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“Brilliant day out on the water!”

Noukhada Adventure Company
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Owner description: Noukhada Adventure Company provides sailing and kayaking in Abu Dhabi. These can be as tours, lessons or rentals. We are best known for our kayak mangrove tour. The main main launch points are at 'E48' (Eastern Mangroves) and Yas Beach. We now launch into the Al Rahba mangroves to the north of Abu Dhabi. We also offer the snorkel safari.
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Recently we took a school group of over 40 Year 4 students (9 to 10 years old) kayaking around the Eastern mangroves. The children were provided with excellent information about the ecology of the mangroves and their crucial role in maintaining ecosystems along Abu Dhabi's coast line. The children kayaked along the mangroves and had an absolutely marvellous time out on the water. Mark, Annie and their team of very professional (patient) guides lead the group expertly. Safety was of paramount concern and the expedition was incident free. We will definitely be taking our school on a similar adventure next year. Brilliant!

Thank Mark P
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

I can understand the review from MattB133 below, and yes there is not a lot to do in Abu Dhabi. We have stayed here for ages and have always wanted to do this.

It was worth the wait, we went at 7am to avoid the heat later on in the morning, it was already in the low 30s. There are a limited number of 2 person boats so book early. We had a relatively gentle paddle (although starting to seize up now), with some stops to look at the wildlife (lots of crabs and some birds).

Yes, perhaps not the most exciting trip, but nice to be outdoors rather than in and a/c mall, and the brunch afterwards was most welcome

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

The overall experience was poor (and I like kayaking).

There isn't really much to see other than some man made canals through some mangroves.

The mangroves are quite boring and repetitive, there is no variety.
There is limited commentary from the guides, not really a tour.

Enjoyed the chats with the guides which were friendly.

If this is the highest rated activity in Abu Dhabi, I think it says a lot about the choice of things to do here...

4  Thank Matt B
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Come and see this almost unknown aspect of Abu Dhabi before the jet skis and boats and developers damage the ecosystem irrevocably. A morning paddle through the mangroves along the east coast of Abu Dhabi island is a an absolute delight. Even if the birdlife is a little sparse there will be plenty of crabs and the incredible mangroves themselves are so worth seeing up close, especially as they are being encroached upon by development and faster water sports. After paddling gently through the little creeks and waterways you can also get a good upper body workout paddling back to the jetty against the tide and wind! We had a ball!

1  Thank LindenAbuDhabi
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Went on a mangrove tour which was wonderful. A brief overview on how to paddle before setting out. Everyone has to wear a life jacket (it's hard to fall out). Saw lots of wildlife (a couple of exotics escaped from some sheikh's menagerie) and loved exploring the mangroves on a peaceful morning. I highly recommend this tour. Once you've got some experience, you can hire the canoes out on your own for much longer (for the same price as a tour)

1  Thank nellamay
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