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Do not complete your experience in Abu Dhabi unless you try Kayaking for a little adventure. Crossing through beautiful un spoilt mangroves will bring you a new experience which is full of thrill and surprise.We invite you to Experience a unique marine eco-system with spectacular mangrove scenery on a short, guided kayaking adventure in Abu Dhabi.

MANGROVE TOUR

Description :1.5 to 2 hours of guided paddling into the heart of the mangroves at a high tide. Kayak through channels at mid to high tide, over the shallows and, if high tide, under the full canopy of the mangroves. This tour is obviously tide dependent and therefore timings and routes will vary. Locations This tour is available in the Eastern Mangroves and the Yas Mangroves. Please see the table below for the differences and be clear, when booking, which location you want. The two areas offer different things:

Eastern mangroves great for mangal density and water access but not facilities: or

Yas mangroves great for facilities but not mangal density.To compare the differences between the locations please read the table at the bottom of this page.

Tides Also, please be clear what tide you want:

High tide = access through the trees but little shore life; or

Low tide = paddle through the bigger channels with a little access through the trees but more shore life

ECO TOUR

The Eco Tour is a progression upwards, from the popular mangrovetour and is suitable for those who want to learn about the ecology of mangroves and can paddle for two hours. The adventure is suitable for all age groups with tour content tailored to suit.

This is an excellent way to enjoy and understand the unique ecosystem of the mangroves. Guests paddle themselves in a sit-on kayak for some two hours under the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable kayak guides. Supported by informative graphics, guests will learn about the role of mangroves and their importance in local and regional coastal environments. The tour is delivered in a relaxed and informative manner, highlighting fascinating aspects including a rich and diverse array of wildlife. This tour is obviously tide dependent and therefore timings and routes will vary.

This tour is available in the Eastern Mangroves and the Yas Mangroves. The two areas offer different things:

Eastern mangroves great for mangal density and water access but not facilities: a or

Yas mangroves great for facilities but not mangal density.

Tides Also, please be clear what tide you want:

High tide = access through the trees but little shore life; or

Low tide = little to no access through the trees but more shore life. Our preference is for a mid tide tour where there is still shoreline for wildlife.

ISLAND TOUR

Paddle to nearby islands in the Eastern Mangroves off Abu Dhabi island launching from our E48 launch point. Set foot onto islands and take photos and explore areas only accessible by boat! This tour is (obviously) tide dependent and therefore timings will vary.

The Island Adventure is recommended for guests who have kayaked before.

FULL MOON TOUR

The once a month tour. The full moon tour sets out all through the year and is a great way to go paddling in the summer months. This tour is (obviously) lunar dependent and therefore timings will depend on this. Full moon tours take place in both the Eastern Mangroves and Yas Mangroves from our two launch points at E48 and YasBeach.The adventure is suitable for adults and older children but is not suitable for children under 10 years old. This tour is available in the Eastern Mangroves and the Yas Mangroves. The two areas offer different things but the sun setting, is the sun setting and the full moon rising, is the full moon rising, wherever you are.Duration approx 2 hrs

Whether you’re joining us on a relaxing sunset cruise, spending the day on a pristine island beach with family and friends or embarking on an exciting corporate team building adventure we are certain you will not only have an unforgettable experience but we will also do our best to make your cruise tour trip as educational and insightful as possible by sharing our knowledge of the local culture and environment.

SUNSET CRUISE

Our Sunset Cruise begins as we gently cruise past the beautiful Smmaliyah Island and along the Mangrove Island channels returning in time to witness the stunning Viceroy Hotel lighting up Yas Marina

Duration: 1.5hrs

Times: start time varies between 4.30pm during Winter to 6pm during Summer.

