Yellow Boats shuttle to Yas Island

Introducing the Yas Bay Water Shuttle

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner

Looking for a fun way to get to the new attractions of Yas Bay?

This winter we’ve seen the launch of a new water shuttle service from Yellow Boats to connect waterfront communities at Al Raha Beach with Yas Island.

The new yellow boats shuttle service is all about improving connectivity for residents. It’s the ideal way to not only get a great view from the water but easily get from A to B to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s best entertainment venues on Yas Island.

Where do I catch the Yas Water Shuttle?

Capable of taking 20 passengers at a time, the Yas Water Shuttle will run in a loop picking up passengers from:

  • Al Muneera (in front of the Mainland townhouses)
  • Al Bandar Marina
  • Yas Bay Waterfront (Pier71)
  • Yas Marina (outer bank, not inside the marina)

When does the Yas Water Shuttle operate?

At launch, the timetable has been set with the boat runing:

  • Weekdays (Monday to Thursday): Every 20 minutes 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Weekends (Friday to Sunday): Every 40 minutes 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, then every 20 minutes 5:00 PM to 12:30 AM.

Find the current timetable here.

Yas Island Al Raha Beach Water Shuttle
Timetable since 1 April 2022

As this is a trial period, we cannot confirm yet if the shuttle will continue to run after 22 May – but judging by customer numbers so far, it’s a real hit!

What does the Yas Water Shuttle Cost?

The Yellow Boats water shuttle to Yas will cost you 5 AED per adult (with evidence of residency on Al Raha Beach, or having spent 50AED at Yas Bay) with under 5’s free (they launched with a free age limit of 12 but this has been reduced now to 5).

If you are not a resident or Yas Bay customer, your ticket will cost 40 AED.

  • Information Line: 600 511115

Note that Yellow Boats also run paid Yas Island tours operating out of Yas Marina that can take you deeper into the mangroves and around the Al Raha area.

These shuttle boats are designed as a commuter service, not a fully guided sightseeing cruise. If you are not a resident or Yas Bay customer, you’ll be charged 40 AED for the 30 minute round trip.

Like we need more of an excuse to go and check out the new Yas Bay?

You can find our complete guide to exploring Yas Island over here.

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