Message in a Bottle Story
The romance of writing a message to an unknown receipient, placing it in a delicate glass bottle, then tossing it recklessly into the crashing waves and ever restless winds of our oceans is a story told over and over again. The not knowing the where of its arrival nor the who of the reader of the message excites us in our predictable, ordered life of instant and rapid communication.
DID YOU KNOW ???
There is a Message in a Bottle Gondola Boat Ride in DURBAN
History of Message in a Bottle
The earliest known message in a bottle was sent by a Greek philosopher in 310BC. Since then many, many messages have been sent and received bringing voices from the past to new generations, often saving lives and reuniting lovers.
Has anyone ever found a message in a bottle?
Here are two examples of messages in a bottle that were found.
In 1956, a Swedish sailor Ake Viking sent a bottled message “to Someone Beautiful and far away” that reached a 17-year-old Sicilian girl named Paolina. It sparked a correspondence that resulted in their marriage in 1958. How romantic was that?
In June 2019 three trapped hikers above a waterfall in California released a bottled SOS message that was quickly discovered about half a kilometer away downstream. They were all rescued by helicopter the following morning.
Message in a Bottle Ride at Zulumoon Gondolas
Our message in a bottle gondola ride offers you the romance and excitement of sending your own unique message to someone special. Instead of the dark and forbidding ocean waves you and your guest will drift calmly over the peaceful lapping waters of the canal. At the appointed time a beautiful bottle will slide past and the personal message inside it will be delivered creating a memory to cherish. This is our signature ride and most popular one.
Message in a bottle is so unique and can be memorable in celebrating or spoiling friends and loved ones. See some ideas below.
Mothers Day Gift
Wedding Save the Date
Congratulations on Achievement
Thank you to a friend
Party Game Clue in a Bottle
When you go to Zulumoon Gondola website to book your message in a bottle ride you will be guided through the steps needed to make your ride perfect. The message will be in your own words and your partner will keep the bottle and the message as a memento of this unforgettable experience. What makes this experience extra special is the realisation that thoughtful planning went into the entire event – a priceless acknowledgment of the care and depth of the feelings expressed in your message.
Click on the book a ride button to book your personalised ‘message in a bottle ride.’
Book this Cruise with Zulumon Gondolas for a magical and memorable experience on a luxury gondola boat with your own personal message in a bottle.
We are located on the Durban Point Waterfront Canal.
This spectacular message in a bottle boat ride package includes:
30 min Gondola Boat Ride
Message in a Bottle
Day Rides between 10h30 – 18h00
Night Rides between 18h00 – 20h00 (by reservation only)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: R390 per couple