2019 Guide for Yacht Rental in Abu Dhabi

2019 October updated


Here is the precise guide that will help you to plan your yachts events in Abu Dhabi with less hustle. A complete guide for Yacht Rental in Abu Dhabi with the price list & practical tips wrote by event organizers in Abu Dhabi cornice yacht club, Formula one yachts events & New Year yacht parties



Yacht rental locations

Abu Dhabi marina yacht club


The primary yacht club that home for many private and business yachts that have the easy access to Abu Dhabi cornice and Abu Dhabi Skyscrapers. Best Place to host your private events and special days in Abu Dhabi with the an amazing cruising around Abu Dhabi cornice

Abu Dhabi Yas island yacht club


Abu Dhabi Yas island yacht club

The yacht club that cover the F1 race track during the big event in Abu Dhabi. After the F1 events done the yachts used for weekend parties and New Year parties. Local residents and VIP’s arranging the private events as well. Also Abu Dhabi Yas marina Dinner cruise operated from this yacht club which covers the Yas marina and Aldar HQ skyscrapers

Emirates Palace Marina


Emirates Palace Marina

The yacht club located behind the iconic palace hotel in Abu Dhabi and mostly private yachts are docked here. And Yellow boat conduct a tour that covers amazing sceneries with the UAE Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace & Abu Dhabi Skyscrapers.

Abu Dhabi mina port


It’s originally the fishing port and home for many fishing boat. The first dhow boat dinner cruise Al Dhafra has started doing dinner cruise from this port and it covers the Abu Dhabi cornice Also. Now a new operator Extreme Arabia operating the Dhow Cruise sightseeing and dinner cruises. Demolishing work going on this area & soon will be having new look

Typical yachts available in Abu Dhabi

Azimut


Captain & crew – Included in the price, captain in crew seated upstairs and full privacy give guest

Capacity – 15 guest or combination of 15, like 12 adults and 3 children

Size – 55 ft

Facilities : 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable

Usual rates : 800 AED per hour

Alboom


Captain & crew – – Included in the price, captain in crew seated upstairs and full privacy give guest

Capacity – 70 guest or combination of 70, like 60 adults and 10 children

Size – 85 ft

Facilities : 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable

Usual rates : 1500 AED per hour

Oryx


Captain & crew – Included in the price, captain in crew seated next to you

Capacity – 8 guests

Size – 36 ft

Facilities : 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable

Usual rates : 400 AED per hour

Barcoda


Captain & crew – Included in the price, captain in crew seated next to you

Capacity – 10 guests

Size – 32 ft

Facilities : No Bedroom, No Bathroom, No TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable available

Usual rates : 350 AED per hour

Silver ton


Captain & crew – Included in the price, captain in crew seated upstairs and full privacy give guest

Capacity – 10 guests

Size – 36 ft

Facilities : 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable available

Usual rates : 400 AED per hour

Local made 777


Captain & crew – Included in the price, captain in crew seated upstairs and full privacy give guest

Capacity – 30 guests

Size – 65 ft

Facilities : 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, TV, USB Music, Bluetooth & AUX Cable available

Usual rates : 800 AED per hour

No Boat Name Boat Type Size (ft) Exterior Color Facility Capacity Decks Captain Seated Rates (Per hour)- AED
1 Azimut Luxury Yacht 55 White Bedroom 2 15 Guests 2 Upstairs 800
Bathroom 2
TV Yes
USB Music Yes
Bluetooth Yes
AUX Cable Yes
2 Alboom Luxury Yacht 85 White Bedroom 2 50 Guests 2 Upstairs 800/1000
Bathroom 2 70 Guests 1500
TV yes
USB Music yes
Bluetooth yes
AUX Cable yes
3 Oryx Mini Yacht 36 White Bedroom 2 8 Guests 1 Seated with guests 400
Bathroom 1
TV yes
USB Music yes
Bluetooth yes
AUX Cable yes
4 Barcoda Speed boat 32 White Bedroom No 10 Guests 1 Seated with guests 350
Bathroom No
TV No
USB Music yes
Bluetooth yes
AUX Cable yes
5 Silver ton Luxury Yacht 36 White Bedroom 1 10 Guests 1 Upstairs 400
Bathroom 1
TV Yes
USB Music yes
Bluetooth yes
AUX Cable yes
6 Local made 777 Luxury Yacht 65 White Bedroom 3 30 Guests 2 Upstairs 800
Bathroom 2
TV Yes
USB Music yes
Bluetooth yes
AUX Cable yes

