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Venetian Gondola Ride, North County SD

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Venetian Gondola Ride, North County SD

14 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
boat ride

Venetian Gondola Ride, North County SD

boat ride

Venetian Gondola Ride, North County SD

14 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll be greeted by a Gondolier dressed in true Venetian attire. If a beverage is brought along we'll gladly open it for you. As we take off the dock you'll see people eating and drinking at the nearby restaurants, and probably smiling and waving at you. Around a fountain we go through the inlets of Lake San Marcos. We're actually in the backyard of roughly about 1000 homes so it's not uncommon to see residents BBQing, socializing, and enjoying life. Lake San Marcos has turned into a bird sanctuary with an array of birds we glide through. You'll learn about how and why Gondolas originated and how they evolved. You'll then learn about annual traditions the old county holds. Something is said about just relaxing in a historic boat with no engine. Yep that's right these Gondolas are propelled by one wooden oar the entire time. Gondolas aren't just for couples like the movies portray, each boat holds up to 6 passengers. Coming up to the 50 minute mark we'll be working our way back to the dock and end the ride. We're positioned right next to a delicious casual restaurant, golf course and resort hotel if you feel like extending your stay. Ciao ciao!

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Learn more about Black Swan

Black Swan

I've been rowing these beautifully crafted boats for 17 years. Handmade and carved in Venice, Italy, then shipped over. Being an American I cannot row as a profession in Venice, so I brought the Venetian culture to sunny Southern, CA. You will be rowed through beautiful Lake San Marcos in North County, Sand Diego. We talk about the history of Gondolas, how and why they originated and what they've evolved into today. You'll have the sounds of Sinatra and Italian music playing in the background. Last but not least we'll be surrounded by Black & White Swans, Pelicans, Ducks and Turtles.

What's included

Equipment
We provide you with One Private Boat, Cups, Wine Openers, and Blankets to sit on and cozy up with.

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Where you'll be

We'll be taking off from the docks on Lake San Marcos in North County, San Diego. Located right next to a casual outside Restaurant, a Fine Dining Restaurant, a Resort Hotel, marina, and nestled between two Golf Courses.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

food

More tips

You are reserving a specific time block. We have many travelers coming through so punctuality is the most important thing. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to ensure you get your full cruise.

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Black Swan
Venetian Gondola Ride, North County SD
14 reviews
From $95/person
14 reviews
From $95/person