Drive your own boat and conquer the Arabian Gulf while exploring Dubai’s iconic coastline on a 90-minute guided adventure. This boat tour was designed for the adventurous type who prefer to sightsee Dubai’s iconic coastline in an exhilarating way. Reach speeds of 50km/h on this fun and safe boating adventure. Stop at famous landmarks like the manmade wonder of Palm Jumeirah, the distinctive Atlantis, The Palm and the world-famous Burj Al Arab. This 90-minute guided tour gives you the opportunity to take control of your travel experience and drive your own boat. Stop along the way and get some perfect snaps of Dubai’s most famous landmarks. As fun as a jetski, but safer, the untippable HERO OdySea boats are for the whole family. Become a hero, conquer the ocean and be the master of your own vessel!
Our meeting point is the Old Jumeirah Fishing Harbor, the first of many icons of Dubai. Upon your arrival at the HERO HQ, you’ll be welcomed by our enthusiastic staff. Your first HERO experience is a genuine heritage encounter where you will be introduced to a rustic and thriving fishing village. Observe a living example of Dubai’s ancient trade and cultural roots first-hand. Get a glimpse of traditional fishing methods, fishermen repairing fishing nets and a colourful fish market. See a diverse assortment of fishing boats including the authentic fishing dhows known as “Lanshs” returning with their catch. The scene will be set for a close-up of Dubai’s traditional lifeblood for its communities by the sea.
Cultural awareness and knowledge
HERO staff will outfit you with the latest boating safety equipment followed by a quick and entertaining operational briefing. They will provide you with all the information necessary for you to have a safe and enjoyable adventure at sea. Once assigned to your own user-friendly HERO boat, you will perform a few supervised test spins before following your Guide onto the stage of your expedition: the great blue waters of the Dubai coastline.
As you follow your Guide out of the Fishing Harbor and along the coastline, you’ll safely manoeuvre parallel to the iconic Kite Beach. This long, pristine stretch of white sand is a chic and trendy beach where families, singles and international jet-setters flock for a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle amid a variety of food trucks and cafes. Observe a montage of activities including kite surfing, beach tennis, beach volleyball, and kayaking. A beautiful mosque creates a uniquely Middle Eastern backdrop to this captivating location. After taking in these extravagant surroundings, you will scout your next location – the world-famous Burj Al Arab.
Chic and trendy Kite Beach
Standing on a triangular man-made island with its distinctive sail-shaped silhouette, it has become an iconic symbol and statement of modern Dubai, similar to Paris’s Eiffel Tower or London’s Big Ben. Often voted the world’s most luxurious hotel and known as “the world’s only seven-star hotel”, it is actually the third tallest hotel in the world. Normally not accessible to the public, your waterfront view will mean you will have the best point of view for the ultimate selfie or Instagram post, perfectly framed. Perhaps you will capture a glimpse of a helicopter landing on its roof-top helipad or a celebrity sunning themselves on the terrace of the exclusive resort beach club.
The world’s only 7-star hotel
Originally built as the Eighth Wonder of the World, cruise along the northern side of this artificial archipelago situated in the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf. With its extravagant five star resorts perched on its fronds, we’ll catch a glimpse of its core as we pause at the gateway. A wide-angle view of the luxurious villas inside, breathing air of luxury and elegance await you. Your guide will reveal its secrets, anecdotes and stories about what it took to build this stunning creation.
One of the World’s largest man-made islands
The lavish marine-themed resort is the iconic crown jewel of The Palm Jumeirah and combines luxury with a whole host of unique attractions that live up to its myth. It was the first resort to be built on the island, themed on the myth of Atlantis inspired by the ocean and its wondrous marine life. It majestically stands on the Palm crescent with all of its fairytale magic, stunning views – and continues to enchant as it offers you some of the best photo opportunities in Dubai.
The first resort built on The Palm
As the first self-drive boats in Dubai, our boat tours give travellers the control to create their own thrilling experience along Dubai’s coastline. The HERO OdySea Boat Tours are more than an experience; captaining your own boat is an achievement. We encourage travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ for the day and drive their own boat!
A HERO is someone who is admired for their courage and outstanding achievements. By conquering the ocean, we hope to inspire travellers to ‘Be a HERO’ in other areas of their life. Part of our HERO mission is to protect the ocean and marine conservation is very important to us.
When you book a boat tour online, you will receive a complimentary HERO aluminium water bottle to reduce the use of plastic.
Use the PROMO CODE: “BEAHERO” when you book online and get it for FREE!
- No boat licence is required.
- Dress Code: Comfortable, Beach Wear
- Sunscreen and water are provided but guests are welcome to bring their own.
- Sunglasses are recommended.
- Guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes before tour time.
- Due to time restrictions, our guides cannot wait for any guests arriving late.
- Failure to arrive on time will result in missing the tour and we will not be able to process a refund.
- Tour lasts 90 minutes on the water (2 hours total)
- Drivers must be over 18 years old.
- Children over 6 years old can ride as passengers.
- Passengers over the age of 18 can take turns driving the boat.
- Maximum 2 people per boat.
- Maximum weight per boat 225kg.
- Hotel transfers are not provided.
- Times vary according to the season.
- Walk-in bookings are accepted subject to availability.
- Due to health concerns, pregnant women are not permitted.
- An inflatable safety vest is provided to all guests during the safety briefing.