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“Mangrove Kayaking” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Noukhada Adventure Company

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.
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“Mangrove Kayaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Tour lasted just under two hours. We embarked from Al Gurm (just before the Eastern Mangroves Hotel) and kayaked (led by a guide) to the mangroves. This was a peaceful afternoon event. I was in a 2 person Kayak. Half way through event we stopped for a rest and were told the history of what the mangroves are. Unfortunately tides were low so we couldn't kayak through channels.
Other than some fish, we saw crabs. On another trip (albeit a while ago) we were able to spot a fox on the island.

If you would like to take pictures, make sure you have a waterproof box/bag. A zip-lock sandwich bag might do the trick.

Visited March 2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Kayaking through mangroves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We've done two kayak tours with Noukhada now, the first was from Yas Beach, where we were taken by power boat to the mangroves and paddled through them and back. It was totally excellent, our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, the kayaks were very stable and we saw great wildlife and learned a lot about mangroves. It was fun paddling back across the flat and turquoise sea too, saw a swordfish jump up (possibly). The second trip was through the Eastern Mangroves and again was really good. Very knowledgeable guide, and cool and peaceful mangroves. This is an excellent company, and we will take all our visitors on a tour with them.

Visited April 2014
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MarkAbuDhabi, Owner at Noukhada Adventure Company, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Team Wilks
Thank you for your positive review and I am very happy that you have been with Noukhada before. It sounds like you are the exploring type so do come and try our Al Rahba tour or the embryonic Ooid Shoal trip...especially if you are here over the summer.
Yours
Mark
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Kayak Kings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Twice we have used this company for adventures in the Mangroves.
Our first experience was as complete novices and we were part of a group with a really great guide who gave us instructions on how to use the kayaks and also shared with us loads of information about our surroundings.
The second time we struck out as independent explorers and had a wonderful time enjoying the peace and quiet of the Mangroves. We moored up on one of the small islands and had a lovely picnic lunch and a swim before setting off again.
The lads who man the mooring point are really helpful and all the equipment is well maintained ensuring that you feel perfectly safe.
A " must do" for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Visited April 2014
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MarkAbuDhabi, Owner at Noukhada Adventure Company, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Wendy
Thank you for your kind review and Noukhada is very happy that you have been with us before, we must be getting something right. Now that you are into renting our kayaks do explore from from the E48 launch point or try from Yas Beach. The water is the best place to be as the weather heats up.
Yours
Mark
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“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

Three of us enjoyed a good couple of hours paddling around the Eastern Mangroves and checking out a side of Abu Dhabi that you do not usually see. Our tour guide was excellent, friendly helpful and knowledgeable about the eco-system of the Mangroves. Noukhada's whole setup was very friendly and efficient from the booking all the way through arriving at the launch point and the tour itself.

Visited March 2014
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MarkAbuDhabi, Owner at Noukhada Adventure Company, responded to this review, 1 May 2014
Dear Richard
Thank you for your kind review and I am very happy that you have commented about the whole process being friendly and efficient, we try to be just that. I apologise for my tardy reply but am trying not to let the internet be master of my time, especially Trip Advisor.
Do come and try our new tours and come and explore the waters off Yas Beach.
Yours
Mark
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“An enjoyable tour of the Eastern Mangroves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

My six year old son, his grandparents, and I experienced a very enjoyable trip. Although it was tiring it was worth it. You get to see a side of Abu Dhabi most people are unaware of. There is a natural side for all to enjoy right under our noses.

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MFabudhabi, Owner at Noukhada Adventure Company, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Dear ISAD
Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted that three generations enjoyed the tour. There is much more of that side of Abu Dhabi to explore with Noukhada who reaches the parts of Abu Dhabi that others cannot.
Yours
Mark
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