Other boats options

Abu Dhabi has more companies offering different boat tours

1. The famous Dhow boat

The Dhow is the boat used in the past to transport goods from one city to another in Emirates, also to nearest gulf countries. It became a monument of Abu Dhabi, a must things do in Abu Dhabi for first time visitors. Various companies conducting Dhow cruise dinners in Abu Dhabi & also doing sighseeing dhow tours across the Abu Dhabi Cornice & Yas Island canal

Tour Dubai Dhow Boat – Marina Mall front


This boat no longer operate & moved from this location to Yas marina. It was one of the standard dhow boat offering dinner cruise with the Hilton buffet

Tour Dubai Dhow Boat – Yas Island


Currently the boat is operating the dinner cruise with the 5* Radisson blue hotel buffet and 2 hours cruising at the Yas Island canal, that covers the night view of Yas Marina circuit, Ferrari world & Aldar HQ.

  • Typical Dinner cruise cost : 180 AED
  • Parking : Nearby boat enough parking available

Al Dhafra Dinner Cruise, Al Mina, Abu Dhabi


Al Dhafra Dinner Cruise

One of the older and first Dhow cruise in Abu Dhabi since 1993. Typical Arabic cuisine served on the 2 hours dinner cruise. The boats have capacity of 150 people and also offering open air upper deck seating & lower deck air conditioned Seating. Currently the demolishing works giving incontinence to the visitors, soon Mina fish market and dhow harbor will become one of the breath taking destination for locals and international visitors.

  • Typical Dinner cruise cost :150-200 AED
  • Parking : In Mina fish market area enough parking slots are the but during the evening time parking’s are full.

Extreme Arabia Dhow boat, Abu Dhabi


Extreme Arabia Dhow boat

  • Typical Dinner cruise cost :120-150 AED
  • Parking : Next to Al Dhafra it parked and has easy access too

Rayna Dhow Cruise Abu Dhabi

Rayna tours Dubai has many dhow boats in Dubai Creek and Dubai marina. On special requests they are bringing their boats to Abu Dhabi and conducting events

2. The yellow boat Abu Dhabi


Yellow boat tour is a famous speed boat operator in Abu Dhabi. Their Dubai tours conducted in Dubai marina is one of the most booked boat tour in Dubai. Very talented guides and skippers conducting the tour in Abu Dhabi too.

  • Type of Tours : Yas Tour, Corniche Tour & Maya Island Tour
  • Typical prices : 200-220 AED per person

3. Jalboot


Jalboot’s fleet of luxury ferries stationed at many locations in Abu Dhabi & providing the panoramic views of Abu Dhabi from waterways

Book your trip in advance http://www.jalboot.ae/

4. Royal Yacht Restaurant, Abu Dhabi


It’s a floating restaurant and dinner cruise in Abu Dhabi cornice with the bar and shisha.

  • Typical Dinner cruise cost : 160-200 AED
  • Parking : The royal yacht access from Havana café and no much parking available during the evening time and you can use the gigantic parking spots in front of marina mall and walk

Abu Dhabi boat trip options

What would you do if you had the chance to view Abu Dhabi’s pristine shoreline backed by its bedecked skyline? Abu Dhabi spoils its guests with choice by offering numerous types of boat trips around the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. A laid-back and most preferred way of seeing Abu Dhabi from the sea, you can choose a luxury charter, a traditional dhow boat, a catamaran or a speedboat. See the popular corniche, Al Maqta Bridge, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Island and more. The options of sightseeing from Abu Dhabi’s clear azure waters is not just limited to one or two, take a look at the list of tours that operate through Abu Dhabi waters on a daily basis.

Yellow boat Abu Dhabi

Yellow Boats has bagged the Travelers’ Choice Award and received a certificate of excellence for many consecutive years from TripAdvisor because of their exceptional service. It is also voted as Trip Advisor’s "#1 Best Tours".

