FAQ

Gondola Pardiso, Channel Islands CAHow much does a gondola cruise cost?
Please see pricing on our packages page.

At what times can I schedule a gondola cruise?
We schedule gondola cruises starting at 11am and the last one goes out at 9pm.

Do I need to make a reservation for a gondola cruise?
Yes. Reservations are required.

How do I make a reservation?
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Do you charge my credit card when I make a reservation?
For most cruises, the credit card number is to secure the reservation only; we will collect payment after your cruise.   Some of our packages, however, require a deposit or prepayment.

What if it rains?
Please call us for our local weather conditions. It frequently is not raining in the Channel Island Harbor when it is raining elsewhere in Ventura County. We may still be able to take you out on your cruise. If you want to reschedule, or we have to cancel to to weather conditions, we will charge your credit card and send you a gift certificate so you can come another day.

What is the Cancellation Policy?
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel within 24 hours prior to you scheduled cruise time we will still have to charge your credit card.  Please note that certain special holidays or promotions may have their own cancellation/rescheduling policies. See promotion for details.

What happens if I’m late?
Try to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early.  If you are late for your cruise, your gondola will still return to the dock at is scheduled time.  You will receive a shortened cruise that will fit into the time you booked for your cruise.

What is the cost for children?
There is no charge for children 11 years old and younger but, they will have to wear a life jacket.  We can provide one for the gondola cruise.

Do you provide Beverages?
No, we do provide have plastic cups, and a bottle opener for your cruise.  You are more then welcome to bring a beverage of your choice including alcohol.

Can I bring food?
Yes.  Snacks and finger foods are best.

Is smoking allowed on the gondola?
Unfortunately smoking is not allowed on the gondola do to insurance reasons.

How long is each cruise?
Each cruise is 50 minutes.

Is my cruise private?
Yes. Cruises are private for you and your guests. A gondolier is always on the boat.

What is the best time to go?
There is no bad time for a gondola cruise.  Pick whatever time matches your schedule.

How should I dress?
However you like.  It is good idea to bring a jacket or sweater for the evening cruises.  We do provide blankets and you can always bring your own.

Are there any restaurants nearby?
Yes.  Please check the list of Oxnard Restaurants