boat rides in durban

Boat Rides in Durban

Durban offers a variety of boat rides and cruises…What’s the difference you may ask?  We often find people who are looking for the sea cruise calling us. We operate strictly on the Durban Waterfront Canal. This is a closed system of canals not at all linked to the harbour or the ocean.

The difference between a boat ride in Durban and a boat cruise in Durban?

Well in our experience the difference between a boat ride and a cruise in Durban anyway … is time. A cruise generally denotes a longer trip. Certainly in Durban, both are widely used.

Let’s take a look at some…

Boat Cruise – Boat Ride in Durban – A deeper look…

Boat Rides in Durban, Zulumoon Gondolas Private Boat Rides

We offer private boat rides in Durban which can also be called cruises. There are many different rides and prices to choose from. Our shortest boat ride is 15min down the canal and back. Most popular is the 30min boat ride which you can enjoy during the day or at night.

The Magic of the canal when the sun goes down is something everyone should experience. As you slowly drift down the canal you get to see beautiful walkways, trees, and bridges that look spectacular with their night lights on show.

For those wanting to really spoil their loved one we have our Luxury ride which is 45min and top of the range is our Deluxe Boat Ride including Live music on a second gondola (this is also 45min long)

We do have some patrons who just love to come back time and again and request an hrs ride to really kick back and get their relaxation time.

Here is a List of all our Boat Rides in Durban which you can book online from our website.

  • Relaxing Day Gondola Boat Ride
  • Magic Night Gondola Boat Ride
  • Message in a Bottle Gondola Boat Ride
  • Picnic Gondola Boat Ride
  • Picnic & Message in a Bottle Gondola Boat Ride
  • Luxury Gondola Boat Ride
  • Deluxe Gondola Boat Ride including Live Music

Since opening our signature ride – Message in a Bottle – we have had over 1000 proposals. There is something magical about proposing on a gondola boat ride with a secret message in a bottle.! Yes – you read this correctly! We do a secret message in a bottle.

It works like this ….

You book in advance and send us your message. We prep the bottle (it holds your message over a fabric rose) and store it out of sight on the gondola. When you arrive and get comfortable (your loved one non the wiser) you will not see the bottle or be asked about it.

About 10 min into your boat ride our specially trained gondolier will float the bottle, turn the boat, and gently point out the bottle to your loved one. Once they have picked up the bottle the magic starts as they open it to reveal your special message inside.

 

How much does it cost to hire a boat in Durban?

Boat Rides in Durban Prices …

It costs (2022 pricing) R70 per person for a private gondola boat ride with Zulumoon Gondolas. You can sit back and relax while your gondolier takes you down the scenic point waterfront canals.

Our 30 min Relaxing Day Ride is priced at R140 per person. Please note that all our rides are private and you can book in online ahead of time.

Where does MSC cruise depart from in Durban?

MSC Cruises N-Shed Passenger Terminal

They depart from MSC Cruises N-Shed Passenger Terminal. It is located South Beach, Durban, 4001. It can be found on the Eastern side of the Harbour not far from Ushaka Marine world and the Durban Point Waterfront Canal.

Who owns MSC Ships?

The MSC Ships are owned by the Mediterranean Shipping Company.

Ushaka marine boat cruise prices

Because of the popularity of Ushaka Marie world people often think that we are part of them and thus google ushaka marine boat cruise price. Ushaka Marine World in fact fo not offer boat rides.

Our pricing for 2022 is listed below

Gondoal Boat Rides in Durban Prices (ushaka marine boat cruise prices)

Relaxing Day Gondola Boat Ride 15 min – R70 per person
Relaxing Day Gondola Boat Ride 30 min – R140 per person
Magic Night Gondola Boat Ride Ride 30 min – R140 per person
Message in a Bottle Gondola Boat 30min – 390
Picnic Gondola Boat Ride 40 min – R540 per couple
Message in a Bottle + Picnic Gondola Boat 40 min – R640 per couple
Luxury Gondola Boat Ride excluding music 45 min- R980 per couple
Deluxe Gondola Boat Ride including music 45 min- R2450 per couple

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Monday – Friday
Florence: 084 730 8784
Dickson: 063 201 0536

Saturday & Sunday
Florence: 084 730 8784
Dickson: 063 201 0536
Manon: 073 653 9477
Kim: 060 505 0316

Click here to find us at the Durban Point Waterfront Canal on Google Maps.

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