Cruise through the Harbor at the Gondola Paradiso

Private gondola boat cruise, romantic Italian-inspired canals, and a professional gondolier!

Come and take a private gondola ride here at the Gondola Paradiso in Ventura County. This amazing boat cruise is truly one of those one-of-a-kind memories that you don't want to miss! Glide along the romantic canals in Channel Islands Harbor. Make this gondola cruise your own by bringing your own beverages and spirits to truly pop this cruise off. Enjoy the  beautiful and calming waters with this taste of Italy nestled right here in California. The professional gondolier is the cherry on top! Grab your people and experience the most rewarding Venetian experience brought exclusively to California. 

Perfect For

  • Romantic date night

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Packing List

  • snack foods
  • beverages
  • wine
  • blankets
  • sunscreen

Location & Hours

Mon11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


  1. Arrive 15 minutes before your cruise
  2. Meet your professional gondolier and begin the cruise
  3. Explore the canals around Coral Island
  4. Enjoy a bottle of wine and crackers as you glide along the canal
  5. Soak in the Italian feels and romance around you
  6. Spend quality time with your loved ones 
  7. Make lifetime memories and take plenty of pictures!

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Q & A

Yes. Reservations are required.

Please call for our local weather conditions. It frequently is not raining in the Channel Island Harbor when it is raining elsewhere in Ventura County. We may still be able to take you out on your cruise. If you want to reschedule, or we have to cancel due to weather conditions, we will charge your credit card and send you a gift certificate so you can come another day.

Try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. If you are late for your cruise, your gondola will still return to the dock at its scheduled time. You will receive a shortened cruise that will fit into the time you booked for your cruise.

There is no charge for children 11 years old and younger, but they will have to wear a life jacket. We can provide one for the gondola cruise.

Food and beverages are not provided, but you are welcome to bring outside snack food and beverages. Cups and bottle openers are provided.

Each cruise is 50 minutes.

Yes. Cruises are private for you and your guests. A gondolier is always on the boat.

However you like. It is a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater for the evening cruises. We do provide blankets and you can always bring your own.

Rules & Safety

Cancellation Policy:

We require a credit card to hold the reservation and have a 24 hour cancellation policy.


$125-first 2 passengers; $20/additional passenger