Speciality Upgrades

Custom features to enhance your romantic experience

Floral Enhancements

Surprise your guest with fresh flowers! Arrange for a single long-stemmed wrapped rose, half-dozen, or a dozen roses waiting on the gondola. Scattered rose petals on the gondola create a beautiful and romantic mood.

Single Wrapped Red Rose – $15.75

Half-Dozen Wrapped Roses – Please call for prices

Dozen Wrapped Roses – Please call for prices

Scattered Rose Petals – $25.00

*Due to increases from our suppliers, the above rates are not valid on the weeks surrounding Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Christmas. Please inquire about the rates for flowers during these times.*

Rates do not include sales tax.


Bottle Message Enhancements

Add just the right touch to your gondola ride by preparing a personalized message that’s perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and proposals.

Bottle Message – $35.00 

Email us a special message for your loved one and we take it from there! We transfer it (in a beautiful font) to parchment scroll paper, roll it, tie it with a decorative ribbon, slip it into a clear wine bottle and cork it. Sometime during the cruise, the bottle magically appears next to your guest.

This is Gondola Adventures’ signature surprise – everyone loves to get a Message in a Bottle!

Decorative Box – $39.99

A beautiful decorative treasure chest stores the bottle message (in a sheer organza sleeve) so you can display and treasure it for years to come. 

Rates do not include sales tax.




Chocolate Enhancements

Enjoy a variety of upgraded chocolates on any cruise.

Solid Chocolate Heart – $11.00
Small, solid chocolate heart (size of your palm) wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon. Selection may be white, dark, or milk chocolate. Perfect for enjoying on your cruise or taking home to enjoy later.

Chocolate Gondola Plate – $24.50
A small solid edible chocolate gondola, gourmet chocolates, and truffles, all beautifully wrapped in cellophane.

Large Chocolate Gondola – $49.95
A solid one-foot-long chocolate replica of a gondola topped with truffles and enclosed in a beautiful keepsake acrylic box tied with a bow.

Rates do not include sales tax.


Wine and Champagne Upgrades

All of our upgraded cruises come with a complimentary bottle of Martinelli’s sparkling cider, San Pelligrino sparkling water, or plain bottled water. You may choose to purchase a bottle of wine or Champagne in place of your complimentary bottle if so desired.

All beverages are served in a silver bucket with ice and real glassware. Guests must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.

House Champagne – $16.75
House Chardonnay – $16.75
House Merlot – $16.75
Pinot Grigio – $19.50
Moscato  – $23.50
Pinot Noir – $24.00
Prosecco – $24.00
Mumm Napa Champagne – $29.50
Rodney Strong Chardonnay – $26.00
Rodney Strong Merlot – $29.00
Geyser Peak Cabernet – $32.50
Veuve Clicquot Champagne – $78.5

Rates do not include sales tax.



Photography and Drone Packages


  • Chevron down Drone Videography Package
  • Want to capture your special moment from a unique perspective?  Our drone videography package can help! Using a DJI Mavic Pro drone, which is smaller and quieter than most other drones, our pilot maneuvers the non-invasive craft to best capture your special moment in a series of breathtaking videos, which will then be available for you online, fully downloadable, within a week of your cruise. The videos are filmed in crystal clear 4K resolution, which makes them great for replay on any devices, including large-scale displays at weddings or other events. Why tell your friends and family about your special moment when you can show them?

    The pilot captures you cruising down the canal towards a picturesque turning area, a bottle message drop and retrieval (if you opt to include this with your cruise), the reading of the bottle message, a marriage proposal or presentation of a gift, and footage of you cruising away from the area after your special moment. Filming covers a time span of approximately 15-20 minutes of the cruise, and the final video footage will be roughly 2-3 minutes long.  The footage provided is unedited.  Editing packages with music and graphics added are available.

    Note: Our drone pilot is FAA Part 107 Certified and insured.

  • Chevron down Professional Photography Packages
  • Please call for information about our Professional Photographers. Contact our office at 949-646-2067 and speak with a representative to discuss the packages available.

  • Chevron down Student Photography Package
  • A Gondola Adventures® exclusive!

    We have a few, limited-availability apprentice photographers (teenagers with photography experience) to serve as your personal paparazzi.

    Many of the photos on this website were taken by our student photographers.

    Your photographer surreptitiously takes long shots from the dock while you and your guest are boarding, and from the shoreline as you head out on the water.   Still hidden, they photograph from an elevated position on shore for the bottle message drop, catching a proposal or special romantic moment from a distance.

    After the full gondola shots and bottle message photos are taken, the photographer boards the gondola with you to take close-ups from the interior or back of the boat.  Back at the dock, the final photos are taken.

    The Student Photography Package includes a minimum of 30 unedited, high-resolution images for full use by the guests. Photos should have photo credit if they are to be used publicly for commercial use.

    An editing package is available for an additional charge. The photographer will crop, color-correct, edit, and straighten your photos before they are mailed.

    The Wedding Ceremony Photography Package is an enhancement available for our Wedding Ceremony Cruise.  Includes photography for the 90-minute cruise and a minimum of 75 photos.

    Please call for availability and pricing information.

photographer captures couple reading message in a bottle