Water activity

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Activity provider: HERO OdySEA LLC

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Activity provider: HERO OdySEA LLC
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From US$ 99.50 per person

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Dubai Harbour - Marina Zone C - Dubai

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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 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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This experience was 5 star. Everything was so organised and our guide Armin was amazing he was so professional, enthusiastic and looked after us every second.. I recommend this to anyone the experience of driving a little speed boat and seeing some magnificent sights was a perfect couple of hours.

June 13, 2022

It is fun. The driving can be heavy on the right hand for lefties, but otherwise very safe and enjoyable. Only one of the boats in the group seemed new--a Mercury 40 motor, all shiny. The rest have seen better days, but did the job. The guides are observant and keep checks on their customers' safety. I'd do it again if on vacation.

April 20, 2022

This was my first time taking part in an activity like this and will definitely be one to remember during my holiday in dubai. Our tour guide named Ali was exceptional and was very patient/attentive should he feel anyone needed support or was struggling. Myself and my friend was running late due to traffic and when we called to make them aware with a possibility of waiting an extra 10 minutes this was accommodated. The relieve from them was very reassuring as I was convinced I would have missed the chance to experience this activity but due to their excellent customer service they made this experience happen and I could not be more grateful. In regards to picture taking our your guide Ali did amazing and would direct us to the right place to capture nice pictures by the Burj Khalifa.

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March 26, 2022

Product ID: 147339