First Self-Drive Boat Tour Operator In The World Certified With Bureau Veritas’ Safety Label

HERO OdySea is the first self-drive boat tour operator worldwide to have secured the SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas.

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas, the independent global leader in inspecting and certifying companies’ quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Our adventurous self-drive Boat tours are the first of their kind worldwide to be authorised as safe by Bureau Veritas meaning that our strict protocols comply with local regulations, best practices in the industry and are approved by leading epidemiologists.

The SafeGuard Label is given solely to companies that have been audited and have successfully met hygiene and sanitation standards, providing a safe environment for the business to restart.

In light of COVID-19, we have taken this time to increase our standards while maintaining the luxurious and exciting nature of our experiences. Our top priority has always been the safety and well-being of our guests and staff. We will continue to do this as a responsible tourism company.

HERO OdySea CEO, Adam McEwan comments about the news, “Since 1828, Bureau Veritas’ mission has been ‘establishing the truth without favouritism.’ At HERO OdySea we didn’t simply want a certificate that can be easily obtained just to tick a box. Instead, we wanted the world’s most trusted independent auditor to evaluate and make recommendations to both our Covid-19 response and our general operations. It is with immense pride that after 192 years, we are the world’s first self-drive boat tour operator to meet their strict testing and inspection process.”

Important considerations have to be taken into account when restarting a business following the COVID-19 epidemic. Measures need to be put in place to ensure a safe working environment. Bureau Veritas has established a SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label to help businesses reopen safely and to certify companies that have met hygiene and sanitation standards. This process is done by partnering with companies worldwide who must follow five phases to receive this critical certification.

Hotels and travel agencies also have a responsibility to promote and send their guests to safe operators, and therefore must be very careful when choosing which activities to recommend. We are pleased to be able to present this solution to the industry.


HERO OdySea is Dubai’s first self-drive boat tour offering guests the opportunity to experience what it’s like to Captain your own vessel with no boat license needed. Set sail on a thrilling 90-minute adventure along Dubai’s iconic coastline led by a professional Guide. Enjoy the unlimited photo opportunities and witness a spectacular sunset. The HERO boats are safe and easy to drive, making them a perfect fun-filled activity in Dubai.