Take Holiday Guests on a Gondola Cruise

Gondola cruise

Having company for Thanksgiving weekend? Show them the harbor in style on a Venetian gondola cruise with John Synco, the singing gondolier of Gig Harbor Gondola.

He docks here at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, so boarding is very easy and convenient. Winter weather in the Northwest poses no problem for this memorable hour on the water: John has umbrellas and a stack of warm blankets to make your cruise even cozier. He also provides delicious gourmet appetizers from the Harbor General Store to go with any beverage you bring. (Hmmm, a hot toddy comes to mind this time of year.)

Gondola cruise

John Synco, the singing gondolier, takes passengers on a memorable gondola cruise of the harbor aboard “Nelly,” an authentic Venetian gondola.

Gig Harbor Gondola is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but Synco will be operating his harbor cruises aboard Nelly the rest of the weekend — and throughout the holiday season, so keep it in mind during Christmas and New Year’s, too.


Gig Harbor Gondola Cruise Pricing

The Cruise (one hour)

$85 for two people
$20 for each additional person (up to six people)

The Extended Cruise (90 minutes)

$115 for two people
$20 for each additional person (up to 6 people)


Synco writes on his website: “I believe life should be fun, adventurous and full of fantastic friendships and love. I started Gig Harbor Gondola to provide a unique way to celebrate life on the water in Washington and to share my passion for Venetian rowing. Guests can expect to board an authentic gondola shipped from Venice, Italy and enjoy a relaxing cruise on our town’s beautiful harbor. It’s my mission to create an inspiring journey where you can leave your stress far, far behind.” 

Perfect for the holidays.

Book a Gondola Cruise this Holiday Season and Leave Your Stress Behind

Gondola cruise

Enjoy a relaxing gondola cruise with your guests this holiday season. Gondolier John Sycno offers 60- and 90-minute harbor cruises out of Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Gig Harbor Gondola offers gift certificates, so there’s a Christmas gift or two taken care of, too. To order, contact Synco at: gigharborgondola@gmail.com, or call (253) 432-0052.

Call soon and book a gondola cruise for a memorable harbor experience this holiday season.

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