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Short Bosphorus Cruise

See the best of Istanbul in our short circle Bosphorus cruise by boat ( kısa boğaz turu ), a great alternative for people with little time but still wanting to do a luxury Bosphorus cruise. After breakfast, why not enjoy two hours of bliss – Glide along the shores in comfort aboard a well-maintained motor-yacht to see the top sights each way, including the Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahçe Palace & Rumeli Fortress.

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Full Bosphorus Cruise (& Stop at Anadolu Kavağı )

In this full Bosphorus cruise tour ( uzun boğaz turu ), you’ll do a half-day trip from Istanbul with a stop to visit Anadolu Kavağı , a picturesque village overlooking the mouth of the Black Sea. Hop off on the Asian Side for an hour for a stroll and lunch at one of the little fish restaurants by the shore. Admire views North & South of the full Bosphorus Strait, then get on your boat again to go back to the city.

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Start a special evening with cocktails during a Bosphorus cruise by luxury yacht at sunset time ( akşam boğaz turu ). After seeing the best of Istanbul’s tourist attractions from the water, we’ll leave you to your favorite Istanbul restaurant to continue. Combining views by day and night, this offers the best Bosphorus tour experience for a romantic proposal, a special occasion or birthday party.

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Bosphorus Cruise by Night with Dinner

Enjoy fine dining, an evening adventure and panoramic views of Istanbul city in this magical Bosphorus cruise by night ( gece boğaz turu yemekli ). Feast on mezes and crudites, or specially selected Turkish food and wine. Experience Istanbul illuminated by night while you relax onboard with friends or family in this beautiful Istanbul Bosphorus tour.

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A boat party is a fun way to celebrate any occasion in Istanbul, so come aboard and enjoy your birthday party, family reunion, marriage proposal, anniversary or wedding on the water.

Enhance your private Bosphorus tour on Zoe Yacht with a range of options (costs extra Euro/TL per person) including meals, drinks, snacks, cakes and flowers or a English-language tour guide available during online reservation.

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What is a bosphorus cruise.

A Bosphorus cruise is a yacht/boat trip along the 32km long Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul which connects the Black Sea with the Marmara Sea between the two continents of Europe and Asia. It’s an essential part of any trip to Istanbul and the geography and sightseeing is absolutely unique.

Unmissable Sights during a Bosphorus Cruise of Istanbul

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Taking a Bosphorus Cruise through the ages

In any Istanbul tour, it’s essential to include a Bosphorus cruise, as the Bosphorus and its shores are by far the most beautiful part of Istanbul, a “garland of waters” bounding and dividing the city and offering incomparable views and places to see including nature, geography, history and sightseeing.

The Bosphorus has been described in many beautiful ways throughout history by poets, travellers, royals and diplomats. Here’s a few of them:

“A garland of waters” – Byzantine historian Procopius (AD 500-565)

“Istanbul is a magical seal, which unites Europe and Asia since the ancient times. Without a doubt, Istanbul is certainly the most beautiful place of the world”. Gerard De Nerval

“Life can’t be all that bad,’ i’d think from time to time. ‘Whatever happens, i can always take a long walk along the Bosphorus.”― Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul: Memories and the City

To understand Istanbul is to understand how its maritime nature and unusual geography has influenced its character and history to shape how it is today. And to cruise Istanbul by boat includes some of the best things to see and do in Istanbul:

Things to See on a Bosphorus Cruise

There are many ways of cruising possible depending on your budget and preferences from the basic Turyol, Dentur and Sehir Hatlari ferries to private yacht tours like Zoe Yacht.

Alighting your boat from any of several docks, a typical Bosphorus cruise will take you on a loop of Istanbul’s most striking monuments through the Bosporus Strait. At over 30 meters long, you can cover almost half of the strait in a short-circle cruise (2 hours), or all of it in a full-circle or long cruise (4-6 hours). Depending on your starting point, you may enter and exit this sightseeing loop at any point and take a cruise past the following touristic places:

In the lower Bosphorus, close to Sultanahmet Old City and the downtown center is Kabataş , a bustling transfer hub for land and sea. Just beyond is the Dolmabahce Mosque and its baroque clocktower, dating from the 1850s and designed by the Balyan Brothers, famous Amenian architects of the period.

This is followed by the Dolmabahce Palace , or “Filled In Garden”, taking its name form its small inlet which was filled in to create this imperial palace and which later replaced Topkapi Palace as the Sultans’ preferred residence. Built in the 19 th century it is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world and has a white marble façade of over 280 meters along the seafront.

