Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

4.6 / 5

69 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

This tour does not depart from the Rhino Rides location on Google Maps. Enter the provided meeting point location into Google Maps. Directions to meeting point: 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 towards the Noukhada Adventure Company dock, where you can 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 69 reviews

Review summary

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Ifan the guide was fantastic, the safety brief was fast and to the point and was all relevant. There is boxes to leave your belongings but I would recommend sunglasses water and your phone to take some pics when you do slow down. Was well worth it and doing something different in Abu Dhabi is always a plus. Overall great service, great people and a great tour. Thanks Ifan you and your team were amazing!

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June 30, 2022

This trip was a lot of fun. Our guide Irfan, was excellent! he gave a clear and concise briefing before we left which if you not driven a boat before was very useful. We were very fortunate that the other group did not turn up so we had a personal guide which made it much more memorable. Thank you Irfan!

May 29, 2022

Due to traffic, we arrived a little bit to late. We were welcomed by a very friendly man, named Irfan. He took his time to explain everything in detail and made sure we felt secure to go on the water. He guided us very well and gave information about the mangroves. This activity is very recommended if you want to see Abu Dhabi on a different side. Also nice on very hot days (bring something to cover your head).

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May 23, 2022

Product ID: 404602