Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach Sir Bani Yas

Sir Bani Yas

Located 105 miles/170 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas is the largest natural island in the United Arab Emirates. Known not only for its spectacular beauty, conical mountains, gently sloping shores and crystal clear waters, Sir Ban Yas has gained international recognition in recent years for its spectacular nature reserve. View more

Established in 1971 by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the reserve now covers 60% of the island — a vast 1,400 hectares — and is home to some 13,000 rare and indigenous animals (over 100 species), including gazelles, Barbary sheep, giraffes and the hawksbill turtle; rarities include the Indian blackbuck and Arabian oryx, one of the world’s most endangered species. The jewel in Sir Bani Yas’ crown, the wildlife park provides an authentic environment for the animals to roam freely and allows conservationists to study the fauna in a controlled eco-system. An introduction of natural predators (including northern cheetah, Golden jackal, caracal and the striped hyena) into the park has allowed for organic interaction between species as if in the wild. The birdlife has not been forgotten either, with species as diverse as the Blue-necked ostrich, the houbara bustard and even the humble emu living side by side with flamboyance of flamingos and duets of ospreys.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

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Exkursionen in Sir Bani Yas

Nature and Wildlife Drive

Enjoy a scenic drive on Sir Baniyas Island aboard Safari Jeep vehicles on this half day excursion to explore the opportunity to spot some unique wildlife and the flora and fauna of the region.


After tendering ashore guests will be met by the drivers to begin exploring the sights. Your tour begins with a wildlife drive in search of local wildlife such as cheetahs, striped hyenas, giraffe, black buck, a variety of Gazelle and the unique Arabian Oryx. While observing the fauna and flora your Adventure Safari drivers will also give a detailed explanation of the wildlife, their habitats as well as the history and the uniqueness of the Sir Baniyas Island.


Your tour concludes back at the pier to re-join the ship.


Please Note: This tour requires minimal activity with approximately 150 metres (492 feet) of walking, 3 to 7 steps and some cobblestone streets. It is suitable for guests with limited mobility however guests must be able to step into and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. The vehicles are not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests wear casual lightweight comfortable clothing, closed-toed sports shoes, hat, sunglasses and sun protection. Professional videography is not permitted without prior permission. This tour has limited availability therefore we recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Archeological Excavations & Christian Monastery

Experience life on Sir Bani Yas Island centuries ago during this memorable archaeological excursion.


Sir Bani Yas Island, East Coast and Christian Monastery

Depart the pier for the short drive to the Christian Monastery, which is located on the eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island, where archaeological excavations take place on an ongoing basis. Upon arrival, gain a unique insight into life on the island centuries ago during a guided visit to the remains of an early-Christian monastery site.


Archaeological Site Visit, Majlis and Sir Bani Yas Island Sightseeing

Founded in the late-6th century A.D., this is the only early Christian site in the UAE, and one of international historical significance. During your guided walking tour, learn about the history of this area and inhabitants of the region, and view artefacts unearthed by the archaeologists. Following your walking tour, re-board your coach for a scenic sightseeing tour of the Majlis area and Sir Bani Yas Island. At the conclusion of your tour, commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and mountain bike. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Photography of Government or Military Installations is prohibited. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Exclusive Cabana & Beach Escape

Embrace the beauty of the Arabian Sea in style and privacy during this exclusive, full-day cabana and beach excursion. Each cabana accomodates two guests.


Depart the pier for the short walk to the designated beach access area on Sir Bani Yas Island. Upon arrival, proceed to a private cabana on an idyllic, white-sand beach kissed by the azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea.


During your visit, you can relax and unwind in the privacy of your beautiful, private surrounds, which are ideal for sunbathing and catching up on your latest book, and take a refreshing dip in the inviting, crystal-clear waters of the Arabian Sea. Refreshments, lunch and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. At the conclusion of your visit to Sir Bani Yas Island, commence the short walk back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 164 yards (about 150 metres). This tour is sold on a per cabana basis for up to 2 guests per cabana therefore only 1 ticket needs to be reserved per couple. Walking on Sir Bani Island is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and confident swimmers. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and change of clothing from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Photography of Government or Military Installations is prohibited. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Mountain Bike Adventure

Explore the diverse, ever-changing scenery of Sir Bani Yas Island during this exhilarating mountain-biking excursion.


