The Gondolas at Irving Sail away on your private gondola cruise as you enjoy the most unique and memorable experience on the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas.
Servicing the hotels, restaurants, and residents, as well as the general public, we offer a variety of cruise choices from a simple cruise for two to a fabulous dinner cruise. Whether you choose a romantic get-away or a fun-filled hour with family and friends, this is an experience that will be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Ask about our customized cruises for weddings, larger parties, and corporate functions.
Who We Are:
Gondola Adventures™ Irving branch is a first-class gondola experience offering cruises on Lake Carolyn and through the Mandalay Canals. The narrow canals have some private inlets with refreshing waterfall views, and the gondolas are the only vessels (other than the occasional patrol boat) that ply the waters.
We have beautiful gondolas of several different styles, both electric and rowing. Our fabulous dinner cruises are catered by Trevi’s restaurant at the well-known Omni Mandalay hotel. Gondoliers will either sing or play romantic music. The cruises are perfect for all special occasions, including proposals, intimate weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business lunches, or “just because.” Several gondolas can cruise together in a flotilla for larger groups. Romantically-inclined guests are encouraged to kiss under every bridge.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR ALL CRUISE TYPES
Wedding Escape Cruise - *
The Wedding Escape cruise is perfect for any stressed bride. Our gondoliers arrive at the dock, board the bride and groom into the gondola, take time for pictures and them whisk them away for the remainder of the excursion. Escapes are available from the Omni Mandalay Hotel, Venetian Terrace, La Cima Club, or Marriott Las Colinas. Please call for rates as they vary depending on the pickup location.
Classic Cruise - $135.00*
Experience our one hour cruise with a bottle of sparkling cider and a box of gourmet chocolates. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $25 each
Delectable Dessert Cruise - $155.00* + See Menu
Skip dessert in the restaurant and enjoy it in style on the gondola. This one-hour cruise includes your choice of scrumptious desserts and a bottle of sparkling cider or hot cocoa & hot cider. Available daily 5:00-10:00pm. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $32.50 each.
Basket Lunch Cruise - $185.00* + See Menu
The Basket Lunch Cruise package is a one hour cruise for two guests with a picnic style lunch. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $35 each.
Classic Cruise Plus - $195.00*
Upgrade your Classic Cruise, and enjoy an extra 1/2 hour! Includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling cider and gourmet chocolates. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $30 each.
Summer Evening Pizza Cruise - $199.00* + See Menu
The Summer Evening Pizza Cruise is a one hour cruise for two guests with a casual pizza dinner. Each guest receives 2 slices of pizza and a beverage. Not available on Sundays. This cruise picks up and drops off at the Cabachon Apartment docks (not the Omni Mandalay Hotel) at 357 West Fork. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $40 each.
Gourmet Dinner Cruise - $295.00* + See Menu
Spoil yourselves! Dine in grace and style with our Gourmet Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a 1.5-hour cruise with an appetizer, entree, and dessert, along with a bottle of sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $70 each.
Exquisite Dinner Cruise - $395.00* + See Menu
Our Exquisite Dinner Cruise is a 2-hour cruise with an upgraded three-course meal, along with a complimentary bottle of sparkling cider. Price is for two guests; additional guests: $80 each.
Wedding Ceremony Cruise - $499.00*
Get married on the Mandalay Canal! This 1.5 hour cruise includes a long-stemmed rose, scattered rose petals, and minister-gondolier. The gondola stops along the Canal for a ceremony performed on one of the beautiful bridges; friends and family may enjoy the ceremony with you. Then the newlyweds re-enter the boat and finish their gondola ride while toasting each other with chilled sparkling cider. Grcups over 15 will need a separate city permit.
*Rates do not include sales tax or gratuity. There will be an additional charge for non-standard pickup and/or drop-off locations. Prices not valid on holidays and Valentine’s Week; please call for these rates. Rotating occupancy cruises are available for larger groups; please inquire for details.