DAYLIGHT CRUISE

Enjoy stunning views on our Daylight Cruise to the endless Mangrove Island forests to one side,gazelle running freely among traditional Emirati heritage buildings to the other,as well as the impressive Abu Dhabi skyline in the distance ahead. A truly fantastic experience.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Times: any time, subject to availability

ROMANTIC CRUISE

This is a tailor-made romantic cruise so the time, duration, destination and price depends entirely on what our romantic passengers have in mind. Whether you’re planning on proposing to your loved one or want to have a quiet sunset drink we’ll make the necessary preparations to meet your every need.

ISLAND BEACH GATEWAY

If you want to have a relaxing day out at a beautiful remote natural beach then this Island Beach Getaway is for you. We drop anchor at the beach, put out umbrellas, deck-chairs, buckets & spades for the kids and a cooler full of drinks & sandwiches and you’ll be free to enjoy, swim, relax… If you’re lucky you might spot some dolphins

Duration: 4hrs

Times: departure times dependent on tides

QUICK CRUISE

This quick cruise is ideal for those who just want to experience a quick boat ride and enjoy a short tour along Mangrove Bay just off the stunning Yas Links golf course.

Duration: 30 mins

Times: any time, subject to availability

SUP BOAT EXPEDITION

For the more adventurous Stand Up Paddle board enthusiasts, experienced and first-timers alike, we will take you to the most off the beaten track islands within the inshore waters of Abu Dhabi where we will set up base on a beach and allow you to explore the local islands, sandbanks and mangrove forests along our pristine coastline.Our crew will keep a close watch to ensure the safety of all guests and will be offer basic lessons to those wanting to further develop their skills.

Duration: 4hrs

Times: departure times dependent on tides

MANGROVE ECO BOAT TOUR

This mangrove eco boat tour is hosted by marine biologist Arabella Willing who will accompany the guests on board as the tour guide.The route will take you gently along nearby mangrove forests where Arabella will be sharing her in-depth knowledge of the local environment. Guests may or may not get the chance to disembark for a brief walk around the mangroves this will depend on tidal conditions.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Times: Tuesday 9am-10.30am & 11am-12.30pm

DOLPHIN BAY ECO BOAT TOUR

This dolphin bay eco boat tour is hosted by marine biologist Arabella Willing who will accompany the guests on board as the tour guide.The route will take you along several points of interest where Arabella will be sharing her in-depth knowledge of the local environment. Guests will disembark at Dolphin Bay sandbank where they will enjoy free time to swim, snorkel, enjoy a cold drink and of course keep an eye out for dolphins… they frequently visit this area, but of course we can’t offer any guarantees

Duration: 3hrs

Times: Saturdays; timing will vary depending on tides

ISLAND BOAT CRUISE

This islands boat cruise takes guests on a gentle cruise around Samaliyah Island. This large island is part of the UAE Heritage Club and provides unique views to Emirati heritage architecture along the beachfront, wild gazelles and plenty of mangrove forests. Occasionally we spot humpback dolphins and pink flamingos along the way…A fun & relaxed way to witness some of Abu Dhabi’s beautiful islands from a different perspective.

Duration: 1.5hrs

Times: 9am, 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

FISHING CRUISE( October to May )

This is a leisure fishing trips along our inshore waterways where we can catch a variety of different species using only line fishing. We do not go offshore, which means we never have to face big swell and our guests will be able to enjoy the views of our beautiful coastline. Staying within the inshore waterways is also considerably safer making it ideal for families of all ages.This is to promote responsible and sustainable fishing and encourage catch & release, which means we take home only what we will be able to consume

Duration: 4hrs

Times: early mornings or late afternoons

LUXURY DHOW CRUISE

The Luxury Dhow has capacity for 50 passengers + crew/staff. With two spacious decks available, both with comfortable and spacious seating arrangements, it is ideal for group events, be it a birthday celebration, a company team building or just an enjoyable cruise with family &friends.For those who would like to enjoy a swim during a day trip we can drop anchor opposite a quiet beach and open up the swim platform at the back of the boat. For daytime beach trips we limit capacity to max 30 passengers.Catering options are available, ranging from a light snacks option to full buffet set-up.