For centuries Gondolas were used exclusively on the canals of Venice, but now, one can be found at the heart of Elizabeth Quay for all to experience and enjoy. With plush velvet interior, Venetian drapes, romantic Mandolin music playing in the background and a Gondolier in traditional Venetian costume at the helm, prepare to be transported in both place and time, from the moment your journey begins.
The inspiration and concept behind Gondolas on the Swan, came from original drawings of traditional Venetian Gondolas from Venice. The grace and elegance of the Gondola has been faithfully reproduced in this exquisite floating masterpiece.
The hand crafted wooden gondola was designed and built in Perth and also comes with a strong Western Australian heritage. The hull is made of solid Western Red Cedar. The builder and wood carver also were highly qualified, having worked extensively on both the Endeavour and Duyfkin replica boats. The sternpost of the gondola is a head of the iconic Black Swan. Please review our website Gallery for image references of its creation.
Gondolas on the Swan brings to Western Australia, a rare hand crafted Venetian Gondola, and a one of a kind experience. We trust it will touch and captivate the hearts and desires of all who take the river journey with her.
Gondolas on the Swan is accessable by people with impared vision, deaf or low hearing, people with limited mobility and people with cognative disabilities, we are able to give assistance when boarding and leaving. There is no wheelchair or mobility scooter access to the gondola however we do have a secure area where these can be left while taking a gondolas cruise.
We accept companion cards with a minimum of two fare paying passengers, ie up to two carers can accompany two fare paying passengers.