Further on is Beşiktaş or “Cradle Stone” a busy town bursting with students and ferry landing port, followed by Ciragan Palace . Built for Sultan Abdul Aziz in 1874, he died here soon after being deposed and the palace housed his successors in a virtual prison for the next thirty years. It later served a brief stint as the place of Turkish Parliament in 1908, until it was burnt down in a fire and restored into one of the most luxury Istanbul hotels.

Passing the next village of Ortakoy, or Middle Village, look out for Ortakoy Mosque , a distinctive mosque in a mix of baroque and other styles jutting out on a promontory at the water’s edge, built by the Balyan brothers in 1854. Little cafes and a street market surround it making for a relaxing half day trip another day.

Marvel at the graceful First Bosphorus Bridge , the fourth largest suspension bridge in the world and built in the early seventies. It is 1,074 m (3,524 ft) long and was completed in 1973. This is one of the locals’ hidden places to make a wedding proposal in Istanbul, with a laser able to project personal messages for boat-goers under the bridge for a surprise. By night or under the moonlight, the bridge is lit in a rainbow of colors with beautiful reflections on the water.

Cruising on to Arnavutköy , this is a pretty Albanian village and one of the quaintest quays along the shore. Its seafront is lined with yalıs (wooden mansions from the Ottoman era), moored with fishing boats of every shape and size and numerous restaurants (including several of the best fish restaurants for seafood dining in Istanbul). Off Arnavutköy is the deepest point of the Bosphorus Strait at 100 meters, at the cape called Akıntı Burnu .

Rounding this cape, you’ll enter the calm waters of Bebek Bay , backed by verdant rolling hills, umbrella pines and cypresses, and home to some of Istanbul’s society and celebrities. Here yachts and mega-yachts abound. Gaze at the attractive Egyptian Embassy building with boats bobbing at the landing stage at the entrance of the village park. Up on the Northern ward hills are the Bosphorus University buildings, reputable as one of the finest institutions of higher learning in Turkey.

The cruise sweeps the bay and heads towards Rumeli Hisari Fortress, dominated by turrets and steep walls to keep out invaders. Situated at the narrowest point with 660 meters of the Bosporus strait, just opposite of the Anadolu Hisarı on the Anatolian side, another Ottoman fortress, which was built between 1393 and 1394. Known as “Boğaz-kesen” or cutthroat, it was not only used as a prison but as the perfect location for Sultan Mehmet to launch his conquest of Istanbul, cutting off the city’s communication beyond.

If you’re on a full-day or long Bosphorus Cruise, then you’ll also continue to Sariyer , a fishing village especially for catches from the Black Sea and Buyuk Lıman , a shallow and tranquil bay with a golden sandy beach surrounded by an acacia groved valley. This makes for an ideal stop in the summer for day trips and swimming tours.

Crossing to the Asiatic shore of the Middle Bosphorus at some point in your boat tour, you’ll glide under the the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Bosphorus II) Bridge , ever famous in history as the location where King Darius of Persia constructed a bridge of boats from which to launch an attack in 512 BC and cross to the Asian Side. It is 1,090 m (3,576 ft) long, and was completed in 1988 about 5 km (3 mi) north of the first bridge. It forms part of the Trans-European Motorway.

Near the Northern end of the Bosphorus and entrance to the Black Sea, is Anadolu Kavagi village, a traditional fishing village. Perched on the hilltop above it is Yoros Castle , the Genoese ruins of fortifications from the 1780s, offering a superb viewpoint of almost the entire course of the Bosphorus from end to end, Marmara Sea to Black Sea. At 200 meters, this is the second highest hill on the Bosphorus, known today as “Joshua Hill”, or anciently as “Hercules Hill” or the “ Giant’s Grave “, due to a twelve-meter long hollow in the hill, and as in Byron’s poems:

“Tis a grand sight from off the Giant’s Grave To watch the progress of those rolling seas Between the Bosphorus…” (from a poem by G.G.N.Byron)

After a break hop on your Bosphorus boat cruise again and sail by the Bay of Beykoz or “Prince Walnut”, a calm bay and popular for swimming if you’re on a swimming cruise. In the past this was also a favorite location for catching swordfish using a traditional “ Dalyan “, a kind of wooden structure on stilts over the water with one man posted above to lookout for and heard any approaching swordfish into set fishing nets.

Cruise on Southwards to Kanlıca , an un-spoilt village with a square of plane trees, a famous stop for travellers throughout the ages for its local yogurt. En route you’ll see another hilltop landmark, a charming Art-Nouveau style palace with huge tower belonging to the Viceroy of Egypt from 1900, now a restored hotel with handsome gardens.

