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About

Our exceptional customer service, love for the water and desire to share the incredible sights of the UAE are what make The Yellow Boats great. Read more below and find out why we’re one of the few companies fortunate enough to be featured in the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

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The Yellow Boats offer award winning Sightseeing Tours! We pride ourselves on providing a safe and consistent delivery of guided sightseeing tours around the wonders of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Take photos of the sights from the comfort of The Yellow Boats with friends, family, as an individual or a group. We cater to all!

100,000

Passengers per year

5,327

Tours per year

10

Years running tours

20

Awards

Our History

Extraordinary Sightseeing Experiences

The Yellow Boats was established in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2009, in partnership with the Al Masaood Group. Over the past decade, The Yellow Boats has grown to become a flagship and multiple award-winning tour operator in the tourism industry, leading the way with our unique water sightseeing tours.

Why TYB

Voted #1 Tour on
TripAdvisor

Boasting 5 star reviews across Trip Advisor, Google and Facebook, The Yellow Boats is ranked #1 on Trip Advisor in the UAE for our segment. Additionally, The Yellow Boats has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame and Travellers’ Choice for a number of consecutive years. These prestigious awards consistently place The Yellow Boats in the top 10 best things to do in the region.

The Team

Get to Know The Crew

The Yellow Boats team are a group of dedicated, fun-loving and talented individuals. From our expert marketing, operations and booking teams, to our hands on, enthusiastic skippers – we create the most memorable experiences for our guests.

Toby Adams

Managing Director

Muhammad Nasir

Finance Manager

Antonia Stuart

Marketing Manager

Tonderai Musandu

Graphic Designer

Vicky Durban

Sales Executive

Thomas Kalkatia

Marina Supervisor

Ankit Singh

Marina Adminstrator

William Mambo

Skipper

Suresh Kumar

Skipper

Rahul Mahesh

Skipper

Crystelle Mae Dayot

Boat Crew

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the 99 minute tour and the 75 minute tour?

It is not only 15 minutes difference! The 75 minute tour takes you through Dubai Marina and up to the Atlantis hotel, whereas the 99 minute tour shows you everything, including the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and the royal beaches.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

Booking in advance is highly recommended. Please book early to maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer. Tickets can be purchased online, by email or phone: +971 4 432 8543.

Is this tour suitable for all ages?

Yes, in general this tour is appropriate for all ages. However, for safety reasons we do not allow infants on board.

What about taking children on the tour? Is there a special child rate?

Children are more than welcome aboard! Reduced price tickets are available for children below 12 years old and weighting more than 15 kg.

What will we see on the cruise? Is it narrated?

The sightseeing tours we offer are narrated by our experienced and highly qualified captains. You will cruise along the Arabian Gulf and admire the incredible scenery that UAE has to offer. You will stop in front of the major attractions for perfect photo opportunities. The crew will also answer any questions you might have along the way.

What are the type of boats that you have?

Our Ribcraft rigid inflatable boats are designed in the UK and manufactured in the UAE at exceptional standards to exact specifications. Ribcraft’s trademark deep V hull and pronounced bow sheer combine with a multi-chambered heavy-duty Hypalon tube to deliver unsurpassed performance, stability, buoyancy and an unrivaled ride.

Can I book using Discount Vouchers?

Reservations using Discount Vouchers are not eligible to be booked online. When using Discount Vouchers, the booking must be made either by phone (+971 4 432 8543) or email (book@theyellowboats.com). Terms & Conditions apply.

Are the boats covered?

We focus on delivering the best sightseeing opportunities, hence our boats are open in order to give you a perfect view.

Where are you located?

Our boats are located in Dubai Marina Walk, opposite Spinneys Supermarket and beside Reem Al Bawadi Restaurant.

