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Frequently Asked Questions

Booking your Trip

When should I book the yacht for my trip?
Book the yacht or fishing boat that you want as far in advance as possible. This should ensure that we have the boat that you want available for your preferred day and time.

What does my cruise or fishing trip include?
When you charter a yacht with Al Wasl Charters for either a fishing trip or a cruise, we include free pickup and drop-off from anywhere in Dubai or Sharjah. We also stock each boat with fishing equipment and bait. We provide light refreshments on board, as well as space and equipment to clean and grill the fish that you catch.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept payment via cash or credit card. Please pay in advance so that we can reserve your yacht for the date and time you specified.

May I book a fishing trip that lasts for just 2-3 hours?
For deep sea fishing and sports fishing, we suggest a trip or cruise of at least 4 hours long. This gives you enough time to reach prime fishing spots and to thoroughly enjoy your fishing experience. If necessary, however, we can arrange a shorter fishing trip for you.

May I book a cruise that lasts for just 2-3 hours?
To give you the best value and to showcase the most beautiful coastal scenery, we take you into the deep water of the Dubai Sea, a journey that lasts about 4 hours total. This allows everyone plenty of time to enjoy the sights and take pictures. However, if you make a special request, we can arrange a shorter cruise for you.

Preparing for your Trip

Where are your yachts located?
Our sports fishing boats and luxury yachts are all moored at the Dubai Marine Yacht Club.

What kind of shoes should I wear?

No guests may wear shoes with heels. We recommend trainers and other types of flat shoes that will not mark the deck.

What time should my guests and I arrive for our cruise or fishing trip?

To ensure that the yacht departs promptly, please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Should I bring my identification?

Please bring proof of identity with you for your cruise or fishing trip. The UAE Coast Guard requires each passenger to present a passport, copy of a passport, or UAE driver’s license for our inspection before the yacht can depart.

What is the cruise route?

Each cruise starts out from the Dubai Marine Yacht Club. From there, you will sail through the deeper waters of the Dubai Sea, within view of the coastline. From your yacht you will enjoy views of famous landmarks such as the World Islands, the Palm Islands, the Atlantis the Palm hotel, and the opulent Burj Al Arab hotel.

What if I get seasick?

We want you to enjoy your trip, so we provide complimentary medication to prevent seasickness. If you suspect that you may become seasick during the trip, simply ask the crew for these complimentary tablets before your cruise departs.

How does bad weather affect my cruise or fishing trip?

If the water is rough, we may alter the route slightly so as to avoid difficult areas of the sea. In the event of extremely rough seas or storms, we may have to cancel the trip. If this occurs, we would give you the opportunity to book your cruise or fishing trip on a different date at no additional charge. Please see the Terms and Conditions for more details.

What kind of experience do the captain and crew have?

Our captains and crew members possess extensive experience and have all required certifications and qualifications to safely fulfill their duties. We also train each of our staff in first aid and in fire safety.

Are the fishing trips or cruises insured?

We fully insure our boats and yachts, as well as the captain, crew, and all guests.

Activities and Amenities

Is snorkeling or swimming part of the cruise?

You can certainly request to go swimming or snorkeling during your cruise. We supply complimentary snorkeling equipment on our yachts.

Do you provide towels?

We recommend that guests bring their own towels. However, if you should forget, there will be a few spare towels on board.

Do you serve liquor on the yacht?

We do not serve liquor aboard our sport fishing boats or yachts, but you are welcome to bring your own for your refreshment during the trip.

Is it possible to arrange for a meal during the cruise or fishing trip?

You can have a meal on board for an additional fee. Light refreshments are included in your package.

Is there a dining area on the yacht?

Many of our yachts include saloons or dining areas where you are welcome to eat.

Is music available on board?

We feature an onboard home theater system and sound system on our yachts. You are welcome to select music from the onboard collection or bring your own CD or DVD to enjoy during the trip.