Bucket Listers is excited to partner with Gondola Adventures to offer you exclusive ticket pricing:
Antipasto Cruise: Starting at $199 for 2 passengers (Includes Bottle of House Wine/Champage + Cooler Bag)
Dessert Cruise: Starting at $180 for 2 passengers (Includes Bottle of House Wine/Champage + Cooler Bag)
Casual Pizza Cruise: Starting at $225 for 2 passengers (Includes shared pizza and gourmet cheesecake)
📍200 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Explore Newport Harbor on one of our beautiful gondolas!
Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world’s most beautiful gondolas on this one-hour cruise, which includes a delicious appetizer plate to share. You and that special someone are sure to remember this experience!
Glide silently through quaint canals guided by a charming gondolier who is happy to tell you about the history of gondolas, play some music, or even sing you a traditional Venetian tune! Enjoy a delicious antipasto course and a bottle of sparkling cider or imported Italian sparkling mineral water.
Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday & Saturday: 4 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Choose one selection per couple:
Taste of Italy: Mozzarella Kabobs (with Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Marinated Artichoke Heart), Prosciutto Kabobs (with Cheese Tortellini, Marinated Roasted Tomato, Black Olives), Grilled Vegetable Spinach Flatbread (Roasted Vegetables, Asparagus, Spinach Pesto, Goat Cheese), Salami, Seasoned Pretzel Nuggets
Mediterranean Bites: Creamy Brie Canapes (Whipped Brie, Toasted Almonds, Fruit Chutney), Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Flatbread (Hummus, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olive, Sweet Peppadew), Grilled Vegetable Spinach Flatbread (Roasted Vegetables, Asparagus, Spinach Pesto, Goat Cheese), Almond-Pecan Burma (Rolled Baklava), Candied Nuts
Treat yourself to this sweet gondola cruise!
Plan the sweetest outing with our special Dessert Cruise! You and your guest get to cruise around Newport Harbor and take in all the tradition and romanticism surrounding Venetian gondola rides while you enjoy a sweet treat.
Enjoy your cruise with locally catered scrumptious desserts and a bottle of sparkling cider, San Pelligrino sparkling water, or plain bottled water. It’s the perfect treat for someone with a sweet tooth! Glide over the smooth water and experience a memorable evening on this fun and delicious cruise.
Daily: 12 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Choose one dessert selection for each guest
Casual Pizza Cruise:
Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world's most beautiful gondolas. Create a memory with that special someone as you glide silently through quaint canals guided by a charming gondolier.
Cruise includes a shared pizza (4 slices per person), cheesecake desserts (choice of lemon or chocolate) and a bottle of sparkling cider or imported Italian sparkling mineral water.
Daily: 2 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges
Do you provide wine or champagne? Can I bring my own?
All of our upgraded cruises come with a complimentary bottle of sparkling cider, sparkling water, or plain bottled water. We do offer the purchase of a bottle of wine (merlot, chardonnay, moscato, pinot noir pinot grigio, or cabernet) or Champagne as an upgrade to the beverage provided. Guests must be over 21 to purchase alcohol. Because we offer wine and champagne as an amenity on the gondola, you will find our prices to be pleasantly competitive. If you would like to bring your own bottled beverage, we provide you with a silver bucket, ice, and real glassware. There is a small corkage fee.
Are your cruises just for romantics?
On the contrary, we frequently host family cruises (for birthdays, holidays, or Mother’s Day). We’ve hosted business lunches on board the gondolas. Our lunch cruises are a delightful way to break the ice or conduct business informally during a pleasant midday cruise. We can accommodate two to six people on one boat or larger groups in several boats cruising in close proximity.
Do I need to arrive early for my cruise?
We do recommend arriving 5-10 minutes prior to your cruise time in order to check in with our office, find a parking spot, use the restroom, etc. While we do suggest giving yourself a safety cushion of time so as not to be hurried, early arrival doesn’t necessarily mean you depart early. The gondolier may be preparing the boat, especially if he has had a cruise prior to yours. Your cruise departs at the appointed time.
What if it rains? What about inclement weather?
Our policy for inclement weather is that we issue a rain check/gift certificate to the guest, who can redeem it at a time of their convenience within a year.
All of our cruises are non-refundable. In case of inclement weather – if it is raining or too windy to cruise – we will contact you and either reschedule as soon as possible or issue you a gift certificate valid for one year from the original cruise date.
Will there be anyone else on the boat besides my date and me?
Our cruises are private charters. That means that the boat is yours for the time you reserve it. Only if you bring other friends along will you be sharing the boat. In fact, the boats are a unique way to relax with friends over a glass of wine before dinner or just to catch up. It’s a great way to impress out-of-town friends or guests.
What about music? Do your gondoliers sing?
Gondola Adventures is one of the only companies in the country fully licensed to sing and play recorded music on the gondolas. All of our gondoliers play romantic music (jazz, Sinatra, classical, opera, etc.) on the cruises – each gondolier has a different selection. Some of our gondoliers sing, again all with different selections (opera, Italian, French, Spanish, original compositions – we have crooners, opera singers, and singers of soft melodies).
Are beverages served in plastic or glassware?
We have specialty glass flutes, which have a wide base for stability, and we also offer plasticware for beverage service. With our casual cruises, cruises with children, and with larger groups, we will often provide plasticware instead of glass, but if you prefer glass, just ask your gondolier!
Can we smoke on the gondola?
No. Some of our gondolas are made completely out of wood, and some have many wood and flammable elements.
Can we bring our own food?
We don’t allow outside food on the gondola, but we do have all sorts of different food options — lunch cruises, appetizer cruises, dessert cruises, and dinner cruises — as well as specialty enhancements adding lighter snacks on our non-meal cruises.
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