Nuzha Touristic Enterprises (575 5825/35, www.nuzhatours.com) offes full and half-day boat trips, as well as trips to Bahrain and Qatar, and boat trips for special occasions. There is also a daily ferry to Failaka Island from Ras Al Ardh. Recently MV Umm Al Khair started a trip to Failaka each Saturday costing KD 15 (KD 10 for children) including lunch. The boat leaves from berth G6 at Marina Crescent, Salmiya. To book call 224 4988 or 484 8161.
Small water taxis run throughout the day from the tourist enterprise office in Shaab, across the bay to the towers. The cost is 500 fils. Boats can also be taken for bay trips from a small jetty on the south side of Marina Crescent. The trip lasts for about 20 minutes, costs KD 1, and enables you to enjoy spectacular views of Kuwait City and the towers
A number of dhows are also available for hire through local travel agents or the hotels. These can be chartered for social and business functions, and for day trips to Kubbar Island. Catering can be provided if required. Radisson SAS organises tours out into the Arabian Gulf for a few hours during the day. Booking is essential.