About us

HERO OdySea is Dubai’s first self-drive boat tour. We also give you the chance to Captain your own boat while on an exciting adventure along Dubai’s iconic coastline. Follow in the footsteps of heroes like Ibn Battuta and Amelia Earhart while taking control of your trip.

You do not require a boat licence or previous experience for this thrilling experience. This is because every boat tour is led by an expert guide on a 90-minute adventure. Our 12-ft inflatable HERO boats are safe and simple to drive, this makes them the perfect fun-filled outdoor activity in Dubai. Explore Dubai’s iconic coastline in style while you drive past famous landmarks. These include the breathtaking Burj Al Arab, majestic Atlantis, world-renowned Palm and even spot Burj Khalifa in the distance.

HERO OdySea is part of the Hero Experiences Group which includes the prestigious Platinum Heritage, luxury desert safaris, and Balloon Adventures, which is Dubai’s first hot air balloon company. All three brands strive to create memorable moments but also protect the natural environment and local culture.


We are honoured to have been awarded as the 2020 Middle East’s Leading Boat Tour Operator and the 2020 UAE’s Leading Boat Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards. The World Travel Awards can be perceived as the Oscars of the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

We also received both TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award and TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence which are based on reviews for service, quality and customer satisfaction. Receiving these prestigious awards mean that we are placed in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world. Our consistent 5-star rating on TripAdvisor makes us a favourite for Dubai tourists and residents.

Our adventurous Dubai boat tours are the first of their kind worldwide to be awarded the SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas. They are the independent global leader in inspecting and certifying companies’ quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. To learn more about our safety protocols please click here.