Gondola Servizio


Gondola Servizio has been offering Authentic Venetian Gondola Tours of Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. since 1999. Tours depart daily from the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill with advance bookings. We pride ourselves on authenticity and imparting to our guests a unique and memorable experience. We also are supporters of local Oakland artists, featuring several local designers in our gift shop on-site. We were also the pioneers of Oakland's Premier photography contest, #PicOakland. The contest aims to highlight Oakland's best sides through the eyes of it's local community. We use #PicOakland as a launch pad for fundraising and other efforts. We donate money and proceeds directly to local non-profits who support the arts in Oakland.

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Awards People love us on Yelp! “Lovely! Everything about this experience was great from reservation to ride. Making a reservation online was pretty easy and the girl who checked us in was really friendly. The gondola was actually from Venice, and so was the gondolier, who sang in Italian during the ride. They let you bring wine, beer, (insert your beverage here) on the boat… you can even get a drink from the Lake Chalet bar to take on board. They supply blankets and the seats are really comfortable. Fun times. Highly recommend for a romantic sunset date.”

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1520 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, California 94612
United States


Parking is available at the restaurant, by valet, or on the street. Pass through the Lake Chalet Restaurant to get to the boating dock or inquire at the front desk. We encourage guests to arrive early and enjoy the all the amenities our destination has to offer.

Walking from Lake Merritt BART

From the Lake Merritt station, walk northeast on Oak Street toward 10th Street. Oak Street will become Lakeside Drive. The Lake Chalet is at 1520 Lakeside Drive.

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  • Bike Parking Yes
  • Good for Kids No
  • Concierge Recommended 2015


Mon-Sun: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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(510) 663-6603

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