Gondola Cruise Info & Pricing

Each Cruise Below is Coordinated with the Time of Day

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lake San Marcos.  Admire North County San Diego’s gleaming sunsets as you unwind and breathe in the fresh valley air.  A gondola cruise is a wonderful way to celebrate any occasion or to just get out on the water with your loved ones!  Each cruise is accompanied by one of our classically trained Gondoliers as your host!

Our Cruises

The Morning Special Gondola Ride

The SunUp Special

Our Morning Cruise

11am | 12pm | 1pm



Start your day with a fun experience on the water. Great for parties ranging from all ages, The SunUp Special is the perfect experience for a group cruise or a daytime date. Bring your favorite apps aboard or enjoy a bite at the restaurant next door to make a day of it!

$99 for 50 min

Pricing includes a cruise for up to four

$25 for each additional person

Cruise duration is 50 minutes

The Venetian Gondola Experience | Gondola Company San Diego

The Venetian Gondola Experience

Our Classic Afternoon Cruise

2pm | 3pm | (4pm, 5pm, 6pm depending on season)



The Gondola cruise where it all began. Our Venetian Gondolas were shipped directly from Venice, Italy bringing you the most authentic and romantic Italian experience in North County! A Gondola cruise is the perfect way to spend the afternoon. You can enjoy a bite before or after at the restaurant next door or bring your own treats to round out your experience. And remember, no corkage for your vino!

$99 $119 for 50 min

Pricing includes a cruise for two

$25 for each additional person

Cruise duration is 50 minutes

The Sunset Gondola Cruise | Sunset Boat Cruise

The Sunset Cruise

Our Most Vibrant Cruise

timing varies depending on season


The most beautiful and romantic time of day on the water. Enjoy the vibrant color transformation of the SoCal sky as day becomes night while you cruise with your loved ones. Cozy up to each other, wind down and relax as nature puts on a show for your viewing pleasure. This time of day is the epitome of the Italian phrase “Questo è Amore!” (That’s love!)

$149 for 50-min

Pricing includes a cruise for two

$25 for each additional person

Cruise duration is 50 minutes

An Enchanted Evening Gondola Ride | North County San Diego Gondola

An Enchanted Evening Experience

Our evening cruise beneath the stars

timing varies depending on season


Take your date night up a to new heights. This tranquil yet tantalizing cruise is the most romantic activity in all of North County San Diego! Surprise your loved one with a night they’ll be talking about forever as you tour under the evening sky. Also, consider dinner at Amalfi, the restaurant next door, before or after for the perfect pairing on your romantic escape.

$149 for 50-min

Pricing includes a cruise for two

$25 for each additional person

Cruise duration is 50 minutes

Black Rose | A VIP Gondola Experience from Black Swan

Black Rose Premium Experience*

An Exclusive 2-Hour VIP Experience | Limited Seating


Are you looking to take your experience to the next level? The Black Swan Gondola Company presents Black Rose, an exclusive VIP experience unlike anything else on the market and comes only on select dates. Every one of these experiences is unique as each is hand crafted to fit you and your desires.

Prices Starting at $500

Extremely limited availability.

Visit VIP page to learn more and view specific dates!

The Full Moon Experience*

Monday August 30th & 31st! | Limited Seating


Full Moon Gondola rides only happen once a month! Grab your special-someone and come experience a tranquil night out on the water.

$149 for 50-min

Pricing includes a cruise for two

$25 for each additional person

Cruise duration is 50 minutes

Cruises that do not qualify for any special passes or coupons have an*


We highly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance by booking online 24/7 or by calling 760.410.6820. Same day cruises are welcome, but availability is not guaranteed.

Book online or call 760.410.6820 today!


Message in a bottle Gondola experience


Romantic Gondola Experience


Scattered Rose Petals | Black Swan Gondola


Drone Footage of Your Gondola Cruise

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Live Musician on Your Gondola Cruise

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Venetian Gondola Blanket | The Gondola Company


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If you are interested in having a gondola wedding we ask that you give us at least 60 days notice. We would love to be a part of your special day and look forward to making it a moment that will last forever. Click here to learn more!


Let’s talk photoshoot ideas- A Gondola is perfect for engagement photos, Christmas card photos, family photos or even pet photos! We provide you with a Venetian Gondola and Gondolier in the complete attire. Click here to read more!

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Mandatory check-in is 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Your Gondolier will be ready to meet you on the dock. We love all of our customers, which means we can’t play favorites. If a guest arrives late, you’ll still have an amazing time, it will just be a slightly shorter cruise as we must be back for the next scheduled cruise.



100% Non refundable However, you may reschedule free of charge if you speak with (not email) a Black Swan Gondola representative over 72 hours in advance of departure. Under 72 hours there will be a $100 rescheduling fee processed before the reschedule is initiated. Must rebook reservation within the following 21 days after initial scheduled departure. A $100 rescheduling fee will be initiated for every reschedule.

• Rain/High Winds: If it rains two hours before cruise departure, or there if a high wind advisory is in effect, a Black Swan Gondola representative will call you to speak about rescheduling your cruise.

For any rescheduling requests please speak to a Black Swan Gondola representative during business hours at  760.410.6820 .

Specialty Cruises

Holiday Lights Cruise*

Our Most Festive Cruise

Regular Holiday Lights Cruises: $185 for UP to Four
Make an amazing memory this year! 


New Year’s Eve Pricing: $300


$25 for each additional person

Valentine's Day Gondola Cruise

Valentine’s Week Gondola Cruise

The Most Romantic Week of the Year

$220 For Cruise Up To Four Guests

**9pm and later cruises $500 and subject to availability


Our gondolas create a perfect, romantic and memorable Valentines Day! We have expertly crafted a Valentine’s Day experience for two that will make your significant other feel special and loved! Let the Venetian romance take over as you sit back, snuggle under the blankets, and enjoy each other as we tour our beautiful lake.

February 11th – 15th, 2023 – Reservations Required

$25 for each additional person

Rent a Rowboat in San Diego

Valentine’s Day Love-Boat*

The Most Romantic Rowboat in San Diego County

$125 For Two Guests


Row your partner around the lake in the only romantic rowboat for rent in San Diego County. Bring the love this Valentine’s Day with the perfect, romantic and memorable cruise!

February 11-15, 2023 – Reservations Required

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