About us

Hero Boat Tours is Dubai’s first self-drive boat tour. Feel like a true hero as you take control of your journey. Enjoy the opportunity to be the Captain of your own boat while embarking on a sightseeing adventure along Dubai’s beautiful coastline.

No boat license or previous experience is required to go on a self-drive boat tour as each 90-minute adventure is led by an expert guide. These 12-ft inflatable HERO boats are safe and simple to drive, making them the most fun-filled outdoor activity in Dubai. Along the way there are several unique photo opportunities as you stop at iconic landmarks. These can include the record-breaking Ain Dubai, the breathtaking Burj Al Arab, the majestic Atlantis, and the world-renowned Palm Jumeirah.

Hero Boat Tours is part of the Hero Experiences Group which includes the prestigious Platinum Heritage luxury desert safaris, and Balloon Adventures Dubai which is the UAE’s longest operating hot air balloon company that offers sunrise flights over the desert. The newest addition to the group is The Dubai Balloon At Atlantis, a tethered balloon experience that offers uninterrupted views of the skyline and Palm Jumeirah from up to 300m above the city. All our brands strive to create memorable moments but also protect the natural environment and local culture.


We are honoured to have been awarded as the 2020 and 2021 Middle East’s Leading Boat Tour Operator and the 2020 UAE’s Leading Boat Tour Operator at the World Travel Awards.

We also received both TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice Award and TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence which are based on reviews for service, quality and customer satisfaction. Receiving these prestigious awards mean that we are placed in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the world. Our consistent 5-star rating on TripAdvisor makes us a favourite for Dubai tourists and residents.

Our adventurous Dubai boat tours are the first of their kind worldwide to be awarded the SafeGuardTM Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label by Bureau Veritas. They are the independent global leader in inspecting and certifying companies’ quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. To learn more about our safety protocols please click here.