Best Boating Tours in Abu Dhabi - 2020 (with 113 Reviews)

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE flaunts of a euphoric coastline that stretches for about 570 km and offers stunning places to enjoy Boating in Abu Dhabi. Cruises are the luxurious ways to bask in the beauty of Abu Dhabi shore which is lined with a plethora of signature structures like Corniche, Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge, and Al Maqtaa Fort.

Apart from enjoying the strikingly beautiful skyline of Abu Dhabi, a boat or cruise tour also takes you through the various attractions around the city like Global Village Heritage Site, Fisherman’s Village and the Lulu Islands. Cruises like Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise also have fine dining restaurants where you could relish some of the luscious international cuisines as you sail through the Arabian Gulf.

Boating in Abu Dhabi is just not confined to cruises and urban motorboats. There are a number of speed boat services operated in Abu Dhabi that promise unadulterated thrill. The speedboat takes you on an adrenaline rushing adventurous ride over the gushing waters of the Persian Gulf giving you hair raising moments.

Mangrove kayaking is an enthralling yet one of the least explored water sports of Abu Dhabi. The city boasts of vast, lush green mangrove forests where you can kayak through the shallow waters of the lagoons and enjoy witnessing the diverse ecosystem of the forests.

Most of the boating activities in Abu Dhabi are guided which allow you to learn and cherish the city’s history and heritage. Also, all the water sports of Abu Dhabi are carried out under complete safety measures. Nevertheless, it is advisable to follow the instructor’s advice carefully to enjoy a safe and hassle-free boating experience in Abu Dhabi.

Popular Abu Dhabi Boating Tour Packages

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Yas, Corniche & Maya Island Boat Sightseeing Tour, Abu Dhabi 1H ₹ 2999 4.0 star View Details
Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour 1H ₹ 3705 4.0 star View Details
Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque 1H ₹ 4715 4.0 star View Details
Speed Boat Ride in Abu Dhabi ₹ 22230 3.0 star View Details
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Yas, Corniche & Maya Island Boat Sightseeing Tour, Abu Dhabi Best Seller
Yas, Corniche & Maya Island Boat Sightseeing Tour, Abu Dhabi

1H

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the destination of extravagant hotels and posh resorts next to beaches. You will get see the perfect blend of tradition and modernism in this city. Corniche, Yas, and Maya Island boat sightseeing tour offers an opportunity to learn about the UAE's history through a boat ride. What to expect:Explore the famous attractions of Abu Dhabi Admire the beauty of Emirates Palace Marina Hotel, Heritage Village, Fisherman's Village, Lulu Island, Yas Marina, Yas Beach, Yas Links Golf Club, Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld, Mangroves, Al Raha Bay, Aldar HQ, Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi Island from the open sea. Marvel at the city's stunning skyline Corniche, Yas, and Maya Island boat sightseeing tour gives you an opportunity to marvel at the beauty of the ocean and the must-visit sites of Abu Dhabi. Hop on the speed boat and catch perfect views of the stunning skyline and attractions. Pass through a fishing village during the trip.English speaking guide included The speedboat tour of Abu Dhabi offers a professional English-speaking guide for every speedboat. The guide will tell you about the places.  Perfect day out for familyIf you want to explore Abu Dhabi in a day, then Corniche, Yas, and Maya Island boat sightseeing tour is the perfect tour. You will get to see the famous attractions of Abu Dhabi from the open sea in a speed boat.Know before you go:Tour type:60 Minutes Corniche Tour:You can choose any time slot from 9:00 am/10:30 am/12:00 pm/3:30 pm/5:00 pm and board the boat at Emirates Palace Marina. Our sales representative will get in touch with you after you make your booking to confirm your preferred time slots.60 Minutes Yas Tour:You can choose any time slot from 10:00 am/12:00 pm/2:00 pm/4:00 pm and board the boat at Yas Marina. Our sales representative will get in touch with you after you make your booking to confirm your preferred time slots.60 Minutes Maya Island TourYou can choose any time slot from 2:00 pm and board the boat from Emirates Palace Marina. Our sales representative will get in touch with you after you make your booking to confirm your preferred time slots.Meet Up Information:Meet up location: Yas Marina or Emirates Palace Marina. How to get there: Take tram 4/13/17 to Sihlquai or HB stop. Walk for 1 minute.- For child ticket, child age is 5-12- Children aged 0-4 and under 15 kg are not allowed on the boat- Please reach at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the tour begins
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26 Ratings

