Discover Dubai in Style

With Costa Viva Self-Drive Speed Boats!

The most versatile water activityin Dubai

Costa Viva Boats are small sized speed-boats that can be driven without license. Fast and agile, they present a safe alternative to jetski suitable to all family members. Our tours are flexible and can be enjoyed in solo, in couple or with a group of travelers. In our tours, there is room for playing, speeding, discovering, photo shooting and taking the most unforgettable memories. This is the one activity that completes any visitor's ToDo-list for Dubai and if you haven't experienced it yet, you are missing out!

Watch how it works

boat tour in front of Dubai Eye

Why Choose Our Tours?

No License Needed

There are few exceptions where one does not need a license to drive boat. Costa Viva Boats are one of these. Any adult can take the helm and steer the boat.

Fun Unlimited

With a top speed of 50 km/h, an agile small factor size and a jetski-like maneuvrability, Costa Viva boats have what it takes for an adrenaline rush and tons of fun for all levels. No compromises, promised!

Safety First

Our inflatable speed boats are stable and unsinkable. With their characteristics, they keep all stakeholders safe, inside and outside!

Loved by Everyone

No more choosing between fun and your loved ones. The stability and the safety of Costa Viva Boats make them enjoyable by all family members, starting from the age of 6. You can have your fun without leaving anyone behind.

Best Prices

No one likes surprises, especially when they come as hidden costs. We do not like them either. Our prices are per BOAT, and that is all there is.

Our Promise

You are the Captain, no questiosn asked!

You are the Captain, no questiosn asked!

Hold the helm, own your journey and become a bona fide hero. You don't need a boat license or any prior experience to participate in our self-drive boat tours. Each tour is guided by an expert who will ensure your safety and provide all the necessary instructions.

Unique Memories!

Unique Memories!

Did you know that most of the landmarks on our path are usually not accessible for the public without prior reservation? During our tours, you'll encounter numerous unique photo opportunities as you make stops at iconic landmarks such as Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), Burj Al Arab, Atlantis and the world-renowned Palm Jumeirah.

Leave No One Behind!

Leave No One Behind!

Take your loved ones to the best spots of Dubai's coast without compromising on their safety nor fun. Our inflatabe boats are insinkable and designed for easy and secure handling, guaranteeing high levels of fun for everyone. Our experienced guides will accomodate the trip to the well-being of all passengers as well as to the sea condition.

Unleash Your Creativity!

Unleash Your Creativity!

On Costa Viva boats you are not limited by anything, except your imagination. We are happy to accomodate for your wishes and let you fulfill your bucket list for Dubai.

How It Works

Book your experience!

Use our booking page to select the date, time and duration of your tour, or chat with us and let us do the work for you.



On the day of your tour, head to Dubai Harbour. Find a suitable parking and head towards the berth AH-12. Leave around 15mn for this step.


Operational & Safety Briefing

After providing you with the newest boating safety gear, our crew will give you a short operational briefing. They will provide you every piece of information you need to have a fun and safe marine excursion.


Enjoy Your Tour

You will take your boat and follow the tour guide with other boats. Our guides are there to make sure that you get the most of your time in the safest way. There will be room for speed, fun, selfies and a lot of souvenirs!


Programs & Prices

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Dubai Eye

For the hurried adrenaline junky, who wants to quickly beat the waves and explore the limits of water mobility

1-2 persons/boat
350 AED
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Burj Al Arab - Express

Sprint to Burj Al Arab from Dubai Harbor through Palm Jumeirah and its iconic Lagoon

1-2 persons/boat
500 AED
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Palm Jumeirah Inside Out

For the perfect sunset, this tour takes you through Palm Jumeirah's lagoon and the Sheikh Island, reaches Burj Al Arab and then takes the outer crescent of Palm Jumeirah as your return path and sail before the majestic Atlantis and Atlantis Royal

1-2 persons/boat
700 AED
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World Islands

Dubai World Islandas are An archipelago of 260 manmade islands just off the coast of Dubai, which is made up to resemble the world map, covering approximately 232km of shoreline.

1-2 persons/boat
850 AED

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the tour take?

You have the choice between 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes tours on water, following a 15-minute briefing.

Do I need a license to drive a boat?

You don't need a boat license.

How many passengers per boat?

Each boat can accommodate a maximum of 2 people, with a maximum total weight of 225kg.

What is the minimal age for the driver?

Drivers must be at least 18 years old.

Whats is the minimal ager for passengers?

Children above 6 years old can ride as passengers.

What should we wear?

Comfortable beachwear and sunglasses recommended.

What factors can impact the tour plan?

This activity depends on the weather, and the stops may change based on the actual weather conditions on the day of your tour.

What else is provided during the tour?

We provide sunscreen and water, but you're welcome to bring your own.

When do I have to arrive to the starting point?

Please arrive 15 minutes to the Dubai Harbour before the tour time. You will need the time to park your car (if available), and reach the berth AH-12.

Do you need my ID?

A valid ID is needed and will be kept with us during the tour.

Do you provide hotel transfers?

Unless diffrently agreed, we don't provide hotel transfers.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We accept walk-in bookings if there's availability.

Who cannot ride?

Pregnant women are not allowed due to health concerns. Also visitors with heart or serious back conditions should abstain. If in doubt, talk to us and we will advise you.

What if I cannot swim?

Inflatable safety vests are provided to all guests during briefing.

I can swim very well, can I discard the safety vest?

Wearing the safety vests is mandatory.

Whats is your alcohol policy?

For the safety of all stakeholders, drivers and passengers must be sober to board the boats.

Can I drink alcoholic drinks during the tour?

This as a collective sport activity and we want to guarantee everyone's safety. No alcohol is allowed on-board.


Dubai Harbour

Dubai Harbour

An extraordinary seafront district that seamlessly merges a range of F&B and retail offerings with VIP, living, and hospitality experiences, Dubai Harbour is also home to the most advanced cruise terminal and the largest marina in the region.

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Costa Viva Boats & Watersports

Berth A-H12, Dubai Harbor, Dubai, UAE.