La Gondola Providence

A classic Venetian experience in the heart of the Renaissance City.

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Tired of just going out to dinner for date night? Sick of trying to find the perfect gift for those hard-to-shop-for loved ones? A trip with La Gondola might be just what you need, either to give as a gift or for yourself!

Take a journey with us along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers and see the sights of the Renaissance City like never before. This isn't just a boat ride, this is an experience, the next best thing to being in Venice yourself, and we even speak great English (a nice ancillary benefit different from most Venetian gondoliers - we're decent at other languages too, so just ask in advance and we'll see what we can do)!

Here at La Gondola, we make memories, nothing more or less, and feel that everyone deserves and needs to be treated like royalty every once in a while. We think our gondoliers are the best this side of Venice, and we're sure you'll agree! Not only are our gondoliers (and gondolieras) skilled rowers, but all of us sing a little on board, and we are happy to hit the highlights, answer questions, and point out sights along the way.

Whether you are entertaining guests, playing tourist in Providence, going out with friends, or just need a romantic date night with that special someone, La Gondola is the perfect venue!

Gift certificates are available year-round, and can be purchased online at, or by calling us. Reservations for our season, running from early May to late October, are usually available by January or February of that year. Hope to see you on the water soon! Ciao, Marcello

Our 2022 season will begin Saturday, April 30th and run until Saturday, November 5th. We row 7 days and evenings a week (weather permitting) during our operating season.

Our Docks are located:
Gondola Landing
One Citizens Plaza
Providence, RI 02903

Meet Your Seller

Photo of Matthew "Marcello" Haynes
Matthew "Marcello" Haynes of La Gondola Providence

At La Gondola Providence, we make memories!

Owner Matthew "Marcello" Haynes has been at the helm of the company since 2007 and has transformed the enterprise into one of the most recognized and beloved attractions in Providence. His unwavering focus on customer service and the value of each individual's experience on board the gondolas has resulted in both local and national recognition, including a 5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

Here's Marcello, to explain why being a gondolier is the most romantic job in the world.

  • Providence, RI
  • Member since Jul 2022