St. Croix River Gondola

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St. Croix River Gondola/Gondola Romantica offers a one-of-a-kind experience on the waters around Minneapolis and St. Paul. A cruise in an authentic Venetian gondola is among the most romantic and relaxing experiences imaginable!

They have captured the romance of Venice, blending it with the natural beauty of Stillwater’s St. Croix River. They operate by appointment in the evenings 7 days a week, May through October. They recommend making a reservation at least two weeks in advance, though walk-up rides are also available as their schedule allows. We recommend taking a sunset or full moon cruise!

Imagine yourself snuggled in the gondola with your special someone, being lulled by the reflections of the moon and the lights of the historic lift bridge on the waves of the St. Croix River. Sunset is also a wonderful time for a cruise in Stillwater. Darkness comes gradually as the sky turns gold, pink, and lavender behind the bluffs and cityscape.

* Cruise packages may include everything from a gourmet picnic basket, a five-course meal at the Dock Cafe, they may even include a red carpet, roses, and a gondolier in traditional 16th century dress!

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