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Enjoy the romance of Venice blended with the charm of Stillwater and the beauty of the St. Croix River.

Enjoy a cruise with a picnic lunch or a dockside meal.

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Romantic Gondola Cruises on the St. Croix

Our gondolas have been delighting passengers on the St. Croix river since 2001. We launch from Stillwater, a cozy community situated between the bluffs along the river valley and located just 20 miles east of downtown St. Paul. With its many B&Bs, eateries, antique shops, and art and book dealers, Stillwater is a favorite tourist destination and a beloved hometown.

Nighttime Cruises

Enjoy the special atmosphere and lights on the river at night. Click for slideshow.

Dock CafeThe Dock Cafe

Several of our cruises include meals at the Dock Cafe. Our close relationship with them allows us to coordinate your meal and your cruise. Vegetarian options are available.

Picnic as You Cruise

Plan a trip for your family or a group of friends? the gondola holds up to six people. While your gondolier quietly rows behind you, enjoy a gourmet picnic provided by us or bring your own dessert and beverage.

Cushy Seating

You'll find sinking into our cushioned seats very relaxing. If the night turns a little cool, we provide down comforters for snuggling.

Special Occasions

Gondola rides make great ways to celebrate anniversaries, marriage proposals, weddings, birthdays and more. A gondola ride also makes a unique gift! Gift certificates can be bought and booked online.

Gondola Elegante cruise with music

Operation Times

Gondola Romantica operates by appointment in the evenings (4 pm - 1 a.m. on weekends; 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. on most other days), May through October, weather permitting. To assure availability for your special occasion, we recommend that you reserve your ride at least 2 weeks in advance. Walk-up rides are available as our schedule allows.

Come and enjoy one of the most memorable, delightful experiences of your life!

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