All about Gig Harbor Gondola
Let Gig Harbor’s top real estate, Paige Schulte, walk you through town and introduce you to the small business owners of Gig Harbor. Gig Harbor boasts a vibrant downtown scene lined with local business owners.
Here is the story of John Synco and his Italian Gondola- I highly recommend you see Gig Harbor from his perspective.
Gig Harbor Gondola 3117 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor • (253) 432-0052 gigharborgondola.com
One of the most popular experiences that Gig Harbor boasts is an authentic Venetian gondola ride. After learning the basics of rowing while working at a Long Beach, California gondola operation in 2002, John Synco knew that if he wanted to become a master he would have to travel to Venice. Once in Italy, he was inspired by the skill and effortless grace of local gondoliers and developed a passion for the vocation that he wanted to share. Synco purchased his very own bona fide wooden gondola, Nelly, that was crafted in Italy and navigated Venice’s narrow canals for decades before being brought to the United States. She is the only Venetian gondola to operate in the Pacific Northwest and it makes the history and authenticity of Synco’s business all the more romantic and genuine. Gig Harbor Gondola launched its first cruise on September 18, 2015 with Synco proudly manning the single oar in the recognizable striped shirt and red-ribboned straw hat of Italian gondoliers. Plans are underway to expand his operation in the summer of 2019.
Open year-round, rain or shine, Gig Harbor Gondola offers a 60 minute and 90 minute option for up to six guests. Small appetizers supplied by The Harbor General Store are available for purchase. Bring along your favorite wine or bubbly, snuggle up under the blankets, and enjoy the glorious and intoxicating views of the harbor, the Gig Harbor Lighthouse, and Mount Rainier. Synco is happy to point out local harbor wildlife and will even serenade you for that full gondola experience if you request it. Gig Harbor Gondola provides an unforgettable opportunity for couples, families, and friends to create wonderful memories and see beautiful Gig Harbor.
Synco takes part in the Gig Harbor Super Business Group and donates numerous gift certificates to local events and charities throughout the year.
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