The Premier Gondola Ride in San Diego



You are cordially invited to Black Swan Gondola!

We specialize in authentic Gondola Rides fun for an array of celebrations! From first dates to 50th wedding anniversaries and everything in between, a Gondola Ride is perfect for any “cheers!”

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A Date Night Idea Like No Other!

Step into our romantic world of enchantment with the best date night idea around! Our authentic gondola boats, imported directly from the canals of Venice, Italy have meticulously designed a date night idea for you and your loved one that is not just a ride, but a journey into romance.


Imagine cuddling under cozy blankets, sipping your favorite varietal, and basking in the glow of affection as we navigate through the serene waters of our picturesque lake. Let us craft a date night idea into an unforgettable tapestry of love and memories!


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If you’re near San Diego, we offer amazing gondola ride options for a memorable experience. You can choose from an array of gondola cruise options starting from early morning, to underneath the stars, and everything in between! Whether you want a romantic trip for you and that special someone, or a fun night out with a group of friends, you’ll find our gondola rides have something for everyone!


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Our Morning & Midday Cruise

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Our Classic Afternoon Cruise

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Our Most Vibrant Cruise

The Enchanted Evening Gondola Cruise


A Late-Night Cruise Beneath the Stars

Home to the Famous San Diego Sunset Cruise

Embark on an enchanting Sunset Cruise in San Diego, where the ocean kisses the sky in a spectacle of colors. Our celebrated sunset sail journeys offer an unforgettable escape into the horizon, blending the serene beauty of San Diego’s coastline with the magic of the setting sun.


Experience the tranquility and romance of the sea, making every moment aboard our gondola an intimate voyage into the heart of the city’s famed sunsets. Join us at Black Swan Gondola for the ultimate sunset sail adventure – your gateway to witnessing the unparalleled beauty of a San Diego sunset from the best seat in the city.


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Rhonda Hollis
Rhonda Hollis
August 27, 2023.
We had a lovely gondola ride around the lake. Our gondolier, Mason, made sure we were comfortable and provided some history and information about the area. I'd happily recommend Black Swan Gondola if you are visiting Lake San Marcos.
Darian Hall
Darian Hall
August 6, 2023.
It was a fun, relaxing and enjoyable sunset gondola ride. Connor was very personable and knowledgeable about the lake and it’s history— I highly recommend this experience!!
Gary Newton
Gary Newton
July 30, 2023.
Top Notch way to start your night with a Sunset Cruise, then off to dinner at Amalfi! Spectacular views, stories of the history of gondola's and relaxation at its finest ! Hospitality is premier ! We will tell all our friends, and thanks for making my Birthday awesome ! Drew is the Best!
Danny Barragan
Danny Barragan
July 28, 2023.
Had an amazing time on the Gondola ride. Planned on proposing to my girlfriend and Drew made the whole experience easy and fun. My girlfriend and now fiancé can’t stop talking about how perfect the day was. Thank you for making our day so much more special than it already was. We will be back for sure!
John Kounelis
John Kounelis
July 23, 2023.
Proposed to my girlfriend on the gondola and it couldn't have gone better. Drew is fantastic and made the moment very special. The gondola ride is a great experience that you won't find anywhere else in San Diego.
Achu Saria Abraham
Achu Saria Abraham
July 10, 2023.
Peaceful and relaxing gondola ride.We saw black swans gliding magnificently in the lake,along with ducks ,coots and egrets.We enjoyed the cheery waves from the residents of the surrounding houses.
Gaurav Gangal
Gaurav Gangal
July 4, 2023.
Totally amazing experience. We loved the entire ride and how our guide made he whole experience wonderful.
Shelli Golub
Shelli Golub
July 3, 2023.
The gondola ride was so peaceful and relaxing! We enjoyed some drinks for our anniversary and our gondelier was amazing!
Robin Banks
Robin Banks
July 1, 2023.
This was a pretty nice experience, our Gondolier was funny and gave us a brief history of the boat, he playfully joked with us and had us laughing while also playing lovey music, we saw black swans throughout the lake and received many friendly waves, we’ve never been on a gondola before but it was an enjoyable experience at a great price, definitely a fun thing to do, whether you’re going on a romantic date or showing some friends around SoCal it’s a excellent choice and if you pair it with the bar at amafli it’s even better 10/10 very impressed
Tara Frank
Tara Frank
June 19, 2023.
Mason was awesome and we had a great time!


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Want $25 OFF!?

When you book the Venetian Gondola Experience,

or Enchanted Evening gondola ride options, receive $25 off!


*Offer Valid Sunday – Thursday
50 minute cruises 
Until May 23rd, 2024



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