1. United Arab Emirates
  2. Dubai

Dubai: 1.5-Hour Self-Drive Boat Trip

Product ID: 147339
Take control of a sturdy boat and cruise along the coastline of Dubai with an escort-guide. Stop to admire iconic landmarks such as the Burj Al Arab hotel, and hear anecdotes about the city as you enjoy 1.5 hours on the water.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 adventure 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 escort-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 boat ride
  • Life jackets
  • Refreshments
  • Escort-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
Not allowed
  • Shoes
Know before you go
• No boat license is required
• The total combined on-board weight must not exceed 225 kg (495 lbs)
• This activity is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with heart or respiratory conditions and those with back or neck injuries
• Bring towels, your sunglasses and sunscreen
• No shoes are allowed on the boat
• You must be 18 years or above to drive the boat
• Passengers must be at least 6 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 100 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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die tour war fantastisch und zu 100% zu empfehlen. wer gerne selber am steuer sitzt - und keine rückenprobleme hat - wird seine freude haben! mit Omar hatten wir einen qualifizierten und witzigen guide - es hat einfach total spass gemacht und wir wurden bestens verpflegt (wasser) und geführt. am schluss gab es noch leckere schrimps und dattelsekt zur erfrischung, auch um ein abholtaxi wurde sich gekümmert, service von A-Z top!!!! einfach weltklasse.

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1 October 2019

Amazing but poor directions to the place

5* for the experience, amazing day and the best activity to do in Dubai. 0* for directions to the meeting place. Changed two hours before via email - if I did not have internet access I would not have seen this - and then very vague instructions on where to meet. No name of the place, just "behind Miraj Islamic centre, near KFC." Absolutely abysmal, walked around for half an hour looking for the place.

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21 September 2019

Excellent & Lot of Fun !!

Most fun we’ve ever had out in Dubai! Brandon & Co were excellent hosts in leading us on an independent speedboat trip for 1.5hrs across the coast past Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah upto Atlantis and back across the open ocean towards the World Islands.. Amazing, Safe and thrilling excursion - we did the 5pm trip and have never felt closer to Dubai’s amazing sunset out on the ocean! Great job guys, would definitely do again !!

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13 August 2019

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Product ID: 147339