Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

4.5 / 5

19 reviews

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

From US$ 107.54 per group up to 2

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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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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
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Children under 3 years

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Meeting point

Check-in at Anantara Eastern Mangroves hotel in front of Boa Restaurant. You will see your guide preparing your boat by the water.

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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
  • You must present a Green Pass in the Alhosn application
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The whole experience was excellent. The boats are very easy to control and the environment on the water is very safe and gives you a chance to have lots of fun! Irfan was an awesome guide and offered to take photos and made sure we’re comfortable and that we were having a great time. My parents booked in for the same event and had the same experience as us :) it was awesome!!

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December 2, 2021

This was hands down the best experience we've done in Abu Dhabi with an excellent value for money! It was a small group tour so the guide had enough attention towards everyone. He gave us a quick safety briefing and showed us how to drive the boat which is actually fairly simple and we felt absolutely safe during the whole tour. This was my first time driving a boat but I imediately fell in love with the feeling. The scenery was also something you wouldn't expect in the middle of the desert; Lush mangrove forest and trees. We saw many fishes, different birds and even like a hundred flamingos!! The stop on the uninhabited island was also a nice touch. You can walk around or take a swim if you want. All in all, we had the best time. Highly recommended!

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November 27, 2021

onze tourguide Yrvan gaf duidelijke uitleg over de Rhinoriders. Leuke bootjes om met zijn tweeën en lekker door te trekken. Even gestopt bij een mangrove eiland waar helaas geen vogels op dat moment waren, maar waar wij dankzij de zonsondergang prachtige foto's konden schieten. Een activiteit die aan te raden is

December 15, 2021

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