A Seaplane ride is calmer (no noise of the blades), gives you a more scenic view (big windows) and most importantly offers you an amazing water take-off which you cannot experience on a helicopter ride. The prices offered by both tours are comparable. In a nutshell, when deciding between a Seaplane tour and a Helicopter tour, a Seaplane tour wins hands down.

To help you make the right decision we’ve done some research and created the Abu Dhabi helicopter tour price comparison table below.

ParameterSeaplane flightHelicopter flight
Price in AED for a scenic tour of Abu DhabiAED 940 per person for 30 minsApprox AED 1250 per person for 30 mins
Unique factorWater Take-off & LandingCan hover at one place
Each seat is a window seatYesNo
Landing possible onBoth land and waterOnly on land
Number of landing destinationsAround 25 landing locations in UAELimited locations for take-off and Landing
Customizable routeBespoke itinerary can be curatedLimited options available
Number of seats9
(Suitable for groups)
Cabin experienceQuite / CalmNoisier


We hope that you’ve found the above information helpful. Seawings seaplane tours have been flying in UAE for more than a decade, and offer scenic flights in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and across the Emirates.

Our knowledgeable and friendly team can answer any questions you have about seaplane tours, and can give you plenty of helpful advice for your next visit. If you’d like to learn more about what Seawings, please call us at +97148070708 or email us at reservations@seawings.ae. You can also call us on our Toll free number: 800 73294647.

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