Around here you may notice an usual building on stilts in the water – Currently under restoration, this was once the beautiful front room of an exquisite yalı , dating from 1698, with elaborate design, including spectacular floral and geometric paneling and motifs.

Next up is the Anadolu Hısarı or Anatolian Fortress , right opposite the Rumeli Fortress. Built in 1390 by Beyazit the Thunderbolt it has a keep and three towers and was known locally as “Güzelce”, or “Pretty One.”

Now lookout for the mouth of the “ Sweet Waters of Asia “, two little streams called the “Göksu” (Sky Stream) and the Küçüksü (Little Stream) separated by a meadow and the Kucuksu Palace.

The seaside Kucuksu Palace was once an imperial residence for the Sultans dating from the 1850s and used as a base for hunting day trips or visiting signatories. Today it’s a museum.

Next to the palace is one of the largest yalıs of the Bosphorus, the Kıbrıslı Mustafa Emin Paşa Yalısı dating from 1760. With mostly one story and a façade over 60 meters long, it is one of the grandest yalıs with massive ball room, marble pool and fountain and its own harem.

Moving on, you’ll cruise by Kandilli , where the most beautiful series of Yalıs on the Bosphorus can be found, such as the Count Ostorog Yalı of 1790. Watch out for these and the pretty village of Çengelköy , its square surrounded by plane trees with a baroque fountain.

Continuing on our cruise, you’ll approach the 1st Bosphorus Bridge again. Near its base is the village of Beylerbeyi and Beylerbeyi Mosque , a baroque style mosque from the 1770s, followed by Beylerbeyi Palace itself, dating from the later 1800’s and built by the Balyan brothers. This was a sumptuous lodge to house visiting Royals, including the Shah of Persia and Emperors & Empresses from Europe.

Next look out for an attractive yalı that is at the pretty village of Kuzcuncuk , followed by the modern town and bustling ferry port at Uskudar . Just beyond here you’ll see a small man-made island in the sea, known as Maiden’s Tower , Leander’s Tower or Kız Kulesi, a major photo backdrop of the city and one of the best spots to see the sunset over Istanbul by boat.

This completes your sightseeing of the major landmarks and historical monuments during your scenic Bosphorus cruise.

Information, Facts & Figures about the Bosphorus

Some of the Bosphorus Strait facts include:

The world’s narrowest strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which contains the Princes Islands and is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean Sea).

The strait is 31 km (17 nautical miles) long, with a width of 3,329 m (1.798 nautical miles).

Its maximum width is 3,420 m (1.85 nautical miles) between Umuryeri and Büyükdere Limanı.

The depth of the Bosphorus varies from 36 to 124 m (118 to 407 ft). The deepest location is between Kandilli and Bebek with 110 m (360 ft).

It is called the Bosphorus Strait rather than the Bosphorus River, as rivers don’t usually connect two seas or divide two continents.

Have You Seen These Bosphorus Highlights?

The Bosphorus Strait is a 32 km long strait winding between two continents, the European & Asian sides of Istanbul. Due to its unique geopraphy and history it offers unparalleled sightseeing from the water, for example:

  • 4 palaces – Ciragan, Beylerbeyi, Kucuksu Kasri and Dolmabahce Palace
  • 2 bridges – the Fatih Sultan Mehmet & Bosphorus Bridge
  • 2 fortresses – Anadolu & Rumeli Fortress
  • 50+ yalis (elaborate Ottoman mansions and pavilions by the waterside)
  • 1 royal hill – Seraglio Point with Topkapi Palace, Haghia Sophia & Blue Mosque
  • 2 islands – Maiden’s Tower & Suada Island
  • 2 seas – the Marmara Sea and Black Sea

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Enjoy Unique Views, Comfort and a Relaxing Environment on board our boat in Istanbul, Turkey

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Welcome to Zoe Yacht Bosphorus Cruises in Istanbul, Turkey. We’re an award-winning locally owned, crewed and managed Turkish flybridge motor-yacht, 17-meters/55-feet long, ready to take you out on a deluxe harbor tour of Istanbul, the Bosphorus Strait, Golden Horn, Princes’ Islands, Marmara or Black Sea.

Our private cruises sail every day and night, at regular departure times in the morning, afternoon and evening, through all seasons be it winter or summer.

Taking up to 6 guests with ease, our spacious tour boat is perfect for couples, families and small groups including tourists, visitors, cruiseship passengers and local residents or companies.

