-hour canal tour at 3pm instead and we loved every bit of it. The weather was gorgeous but that's not mandatory for a good tour because the boat is... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We booked easily online and went with this company because of a review. The review was better than the event. The boat was nice-6 persons. Right off the bat, our guide said he was not interested in "gossip"about who lived where and how much a home was listed for, so if we were interested in that, we might just as... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Four of us came aboard Captain Chris' electric, very quiet boat that seats a maximum of six, so you are never crowded. Chris was delightful, served us cold bottled water and soft drinks. We motored out of the hotel marina and began our journey through the Ft. Lauderdale Intracoastal Waterway! The trip sailed through canals lined with amazing mansions with... More 

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