Gondola Cruises from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

 

There’s something new on the harbor this fall – and it is certain to be music to your ears.  A Venetian gondola, complete with a singing gondolier, is now open for cruises out of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

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John Synco, a new resident of Gig Harbor as of last spring, is the singing gondolier who started his business, Gig Harbor Gondola, just a few weeks ago and has been rowing passengers on relaxing, serenaded cruises around the harbor ever since.  His authentic wooden gondola, Nelly, is conveniently moored at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, where his unique Italian-inspired cruises have the enthusiastic support of marina General Manager Ron Roark.

Gondola Cruises from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

“It makes me very happy to be here,” said Synco as prepared the 36-foot Nelly for passengers due to walk down the dock at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard any minute.  “Ron has helped me so much and was very accepting of me and excited to have me here.  I’m just trying to do a good thing for the community and people have told me so many times that I’m doing such a good thing.”  Be sure to check out the singing gondolier’s contact information on this Gig Harbor Marina website under Events and then Vendors.

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Gondola Cruises from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Synco provides a delicious appetizer plate from local businesses for his already-popular tours, which he plans to run year-round.  Passengers are also welcome to bring their own food and beverages on the cruises around scenic Gig Harbor bay.  For cruise options, choose either The Cruise, an hour-long tour for $85 for two people; or The Extended Cruise, a 90-minute outing for $115 for two people.  Each additional person is $20, up to six passengers.  Children five years old and young are free.

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Gondola Cruises from Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Synco’s business has been brisk from the start. “I’m constantly rowing,” he says, adding that it’s a good problem to have.  His Venetian-style rowing and singing tours have already created quite a media buzz with his exciting new business featured in local newspaper stories and on television and radio news segments.  See the singing gondolier’s story at The News Tribune.com/news/local/article36622863.  To learn more and to book a cruise, go to Gigharborgondola.com.

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