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Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours

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As a city shaped by its seafaring heritage, Abu Dhabi can only truly be experienced by the water. Our unique sightseeing tours will take you on a journey through time as you experience contemporary architecture of the , juxtaposed with the traditional Arabic culture.

75 Minute Yas Tour

This spectacular guided tour is a one-stop shop for all things Yas Island. It is brimming iconic sights, as well as key tips and facts about the Island and its many attractions!

60 Minute Corniche Tour

There’s simply no better way to explore Abu Dhabi's headline-grabbing skyline than from the water. You start your tour in style at the luxurious Emirates Palace Marina, then head out to sea to experience the beautiful Corniche.

60 Minute Maya Island Tour

This incredible guided tour takes you on a journey down Abu Dhabi’s extensive coastline, to witness the luxury of Abu Dhabi island, Emirates Palace and the Presidential Palaces juxtaposed with the natural, tranquil beauty of Al Maya Island.
  • Combine sightseeing with a high-speed RIB cruise in Abu Dhabi
  • Views of the Emirates Palace, Corniche, and skyscrapers from the water
  • Bounce over the waves and pause at sights for photos and commentary
  • Choice of timings, plus longer-cruise upgrade to sail by the Grand Mosque 
What to Expect
Book your preferred option and greet your skipper at Abu Dhabi Marina. Then, following a safety briefing, put on a life jacket and board your powerful RIB, with the skipper at the helm. Hold the safety rail as your craft pulls into the marina bay and admire the opulent, 114-domed 5-star Emirates Palace hotel. Feel the wind in your hair as your boat accelerates and race along the coast past the Heritage Village and palm-dotted Corniche. Take photos of the scenery as your RIB slows, and if you’ve selected the longer cruise, cruise further for views of the lavish Presidential Palace and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Hear about the city’s history and architecture from your skipper, and watch for dolphins as you sail around Lulu Island, an artificial islet of golden beaches. Lastly, savor the widescreen cityscapes before an exhilarating ride back to the marina where your experience ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Emirates Palace Marina, Emirates Palace Hotel,Al Khalidiya - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
2: Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • On-board skipper
  • Lifejacket
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult (Minimum age is 5 years)
  • This cruise is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Every passenger is requested to bring Valid ID as required by Abu Dhabi Coast Guard
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great way to see some of the best attractions Our skipper ‘Ali’ was really helpful with plenty of knowledge, and took some great photos for us Plenty of free bottled water on board

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to see several parts of the city water front in a short amount of time. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this last minute as we had a stopover in Abu Dhabi on our way back from Bangkok. Dan our guide was really friendly and chatty and talked about the history and culture of Abu Dhabi. The boat ride was fast and fun and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank redlell30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Daniel the host was superb - pleasant, polite and extremely knowledgable and couldn’t do enough for his guests. Great way to spend an hour or so and very exhilarating - but be warned it is very very hot out st sea and Daniel warned us...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chrismadden63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Yellow Boat ride was amazing with Captain Daniel! Daniel was so personable and made for a fun ride around Emirates Palace, Corniche and Lulu Island. Make sure you do a Yellow Boat ride in Dubai & Abu Dhabi when visiting the UAE!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TeejQueen
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8 June 2019|
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Response from Fraser D | Reviewed this property |
The trip starts from the marina at the royal palace so as you look out to sea it’s at the far left get a taxi but you have to book the boat trip prior to going or you cannot enter the last bit of the marina where the boat... More
18 April 2019|
Response from Marian W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is plenty of parking at the marina. It is readily accessible by car.Entry through a manned gateway, ring the bell.
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