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INR 3,599

INR 2,999

Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour
Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour

1H

Abu Dhabi

About the Activity: Experience Abu Dhabi from a whole new angle in this amazing one hour boat ride.Join a group on the boat or book your own private boat for the tour.Start your journey from the Emirates Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi and get a chance to witness one of the world's most luxurious hotel from very close.Visit the Heritage Village site during your boat ride and behold the touch of authentic Arabic culture.Continue your journey to the Corniche and go for its full-length tour while you stop at the Fisherman's Village.After which continue your journey to the open waters of Abu Dhabi surrounding the man-made Lulu Islands.End your one hour boat ride by heading back to the Emirates Palace Marina.You can embark on this tour at different timings starting from 10 AM, 2 PM and 4 PM.
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29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

Starting from

INR 3,705

Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque
Boat Ride to Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque

1H

Abu Dhabi

About the Activity:Experience Abu Dhabi from a whole new angle in this amazing 90 minutes boat ride.Join a group of people on the boat or book your own private boat for the tour.Start your journey from the Emirates Palace Marina at around 12 PM and proceed towards the tour of Abu Dhabi city.Along the way, get yourself acquainted with the fascinating array of information and highlights of some of the most beautiful tourist destinations.Come aboard and discover the ever-changing city skyline like you have never seen it before.On your journey, visit some of the most amazing landmarks like Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Al Maqtaa Fort.You will be given the ideal view of the impressive Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque followed by a stop for a perfect photo opportunity.End your 90 minutes boat ride activity at around 1.30 PM with lots of memories.
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 5,365

INR 4,715

Speed Boat Ride in Abu Dhabi
Speed Boat Ride in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

About the Activity: Hold tight and brace yourself and embark on a thrilling speedboat tour of Dubai like never before.Embark on this 30 minutes adrenaline pumping ride and witness some of the most iconic architectural pieces of Abu Dhabi from distance.Book your own private boat which can carry up to 11 people and rev on the waters of Abu Dhabi.You can embark on this trip on any of the two-time slots starting from 11.15 AM and 1.15 PM
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30 Ratings

3.0

30 Ratings

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INR 29,640

INR 22,230

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  1. What are the best boat or cruise tours in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Abu Dhabi Dhow Cruise

    This lavish cruise on a traditional and luxurious Arabian sailing vessel is the most extravagant cruise to enjoy the shimmering skyline of Abu Dhabi. The cruise has an open upper deck to enjoy panoramic views and a fully air-conditioned lower deck that promises absolutely comfortable cruise experience.

    The 2-hour long ride lets you marvel at the magnificent pieces of architecture while you sail through the Arabian waters. The interiors take you back to the Arabian era and the cruise also has some of the best dining options.

    Timings: 08.00 PM to 10.00 PM on all days. Boarding time: 07.30 PM
    Price: AED 200 per adult
               AED 120 per child (6 - 12 years)
               Free of charge for kids below 6 years

    2. Boat Ride To Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour 

    This amazing one-hour long houseboat tour starts from the Emirate Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi. You can enjoy close up views of the pompous Emirates Palace Marina hotel and visit the Heritage Village site where you can enjoy the traditional dessert village setup.

    Later, you will be sailed to Corniche, Fisherman's Village and then to the man-made Lulu Islands. The hour-long Boating in Abu Dhabi tour ends by returning back to the Emirates Palace Marina.

    Timings: Tour starts at 10 AM, 2 PM and 4 PM on all days.
    Price: INR 3705 per adult

    3. Boat Ride To Emirates Palace, Royal Palaces And Grand Mosque 

    This enchanting boat tour from the Emirates Palace Marina through the city of Abu Dhabi lets you enjoy the spellbinding beauty of the Persian Gulf and witness the iconic landmarks of the city of Abu Dhabi like Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge, and Al Maqtaa Fort. The short stopover by the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is just so perfect for those Kodak moments.

