Water activity

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Activity provider: HERO OdySEA LLC
Water activity

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Activity provider: HERO OdySEA LLC

From US$ 222 per group up to 2

Take control of a sturdy boat and cruise along the coastline of Dubai on this guided boat trip. Stop to admire iconic landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and hear anecdotes about the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Captain your own boat and cruise along the coastline of Dubai
  • Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour
  • See iconic monuments such as the Burj Al Arab hotel from the water
Full description

Experience what it is like to captain your own boat on a thrilling boat trip along the coastline of Dubai. Reach speeds of over 60 kilometers per hour and pass famous landmarks as you set sail from the heritage fishing harbor near Jumeirah Beach. Listen to stories about the city from your guide along the way. Cruise past famous beaches and iconic buildings, such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and marvel at the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. See the distinctive Atlantis the Palm hotel and stop to take photos of luxury mansions and upscale developments. Take control of a boat that is safe, sturdy, easy to drive and cannot be tipped over to enjoy a unique adventure on the water for all the family.

  • 1.5-hour guided tour along the Dubai coastline
  • Life jackets
  • Refreshments
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

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Meeting point

Meet at the Marina Zone A of the Dubai Harbour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shoes

Know before you go

  • No boat license is required
  • Each boat carries 2 guests, you will be allocated one boat per two guests
  • The total combined on-board weight must not exceed 225 kg (495 lbs)
  • You must be 18 years or above to drive the boat
  • No shoes are allowed on the boat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 240 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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THIS WAS AMAZING! Honestly this was so so so good. Absolutely worth every penny spent to do this adventure and my husband and I aren’t youngsters. He’s 57 and I’m 46 and we had an absolute blast. Don’t be afraid to try this. Yes your backside will get a little sore being bounced around but it’s SO MUCH FUN and great for any skill level and age as long as you are old enough to be able to stay on the boat. Our guide was great fun and very knowledgeable and we had plenty of opportunities for photos. Highly highly recommend!

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March 27, 2023

Armin was absolutely great, took some great photos and videos of us in the boats and had really good fun.. would definitely recommend and will be going back the next time I come to Dubai. The guys were great and have other activities on offer which will be great fun to try.. big thanks for a fun time

March 27, 2023

The whole trip was a great experience and would do something similar again. the only thing i would mention is that the Throttle on the boats would not stay in position so you had to constantly hold it otherwise it would stop, this meant when the sea was a little rough you only had one hand on the wheel. i noticed the guides boat the throttle stayed in position. it could be a saftey thing but annoying.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 147339