HERO OdySEA Self Drive Dubai Boat Tour

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From $194.00

419 reviews   (4.97)

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Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience what it’s like to Captain your own boat along Dubai’s iconic coastline on a HERO boat – Dubai’s only self-drive boat tour. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime as you Captain your own boat on an exhilarating tour along the coastline of Dubai. Our professional Guide will escort you on a unique 60 or 90-minute adventure which gives you the opportunity to admire and photograph the stunning views of Dubai’s famous beaches, the iconic Burj al Arab, beachfront palaces and mansions, the man-made wonder of The Palm Jumeirah. Learn about these Dubai points of interest as you stop and take your photos and our Guide will reveal secrets, fascinating anecdotes and interesting tales along the way. HERO boats are fun, safe, sturdy and incredibly easy to drive. Over half a million guests have driven these amazing boats and discovered that they can take control of their adventures instead of being a passenger.

What's Included

Bottled water

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be 6 years and accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: It's a good idea to wear swimwear or garments that can get wet just in case.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • As a responsible tourism company, your safety is our priority. We have implemented all the requirements regulated by Dubai Tourism and the UAE government’s Covid-19 Command Control Centre to ensure that our experiences are safe.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 18 years to drive the HERO boats
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

90-minute guided adventure along Dubai’s coastline. Become a Captain for the day and drive your own HERO boat along the iconic coastline of Dubai! Reach speeds over 50km/h on these fun, agile and fast HERO boats.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Palm Islands
This activity is a fun alternative to sightseeing in Dubai as you stop along the way at famous landmarks like Burj Al Arab, the Palm and Logo Island

• Admission Ticket Free

Burj Al Arab
Take a perfect shot in front of Burj Al Arab

• Admission Ticket Free


A must try activity in Dubai
khalil31, 30-09-2022
An amazing experience with an amazing staff.

We were in Dubai for a week and this was one of our favorite activity.
Views are phenomenal and the boats are easy and fun to drive.

A big thanks to our host Sylvester who was very kind and helpful.
He took a superb pictures of us
Amazing tour! Highly recommended!
Dennisdd27, 23-09-2022
The boat tour was amazing! The guards are super nice and friendly. Instructions were easy to understand. I would highly recommended!
Best experience in Dubai!!!
supreethj2022, 23-09-2022
An absolute must do when in Dubai. Would give 6 stars if I could. I was nervous at first but the instructors put me at ease straight away and go through the controls in detail. Once out in the water it is the best experience ever and enjoyed to the fullest. Would definitely do this again.
Highly recommended, great experience
Y7512HMandyn, 29-09-2022
Fantastic time with Sylvester this morning. Highly recommended and will definitely do again in Jan.
Great, informative Group Leader. Great pictures and great experience
Brilliant fun
Bairdyg, 12-12-2022
Great self drive boat tour with our expert guide Khamis who navigated the swell brilliantly with us.
Found some calm waters too so that my husband could do some driving flat out too ! Speed - It’s a boy thing!!
Great way to view Dubai from the sea and Khamis had a lot of knowledge to pass on to us.
Thanks for a great trip out. Would definitely recommend Hero boats
Extreme but not too much
Goodoldtreveler, 11-12-2022
Exelent experience. I am not a big adrenalin lover, but it was just a right amount. Not too dangerous, but enought of a novelty. Time flied quickly. Felt tired aftewords but worth to see the city from the other side than the coast.
Absolutely incredible
Sienna_D, 06-12-2022
The best thing we did in Dubai. We did the one hour trip but next time we will book the 90 Minutes trip
Ali is the best! Awesome experience!
Daniela P, 26-11-2022
Amazing experience! We took the sunset tour! And was awesome! Our captain ALI was the best! We had and amazing experience with him… we felt safe during our experience, has fun, and took amazing pictures of us… we recommend this tour for everyone and ask for ALI as your captain he would make your adventure memorable!
Amazing Experience
Faiyaz62, 14-11-2022
Very highly recommend these guys. What an amazing experience. Can't not explain enough in words, best thing we did in Dubai during our 10 day stay and that is saying something. The staff were amazing, very professional and made us feel like VIP guests. Our guide, Ali, went above and beyond and gave us a true 5* experience. The starting point was very easy to access, the boat itself was powerful and easy to control. We spent 90 mins on water and saw so so much. Had amazing opportunities to stop and take amazing photos and selfies. Price wise, I felt it was great value for money considering we had 90 minutes on the boat. The team at Hero OdySea made our holiday. Definitely highly recommend. Will back again. Thank you Ali and the team.
Safe and exciting water activity in Dubai.
TheWiseFox, 31-12-2022
Having done everything from air balloon to desert excursions, I wanted to have an activity on the water in Dubai. I am unfortunately not so young and not at ease on water. We decided to try the self drive Dubai boat tour, the worst that could happen would be that I go back to the wharf...
From the start, the excursion and organisation was impeccable. Our guide, Sylvester Bedia, was attentive and patient. He kept an eye on me the whole time and I felt safe to drive that boat on the water. The boat is very stable, not at all like a jet ski. You feel safe and the opportunity to see Dubai from the water in that setting was a great experience. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you again Sylvester for everything. Your approach was impeccable. If you ever come to Montreal, I will take you on a snowmobile tour:).
Amazing experience
sammiet584, 26-09-2022
My guide is Ali and he is a great guide! This is a really enjoyable experience. Will definitely recommend everyone to try this activity in dubai

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