Viaggio di AcquaFuoco (WaterFire)
About This Trip
WaterFire is one of the most dreamlike and extraordinary events one could ever witness, and gliding along on an authentic Venetian gondola mere feet from the flames is surreal! Enjoy the fascinating union of fire and water and the evocative music as your gondolier expertly rows you along the Providence and Woonasquatucket Rivers. Truly, this is an indescribable event, and a memory that lasts a lifetime.
WaterFire is an art installation created by artists Barnaby Evans. Full Fire events take place on Saturdays throughout the late spring, summer, and fall. You can learn more about this event and its history at www.waterfire.org.
Our WaterFire trips are 30 minutes long. We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes early for your trip so we can prepare your beverages and see you off on time. Keep in mind that dense crowds and heavy traffic can add substantial travel time as well.
- This trip is available on WaterFire Saturdays only.
- WaterFire reservations are likely to be sold out a month or more in advance, so please book as far ahead as your schedule allows.
- If no reservations are available online, please call our office at 401.421.8877. We may have additional reservations available for your chosen date and time.
2016 WaterFire dates
Saturday, May 21st
Saturday, May 28th
Saturday, June 18th
Saturday, July 9th
Saturday, July 23rd
Saturday, August 6th
Saturday, August 20th
Saturday, September 24th
Saturday, October 1st
Saturday, November 5th
NOTE: only full lighting dates are displayed here. If you wish to book a reservation during a Partial WaterFire, please click here.
Trip prices do not include gratuity for your gondolier.
$179 for two passengers
$204 for three passengers
$229 for four passengers
$254 for five passengers
$279 for six passengers
NOTE: If you have more than six passengers in your party, you may reserve a second gondola for a simultaneous time slot (depending on availability). Please call us at 401.421.8877 to make your reservation.
Ice bucket, wine glasses, opener
(Bring your own bottle(s) of wine, prosecco, juice, etc.) Complimentary bottled water is available upon request.
Handmade Italian wine biscuits
Made here in RI by our accordionist, Maria Jones of The Deli on Post.
What to Bring
Your favorite beverage. Wine, beer, prosecco, juice ... Whatever your fancy, we'll have the ice bucket, glasses, and opener ready to go for you.
Snacks, utensils, and napkins. We provide our signature wine biscuits with every trip. However, you are welcome to bring your own snacks, even a picnic meal! Just be sure to bring the napkins, utensils, etc. as well, since we don't have those items on hand.
Weather-appropriate clothing. We also have blankets and umbrellas for you to use during your trip.
A camera. We are happy to take photos for you during your trip at your request.
Other Important Information
Cancellation Policy: We understand that circumstances can't always be predicted. If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please call us as soon as possible at 401.421.8877 to reschedule. Please note that all online reservations are non-refundable unless La Gondola cancels due to either strong wind or rain at the time of your departure. Cancellations made within seven days of a reservation's date may be subject to a cancellation fee of up to $45 if La Gondola cannot fill the time slot with another reserving party. WaterFire reservations are non-refundable unless the WaterFire itself is canceled. Parties who do not show up for their reservation or who cancel on the day of their scheduled trip may be assessed a cancellation fee of $89, the cost of our basic trip package.