Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

4.6 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi
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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

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.

Includes
  • Rhino Rider speedboat
  • Guide
  • Life jacket
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Participants

Date

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

4.6 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5

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This trip was a lot of fun. Our guide Irfan, was excellent! he gave a clear and concise briefing before we left which if you not driven a boat before was very useful. We were very fortunate that the other group did not turn up so we had a personal guide which made it much more memorable. Thank you Irfan!

May 29, 2022

Due to traffic, we arrived a little bit to late. We were welcomed by a very friendly man, named Irfan. He took his time to explain everything in detail and made sure we felt secure to go on the water. He guided us very well and gave information about the mangroves. This activity is very recommended if you want to see Abu Dhabi on a different side. Also nice on very hot days (bring something to cover your head).

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May 23, 2022

Great way to spend a couple of hours and to see Abu Dhabi from a different angle. Great fun to drive the boats at full speed! The reservation process was a bit confusing so we ended up with a spare boat (that we paid for) as it was not clear that one adult could take two kids. Safe and well managed so I would certainly recommend.

April 27, 2022

Product ID: 404602