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About our Cruises

Escape with your partner or friends into the Magical world of true Pleasure and Enjoyment as you glide smoothly through a kaleidoscope of scenic beauty and shimmering lights while being serenaded by soft romantic background music and soothed by the gentle sound of lapping water.

Although inspired by the Venetian Ceremonial Gondolas, our gondolas have been specifically designed and built for Australian conditions while providing customers with total privacy and the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Unlike the Venetian gondolas, our gondolas are constructed of fibreglass with a fixed weatherproof cabin and a rigid soundproof fibreglass panel separating the Gondolier from yourselves, thus affording you absolute privacy.

The elegant and distinctive cabin interiors surround you in comfort and luxury as you sink into plush sheepskin covered seats. The dining table is beautifully appointed and includes table flowers and candle lantern. Glasses and ice bucket with ice are provided for your B.Y.O. drinks. Fleecy rugs are kept on board for your warmth and comfort in cooler weather.

Gold Coast Gondolas has been providing customers with the ultimate private luxury cruise and dining experience since early April 2000. Since then we have built up an outstanding reputation and have been providing customers, young and old, with an experience that they all call "amazing".  We have also had over 2,500 Marriage Proposals since we started.  We now operate four Gondolas on the Gold Coast which makes us twice the size of the next largest Gondola operator in Australia.

Gondola Cruise Options

    A wide range of cruise options and optional extras are available - see PRICES. We also offer a range of specially developed ROMANTIC PACKAGES specifically designed to meet your needs in respect of various special occasions.

    • Due to the fact that all our cruises operate on an exclusive charter basis, departure times can be flexible depending on prior bookings.
    • Except in the case of certain Romantic Packages, all drinks are B.Y.O. and NO corkage is charged. We provide ice buckets, ice and glasses. Chilled bottled water is provided on request.


    The Gondolas incorporate a fixed weatherproof cabin with adjustable canvas curtains and clear drop-down panels which can be open or closed to suit weather conditions. The cabin is totally waterproof so in the event of rain you will stay dry, cozy and warm inside your private cacoon-like cabin. Read the below comments  that some of our happy customers have written regarding rain during their cruise:

    • We just want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our engagement on your gondola the most special moment of our lives. The rain was falling all around us, the music, the food & champagne made it more perfect than we could have ever imagined."  Josh & Katrina 

    Customers are often concerned about the possibility of rain during their cruise. However, after taking a gondola cruise during the rain they are always amazed at how much it enhances the ambience, with them cozy and warm inside their private weatherproof cabin and the rain coming down all around them.


    Due to the fact that all our cruises operate on an exclusive charter basis, cruise departure times can be flexible depending on prior bookings.  It is therefore advisable to book early in order to secure your preferred date and departure time. This is particularly important if you are booking for a special occasion such as Birthday, Anniversary, Proposal or Valentine's week.


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    "Will book again and recommend G.C. Gondolas to anyone looking for that special or romantic outing"

    Reece & Sindee