Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

4.6 / 5

76 reviews

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi
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From US$ 107.54 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

Pilot your own speedboat through the lagoon past flamingos and the Sheikh’s palace into the mangroves following your guide. Keep an eye out for marine life as you maneuver through the canals.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Cruise through the marina following your guide before you exit to the lagoon
  • Pass by the flamingo sanctuary and observe these odd looking birds in their natural habitat
  • Maneuver through the mangroves and observe its diverse fauna and flora
  • Land on an uninhabited island for a quick stop inside the mangroves
Full description

Meet your friendly guide at Anantara Eastern Mangroves, who will show you how to operate your own Rhino Rider speedboat. After a quick safety and operational briefing, hop onto your boat and slowly cruise through the marina towards the exit to the lagoon. Test the maximum speed of your Rhino Rider as you zoom through the lagoon passing the royal palace. Encounter flamingos on your way and observe them from a distance. Continue into the mangrove forest where you will maneuver through the canals. See fish, herons, crabs, or sometimes even dolphins along the way. Take a brief stop at an uninhabited island for a quick swim or to do some exploring. At the end of the tour, return to the departure point at Anantara Eastern Mangroves.

  • Rhino Rider speedboat
  • Guide
  • Life jacket
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Meet at Rhino Rides. Park in front of the Eastern Mangroves Promenade 2 building. Walk through the residential building, then walk down the steps towards the waterfront. Continue to your right along the water until you see the Rhino boats and guide.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The weight limit on the boat: 225 kg/500 lbs (total)
  • Minimum age to drive the boat: 18 years
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 76 reviews

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We, 4 people, booked the tour at 3 p.m. At 14:45 there was a short safety briefing from Irfan. His English is very easy to understand. The ride started with a small introductory lap. Then he guided us through the beautiful mangroves. After a full-throttle lap, we made a stopover on a small island, where you could also swim a lap. Then it went back quickly, where we crossed 2 flamingos. Even if we didn't see that many animals, that's nature, the tour was a lot of fun and we can recommend it with a clear conscience. Irfan is a very good guide and always cares about his guests. Following the rules was very important to him.

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September 3, 2022

It was a truly unforgettable experience. The description for the meeting place given during the appointment confirmation was very precise, we found it very easily. The guide is very nice, he took the time to explain everything to us, the safety rules, the rules of navigation and the route. We sailed in the marina then in the bay and the channels of the mangover where we saw many birds of all sizes including large waders and many black crabs. We also stopped at a desert island in the middle of the mangrove. Many thanks again to the Rhino Rides team.

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August 20, 2022

We started the tour around 10:00 a.m., after a short safety briefing we started right away. Irfan explained everything to us very well and guided us through the beautiful mangroves. In between, we docked at a small island where you could move freely. Then it went back at full throttle, which was really fun. All in one a mega tour that is a lot of fun! Irfan is a top travel guide and always cares about his guests - we can only recommend it!

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August 19, 2022

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