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Press about Gondola Adventures

CBS / KCAL Los Angeles | Let’s Go Places

  June 2024 –  Gondola Adventures® was featured on CBS 2 / KCAL 9′ Los Angeles | Let’s Go Places A glide across the Newport Harbor, soaking in a little taste of Italy makes for a magical gondola getaway in SoCal.


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25 Best Things to Do in Newport Beach

Vacation Idea recommends Gondola Adventures as one of the 25 Best Things to Do in Newport Beach. “Gondola Adventures offers a romantic cruise along the Newport Harbor in an original Venetian gondola. Your excursion can even feature a singing gondolier if you wish. Watch the sunset, have a glass of champagne and a picnic lunch or dinner, exchange a few kisses, and enjoy the pure romance of this unique cruise. There are specially decorated wedding gondolas that are beautifully carved and ornate if you want to pop the question or tie the knot in a unique setting. There are gondolas with a canopy for privacy, shade, or protection from rain. And there are also gondolas with a motor to get you a bit farther along the harbor.

USA Today’s Ten Best Romantic Things To Do in Orange County

Gondola Adventures is honored to be #1 on USA Today’s Ten Best Romantic Things To Do in Orange County!

American Way Magazine Cover

April 2011 – Gondola Adventures was featured on the cover of American Way magazine, American Airlines’ in-flight publication. The magazine was available in the seat-backs of all American Airlines flights, worldwide, for a two week period. The photograph features one of our authentic Venetian gondolas, as well as Gondola Greg rowing the boat in our Newport…

Newport Beach Independent Online

July 2016 –  An Italian-Style Gondola Cruise in Newport Harbor “Want an unusual way to cruise Newport Harbor this summer? How about a unique romantic date? Whatever the occasion, one of the best ways to get out on the water is to do it in a gondola.”  Read the article here.

Travel+Leisure Magazine

November 2012 – Gondola Adventures was featured in Travel+Leisure Magazine’s 2012 article on The World’s Most Beautiful Canal Cities.  Our very own Gondola Greg is mentioned and quoted in the first two paragraphs of the article, and a link to Gondola Adventures’ website is provided on the page dedicated to the canals of Newport Beach. For a vacation sure to float your boat, head to one of these beautiful canal cities or regions. From November 2012 By Kelly LackA gondolier skillfully maneuvers his black vessel down a canal. “Buona sera!” calls the resident of a waterfront home. Asked to name the place, you’d likely roll your eyes and say Venice. But you’d be wrong. This scene plays out in Newport Beach, CA, where locals really do greet passing gondolas in Italian for kicks, according to Greg Mohr, president of Newport’s Gondola Adventures, Inc. “Some…

Louis Leeman Print Ad

May 2013 –  Gondola Adventures provided an authentic Venetian gondola for a still photo shoot in Malibu.  The gondola was photographed crashing into a mansion, complete with a smoke machine and a live leopard on deck.  Gondola, custom-striped oar, striped poles, and gondolier’s hat were provided by Gondola Adventures. The ad was for Louis Leeman men’s…

American Airlines/SCORE Flights.Action.Camera

September 2011 – Gondola Adventures was a finalist in the American Airlines/SCORE “Flights.Action.Camera” Contest.  Gondola Greg and his wife were flown to Washington DC for the SCORE Awards Gala.  

Santa Fe TV Show

2010 – The Santa Fe TV show featured Gondola Adventures extensively in their episode covering Southern California.