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Abu Dhabi

Private Abra Boat Cruise in Abu Dhabi

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US$ 192.26
per group (up to 10)
2 travellers
    What to Expect
    After pickup at select hotels along the Maqta channel, sit back and take in the scenery from the shaded open-air deck of your traditional abra boat.

    Pass under the Maqta and Sheikh Zayed bridges and see the original Maqta Fort – one of Abu Dhabi’s oldest heritage sites. From there, cruise towards Mangrove National Park to look for flamingos on the shallow sandbanks.

    After some time spent floating around the area, head back to the other end of the Maqta channel for further views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Your tour ends after one hour with return to your starting point.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Maqta hotels, Abu Dhabi (Shangri-La, Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont)
    Departure Time
    Departs every hour from 9am to 4pm
    Please contact your local supplier to reconfirm your departure time
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if requested)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    Hired the dhow for 4-5 hr afternoon island cruise. Partied all the way and back. Swam , relaxed on island and generally had the best day. The staff were brillant and very easy going. Overall extremely well organised. Would definitely do it again. Thanks a million Captain Tony😀
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    That was a fascinating experience! I took a group of 18 business partners for a min-cruise for 2 hours on 1 Nov 2017. The booking well in advance was easy to make using a dedicated link to a secure e-payment service (needless to say, I had been checking prices with other vendors
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    Response from AntonioNeto, Owner at Private Abra Boat Cruise in Abu Dhabi
    Responded 3 Nov 2017
    Dear Happyleo093, We appreciate you choosing Captain Tony's and on behalf of our team I thank you for your very positive feedback. We hope to see you on board again in the near future. Kind regards,
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Captain Tony's
    252 reviews
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Best experience ever.
    The experience was wonderful,having so much fun with my family.It was as well very nice to discover Abu Dhabi .The
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Sunset cruise
    Thank you so much to Captain Tony’s and their crew Sanoof and Harry,They were professional, attentive and helpful
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    Northumberland, United Kingdom
    Not what we expected
    Arrived in plenty of time to start the cruise , but no one around. Eventually found someone from the firm who told
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    Funset Sunset!
    We were warmly welcomed aboard and our captain informed us that, with just the 2 of us booked for this trip, we
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    Gigi C
    unpleasant experience
    operator didnt have our booking and its a junk and not a yacht as per what advertised.no english guide not
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    Captain Tony's boat cruise Abu Dhabi
    What can I say, an experience for life. Our captain and host was exceptional, he made our day the best of our
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    Bengaluru, India
    After a little concern at the start as my booking had not been set over to Captain Tony's and there was no one
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Birthday Cruise and Dip
    Yet another fantastic day for my Birthday Cruise and Dip, excellent Staff and everyone in our party had a fab
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Private Dhow cruise
    I had done this before so I knew I was on to a winner when booking 2 hours for my daughter and her friends to
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    Lara L
    Totally recommend this!
    Everything was perfect during this cruise. The sunset, the boat, the light breeze in your hair - it was just
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    Mona S
    Amazing kayak experience in the mangroves
    Staff was very friendly and patient with us. We had a really great time in the mangroves. It was a little birthday
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    London, United Kingdom
    After a little early confusion- no one seemed to be expecting us - we set off of the sunset cruise. A
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Excellent Tour!
    We selected the Eco tour. It was just the four of us on the boat, the captain and a properly qualified ecologist.
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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Fireworks Cruise on National Day
    It was a perfect evening. The boat was very clean. Not very crowded. We left on time. The positioning was perfect
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    Jonathan S
    We had a great experience! It's hard to describe the feeling of kayaking among these mangroves; really incredible.
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