Message In A Bottle/Picnic Ride

Our best kept secret ~ what better way to pop the question ~ or say that special thank you ~ show your partner how much you love them.

Send us your personal message then~ bring your loved one to the gondolas and really wow and surprise them when they find a bottle floating in the canal with your special message just for them. NB Email your personal message to us at least 24 hrs before your booking. This is something to remember forever. Enjoy this together with a picnic on the boats.We will provide the picnic in a hand crafted basket which is made right here in local Durban by the society for the blind. What better way to spend some time out and treat yourself. Gondola ride and a Picnic for two on the Gondola

Contents of Picnic: * Soft cheese * Biltong * Ferrero Roche luxury chocolates * Nougat Bar * Oreo Biscuits * Lays Chips * Grape Juice

  • We are not licensed to sell alcohol.


When you board the gondola you will not see the bottle. You will have a chance to enjoy the picnic before our trained operator floats the bottle containing your personal message during the ride without you seeing. He will point out the floating bottle and ask you to retrieve it. Open the bottle and gently lift the rose stem just enough to take your message out for your loved one to read.

Once done you can store your message in the bottle and it will be a lovely memory in years to come.



  • Ride on the Gondola down the canal and back
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Picnic


Children under the age of 2 years not permitted on board the gondolas.


Sunscreen or a hat if it is very hot and you are riding during the day.







Departure point

Gondola Dock @ Timeball Blvd - Durban Point Waterfront Canal

Location: Durban Point Waterfront Canal @ the Ushaka Village Walk end GPS Latitude = -29.868963 Longitude = 31.047157

General Directions

*Drive down Mahatma Ghandi road towards Ushaka *Turn left onto Camperdown road *Drive towards beach (between Ushaka and Canal) *Turn right into Ushaka A parking lot *Exit the lot on foot @ the Ushaka end, *Walk down the road, away from the Sea towards the Canal and the 2 big anchors *You will see our Boat Dock this is where you need to be *Note all booked rides go directly to the boats

Return point

Gondola Dock @ Timeball Blvd - Durban Waterfront


Please be on time. Late arrivals will forfeit ride time. Personal message for the bottle must be emailed to us at least 24 hrs before your booking. Payment is required 24hrs before your booking. All children to be accompanied by an adult.

Only one discount offer can be used per booking. A 10% service fee will be levied on Cash Payments.

Cancellation policy

Full refunds : if rides are cancelled by 17:30 for night bookings : or 1 hour before day bookings If weather prevents your booking we will give you the option of a full refund or a chance to reschedule your booking.

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