Be Your Own Captain: Hero Boat Self-Drive Adventure in Abu Dhabi

Set off on a memorable water excursion in the sparkling waters of Abu Dhabi, starting from the lively Al Qana. This adventure is a perfect prelude to further exploration of the area. Departing from the docks, your journey will take you towards the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the historic Old Maqta Watch Towers. Following this, you’ll head to a secluded island, feeling the exhilarating breeze as you accelerate. Opt for a 90-minute tour, and you’ll extend your adventure into the mangroves, where you can choose to either relax at a leisurely pace or zip through the water. These self-driven boats offer a unique and personal way to experience Abu Dhabi’s distinct charm, putting you in the driver’s seat of your own adventure!


09:30 AM | 11:30 AM | 01:30 PM

Pricing (90-min tour):

60 minutes – AED 795

90 minutes – AED 1,195


  • This activity is weather-dependent and stops may differ due to actual weather conditions on the day of your tour.
  • No boat license is required.
  • Dress Code: Comfortable, Beach Wear
  • Sunscreen and water are provided but guests are welcome to bring their own.
  • Sunglasses are recommended.
  • Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
  • Due to time restrictions, our guides cannot wait for any guests arriving late.
  • Failure to arrive on time will result in missing the tour and we will not be able to process a refund.
  • Tour lasts 60 minutes or 90 minutes on the water (after a 30-minute briefing)
  • Drivers must be over 18 years old.
  • Children over 6 years old can ride as passengers.
  • Passengers over the age of 18 can take turns driving the boat.
  • Maximum 2 people per boat.
  • Maximum weight per boat 225kg.
  • Hotel transfers are not provided.
  • Times vary according to the season.
  • Due to health concerns, pregnant women are not permitted.
  • An inflatable safety vest is provided to all guests during the safety briefing.
Hero Boat Self Drive Abu Dhabi

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