FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 27, 2014
GONDOLA CRUISES COME TO CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR
Gondola Paradiso brings Venetian Romance to the California Sunshine of Ventura County
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA, January 27, 2014–Gondola Paradiso is thrilled to announce that they are accepting reservations for gondola cruises through Channel Islands Harbor beginning February 1, 2014. Owner Mark Schooling brings his first boat, Teresa, and sixteen years of experience rowing gondolas throughout Southern California to Ventura County.
“A gondola cruise is an unforgettable experience that is fun and relaxing on its own, or as part of a larger event like an anniversary or wedding. Everything is more romantic when viewed from a gondola gliding through the canals,” says owner Mark Schooling. “Having a professional gondolier in charge means passengers can focus on each other and their surroundings.”
Prior to launching Gondola Paradiso, Mr. Schooling was an experienced gondolier at gondola operations in Newport Beach, Sunset Beach, and Long Beach. He has helped train many new gondoliers, and participated in last October’s US Gondola Nationals. Gondola Paradiso marks his entry into owning his own business, and brings gondolas back to the waterways in Oxnard.
“The people of Ventura County and throughout the San Fernando Valley deserve a place closer to home to enjoy a gondola ride,” says Schooling. “Many times I have had passengers traveling hours to come for a cruise. They enjoyed the experience very much, but wished the travel time were shorter. Gondola Paradiso fills that need, and allows passengers to appreciate the unique, gorgeous waterways in their own community.”
Cruises leave from Seabridge Marina, located off South Victoria Avenue at the Channel Islands Harbor. To book a cruise, call (805) 612-4475 and for more information visit www.gondolaparadiso.com.
About Gondola Paradiso
Founded in January 2014, Gondola Paradiso provides its clients with luxury Venetian-style cruises through the canals of the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, CA. Gondola Paradiso currently operates with one gondola, Teresa, which was built and restored in Southern California. A batela a coa de gambaro is being constructed at the NW School for Wooden Boatbuilding, and will join the fleet in late July 2014. Photos and more information about Gondola Paradiso are found at http://gondolaparadiso.com/media/ .