ABOUT GONDOLA ADVENTURES

Irving's finest gondola cruises since 2002


Gondola Adventures®, Inc. provides the finest gondola cruises in Newport Beach, Calif., and Irving, Texas. Our Irving location has offered gondola cruises since 2002.

Gondola Adventures® Irving is a first-class gondola experience offering cruises on Lake Carolyn and through the Mandalay Canals.

The narrow canals have some private inlets with refreshing waterfall views, and the gondolas share the private waterway with just a few aqua-cycles.

We have beautiful gondolas of several different styles, both electric and rowing. Our fabulous dinner cruises are catered by the Omni Mandalay Hotel.  Gondoliers can either sing or play romantic music. The cruises are perfect for all special occasions, including proposals, intimate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business lunches, or just because.

Several gondolas can cruise together in a flotilla for larger groups. Romantically-inclined guests are encouraged to kiss under every bridge.


Servicing the hotels, restaurants, and residents as well as the general public, we offer a variety of cruise choices, from a simple cruise for two to a fabulous dinner cruise. Whether you choose a romantic get-away or a fun-filled hour with family and friends, this is an experience that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Ask about our customized cruises for wedding escapes, larger parties, and corporate functions.

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  • If you are interested in starting a gondola operation or receiving consulting services, please email Greg Mohr with your information and the best time to reach you. Greg is the President of the Gondola Society of America and the foremost authority on gondolas in the English-speaking world, and he maintains a daily blog of all things gondola.

    In your email, please include some details about your needs, such as the waterway you are wanting to start an operation in, whether it is fresh or salt water, when you are looking to start, how many gondolas you think you want to purchase, etc.

    You can also visit www.GondolaBuilders.com for general information about the gondolas we build.

    We often have a variety of new and used gondolas available for sale. We have provided gondolas and consulting services for gondola operations throughout the country.

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  • All cruises and gift certificates are non-refundable.

    The gondola will cruise during the scheduled cruise time. If the guests arrive late, the gondolier will do his best to accommodate the group, depending on his schedule. If the guests do not arrive for their scheduled cruise, they will be responsible for the full amount of the cruise. Late guests will not receive a full or partial refund. In the event of inclement weather, please contact Gondola Adventures®, Inc. for rescheduling or gift certificate options.

    In the unlikely event of any issue with your cruise, we would appreciate the opportunity to resolve it prior to involving the credit card company. Therefore, if you dispute any charges to your credit card, there will be an automatic dispute fee of $25.00 charged to your credit card account.

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