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Gondolas West

801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
+1 888-893-5614
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perfect away from the crowds

This was exactly as advertised on their website. Very interesting and quiet and away from the bar... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Wonderful Experience! Thank you, Chris!

Chris was a wonderful host. My partner and I were first-time visitors to Fort Lauderdale and were... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Sarah M
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Gondolas Wests' M/V eCHO is a nearly silent 22' electric boat that cruises the back canals and rivers of beautiful Ft. Lauderdale. With a commitment to green energy, our tours are focused more on nature over noise. Come with us to see the wildlife that south Florida is famous for... Manatees, Great Blue Herons, Egrets and Osprey are only a few of the characters we will see on this unique cruise through the "Venice of America"
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good8%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunset cruise” (33 reviews)
“captain nick” (5 reviews)
“quiet boat” (4 reviews)
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801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Central Beach
+1 888-893-5614

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This was exactly as advertised on their website. Very interesting and quiet and away from the bar scene. We were picked up in the Bahia hotel and there was only 5 on our tour. Not room for many more. Were offer soda or beer and...More

Thank brookesmom10
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Chris was a wonderful host. My partner and I were first-time visitors to Fort Lauderdale and were on a Valentine's Day trip - his tour was the highlight of our short two-day visit. The beautiful homes and waterways, as well as Chris' spectacular customer service,...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had previously had a trip on the Fort Lauderdale waterways on a bigger boat with many people. We liked the idea of the small, quiet electric boats used by Gondolas West. We were met on time and advised that we were the only people...More

Thank John_London1954
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying the actual gondola with the amazing view was breathtaking. It is something that should be experienced in the luxury of Ft. Lauderdale but maybe with a different company. The owner- Chris, or at least that's what he told us, was...More

Thank Samara H
Chris M, Owner at Gondolas West, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Let me start by congratulating you on your soon to be graduation from Pharmaceutical School as well as your upcoming nuptials and thanks for bringing this subject us so that I can explain our policy. As you mentioned, I did take your phone call saying...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

I was looking for an excursion to enjoy with my parents. Dad is early 80's and I didn't think a big boat excursion would be the best for him and his hearing issues. I happened upon Gondolas West on TA and booked a 12:30 cruise...More

Thank debonvine
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We had a little trouble finding it but the guide was there to help us. We enjoyed getting to see all the homes from the water ways. Weather was perfect.

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

It was a last minute decision for us....we actually ran a few minutes late (due to the bridge)...we finally made it...ended up being just me, my wife and 15 year old....and we had an amazing time....very relaxing...had beautiful weather (minus the wind) and our guide...More

Thank Turbo2017
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great 2 hour cruise/tour of Fort Lauderdale waterways. Our guide was awesome! Booking was super easy. Would definitely recommend for couples, families, etc.

Thank scotty3262
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a long weekend in Ft Lauderdale and heard about Gondolas West from friends. They wanted to do the sunset tour but it was booked until March. I booked the 2-hour canal tour at 3pm instead and we loved every bit of it. The...More

Thank ml1031
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We booked easily online and went with this company because of a review. The review was better than the event. The boat was nice-6 persons. Right off the bat, our guide said he was not interested in "gossip"about who lived where and how much a...More

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Pamela C
7 June 2017|
Response from Chris M | Property representative |
Hi Pamela..I have a good friend in a wheelchair that I take out often.. Ramp to the boat and a wide enter on the boat.. Hope it helps.. All the best, Chris
7 March 2016|
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Response from Julymermaid61 | Reviewed this property |
There is a lovely seating area with a table, I'm sure take out would be lovely. We shared wine and cheese.
Sally G
6 July 2015|
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Response from Chris M | Property representative |
The price is $39.95 per person...If you'd like a private tour, the price is $239.65 for up to 6 guests..Thanks for your interest in our tours..If you have any other questions, please call me at 954-609-6674!