A private boat tour offers you a higher level of privacy, flexibility and luxury as well as the possibility to skip the lines, customize your Bosphorus cruise schedule, explore parts of the Bosphorus Strait not possible by bus or other Istanbul tours, hop on hop off at different stops, have a party with your friends, enjoy a special day out with your family or stop in a romantic spot with your loved one along the way.

What Bosphorus tour to take? We include a choice of short, long, half day or full day private Bosphorus tours and day trips from central Istanbul: Take a sightseeing tour for a two continents tour of Asia and Europe, a moonlight dinner cruise on the Bosphorus , a romantic sunset tour or an airport transfer to meet your flights. You can also rent our boat from a few hours long to the whole day for a custom boat trip to the Princes’ Islands or Black Sea for swimming, fishing and sunbathing.

Food and drink lovers can savor breakfast, lunch or dinner over a skyline of stunning sights such as Rumeli Hısarı , the Blue Mosque , Maiden’s Tower and Ottoman mansions. Our Turkish cuisine and menus are provided by one of Istanbul’s reputable fish restaurants.

We’ll collect you from almost any neighborhood located in central Istanbul’s European-side (when you book direct), including from hotels in Sultanahmet or the Old City , Taksim , Beşiktaş , Ortaköy , Karaköy , Galata Bridge area and Eminönü , from the docks of Kabataş , Kuruçeşme, Beylerbeyi and most tourist areas along the Bosphorus and Golden Horn. View all available hotel pickup areas and docking points here .

On our website you’ll discover water activities and things to do in Istanbul including our tours and boat rides with itineraries, Bosphorus cruise maps, travel guide, costs and prices. Prices and payments are in Euro/TL and can be booked online now instantly, securely and owner-direct.

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The Private Boat Rental Experience in Istanbul

Before we dive into the details of specific yacht charters and boat rentals, let’s get a glimpse of what you can expect from this unique experience. Istanbul’s geographical location straddles two continents, Europe and Asia, with the magnificent Bosphorus Strait serving as the natural boundary. This means that every moment spent on a boat in Istanbul offers you the chance to be in two places at once, making it a truly magical experience

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Now, let’s delve into the options available for private boat rentals and yacht charters in Istanbul, ensuring that you make the most of your time on the water.

The Best Luxury Private Yacht Rentals in Istanbul

When it comes to luxury yacht rentals in Istanbul, the options are as diverse as the city itself. Here are some of the top choices to consider for your next aquatic adventure:

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For those seeking a seamless and hassle-free private yacht rental experience, GetYourGuide offers a fantastic solution. This platform specializes in providing travelers with a wide range of activities and tours, including luxurious private yacht rentals in Istanbul.

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  • Duration: 2 hours
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This option is perfect for couples looking to share a romantic moment or two close friends seeking a tranquil escape on the Bosphorus. The two-hour private yacht rental provides a quick yet enchanting experience of Istanbul’s waters, ensuring you make the most of your time in this stunning city.

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Vira vira yacht rentals.

If you’re envisioning a grand celebration on the waters of Istanbul, Vira Vira Yacht Rentals is the perfect choice. This prestigious yacht rental company offers a range of exquisite vessels, each promising an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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  • Capacity: 150 guests
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  • Piemarine Naos 800 (2024)
  • Capacity: 8 guests
  • Ideal for smaller gatherings or intimate escapes
  • Daily rate of 20,000 TL

Istanbul 18m For Charter Motor Yacht – #9553

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  • Motoryat Custom Made (1989 / 2021 refit)
  • Capacity: 16 guests
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Istanbul 17m For Charter Catamaran – #12446

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  • Capacity: 30 persons
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  • Perfect for larger groups and special occasions

Vira Vira Yacht Rentals offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences and group size. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, these luxurious yachts promise an unforgettable experience on the Bosphorus.

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For those seeking a touch of opulence and extravagance, Luxury Yacht Rental Istanbul is your go-to source. With a fleet of 12 luxurious yachts to choose from, they cater to the most discerning travelers. Whether it’s a serene cruise for two or a lavish event for many, you’re sure to find the perfect vessel for your needs. They even offer hotel pick-up and drop-off services, ensuring a seamless and stylish journey.

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If you’re looking to host a private party or event on the Bosphorus, Turkey Istanbul Yacht Charters can make it happen. Imagine celebrating your special moments while cruising between two continents. From intimate gatherings of 12 persons to larger events with up to 80 guests, these charters offer affordability and ease in planning. Let their experienced party planners handle every detail, from catering to entertainment, while you revel in the unforgettable beauty of Istanbul.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Private Boat Rentals Istanbul

Q1: How much does it cost to rent a private boat in Istanbul? A1: The cost of renting a private boat in Istanbul varies depending on factors like the type of vessel, duration, and capacity. Prices can start as low as $90 per hour for a luxury yacht with a private sailor experience.