Catering for individuals, groups of friends or colleagues, families and couples, Yellow Boats conduct tours of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in Yellow speed boats. The award-winning speedboat tours are completely safe and promise guests with a chance to sightsee the amazing landmarks that can be seen from the sea. With many tour routes to choose from and picture stops throughout the tour guests can also take pictures of the sights they see from the comfort of their speedboats. Their speedboat tours are:


A. Corniche Tour

This exciting Corniche tour begins from the Emirates Palace Marina and promises a grand showcase of Abu Dhabi’s epitome of luxury, the Emirates Palace. Out in the open sea, observe the splendid skyline of Abu Dhabi from the comfort of your seat. See the traditional exterior of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village as you move past it. Next in the itinerary is a cruise along the gorgeous stretch of Abu Dhabi’s renowned Corniche with a brief stop at the Fisherman’s Village. To end the tour, speed off into the Abu Dhabi sea and around the artificial Lulu Island.

Sights covered in this route
  • Emirates Palace
  • Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Fishermen’s Village
  • Lulu Island

Average Price: Adult AED 210 & Child AED 175


B. Maya Island Tour

The Maya Island tour allows its guests to view Abu Dhabi’s extravagant structures that hints at their luxurious interiors, innovative skyscrapers and two of Abu Dhabi’s two hundred- something islands. Start out from the Emirates Palace Marina and see the first sight of your speed boat tour, the luxurious Emirates Palace. For a larger serving of Abu Dhabi’s luxurious structures, you will cruise past the Presidential Palace. Proceed to check out the views of Maya Island with a speedboat tour along the island’s beautiful coastline. Top it off with a show of Abu Dhabi’s spectacular construction by cruising past the Etihad Towers.

Sights covered in this route
  • Emirates Palace
  • Presidential Palace
  • Abu Dhabi Island
  • Al Maya Island
  • Etihad Towers

Average Price: Adult AED 210 & Child AED 175


C. Yas Tour

A bit of fun, a show of amazing architecture, a serving of Emirati heritage, nature of Abu Dhabi and a truckload of Yas and its elements are the ingredients that make the Yas speedboat tour a must-try. This guided tour will not just showcase the one-of a kind landmarks that are a part of Yas Island but will also educate you about this amazing Island that is home to a few record-breaking superlatives. Start out from the Emirates Palace Marina and zoom across the water to the mesmerizing Yas Marina. While there, you will also be able to see the home of the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the Ferrari world. You definitely will not miss the chance to see the Yas Water world, the place to be for all types of aquatic enjoyment. Also see the sprawling Yas beach and get a peak of the Yas Links Golf Club. Move along the Yas Canal and admire the rich mangroves that line the azure water. Observe the marine life that might make an appearance as you pass along and relax in the peaceful surrounding that showcases the beauty of Abu Dhabi’s natural environment. Be prepared for a photo stop at the Jazeera Al Sammaliyah Island where you can see a striking line-up of fort-like buildings and other structures that reveal the beauty of ancient Emirati architectural styles. Lastly but not at all the least, make the second photo stop at Aldar HQ, a groundbreaking building that amazes with its unique spherical structure.

Sights covered in this route
  • Yas Marina
  • Ferrari World
  • Yas Water World
  • Yas Beach
  • Yas Links Golf Club
  • Yas Canal Mangroves
  • Jazeera Al Sammaliyah Island
  • Al Raha Bay
  • Aldar HQ

Average Price: Adult AED 220 & Child AED 180


Captain Tony's

A. Sammaliyah Island

Abu Dhabi has many personalities and you will get to see one of it in this amazing tour route. Enjoy a good 90 minutes chilling out on the open deck as your skipper maneuvers your boat through an amazing route that showcases Abu Dhabi’s heritage, nature and the city at a glance. Cruise through the waters to get to Sammaliyah island, a place rich with saline plants and mangroves that provide shelter to a variety of aquatic species. As your boat moves adjacent to the coastline observe the amazing historical architecture of the island’s coastal houses that were built using coastal elements like seashells and coral reefs. Also observe the flourishing mangroves near the UAE heritage club and finally make your way back to Abu Dhabi for a grand show of the city’s high-flying colors.