    Timings: 12.00 PM on all days and each tour is scheduled for 90 minutes.
    Price: Starts INR 4715 per adult

    4. Speed Boat Ride In Abu Dhabi 

    If you are a thrill seeker who wants to venture on the Persian Gulf, this Speed Boat ride is for you. The speed boat usually has a capacity to hold 11 people and the captain of the boat takes you on an adventurous ride with extreme twists and turns on the waters of the Persian Gulf in Abu Dhabi. It is recommended to wear all safety gears like life jackets and follow the instructions to enjoy this hair rising thrilling water sport safely.

    Timings: 11.15 AM and 01.15 PM for 30 minutes
    Price: Starts INR 22500 per boat

    5. Dinner Cruise Abu Dhabi 

    This opulent Boating in Abu Dhabi welcomes its guests with a red carpet welcome and a rosewater sprinkle. The cruise is no less than a 5-star hotel and the Arabic vessel lets you explore the serene waters of Abu Dhabi that glistens with the lights of the outlining skyscrapers. The dinner cruise includes a luscious dinner served with international cuisine and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. The handcrafted selection of Arabic and international songs played in the background is relaxing.

    Timings: 07.00 PM to 11.00 PM on all days
    Price: Starts INR 3300 per adult

    6. Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Boat Cruise

    Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Boat Cruise takes you on a pleasant day tour for about 1.5 to 2 hours on a cruise. The journey on this cruise allows you to spot the major sightseeing attractions of Abu Dhabi from outside and enjoy closer views of the structural wonders like promenade of Corniche, Presidential Palace, Royal Palaces, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Al Maqtaa Bridge, and Al Maqtaa Fort.

    Price: Starts 3200 per person

    7. Mangrove Kayaking

    The mangroves of Abu Dhabi are a hidden treasure of the city and contribute largely to Abu Dhabi’s coastal ecosystem. The best way to explore these mangrove forests is through kayaking and Boating in Abu Dhabi witnessing the lush trees shadowing on the shallow, clear blue waters below. Mangrove kayaking in Abu Dhabi is also adventurous and hence you could go on a guided mangrove kayaking tour. The monthly Full Moon Mangrove Kayaking Tour offers a surreal experience.

    Price: AED 150 for 1.5 - 2 hours
                  AED 200 per person for Full Moon Tour
                  AED 350 per person for beach BBQ
                  AED 450 for overnight camping

  2. What makes boating in Abu Dhabi so special?

    Abu Dhabi has a vast coastline of about 760 km long including the 216 islands and the city is famous for its architecturally brilliant structures adorning the shores of the coastline. A cruise or a boat tour lets a traveller bask in the magnificence of Abu Dhabi!

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  3. Is it necessary to book in advance for boating in Abu Dhabi?

    Abu Dhabi is the capital and second-largest city of UAE and is crowded with tourists all through the year. Hence, it is advisable to book in advance for boating in Abu Dhabi to get confirmed tickets. Also, the rates for boating are cheaper when you book in advance.

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  4. Are there any medical restrictions for people going to boating tours in Abu Dhabi?

    The boat tours and cruises are generally safe for everyone. However, the speed boat ride and Mangrove Kayaking is not advisable for pregnant women, those with back problems and travellers with infants and toddlers.

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  5. What things I should carry for boating in Abu Dhabi?

    Cameras, sunscreen lotions, and hats along with comfortable shoes and dresses are the basic things to carry when going for boating in Abu Dhabi. You should also always carry a valid ID proof with you.

  6. Which place is famous for boating in Abu Dhabi?

    While there are a number of places in Abu Dhabi and islands in the vicinity that offer amazing Boating in Abu Dhabi experiences, the following three places top the list in terms of traveller satisfaction and safety measures.

    - Emirates Palace
    - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center
    - Mangrove National Park

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