Gondola Rides at the Coronado Bay Resort


Location: Coronado Cays (11 Miles / 20 Minutes South of Downtown San Diego)

Rides Daily: 3PM – Midnight (Starts at 11AM on Weekends); Reservations are Required

Cost: Starts at $85 for Two People

Features: Romantic, Venice-Style Gondola Rides around the Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Guests riding a gondola in Coronado

Photo Courtesy of The Gondola Company

Gondola Ride Highlights: Spend a romantic afternoon or evening gliding through the waters around the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, which sits alone with a handful of homes in the Coronado Cays. In the distance, you can enjoy city skyline views of San Diego. The lights of the city make the ride all the more romantic at night. However, the evening rides fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. The nighttime is also quieter because there are very few other boaters.

You can have your gondolier play Italian music for you or allow there to be peace and quiet. For an additional fee, you can add a musician to your trip. The Gondola Company includes a choice of desert, such as a chocolate covered strawberries, or appetizer, like anti pasta. Guests will often bring a bottle of champagne to enjoy during their hour-long romantic interlude. The Gondola Company will provide the ice bucket and wine glasses.

For the evening rides, keep in mind there can be cool breezes on San Diego Bay, even during the summer time when temperatures typically start falling into the upper 60s. So, dress appropriately. The Gondola Company does provide a blanket for guests.

Information on Reaching The Gondola Company

Rates: (Costs are Approximate)

  • Reservations must be made in advance.
  • Afternoon rates start at $85 and twilight rates start at $99 for couples. You can add an additional guest for $20.
  • Family rates are $25 per person and can include from 7 to 14 people on one boat.
  • You can add a mandolin or violin player for $85

Directions from Google Maps to the entrance of the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, CA 92118. (If you use the official address for The Gondola Company, which is inside the resort at 4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road, Google Maps is unable to determine the directions.) Look for the Marina Office on the right side along the docks. There is limited parking available along the roadway near the Marina Office so you may need to use the Resort’s parking areas or garage. Parking is validated.

Traffic – Traffic leaving Coronado on the Coronado Bay Bridge can be busy during weekday afternoons and you may face a little delay. Otherwise, you should not face any traffic problems getting in and out of the area. (Learn how to get the latest traffic updates.)

Transit – Buses do serve the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. (See San Diego Transit Information for bus schedules and information for the online Transit Planner.)

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