Average Price: Adult AED 250 & Child AED 200


B. Island Beach Getaway

Revel in the enjoyment of a beach getaway that excludes the hassle of planning with the Island Beach Getaway experience. This half-day excursion is inclusive of all the necessary gear and takes care of all the planning giving you a chance to thoroughly enjoy the moment. Your skipper will take you from Yas Island to the sea where you can keep a lookout for the world’s friendliest mammals, dolphins. After you have spotted these lively creatures you will be taken to the pristine beach of Dolphin Bay that boasts fine white sand on the shore and aquamarine waters. Hop of onto the sand and pick an activity you will like to do from relaxing on the beach chairs under a parasol, taking a cooling dip in the vibrant water, absorb the golden rays of the sun or go on an underwater expedition with the snorkeling gear provided to you. Children will have a fun time with all the spades and sand buckets that are available. You will also have access to a cool box to keep you chilled throughout the excursion.

Average Price: Adult AED 400 & Child AED 250


C. Private Abra Boat Cruise in Abu Dhabi

With over 200 islands falling under Abu Dhabi’s wings, the city is interconnected with a network of waterways making a sightseeing cruise a laid-back way to explore Dubai’s land and water in one go. Climb onboard an Abra, a traditional water taxi that has been used in the UAE for many years to transport travelers across waterways. As your Abra goes further into Abu Dhabi’s Grand Canal or the waterway that is more popularly known as the Al Maqta Creek you can see many sights like the Maqta fort. Being over two centuries old, the fort was once a guard of Abu Dhabi with its watchtower being placed on an island in Al Maqta Creek. Your Abra will also take you past an iconic structure, the Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque. Within the pearl-white walls and onion-shaped domes lies a magnificent work of art that houses some record-earning elements. To get a thorough idea of Abu Dhabi’s natural side your Abra ride covers the Mangrove National Park too where you can see not only the beautiful environment but also the quirky flamingoes that populate this area.

Average Price: 700 AED per group (up to 10 guests)


Blue whale Jet ski & Boats

Board a boat and go on a cruise around the vast Lulu Island and Abu Dhabi’s stunning corniche. Al Lulu translates into English as ‘pearl’ and the artificial island spans the length from the Zayed Sea Port until the Abu Dhabi Breakwater. Lulu Island is an ideal place for basking in the sun, having an impromptu BBQ with family or have a thrilling time trying watersports with friends. After a tour around Lulu Island you will be taken along the stretch of Corniche public beach. You can see the well-kept walkways and play areas that are placed throughout the stretch. End the tour with a return ride back to your starting point.

Average Price: 500 AED per group (up to 8 guests)


Sea Hawk

A. Mangrove Boat Cruise

Discover a peaceful gem of nature hidden not so far away from the bustling Abu Dhabi city with a Mangrove Boat cruise which will shock you at how something as different as chalk and cheese can exist harmoniously. Abu Dhabi city, the chalk and the Eastern Mangroves National Park, the cheese are two of the different environments that you will get to see with this route. It doesn’t matter if you are a nature lover or not, guests of all ages who like to witness mother nature’s beauty can enjoy with this boat cruise. As your boat sets sail from Abu Dhabi through the winding waterways of the mangrove listen to your guide’s explanation on how the mangroves help sustain the environment without any deficiency making them members of nature that live on for many decades. Observe the variety of flora and fauna that coexist within the mangroves and listen to their unique calls before returning back to your starting point where you can freshen up with free amenities in the changing area. The boat chosen depends on the number of guests that are attending this tour.


B. Traditional rowing boat

Experience the power of unity as you go on a rowing adventure through the curving canals of Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Mangrove National Park. Row your boat with the cooperation of the other participants and enjoy an interactive experience as you embark on this environmental escapade. A minimum of six participants should be there for this tour. If you don’t have a group of 6 or 8 friends or family with you to go on this rowing tour, keep a watch out on Sea Hawk’s social media pages and their website as they will list their scheduled trips. This is ideal as you can go on this tour even if you don’t have a group of 6 ready, would love to interact with people and make new friends.


Top Yacht charters in Abu Dhabi

Butinah Charters

Named after an attractive island located just off Abu Dhabi’s coastal belt, Butinah charters is known as one of the world’s best places to rent a boat, charter a yacht or buy and sell yachts. Situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Butinah Charters provide their well-maintained yachts on rent to their customers. Equipped with all the modern gadgets and machinery, the yachts can be used to host any event or occasion while regulating all safety standards. Their exquisite fleet of yachts consist of super yachts, private yachts and catamarans. The skipper and crew on deck are well-experienced not just in the hospitality sector but also in safety procedures while travelling. Yacht owners can take a load off their shoulders as Butinah charters provides yacht management and maintenance services. Individuals who wish to sell their yacht or purchase a new one can contact Butinah Charters as they are a reputed marketplace for yacht deals.