Scenic Drive and Mountain Biking Tour Point

Depart the pier for the short drive to the mountain-biking tour point. Upon arrival, receive your safety and tour briefing and equipment, and begin your guided, approximately 50-minute mountain-biking trek. The mountain-biking tracks are suitable for both experienced and inexperienced riders, and feature a variety of exciting on-and-off-road trails.


Arabian Wildlife Park, Mountains, Wadi Hills, Lagoons, and Beaches

Your scenic and beautiful route follows the road around the lagoons and beaches of Sir Bani Yas Island, then winds through the Arabian Wildlife Park, mountains and some small, sandy wadi hills. Along the way, take in breath-taking panoramic vistas of your surrounds. At the conclusion of your mountain-biking trek, return to the mountain-biking tour point, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and mountain bike. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and able to ride a mountain bike. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking or sports shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Safety equipment is provided, and must be worn at all times whilst bicycling. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. Photography of Government or Military Installations is prohibited. Refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. Guests may not go mountain-biking if they have consumed alcohol. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Experience the diverse flora and fauna of Sir Bani Yas Island in an active new way during this picturesque kayaking excursion.


Sir Bani Yas Island

Depart the pier for the short walk to the designated beach access area on Sir Bani Yas Island. Upon arrival, proceed to the idyllic, white-sand beach and meet the kayaking program instructor, who schedules your time kayaking along the azure blue waters of the Arabian Sea. You can also sunbathe or take a dip in her inviting waters whilst awaiting your turn to go kayaking.


Kayaking and Relaxing

The excellent kayaking opportunities on Sir Bani Yas Island offer a unique appreciation for the stunning array of bird and marine species inhabiting this area. During your kayaking session, observe elegant flamingos feeding in the shallows, and encounter schools of flying fish as you paddle through a habitat rich in flora and fauna. Look for the iconic Arabic fish, the 'hammour', along with a variety of other small and colourful fish, sea urchins and marine life that inhabit these crystal-clear waters. Purchases of refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the short walk back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 164 yards (about 150 metres). Walking on Sir Bani Yas Island is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and confident swimmers. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, change of clothing and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Kayaking equipment is provided; wetsuits are available for rental. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. Photography of Government or Military Installations is prohibited. No guide is provided; the paddle-boarding program instructor on the beach schedules your paddle-boarding time. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, fish and marine life sightings are not guaranteed. Guests may not go kayaking if they have consumed alcohol. Refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Embrace the feeling of sailing in a unique new way during this fun-filled, land-sailing excursion on Sir Bani Yas Island.


Sir Bani Yas Island

Depart the pier for the short walk to the designated beach access area on Sir Bani Yas Island. Upon arrival, proceed to the idyllic, white-sand beach and meet the land-sailing program instructor, who schedules your time land-sailing across the sands of Sir Bani Yas Island.


Swimming and Land-Sailing

Land-sailing offers a unique and exhilarating opportunity to travel at high speeds with the wind in your hair, whilst gliding across the white sands of Sir Bani Yas Island. This fun-filled, guided activity can be enjoyed independently, or with friends and family as you race against each other. Purchases of refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the short walk back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 109 yards (about 100 metres). Walking on Sir Bani Island is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition, and confident swimmers. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guest with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, and bring sun protection, a towel, change of clothing and bottled water from the ship. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Land-Sailing equipment is provided. Waterproof cameras are highly recommended; GoPro cameras are available for rental. Photography of Government or Military Installations is prohibited. Refreshments, food and souvenirs are at the expense of each guest. Guests may not go land-sailing if they have consumed alcohol. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.