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Who We Are

Napa Valley Gondola provides intimate cruises on the Napa River aboard authentic Venetian gondolas and was founded on the idea of Old World Venice meets New World Napa.

Much like Venice, Napa Valley is a region of romance, and has a history of Gondolas on the Napa River, starting in the early 2000’s. Napa Valley Gondola brings the best of both worlds, marrying the serenity of the scenic Napa River with its Mediterranean climate with the pleasure of being private guests aboard a beautiful hand-crafted gondola. Savoring the peacefulness of the gondola’s gentle movement along the river, punctuated only by the joyful sound of Italian music, your senses will be indulged with a memorable taste of Venice.

Attired in striped shirts and hats, our experienced gondoliers, trained in the traditional “Voga Veneta” rowing technique, welcome guests at the charming downtown waterfront dock, where cruises depart.

The gondolier’s routes vary up or down river, depending on guest preferences along with weather and wind conditions. A variety of birds and wildlife are often spotted.

a small gondola in a body of water with a city in the background