Sightseeing in Abu Dhabi - by Water

From kayaks to catamarans, from traditional dhow cruises to speedboats, from Arabia’s first wakeboarding, waterskiing and kneeboarding cable ski parks to the region’s first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafeet heights... the emirate’s waters will astound.

Mangrove Eco Boat Tour
Join Captain Tony and our marine biologist for an exclusive and enlightening cruise through the mangroves.

Yas Marina - Captain Tony’s Boat
Available every Tuesday, from 9:00am to 11:00am
Prices start at AED 300 per adult and AED 200 per child (6-12)

Reservations are required. For further information, please contact the concierge on +971 2 407 1234 or email

Dolphin Bay Eco Boat Tour
Join Captain Tony and Arabella - our marine biologist - for a boat journey around several coastal habitats. Learn about the marine ecosystems of the Emirates.

Yas Marina - Captain Tony’s Boat
Available every Saturday, timing dependant on the tide
Prices start at AED 400 per adult and AED 300 per child (6-12)

For further information, please contact the concierge on +971 2 407 1234 or email

Wadi Adventure
A great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families
The region’s first man-made white water rafting, kayaking and surf facility built in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafeet.

The park’s 3.3 m (10.8 ft) man-made surf wave is the world’s largest and its 1.7 km (1 mile) kayaking channel network is the world’s longest.

Surfing Magazine has voted Wadi Adventure’s surf pool onto its ‘50 Favourite Surfing Sites’ list. The magazine ranks the pool - the only man-made attraction on the list - as the 41st best surfing beach in the world, even though it has artificially created waves.

Bringing together water and adrenaline-filled adventure, Wadi Adventure makes for a great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families. Lessons are provided by certified trainers for all levels of competency; guests can bring their own equipment, rent or buy gear from the resort’s shop.

Location: Follow the E22 from Abu Dhabi city towards Al Ain. As you enter Al Ain, turn right at the second roundabout. Continue to the sixth roundabout where Ain Al Fayda appears on your right. At this roundabout, turn left onto the driveway of Wadi Adventure.

Distance from Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas: 184 km (114.3 miles)

For further information, call +971 3 781 8422 or click here.

Abu Dhabi Pearl Journey
Giving visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience along with a greater understanding of the Arabian Gulf’s ancient pearling industry, the trips start at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa and last for up to ninety minutes.

Guests climb aboard Jalboot - a traditional pearling dhow with a maximum capacity of fifteen people - and set off on a leisurely cruise along the quiet channel lying between Abu Dhabi and Hudairi Yat islands. Seated on traditional Arabian floor cushions, guests enjoy locally made Arabic coffee and dates while an Emirati guide explains how the country’s forefathers dedicated their lives to diving for seashells in the hope of finding valuable pearls to trade or manufacture jewellery. Local Arabic snacks are served, while a crew member sings traditional Emirati sea-faring songs.

During this highly interactive experience, guests witness the traditional way of opening a living, natural oyster, and receive a souvenir pearl valued at AED 1,000 – 2,000 (US $272.50 – US $545).

Tickets costs AED 500 (US $136) for adults and AED 400 (US $109) for children under twelve. For groups of fifteen, the adult rate is AED 450 (US $123).

For further information, call +971 3 781 8422 or click here.

The pioneer of Abu Dhabi’s kayaking tours, Noukhada takes you through the natural mangrove forests dotted around the plethora of islands in view of the rising Abu Dhabi city skyline. For AED 150 (US $41) try either a Low or High Tide 1.5 to 2 hour kayaking tour to explore the mangroves, or for something special book the monthly Full Moon Tour; at AED 200 (US $54) per person. Noukhada also offers half-day island exploration tours for AED 250 (US $67) per person, where you can opt for a beach BBQ - AED 350 (US $95) per person - or an overnight camping stay for AED 450 (US $123) per person.

Noukhada also operates from Yas Beach where kayaks, SUPs, windsurfs and sailing boats are available for rent, tours or lessons.

For further information, call + 971 2 558 1889 or click here.

Belevari Marine
Take a break from the busy city and relax onboard Abu Dhabi’s largest 22.5 m long (74 ft) and 11m wide (36 ft) luxury sailing catamaran, while admiring the most remarkable landscapes of the Arabian Gulf shoreline. Belevari Marine Catamaran Island and Sunset cruises depart from the exclusive Emirates Palace Marina.

In response to growing demand for cruise products that cater to the female-only market within the Arabian Gulf, Belevari Marine now also runs fully-certified ‘ladies only’ cruises in Abu Dhabi, on-board its flagship 74-foot catamaran; the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi. The cruises, with all-lady crew and captains, allow guests to experience the natural beauty of the emirate’s waters in a comfortable, qualified and safe environment, retaining their modesty and cultural values.

Explore pristine beaches, swim and snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters and keep a camera ready for your chance to take a snap of the playful dolphins. All public tours include unlimited refreshments and light snacks.

Tours cost AED 350 (US $95) for adults; AED 250 (US $68) for children, and AED 1,100 (US $300) for families including unlimited refreshments and lunch.

For further information, call +971 2 643 1494 or click here.

Yellow Boats
Nautical thrill-seekers looking for a high-speed way to experience Abu Dhabi’s stunning skyline vistas should look no further than Yellow Boats. With various tours on offer, Yellow Boats’ top-of-the-line inflatable craft, powered by the latest generation of eco-friendly engines, take passengers on a thrill-a-minute ride around a host of attractions along the emirate’s eye-catching Corniche. Corporate packages are available and can be tailored for a variety of occasions, including client hospitality evenings, team building exercises and product launches.

For further information, call +971 800 8044 or click here.

Area Activities

Find Rates + Offers

  Please enter date in mmm/dd/yyyy format

  • Rooms
  • Adults
  • Children help
Age of Children
(at time of stay)
Please complete the mandatory fields.
 Special Rates (AAA, GOVT, ...)
  • Select a Special Ratehelp

PO Box 52007, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,

Are you sure you want to leave the chat?