San Diego Dinner Cruise

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Dinner Cruise with Black Swan Gondola

At Black Swan Gondola, we believe that dining should be an experience, not just a meal. That’s why we’ve created our San Diego Dinner Cruises to be the perfect blend of delicious cuisine and breathtaking scenery. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a unique night out, our dinner cruises offer something for everyone. With gourmet dining options, live entertainment, and panoramic views of San Diego’s skyline and coastline, you’re sure to create memories that will last a lifetime. So come aboard and join us for an unforgettable evening on the water!

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Black Swan Gondola Presents Black Rose | A VIP Experience

~ Upcoming Departures ~


JUNE & JULY, 2024

6:00 pm-8:00 pm


$500 for up to 2 guests

$50 each additional



Advanced Reservation Required

~ Your Experience Includes ~

– Our only 2 Hour Sunset Gondola Ride –

– Message in a Bottle Enrichment –

– Imported Venetian Jewelry Necklace –

– Gourmet Starter Appetizer Selection –

– Sumptuous Neopolitan Style Pizza –

– Bottles of Still & Sparkling water –


Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to join the waitlist or click below to see available dates!

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About Our San Diego Dinner Cruise

Have you heard about our San Diego Dinner Cruise?

Have you heard about the hardest to get into San Diego Dinner Cruise? The Black Swan Gondola Company presents an exclusive premium experience unlike anything else on the market. With food prepared by our neighbor Amalfi Cucina Italiana, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind dinner experience!

Who hosts the cruises?

All Black Rose premium gondola experiences come with an exclusive host for the evening. Your host will be one of our Master Gondoliers who takes you out for an unforgettable adventure filled with an array of accoutrements. This isn’t one of our traditional Gondola rides… this specific ride will satisfy the tastebuds!

What kind of food will be served?

Prepare to be whisked away on a culinary journey by Amalfi Cucina Italiana, our next-door neighbors known for their exquisite Italian fare. Your taste buds will embark on a delightful adventure starting with a tantalizing appetizer, followed by two delectable dinner courses. It’s a perfectly crafted menu to complement the romance of the tranquil lake.

Why Black Rose?

Black roses are loved for their mysterious yet elegant appearance. They were used as a symbol within the Sicilian mafia to send a hidden message that could not be detected. It is this secrecy that symbolizes the nature of our Premium Experience, creating an intimacy of the unknown that must be witnessed first hand.


The black rose can symbolize many different events and the context of how it is used shows what the person intended to communicate. While many consider it a dark symbol, we use the black rose for the other side of its’ meaning, as a symbol of new beginnings. A gift for you or a special someone starting a new chapter in life.


The Black Rose VIP & Premium Experience in San Diego CA presents a secretive new experience, unique to you and your desires. We invite you to join us to start a new tradition or new beginning of your own.

Please Note: Extremely limited availability. Due to their exclusive nature, we ask that our San Diego dinner cruise premium experiences be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance to ensure optimal planning. Some exceptions can be made, but please note that all of the options may not be available if scheduled inside of two weeks. Must be 21 & Over.


Join the waitlist for your Black Rose experience by filling out the form today!

    By clicking the 'Submit' button below, you agree to be contacted by Black Swan Gondola and consent to be called, texted or emailed back at the phone and/or email provided.

    225 reviews on
    Cla A
    Cla A
    April 13, 2024
    Absolutely a wonderful experience. Black Swan was great at returning phones calls, they were courteous and very attentive to our requests. We added a message in a bottle; which made the whole experience even more amazing and memorable for our Mom's Birthday! Gondoliers were friendly and fun. The entire experience was fantastic and we would love to do it again in the near future.
    Kristin Fitzpatrick
    Kristin Fitzpatrick
    April 5, 2024
    INCREDIBLE 🥹☺️🎉 We highly recommend. I took my whole family out! We enjoyed the sights and sounds of the peaceful lake and our incredibly experience Gondolier! He races in Venice and sang for us in Italian serenading our evening with an amazing voice. He educated us on the boats and was just a delight. Drew, the owner I can’t speak highly enough to either he helped me locate the dock and accommodate all my family’s needs, allowed us to bring snack and wine. Great night! Must do in San Diego!
    Eleanore McNamara
    Eleanore McNamara
    April 4, 2024
    Brought a friend from the east coast to do this with me and hands down was one of the best tourist experiences either of us has had. Gorgeous views, enjoyable education, and the best part was Capri (the most gorgeous and charismatic frenchie). This needs to be at the top of your list to see/experience if you visit San Diego.
    Jessica guerra
    Jessica guerra
    March 19, 2024
    Best kept secret in San Marcos. Had an amazing time. The view was beautiful. The gondolier presence was very minimal and cordial. Giving me and my partner space a privacy to enjoy our evening.
    Zulumoon Gondolas
    Zulumoon Gondolas
    January 25, 2024
    Collette Larsen
    Collette Larsen
    January 6, 2024
    I surprised my husband with a Black Swan Gondola experience as a Christmas gift. We had a lovely time! Mason, our gondolier, was informative and delightful - sharing interesting tidbits about Lake San Marcos and the wildlife we encountered. We topped off our evening by enjoying a delicious meal at Amalfi. Overall, a very enjoyable time. Highly recommend.
    Fallon Klecak
    Fallon Klecak
    January 4, 2024
    This was such a fun experience! You can bring food & drinks which make the experience even better. I went with a friend I hadn't seen in a while, and it was the perfect atmosphere to catch up while enjoying the views, food, and music. Highly recommend for ANY occasion!
    Lisa Quick
    Lisa Quick
    December 30, 2023
    We had such a relaxing time to celebrate my husband's birthday. The Gondala driver was awesome and informative. We will definitely do this again
    Marc-Kristopher Eslava
    Marc-Kristopher Eslava
    November 13, 2023

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