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

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
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

Meet at HERO OdySea Dubai Boat Tours.

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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 214 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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Wow! Where to start… it was an absolutely amazing experience. Watching the sunset while zooming through the ocean is a must do! Our guide Sebastian was fantastic! Before heading out, on the water, and back at base he was truly amazing! He arranged taxis for everyone at the end of the trip. We were the last ones to leave, so we got chatting. His stories and his personality are top notch! This is our second time doing this activity, and we’ll deffo be back! If Sebastian can see this… enjoy the haggis videos, and hope you enjoy Scotland! Thanks again!

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September 13, 2022

I enjoyed every aspect of my experience - our guide Sebastian did an excellent job at explaining the main functions and safety features of our boat, life jacket, and gave thorough guidance of what to expect on our boat tour. The guided tour of the Dubai coastline was fantastic - there were many opportunities to take photographs of the beautiful city landscape, and an explanation of sites was provided at each stopping point. We were provided a locker for valuables before departing, bottled water whilst out at sea, and on return - and an additional 'Hero Odysea' vacuum water bottle, as a pleasant gift. Our guide was very welcoming, careful and considerate - and at the end of the day, he volunteered to book a taxi for our safe journey back to accomodation. It was truly a great opportunity to explore Dubai on a 'runabout' boat, with guidance of what to look out for - informative, adventurous and appreciated with much gratitude. Overall, a full star experience!

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August 14, 2022

We were able to get hold of 2 remaining places at the last minute, so to speak, and it was worth it beyond measure. In addition to the incredible appeal of exploring the palm on the water, guide armin also played a huge part in the great tour. Many thanks for this and for everyone who is interested - unreserved recommendation (unless you have back problems)

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August 1, 2022

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