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“90 min tour”
Review of The Yellow Boats

The Yellow Boats
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We're big and yellow and we love the waters of the Arabian Gulf... ... And if you love being on the water, then you couldn't be in better hands. Whether you're looking for a unique sightseeing experience, a leisurely group excursion or a fun-filled off-site with your colleagues, The Yellow Boats can bring a fresh perspective to your day with some of the most interesting and exciting on-water sightseeing experiences.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Choose the Dubai harbour, the Palm and Burj Al Arab tour. Great views from the boat of the sights, stopped at intervals for photo opportunities

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

During my visit to Dubai during DSF'13 i somehow gathered the courage to book for the Yellow Boats tour (terrified of water and drowning) only because i didn't want my wife to miss out on the action because of my fear. We booked the 90mins Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and Marina tour which was scheduled to start at 08:45am (3 total runs in the day). Since the taxi fare from Bur Dubai to Marina costs 60+ AED we took the metro from Bur Juman station to Marina station. It is just 5 min walk from outside the station to Spinneys where Yellow Boats is located.

As fate would have it our tour got postponed to 10:30Am due to dense fog. Nevertheless the boat got filled (12 passengers) and we were greeted by a Sri Lankan Captain. He explained to us that the life jackets (good quality with gas tins) were very safe and so was the boat. Finally the tour kicked off and we got to see all the high rise buildings around Marina (Boat speed=5 Knots). Once we were out of Marina the captain increased the speed to 20-25 knots and took to the high seas. The very first 10 minutes on the high seas was so terrifying for me as the boat was cruising very fast and the front of the boat was being lifted by the waves.

The captain stopped the boat in the middle of the sea and then gave us a brief narration of the palm, surroundings and took photographs of all the passengers with their cameras. Then the boat took off again at high speed towards the atlantis the palm hotel. We stopped for a photo shoot and were again given a briefing of the hotel. By this time i had settled down and was beginning to experience the sheer adrenaline rush of the high seas. We then cruised towards the burj al arab and stopped for a photo shoot. I must say the best views of the burj is from the outside and from the sea as we got very close. We cruised past the palaces of the sheiks which is not accessible from the road and then back towards the marina.

Overall the Yellow Boats tour has been the most thrilling & safest ride i have experienced till now. Only the desert safari can come close to this tour. Must do activity while in Dubai.

1  Thank deepfish76
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We (group of 4) did the thrill ride and it was really good fun. The boats are very fast but very stable, even one of our group who was worried beforehand said she thoroughly enjoyed it and felt safe. The trip starts from the marina and you venture along Jumeriah Beach (past the Hilton Jumeriah Beach Hotel) whilst all the time watching the Skydivers above (from SkyDive Dubai). It is a nice way to see the marina and coastline whilst grinning ear-to-ear! The staff were very friendly and professional and I wouldn't hesitate to do this again.

Thank LondonNinja
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is the third time I have been on the thriller experience and it was just as fun as the previous two,Expect high speed twists and turns.I will be going back for the forth time in April.

1  Thank Dave740
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

My family booked the 1 1/2 hour excursion through the Dubai Marina, and around the Palm Jumeirah and Burj al-Arab. To say we had fun is an understatement. The driver of the boat was extremely knowledgable and polite, and took family photos of us with our cameras in front of the spectacular Atlantis hotel and the incredible 7-star Burj al-Arab. He went slow at times and fast at other times out in the open water, but never did we get wet or have a fear that we might fall out or tip over. He was excellent. Even though the cost was around $85 USD a person, we feel we more than got our money's worth. It was a highlight of our Dubai vacation.

Thank stuartled
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