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The best yellow boat tours in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi, the capital city of UAE is brimming with treasured landmarks that demand to be seen. If you're short on time and have just about a few hours in Abu Dhabi, there's no better way than to hop on a Yellow Boat Tour and witness the magic of the city while swooshing through the cool blue Arabian waters.

What Is Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi?

Yellow Boats Abu Dhabi, as the name suggests, are yellow inflatable ribbed boats that are easily identifiable in a sea of cruises and boats. Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi has been known to provide safe boat tours, carrying over 70,000 passengers every year. To ensure utmost safety, Yellow Boats are equipped with GPS navigation, powerful engines and life jackets. Each boat has an expert guide on-board who is fully qualified with water safety and life rescue mechanisms and doubles as a tour guide during the course of your Yellow Boat Tour.

From the Emirates Palace to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, you are guaranteed to witness stunning sights and soak in lots of Vitamin Sea on your Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi tour.

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Why You Must Go For A Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Tour

On-board Guided commentary

It's not quite likely for speed boats to have guided commentary, but yellow boat tours has a skipper on-board who doubles as a city guide and safety expert! They will be happy to answer your doubts and voluntarily indulge in a narrative about all that you see on the tour, information that you perhaps won't find on any guidebook!

It's Kid Friendly

Adults enjoy a Yellow Boat Tour because of the unparalleled views, but kids tend to love everything about this tour - right from the joy of being on a boat to the views, the lifejackets and the super enthusiastic skippers. Not to forget the 360 degree donuts stunts that have them thrilled no bounds!

Best Vacay Pictures Guaranteed

Yellow Boats Abu Dhabi take you around the best parts of the city - from the Emirates Palace to Sheikh Zayed Mosque to Lulu Island and a lot more. As most of these places are swarming with tourists almost always, it's hard to get a decent human-free picture. But from the Yellow boats, the pictures you get are simply splendid. People free and oh-so-insta worthy! Trust us on this.

A 5/5 rating on Tripadvisor

There are very few attractions and tours that have 5/5 rating on Tripadvisor and the Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi happens to be one of them. 'Don't miss it!' seems to be the most common review and we wholeheartedly agree.

Safety guaranteed

If you're worried about safety, there's absolutely no need for you to be on a Yellow Boat in Abu Dhabi. They give utmost value to safety and equip the boats and you with top class safety measures. Moreover, their certified skippers onboard are definite plus point. They take special care when children are onboard to make the parents and the kids feel at ease. Also, there has been no single accident reported till date on the Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi tour, so hop aboard with no second thoughts!

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Best Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Tickets & Deals

Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Tours are available in 2 versions - 60-minute and 90-minute. They both are different routes, hence depending on the sites you are interested in seeing and time constraint, you can choose either of these tours.

90 Minutes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour by The Yellow Boats

  • Discover the beauty of Abu Dhabi with a full-fledged experience of the city from a different perspective.
  • Relish a 90-minute cruise that will take you past spectacular landmarks of Abu Dhabi.
  • Get 24% Discount on booking from Headout

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60 Minutes Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour by The Yellow Boats

  • Discover Abu Dhabi from the water, as you are taken on a 60-minute boat ride through the Persian Gulf.
  • Catch sight of the Abu Dhabi skyline as your boat travels along one of the most immaculate coastlines in all of Asia!
  • Get 24% Discount on booking from Headout

Your Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Experience

Yellow Boats Abu Dhabi follows 2 different routes within the city's waters.

90 Minutes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour

This tour starts from the marina docks next to the opulent Emirates Palace. The Marina with numerous yachts and ships docked is calming sight behold. Once the tour starts, you'll get a glimpse of the Emirates Palace private marina and even the Presidential Palace! This white marble attraction is an eye-catcher and makes for a breathtaking sight. From here, you'll make your way to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi's most iconic attraction. Pause by the largest mosque in the UAE and catch unforgettable views of this architectural wonder. You can never really take in the entire beauty of this mosque upclose due to its colossal scale, hence a view from the Yellow Boat makes for the best way to consume its beauty in its entirety. This 90 minute cruise that will take you past spectacular landmarks of Abu Dhabi, with ample opportunities to take the perfect photograph is quite the treat.

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60 Minutes Emirates Palace, Corniche & Lulu Island Tour

Get a chance to explore the capital city of Abu Dhabi from the Persian Gulf. The Yellow Boat Tour starts at Emirates Palace Marina and presents a majestic spectacle from your boarding point. You will then cruise along the famous Corniche of Abu Dhabi. The 8-kilometer stretch features numerous cycle pathways, walking areas, play areas, restaurants and cafes. From here, the glittering skyline of Abu Dhabi is nothing short of breathtaking. Moreover, the beachfront has been awarded the Blue Flag status, which is an internationally recognised ecological label for beaches regarding the cleanliness of the water. From Corniche, the sight of a serene harbor, with various activities going on will greet you as the boat moves towards the fisherman’s village. You will see old wooden boats sailing out to the sea, fisherman working on their nets and several dhows stationed near the coastline. The village, with the backdrop of the towering structures on Abu Dhabi makes for an unlikely, yet charming scene. You will have a lot of photo opportunities, ensuring that you can treasure this experience forever!

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Know Before You Go On A Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Tour

Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Tour Timings

  • 60 minute yellow boat tour - Daily, from 10 AM and 2 PM
  • 90 minute yellow boat tour - Daily, from 12 PM and 4 PM

Tour Departure Point

Tours start from The Yellow Boats, Emirates Palace Marina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Handy tips

  • Those who get sea-sick, sit at the middle down to the back
  • Make sure you hold onto your valuables dear and tight as the bumpy movement can throw things off the deck
  • If you have children, make sure you warn them to clutch onto the railings nice and tight
  • Children below 5 years can join the tour by paying the child rate if they are over 15 kg for safety reasons.
  • The Yellow Boat Tours are not fully wheelchair accessible for this with impaired mobility. Should you have any concerns, feel free to get in touch with staff prior to booking your tickets.
  • At Headout, we understand how plans can spontaneously change. Don't worry, these tickets have a super flexible cancellation policy which allows you to cancel 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
  • The tickets are valid only for the selected date and time of booking. Make sure you reach on time as Yellow Boat Tours are known to be super punctual.
  • Finally, pay heed to the safety instructions for a safe trip.

Yellow Boat Abu Dhabi Reviews

We loved this boat trip. Our super friendly and funny skipper Danny, made the whole experience so much fun. We saw so many of the amazing sites this great city has to offer from the water which gives a totally different perspective on the city. Boat is clean and really comfortable and myself and our 2 kids just loved every minute. Well worth it. Thanks again Danny!

- Rachel K, Tripadvisor January 2018

We are residents of Abu Dhabi and booked the 90 min ride when my son came to visit. What a great activity! Saw the main island and a number of other islands from a totally different perspective. A big shout out to Captain Danny. Friendly, knowledgeable, efficient, and very safety conscious: the perfect combination. Well worth the time and money.

- Michael K, Tripadvisor January 2018

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