Directions:

  • By Metro: The nearest metro station is Damac Properties. From there you need to head into the Marina and take a right along the walkway. You will pass Starbucks Coffee and Costa Coffee (approximately 5 minutes walk).
  • By Taxi: Ask your taxi driver for Dubai Marina Walk, Spinneys Supermarket roundabout.
  • By Car: From Sheikh Zayed Road use exist 32off Sheikh Zayed Road. Follow the signs towards Dubai Marina then keep left at the fork and merge onto Alkhayay St. At the roundabout take the first exit and find the nearest parking available.

Is there parking nearby?

Yes, you are welcome to use the free parking near Spinneys Supermarket. Parking is subject to availability.

Will I recognize your boats?

Definitely! All our yellow boats are clearly branded with our bright logo. Furthermore, our team members will be wearing the yellow uniforms to help you identify us even more easily.

Do you take guests on wheelchairs?

Our staff and crew can definitely assist should you have guest in wheelchair.

Do you allow pregnant women on board?

For safety measures, we do not allow women, at any term of their pregnancy on board as the sea condition is unpredictable.

Are life jackets available on board?

For safety reasons, every passenger will be provided a life vest and will be briefed with safety precautions by the Captain prior boarding.

Does the tour take us to The World Islands as well?

We can cover other routes such as The World Islands as long as the boat has been exclusively arranged on charter basis.

Can we get off / swim during the stops?

The stops are for live commentary and photo opportunities only. All passengers are required to remain on the boat for the entire duration of the tour.

Do you offer refreshments / food on board?

We provide bottled mineral water on board.

Can I take pictures?

Of course! Photography is encouraged. As a matter of fact, we know vacation photos are so important that is why the boat will stop in front of the greatest attractions to provide a perfect photo opportunity.

Do you offer group rates?

Yes, we do have special offers for groups. You can email us at book@theyellowboats.com with the specifics of your group. If you prefer to speak with us now, pick up the phone and call 800 892.

Do you sell gift cards?

The Yellow Boats gift card is an ideal choice for birthdays, holidays, special occasions that need to be celebrated, and suits all your gift-giving needs. And it’s a perfect surprise for people of all ages. Gift cards are available online and over the phone: 800 892

Is the tour suitable for people who are prone to seasickness?

eing in open ocean, sea sickness can be an issue for a small number of people.

Our staff can suggest a number of things to further assist in minimizing the chances of any sea sickness symptoms:

  • Selecting a seat in the back of the boat (there is a lot less movement up the back of the boat)
  • Keeping your body temperature on the cooler side
  • If you wear glasses or sunglasses keep the lenses clean at all times
  • Keep your head up and look out to the horizon. Avoid looking through cameras, binoculars
  • Stay away from acidic foods before the cruise such as Orange Juice and coffee

We do emphasize that communication is the key – if you have any concerns please let our staff know.

Will we get wet on the tour?

It is very unlikely that you will ‎get wet during the tour. However, on rare occasions the wind and waves are such that some spray may come into the boat; this is likely to be minimal and you will be informed by the skipper about the sea condition prior to departure.

VIP Bookings

Enjoy the luxury of your very own private boat.

Enjoy the wonders of the UAE on your very own private tour! Your journey will be exclusive; just for you and your own hand-picked companions. Whether you are looking for a tour for two with your other half or want to show off your city to visiting family and friends, we are here to help you plan your perfect trip!
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Group Bookings

Design your own private tour for up 100 guests!

Design your own private tour for up 100 guests! Our group bookings are suitable for all groups; from family and friends who want to experience a special day out, to corporate or school groups who want that fun-filled team building adventure.
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Our Boats

The Yellow Boats are top-of-the-line rigid inflatable crafts manufactured to exacting specifications in the United Kingdom and powered by the latest generation engines. Our boats are manned by experienced and fully qualified boat crews. Furthermore, each boat comes equipped with the latest GPS navigation and safety equipment, assuring that the tour turns out to be a smooth safe one, consistently.

Boat specifications:

  • 11, 14 and 18 seat rigid inflatable boats.
  • Powered by the latest generation marine engines, producing up to 600hp.
  • Can operate safely in virtually any weather.
  • Manufactured in the UAE by our sister company Ribcraft.
  • Custom made seating for all passengers and crew.