Lulu Boats

Don’t know which boat to book for your nautical expedition? Visit Lulu boats to choose from their fleet of luxurious yachts that can be used to go on a fishing cruise or to throw a dinner party in the midst of the sea. Also included in their fleet is the Oryx 36 that is rented out at an hourly price of AED 450 and the Azimut 58 Evolution that goes at an hourly price of AED 1200. If you have a huge event to host on any of their yachts and are renting it out for more than 4 hours then you will be offered a good package rate. Lulu also helps out yacht owners in Dubai or Abu Dhabi to buy and sell Yachts.


Ocean Dream Boats

Ocean Dream Boats possesses one of the most premium and luxurious yachts you could rent in the entire Abu Dhabi emirate. However, their prices are reasonable with customers getting a good value for the money spent. The rental varies from yacht to yacht and ranges between 299 AED and 540 AED per hour. The Sea Star can accommodate up to ten people whereas the Palatial Party Yacht can house roughly 45 people. The crew are well qualified and are provided depending on the requirements of the rented yacht. If the reason for renting the Yacht is to host a party or an event, Ocean Dream Boats will appoint stewards, hostesses, waiters and a skilled chef too. If the group of guests are big in number then a minimum of one deckhand will assist the captain. This ensures they provide a memorable service for their guests.


Walidia Yachts

Walidia Yachts came into business in the year 2011 and since then have been running their business in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with utmost style. Catering to the premium yacht rental market, their fleet of exclusive yachts consists of the Golden Bay measuring in at a 164ft with a capacity of 40 people and the Moonlight II which can accommodate 36 guests and measures 273ft. For the less extravagant, the 48ft Majesty can hold 10 people within its two cabins. The skipper and the crew members on-deck are thorough with all safety procedures and are experienced in their respective fields.

Tips to rent yachts

  • Book Early: In Abu Dhabi last minute yacht booking might cost extra couple 100 Dirhams and it’s hard to find the availability due to local yacht owners do not have proper website or way of communicating with the guests. Book at least 20-30 days back visit the yacht club pay the advance and get the receipts. Do not ruin your events or surprise parties doing wrong things
  • Finding parking : Right next to the yacht there will be no much parking during the season (winter season) so go early and find the nearest parking inform your invitees
  • Arranging food & flowers: Local catering companies, restaurant and flower shops mostly doing the outdoor catering and outdoor flower decoration, choose the company tell them 30 minutes early timings, where you will have guests and nothing much will be ready.
  • Fake offers and fake brokers: Many fake offers and brokers are there as well, careful. Check their reviews and double confirm, then book with them

Frequently asked questions by first time visitors


Most of the sea areas like Abu Dhabi cornice, Yas Island canal and Emirates Palace back area all have enough signals. But if you go beyond the area no signal.

Is it feasible to arrange other amenities in Abu Dhabi easily? Yes many F1 team event’s organizers coming from overseas to Abu Dhabi early & arranging their events by them self. Local residents also booking yachts and arranging their catering and flowers by them self. Abu Dhabi has all the business available to help which ever you want

Yes as long as you book a private yachts

Yes you can but it will be very expensive, unlike Sydney and Melbourne overnight yacht stays Abu Dhabi ones are shorter due to the costs. Each yachts available charge you hourly basis.

Yes most of the rental yachts are insured and also third party insurance are available for rental

All yachts equipped with safety jacket and navigators

Lulu Boats Abu Dhabi, Unique Yacht Abu Dhabi, xclusive yachts Dubai (renting in Abu Dhabi too), Shark Yacht Abu Dhabi, Walidia Yachts Abu Dhabi, Pescatore Yachts Abu Dhabi, Alpha Fishing Abu Dhabi, Butinah Charters Abu Dhabi, Ocean Dream Boats, Safwa Marine Abu Dhabi & some more operators are there too. Certain yachts operators from Dubai marina also taken on special requests