They have been established since 1982, they give you the authentic and original Gondola Getaway feeling that brings old world charm tradition to Southern California. During your ride the gondolas gently cruise the canals and waterways of Naples Island, near the resort area of Belmont Shore in Long Beach, CA. They offer the Gondola Getaway rides which are relaxing and romantic cruises from 11:00am to 11:00pm, 7 days a week @ 562.433.9595. There are many different occasions that you can celebrate on a Gondola ride even a wedding. Each cruise lasts about one hour. You can make reservations Monday-Sunday 10-5.
When I went on my ride I had such a blast I went with my husband and we took my sister and brother in law as a thank you for everything that they do for us. I had such a great time and experience with the best company. We had so much fun looking at all the different houses and boats along the way dreaming that we lived in them or even owned one of those boats. We chose to go at 6:00 p.m which was happened to be perfect weather. We just brought our own wine and they provide the ice and glasses. You are able to purchase appetizers which you can Check out their options here.
They offer a really unique service which is perfect for any occasion from a birthday to a proposal or simply just because. With this you can pick one of their messages or you can email them exactly what you want to say. Your Gondolier will then print out your message on some parchment paper, roll it up and place it in a wine bottle and cork it and have it ready for you. Inside of the bottle is sand and small colorful sea shells to help best emulate a feeling of a “bottle washed ashore. Each “Message in a Bottle” is made to order and no two are alike. Your gondolier will then drop it in the water about half way through the cruise (unless you make other arrangements). He will then expertly spin the gondola around so the bottle drifts up next the boat and your date. He/she will pick it up as if it has been floating around the canals so that they person you chose can open and read. This is a great time then to present them with a gift or ultimately “the ring!” Your Gondolier will create this very special moment for you and yours at your request for $20.00.