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Address: 425 Nelson St E, Stillwater, MN 55082-5164
Phone Number: +1 651-439-1783
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A cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola is among the most romantic and...

A cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola is among the most romantic and relaxing experience imaginable. We've captured the romance of Venice , blending it with the natural beauty of Stillwater's St. Croix River. No matter what the occasion, a traditional gondola ride offers a unique experience. You are invited to celebrate anniversaries, marriage proposals, weddings, birth days or a simple date night. Gift certificates available.

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Birthday Cruise

I planned a surprise cruise for my husbands birthday, which was on Friday Sept. 23rd, we went to Stillwater to enjoy the town for the weekend, it rained and rained. We had to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
DaleMarcy
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I planned a surprise cruise for my husbands birthday, which was on Friday Sept. 23rd, we went to Stillwater to enjoy the town for the weekend, it rained and rained. We had to cancel our cruise, re-scheduled it for the following weekend with no problems. The next weekend was beautiful, our cruise was right on time, John (Giovanne) was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was a romantic and fun way to get out on the St. Croix! Our guide was knowledgable and friendly. Highly recommend trying this!

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Thank sstrom22
Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband and I absolutely loved the experience. John, AKA Giovonni, does an amazing job making sure that you have a great experience. He takes your photo, he sings, he gives you a blanket, he even tells you some history of the gondola, or Stillwater if you want, but he is also quiet and lets you enjoy your companion too.... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I planned a romantic getaway and this was something I had planned for us to do at sunset. It was absolutely stunning and our gondola driver (not sure what they're officially called) was super nice! He sang to us and completely catered to our wants/needs. He offered us a blanket being it was getting a little chilly out and even... More 

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Thank M S
Mahtomedi, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We treated ourselves to a gondola ride for our 10th anniversary. It was in September, and the weather that night was comfortable but chilly....that just made the experience better as we snuggled up together. I often watch the gondolas pass by on summer evenings when it is still quite light out. I'm sure that is still enjoyable, but I loved... More 

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Thank Shawna G
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

I took my girlfriend out on the boat to propose. The river was flooded but "giovanni" made it special by making sure we got as much out of the beautiful night as possible. He was very accommodating. I recommend this trip to people all the time.

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Thank T W
Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Had the most amazing time! Giovanni was so nice and very accommodating! He stayed true to the italian ways and sand very beautifully to us. I would recommend this to anyone, it was the perfect experience. Can't wait to book another ride!

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1 Thank Valerie152014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time on the water. Gian was great, helping us in and out of the boat and answering questions we had about the river. The boat itself is really interesting too!

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Thank Amy G
Sartell, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We booked the one hour ride in the evening, 8:30-9:30, and thoroughly enjoyed our time on the water. Our gondolier took us to the Wisconsin side of the river where there were fewer developments. The water was calm, the lights from the Minnesota side of the river reflected off its surface, and we celebrated our third anniversary in style.

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1 Thank Dennis H
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had the most lovely time on the gondola! It's best to make a reservation, as we did, and we ended up actually sitting next to our gondolier at the Dock Cafe for a pre-sail cocktail (he wasn't drinking, but eating a late dinner). If you are taking a late nite ride and have a hard time seeing where to... More 

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