Q2: Can I host events like weddings or birthdays on these private yachts? A2: Absolutely! Many yacht rentals in Istanbul are well-equipped for hosting special events, including weddings and birthdays. They offer the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration.

Q3: Are there options for smaller groups or couples looking for a romantic experience? A3: Yes, there are options tailored for smaller groups and couples, including catamarans and smaller yachts. These provide a more intimate and romantic experience on the Bosphorus.

Q4: What is included in the rental price? A4: Rental prices often include the boat, crew, and sometimes fuel. Be sure to check with the rental provider for specific inclusions and any additional costs.

Q5: How can I book a private yacht or boat rental in Istanbul? A5: Booking can usually be done through the respective rental websites or by contacting the rental providers directly. We’ll provide more details on how to book in the upcoming sections.

Stay tuned for the detailed breakdown of each rental option, pricing information, and the steps to book your private yacht or boat rental in Istanbul.

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Steeped in history and tradition, Istanbul is truly a fascinating city to visit on a luxury yacht charter when in the  Mediterranean . Brimming with indulgence, Istanbul is a sprawling metropolis, home to a whole host of traditional treasures, places of interest and wonderful attractions. Perfect for exploring, the city also offers a huge range of ancient sites echoing with tales of the past.

The Bosphorus Strait is a slither of water between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Expect to sail up here on your yacht charter vacation to Istanbul: The gateway between Asia and Europe. Istanbul, the heart of Turkey, is a lively destination blessed with a wealth of colour from the Ottoman and Byzantine empires. Once known as Constantinople, Istanbul is also home to famous sites like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Beyazit Square.

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Pass the time with a heady visit to the amazing Grand Bazaar where everything is up for sale from gold jewellery to textiles, carpets, ceramics and spices galore. To pick up the best bargains, remember to haggle for the best price – all an authentic part of the holiday experience.

After shopping, take a stroll across the beautiful Galata Bridge, relax and enjoy the scenic views. For something a little different, have an authentic Turkish experience and slip into a Turkish bath at the Cagaloglu Baths. Istanbul is known as a city to see and to be seen in. By night, the Basilica Cistern is a magical sight to behold and the evening is also a great time to socialise in many stylish bars, cafes and restaurants.

Turkish cuisine is mouth-watering - it’s a taste-bud tantalising mixture of influences from Asian, Armenian and Mediterranean cultures. Be sure to indulge in these Turkish gastronomic delights during your yacht charter vacation.

During your visit, it’s worth remembering that Turkey is a Muslim country so do dress appropriately depending on your location. Beach wear is fine for lounging on your sundeck or unwinding on the beaches, but do cover up when visiting mosques or historical places of interest. Remember to dress properly in local restaurants, cafes and when out and about shopping too. If you have any doubts about what to wear, ask your friendly yacht charter captain or a crew member. 

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Brimmed with indulgence and draped in traditions, Istanbul is a world of wonder. Steeped in ancient history, this sprawling metropolis is home to a plethora of traditional treasures, intriguing palaces and distinctive sights. Ripe for exploration, Istanbul boasts an abundance of historical remnants which echo with tales of a flamboyant past.

Spanning the lustrous Bosphorus strait, a slither of water between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, Istanbul is the gateway between Asia and Europe. This wonderfully vibrant city is home to a wealth of colour and contrasts from Ottoman and Byzantine empires to streets laced with a glorious display of opulence.  Once known as Constantinople, this capital city of Turkey is home to some of the most alluring wonders in the world which are on continuous display.

Deemed as one of the most extraordinary places to visit, Istanbul is an excellent destination for yacht charters with fabulous cruising grounds and a myriad of hidden coves all to be explored from the decks of your superyacht. There is plenty to do and see here making for days upon days of invigorating sightseeing and the chance to meander on foot amongst the remnants of a bygone era. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the Topkapi Palace, the oldest and largest palace to survive to the modern day before gazing in awe at the astounding beauty of the Blue Mosque. Renowned as one of Istanbul’s most premier sights, this architectural masterpiece is simply unmissable.

