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Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See the skyscrapers and sights of Abu Dhabi from a brilliant yellow RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) on this 60- or 90-minute cruise. With a skipper at the wheel, hold tight and enjoy the sea spray as your boat bounces across the waters of the Arabian Gulf along Abu Dhabi’s shores. Stop for photos of the high-rises along the palm-lined Corniche; zip by Lulu Island, the Heritage Village, and spectacular Emirates Palace hotel; and watch for pods of dolphins in the sea as you listen to the commentary on board.
  • Marvel at the 21st-century Abu Dhabi skyline and Corniche from the water
  • Cruise past the Heritage Village, Lulu Island, and spectacular Emirates Palace
  • Enjoy the sea breezes and watch for dolphins as you cruise
  • Choose from a selection of start times to suit your schedule
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On-board skipper
Bottled water
Live commentary
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

1: Emirates Palace Marina, Emirates Palace Hotel,Al Khalidiya - Al Ras Al Akhdar - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
2: Yas Marina Circuit - Yas IslandYas West - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your skipper at Abu Dhabi Marina, and after a safety briefing, don your provided life vest. Then, climb aboard your state-of-the-art, bright yellow RIB.

Grasp the clutch rail as the skipper revs the engine and your boat motors into the marina bay. Soak in the views of the dome of the monumental Emirates Palace hotel, and then pick up speed as your craft heads onto the waters of the sparkling Arabian Gulf.

Speed along the coast, passing the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village, a replica of a traditional oasis village, and the palms and golden sands of the Corniche, Abu Dhabi’s 5-mile (8 kilometer) waterfront. 

Pause to snap photos of the high-rises that tower above the beaches and listen as your skipper tells tales of Abu Dhabi’s innovative architecture. Then, watch for dolphins swimming by the boat as you cruise around Lulu Island. Admire the pristine, palm-fringed beaches and the panoramas of Abu Dhabi’s skyline stretched along the horizon.

Afterward, moor back at the marina, where your cruise ends.

Please note: Only the 90-minute tour passes the Grand Mosque.
Stop At:  
The Corniche
Cruise by and explore the impressive Abu Dhabi Corniche, which spreads across eight kilometres. Watch the city come to life and capture amazing moments aboard The Yellow Boats!
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Al Maya Island & Resort
Al Maya Island is a beautiful Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Boasting expansive white sands and beautiful turquoise water, it is the perfect getaway destination for residents and tourists in need of an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Emirates Palace
The Emirates Palace is certainly one of the most jaw-dropping sights in Abu Dhabi. Depart from the spectacular Emirates Palace marina, see the exclusive yachts in dock and enjoy the peaceful, magical atmosphere and capture amazing photos of this state-of-the-art palace.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yas Island
This spectacular tour will depart from Yas Marina – one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas, famed for hosting Formula 1 parties and events. Situated on Yas Island, the 227-berth marina features many vibrant restaurants and lounges and boasts iconic views of the Yas hotel and race track. As the sun sets, the family friendly destination transforms into a buzzing scene of dining and nightlife entertainment.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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
  • OPERATED BY The Yellow Boats

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Abu Dhabi Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours?
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Fine tour but the 1 hour option may be more than enough." See review
  • "Honesty has been the highlight of our trip so far and highly recommend going on the YIB tours especially if you get Jesus as your skipper!!" See review


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Very lucky to have a private tour with Jesus
, Jan 2020
Absolutely amazing adventure with Jesus our incredibly informative and friendly skipper. Honesty has been the highlight of our trip so far and highly recommend going on the YIB tours especially if you get Jesus as your skipper!! So much fun - only recommendation is asking them to ping location via WhatsApp
Fab highly recommended
, Apr 2019
Highly recommended excellent service very polite and very fun activity loads of thrills and a good way to see exclusive sightings from the waters
, Jan 2019
The guide Alli was very good. Knowledgeable friendly and humorous.Great way to quickly get an overview of this beautiful city!
Fine tour but the 1 hour option may be...
Wilmarie S
, Sep 2018
Fine tour but the 1 hour option may be more than enough. Nice guide and good information.
We really enjoyed our trip with...
, Mar 2018
We really enjoyed our trip with Daniel, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. A great way to see the city and surrounding areas of Abu Dhabi.
great trip when we eventually found...
Patricia L
, Mar 2018
great trip when we eventually found the marina. We were provided wrong instructions from viator. Told to go to gate 2 and it as gate 3.
This was fun and our Skipper Dan did...
Michael M
, Feb 2018
This was fun and our Skipper Dan did everything possible to make it an enjoyable experience ! WE even got to see a school of Dolphins which was totally amazing experience
This was a wonderful experience to...
Edgar C
, Jan 2018
This was a wonderful experience to see the beautiful Abu Dhabi shoreline in an hour. We didn't have enough time to spare before we board our cruise ship in the afternoon. Our group of six were dealt with utmost professionalism, courtesy and hospitality. Our tour guide/boat captain, Danny, also our cameraman at times was very knowledgeable of the landscape and the history behind it we couldn't ask for more. Highly recommended! One minor drawback: very hard to find a taxi going back to our hotel.
Great - Great - Great - it went from...
Alex T
, Nov 2017
Great - Great - Great - it went from better to better and then to even more than I could ever expect. First we booked with only 1hr to the tour time. It worked and I con an email confirmation on my way to the venue. Getting there by taxi - wow it was a private marina - my name was at the door like a VIP. - The boat was great. not an old clunker but a really fast exciting craft. - lastly captain Dany was outstanding. Giving us a beautifully explanation of the sites and history of the wonderful Abu-Dhabi. Price to experience - There is no question it is worth the money.
Loved this boat ride, great views, on...
Cheryl C
, Apr 2017
Loved this boat ride, great views, on time, recommend

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