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“Short but sweet”
Review of Sarasota Gondola

Sarasota Gondola
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Unfortunately, our ride started over an hour late, because there were some technical difficulties with the gondola. Be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat, because you are out in the sun with no shade. After waiting 15 minutes, we decided to head inside to the Phillippi bar to wait for our ride. The bartender was very nice and we enjoyed our wait. Once the gondola arrived, we went for a nice, calm ride on the Phillippi Creek. The gondolier was very nice, and he had a beautiful voice. This is about half an hour experience. We had fun.

Thank Donna W
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Reviewed 10 April 2016

This was the second time I have been out with Sarasota Gondola. The first time, our Gondolier was Daniel, a.k.a. Giovanni. :) And that was spectacular. Most recently, I booked a trip with Boris, the founder of the company and Daniel's dad. It was during this trip that we heard first-hand of how and why this company came to be. In both instances, the ride was so peaceful, the scenery beautiful, and the interaction, unexpected. Go and see for yourself. This is a great venue for a romantic date, to hang out with friends or family, or to super-impress out-of-town visitors. Can't recommend enough.

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We took 5 friends out for a trip this past Saturday. While waiting for our group to gather we had cocktails at Phillippi Creek restaurant and the boarded at the dock behind the restaurant. Location made it so convenient for parking and getting our group together. Boris arrived on time, coming down the creek, I felt like I was back in Venice, where I stupidly did not take a gondola. So this was perfect opportunity to make up for that miss. We were helped on board by Boris who made sure we were all settled in before we departed. You can take wine,beer or beverage of your choice to enjoy on the 30 minute trip. We went under the hwy 41 bridge and into part of the creek you don't often get a chance to explore. Boris entertained us with his beautiful voice, singing classic Italian songs as we paddled along. Everyone had a fantastic time and would recommend this to others. Some of us are planning on coming back with other friends. Great for a special occasion. Great to have this available in the U.S..

1  Thank Gstflorida53
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Boris was an exceptional gondolier, he was very personable with an excellent voice. The songs sung under the bridges took my breathe away. He allowed us to sing along and was very friendly. I would definitely ride with him again and would recommend the one hour trip.

1  Thank Eileen C
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I received this experience as a Groupon gift and would recommend it for a different experience. Boris, the Russian owner, was our gondolier and was most charming. He engaged in conversation to answer our 20 questions, let us have our romantic moments, and even serenaded us with a song in italian. Look for the Groupon and go!

Thank Renee H
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