Roam around the reputed Grand Bazaar where you will find gold jewellery, carpets, spices, textiles and ceramics but be prepared to haggle if you’re looking to make a purchase. Stroll across the bustling Galata Bridge and take in the awe-inspiring views or for an authentic Turkish experience, visit the Cagaloglu Baths before admiring the extraordinary Basilica Cistern. By night, follow the flocks of locals and explore the growing array of stylish bars, restaurants and clubs. Istanbul is a place to see and to be seen.

Turkish cuisine is a world unto its own with gastronomic delights offering a profusion of influences from Asian, Armenian and Mediterranean cultures. Be sure to remember that Turkey is a country of Muslims meaning you should dress appropriately depending on your location. Beach wear is fine for sun lounging on your sundeck or visiting the beaches but ensure to cover up when shopping or dining in local restaurants. When visiting Mosque’s, remember to remove shoes and women must wear a headscarf or shawl.

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Asia and Europe. Muezzins calling for prayers and fashionable bistros, The Grand Bazaar and luxurious boutiques. Cut off by the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul, manages to be all that and still hold monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace. Appreciate the skyline view, as seen from the Bosphorus Straight, as you lounge in luxury aboard your yacht.

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Private Yacht Tour Istanbul for larger groups of up to 40 people with dinner and business meetings, engagements, and family reunions boat rental on Bosphorus.

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Private Yacht Bosphorus Cruise

Private yacht Bosphorus cruise tours will make your day between the continents of Europe and Asia with Istanbul boat rental from 2 to 8 hours for 2 to 10 people

Private Istanbul Yacht up to 50 People

Private Istanbul Yacht for 50 People

Private Istanbul Yacht for up to 50 People. A private yacht for sailing on Bosphorus is available for up to 80 people with a relaxing and comfortable cruise tour.

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A Fleet of 14 Yachts & Boats in Istanbul The yacht you requested is available in our fleet; yachts and Boats have a capacity from 1 person to 400 people.

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Customize Tour Duration Totally Free to choose your tour timings. Events will be organized and managed as you desire. Your time, Your Tour

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We have got smaller and bigger yachts for every size of the group and also Istanbul yacht rental . You can choose our Istanbul Cruise Tours for your desire on the website and start to memorable Bosphorus cruise . All our boats have captains and crew who are at your service.

Our Bosphorus Cruises have different features: the shortest one’s duration is 2 hours, and the longest one is 8 hours. All our Istanbul Bosphorus Tours are customizable, and you do not have to follow the fixed Bosphorus Tours. We have designed the Istanbul Cruises depending on the desires of our guests who joined our Bosphorus Tours before. Maybe you are confused to do the Bosphorus cruise or Princes Island .

The answer is when you book a private Bosphorus cruise , you can rent a small boat in Istanbul and then start a journey from Bosphorus to Princes Island during a private boat tour of Istanbul . The beaches near Istanbul and Princes Island beaches will be waiting for you. Please check our Private Bosphorus cruise price .

Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner

Bosphorus Cruise with Dinner ; For those who desire to spend an unforgettable night at the Bosphorus. If you need to stay away from the packed restaurants and crowded streets, you can enjoy the silence of the Bosphorus.

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Marriage Proposal on Bosphorus ; We prepare the yacht for a romantic time and decorate it with flowers. Upon your package, we use laser light which writes your proposal under the Bosphorus Bridge, and the violinist accompanies you with romantic music.

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2-Hour Private Bosphorus Cruise:  You can spend your time between the continents for 2 hours with yourselves and see the Bosphorus highlights.

Full-Day Private Bosphorus Cruise Tour ; 8-hour Bosphorus Cruise  When you embark on the yacht, you can visit the Bosphorus neighborhoods, such as; Sariyer, Kadikoy, Beylerbeyi, Ortakoy, etc. You can disembark at those neighborhoods and explore the local sights of Istanbul.

Istanbul Sunset Bosphorus Cruise: Imagine the whole historical peninsula ahead of you with the Roman and Ottoman heritages: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, the minarets, and the modern buildings.

Full-Day Private Princes’ Island Cruise: The Princes’ Island is where you can taste the most delicious seafood in Istanbul, and you should take lunch at one of these restaurants.

Bosphorus Cruise with Breakfast:  While you are having breakfast, leave yourselves in the magical atmosphere of the Bosphorus when the highlights pass around you. Maybe the dolphins might accompany you.

Bosphorus Cruise Corporate Events:  The events start with 3 hours up to your desire. Even during the cruise, you can extend the trip. During the Bosphorus Cruise, you will see the stunning architecture of the private houses and the highlights.

Bosphorus Cruise with Lunch: When you pass near the most beautiful buildings and palaces, you will have the most delicious Turkish food between the continents of Europe and Asia.

