Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi
Water activity

Mangrove National Park: Self-Drive Speedboat Tour

Activity provider: Rhino Rides Abu Dhabi
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From US$ 107.55 per group up to 2

Likely to sell out

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.

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

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Meeting point

Meet at Rhino Rides. Park in front of the Eastern Mangroves Promenade 2 building. Walk through the residential building, then walk down the steps towards the waterfront. Continue to your right along the water until you see the Rhino boats and guide.

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 198 reviews

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It was absolutely amazing und we LOVED it! our Guide Irfam speaked absolutely clear and good english and was a very nice person, we enjoyed this trip sooooo much!! we will book it again when going back to Abu Dhabi - and we will come back!! felt like Dessert Buggy Safari - just on the water ;-) it was really a cool adventure!! thank you so much Irfam!! Christine & Jürgen from Germany!

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March 13, 2023

Great motorboat tour around the many small mangrove islands. Detailed instruction on how to operate the boat. No problem even for the inexperienced. Was very fun. We were also able to watch the sunset very nicely from a small island. We had left valuables and mobile phones on land on the recommendation of the guide. Our guide then took photos with his cell phone and promised to send us the photos. Unfortunately, they have not reached us to date.

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November 28, 2022

Our self drive speed boat activity was excellent! We had a blast. Our guide was Ifran. He was on time, safety was ensured, he spoke english well and made our activity enjoyable. Big thumbs up for the guide and the service! We were a family of 4 two adults and two children 10 and 9 years.

October 28, 2022

Product ID: 404602