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Gondola Rides in Long Beach, California

A Venetian Gondola Cruise through the Canals of Naples Island

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The Grand Venetian Experience

Our largest gondola that can seat up to 14 passengers! in Decadence. She is decked out with flowers, a custom dining table and 2 gondoliers!

The “Grand Venetian” is built for food, fun and more!

Perfect for a party of indulging in decadence, a family sojourn, a joyus gathering of friends and family, a floating pizzaria and even a buoyant wedding chapel, etc.

Our Gondola Getaway Story

Our Story

Established in 1982 in Naples Islands, Long Beach, the Gondola Getaway is the oldest and largest fleet of gondolas in America.  One of the things that make the Gondola Getaway so special is the enchanting canals of Naples Islands and its well-trained Gondoliers.  The meandering canals, five bridges, calm bays and million dollar homes make for a memorable romantic adventure. Book your gondola cruise online!

Tales of An American Gondolier


Standard 3 espresso start this morning in the house.  Raided the Fridge and a made a frittata from the scraps from last night’s dinner.  Sausage, pasta, tomato, gorgonzola and mozzarella. Got the crew together to head to the boat yard to rig our Gondola for racing.  Easy Vaporetto to far side of Venezia to the…

Day 2 VOGALONGA 2019

Grand Canal to the Rialto Mercato – Legendary Fish Market This day is always a great day.  Its registration day for the Vogalonga team sign up.  Because of the amount of years, I have been doing this, I have some pretty old memories of this day.  At my beginning of this tradition, there were no…

TEAM USA Vogalonga 2019 Day 1

TEAM USA Vogalonga 2019 Landing in Venezia at Marco Polo always feels like arriving home.  It has become my second home in my heart.  Though my stay is usually just a week, I have been doing it for more than 35 years, with some years having multiple visits.  We just landed, and the old familiar…



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Magical Gondola Getaway: A Journey of Romance and Serenity in Long Beach, CA!


Great family adventure!

This was such a good time. A perfect night for a gondola ride under the full moon. It was a bit chilly but they had blankets available for us to use. Our gondolier was so fun. He kept us entertained as well as gave us some fun facts about the island. The experience is great for date night, proposals, friend dates and family adventure. Its a must do when in the Long Beach area.

– Chris H, Tripadvisor

Awesome Dinner Experience!

We had a great time on our gondola dinner cruise, led by Jake and Josh. We were able to see amazing sights and architecture, and loved how informative and fun our guides were! The food was great too- the chicken Alfredo pizza was a hit!

– Deannena H, Tripadvisor

5 Stars! Perfect for any age, especially us older folks!

5 STARS! Took a Gondola ride for our 42nd wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful experience. Our Gondolier, Waylon was so kind and knowledgeable. He took us around the canal's and explained a bit of history here and there and pointed out interesting things like the house with the fake shark head sticking out. He played a little romantic music and make the date really special for me and my husband. Thank you, Gondola Getaway and Waylon. And it was free parking! Ice cream shop a short drive away. Yum!

– Jacqueline T, Tripadvisor

Perfect Afternoon!

Fantastic Gondola Experience, great Host (Josh)?, great staff, easy access and also free parking. Overall great experience. The trip was perfect, the add-on's well worth it such as message in a bottle and snack trays. The route is great and just the right amount of time. Looking forward to the night cruise. We took a noon cruise. Very clean and professional, comfortable and friendly. Perfect.

– TasteofTuscany, Tripadvisor

Our Gondeliir Jared was a joy!

We had a great evening celebrating my mom’s special birthday. There was room enough for six adults. Jared was knowledgeable about the different houses and the history of Naples. Lots of great conversation and he also seeing us a beautiful song under one of the bridges. It was a cool way to spend a hot night in Long Beach!

– Laurie O, Tripadvisor