Istanbul Bachelor Party with Bosphorus Cruise: With different sizes and types of yachts, you will have an unforgettable bachelor party on the Bosphorus. We can pick you up from your hotel, or you can meet with us at the yacht location and then start a journey where the continents meet: Europe and Asia.

Bosphorus Cruise Event for Groups ; With a variety of yachts, boats, and vehicles that depend on the number of groups. We organize day and night events for the groups, including Turkish Night Shows with meals and drinks.

You can choose your favorite Bosphorus tours , then contact us to customize your Istanbul cruise to make it the most memorable tour of your life.

Istanbul Yacht Rental

Unleash a world of luxury and charm with Istanbul Yacht Rental. Our fleet of modern and meticulously maintained yachts offers a unique perspective of the city. Experience top-notch comfort coupled with unparalleled services and amenities. Whether it’s an intimate party, a corporate event, or a relaxing sail, we ensure an unforgettable nautical journey in Istanbul.

The Bosphorus, also known as the Strait of Istanbul, is a magnificent natural waterway that separates Europe and Asia. This bridge brims with timeless beauty and historical significance. Its shores are dotted with opulent Ottoman-era palaces, ancient fortresses, and modern skyscrapers, creating a breathtaking fusion of the old and the new. The Bosphorus is indeed Istanbul’s pulsating heart and a must-see for every visitor.

Bosphorus Cruise

Experience the magic of Istanbul on a Bosphorus cruise. The voyage takes you along the iconic strait, showcasing the city’s splendid skyline dotted with minarets, palaces, and modern structures. Witness the enchanting blend of Eastern and Western cultures, feel the cool breeze on your face, and indulge in the rhythmic lullaby of the flowing water. A Bosphorus cruise is not just a trip; it’s a unique encounter with history and beauty.

Bosphorus Cruises

Bosphorus cruises provide an enchanting journey through the heart of Istanbul. With a multitude of options available—daytime trips, sunset cruises, or moonlit tours—there’s a cruise for every taste. Marvel at the city’s architectural splendor, soak up the vibrant atmosphere and create lasting memories. Bosphorus cruises are an indispensable part of any Istanbul visit, offering an exquisite snapshot of this enchanting city.

Istanbul Cruise Tours

Istanbul Cruise Tours offers the ultimate sightseeing experience in this city straddling two continents. Glide across the sparkling Bosphorus and take in breathtaking views of iconic landmarks like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. Enhance your journey with professional guides providing rich historical insights and cultural context. An Istanbul cruise tour is your ticket to witness the city’s mesmerizing blend of past and present.

Bosphorus Tours

Bosphorus tours offer a captivating exploration of Istanbul’s lifeblood, the Bosphorus Strait. Board a traditional ferry or a luxury yacht to navigate this iconic waterway. Witness an array of sights, from centuries-old palaces and fortresses to luxurious villas and bustling fish markets. Whether it’s a guided tour filled with historical insights or a leisurely sail with dinner and music, Bosphorus tours guarantee an unforgettable experience.

Experience the grandeur of Istanbul in a uniquely personal way with a Private Bosphorus Cruise. Enjoy the exclusivity of a private yacht, offering a panoramic view of Istanbul’s skyline and the flexibility to customize your itinerary. From intimate sunset cruises to extravagant parties, a private Bosphorus cruise is an exceptional way to celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy Istanbul’s beauty at your own pace.

Private Boat Tour of Istanbul

Embark on a Private Boat Tour of Istanbul for an intimate and unique perspective of this remarkable city. Enjoy the serenity and luxury of your private vessel as you weave through the Bosphorus Strait, viewing palaces, ancient ruins, and modern marvels. With personalized service, a customizable itinerary, and the freedom to explore, a private boat tour is the epitome of sightseeing in style.

Experience the quintessence of luxury with our exclusive Istanbul yacht rental service. We provide top-of-the-line, meticulously maintained yachts to ensure a high-class nautical experience. Navigate through the azure waters of the Bosphorus Strait or soak in the vibrant Istanbul cityscape—all while enjoying world-class amenities and first-rate service. Unleash a unique sense of freedom and opulence as you embark on an unforgettable maritime journey.

Private Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

Our private Bosphorus sunset cruise offers an intimate and captivating journey along the majestic Bosphorus Strait. As the sun dips into the horizon, painting the sky with hues of red and orange, experience a surreal tranquility that you’ll remember forever. We provide an exclusive selection of refreshments and gourmet dining options while you admire the picturesque Ottoman palaces, ancient fortresses, and extravagant mansions that line the coast.

