Started in 1981 as a one-boat operation, the Gondola Gateway in Naples is now a thriving business attracting tourists and locals alike. Roughly an hour long cruise through the canals of Naples Island, they set the perfect mood for romance or an elegant pizza dinner party on the water! Bring your own beer or wine, which they will chill and even open for you (no corkage fee!). If it’s cold outside you can cuddle up and sip on hot chocolate! Appetizers are available for purchase, but feel free to bring your own! The gondoliers are so knowledgeable about the history of Naples as well as the history of their gondolas, they truly cater to their customers and make the experience effortless and well worth it! Let them do all the work, just sit back, relax and enjoy as your gondolier sings beautiful hymns making you feel like you’re really in Venice. The best part is when they stop under the bridge and sing, the echoing and the ambiance is pure beauty! They also have another cute tradition, you are supposed to kiss as you pass under each bridge! Always greeted with a friendly face, plan a summer night and experience the romance of Naples (the best time to go is during sunset!). Or go during the winter time and cuddle up in one of their blankets and check out the holiday lights that line the canals of Naples. You can rest assured they will not try to up-sell you on anything, the experience is truly delightful!
Hours & Operation: Call 562-433-9595 for Reservations and Prices, their office is open daily from 10am to 5pm
Cruise Times: 11am to 11 pm
Location: 5437 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90803
(Photos: Gondola Gateway)
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