Set sail on our comprehensive Bosphorus cruise, an unforgettable journey that weaves through the heart of Istanbul. The cruise offers mesmerizing views of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or a seasoned traveler, our Bosphorus cruise will surely captivate your senses and spark your imagination.

Bosphorus Tour

Our guided Bosphorus tour is the ideal way to explore Istanbul’s rich history and cultural diversity. It offers you a unique vantage point as you traverse the strait dividing Europe and Asia. Witness the grandeur of Istanbul’s iconic skyline, accompanied by an expert guide who provides fascinating insights about the city’s millennia-old history, diverse architecture, and vibrant local life.

With our private Bosphorus cruise, you get to design your dream voyage along the Bosphorus Strait. This personalized experience ensures privacy and flexibility, allowing you to savor Istanbul’s stunning vistas at your own pace. Enjoy the luxury of personalized service, exquisite dining, and unparalleled views. This cruise is perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply creating memorable moments with your loved ones.

Private Bosphorus Tour

Experience the timeless allure of Istanbul in a highly personalized way with our private Bosphorus tour. Revel in the freedom of exploring iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and scenic locales at your own leisure. Our expert guides tailor the journey to suit your preferences, providing fascinating insights and captivating stories that breathe life into the city’s history and culture. This is the ultimate luxury for those seeking a unique and intimate exploration of Istanbul.

Bosphorus Yacht Tour

For an unforgettable experience, embark on our Bosphorus yacht tour. The tour combines the pleasure of cruising aboard a luxurious yacht with the thrill of discovering Istanbul’s breathtaking sights. Experience the majesty of the Bosphorus Strait, lined with historical edifices, bustling markets, and scenic landscapes. Savor a gourmet meal, enjoy an array of beverages, and soak in the panoramic views from the yacht’s sun deck. This is more than a tour; it’s an indulgence that offers a new perspective on Istanbul’s undeniable charm.

Experience the sublime beauty of Istanbul on our private cruise on the Bosphorus. This tailored voyage provides an intimate and personalized encounter with the city’s enchanting sights. With unparalleled views of the iconic Istanbul skyline and the flexibility to design your itinerary, you can savor the magic of the Bosphorus at your own pace, making this an unmissable experience for any visitor to the city.

Luxury Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul

Step aboard our luxury Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul for an unforgettable journey. Revel in the plush comfort of our high-end yachts and enjoy superior service while you explore the city’s captivating panorama. From iconic landmarks to local life on the waterfront, the blend of Asian and European influences in Istanbul is best appreciated from the Bosphorus Strait. Our luxury cruise promises to be a highlight of your Istanbul trip.

Sunset Bosphorus Cruise by Private Yacht Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of a golden Istanbul sunset with our private yacht tour. Cruise down the Bosphorus Strait, witnessing the cityscape transition from day to dusk. Watch as the sky turns into a canvas of radiant hues and the city lights begin to twinkle, reflected in the calming waters below. Our sunset Bosphorus cruise by private yacht is truly an unmatched romantic experience.

Luxury Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise

Join us on our Luxury Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise and discover Istanbul in a setting of comfort and opulence. Glide smoothly over the tranquil waters, savoring spectacular views of the city’s mesmerizing skyline and age-old architecture. Our luxury cruise embodies the perfect blend of elegance, hospitality, and rich cultural experiences, promising an unforgettable journey through the heart of Istanbul.

Indulge in a magnificent voyage aboard our private yacht Bosphorus Cruise. With the freedom to set your course, you can immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Istanbul’s riveting landscape. With impeccable service, luxury accommodations, and high-end amenities, our private yacht cruise delivers a memorable and sophisticated maritime adventure.

Private Bosphorus Tour Istanbul

Discover the magic of Istanbul with our private Bosphorus tour. This tailor-made journey gives you a personalized exploration of the city’s diverse culture, rich history, and stunning vistas. Be captivated by the Bosphorus Strait’s mesmerizing views, guided by our knowledgeable guides who’ll enrich your experience with fascinating tales and insights into the city’s legendary past.

Our private Bosphorus cruise tours provide an immersive and exclusive experience of Istanbul’s charm. With the flexibility to customize your itinerary, enjoy the city’s iconic landmarks, fascinating history, and vibrant culture at your own pace. From world-class service to exquisite dining options and panoramic views of the Bosphorus Strait, our private cruise tours promise a captivating journey that will leave a lasting impression.

Luxury Bosphorus Cruise

Embrace the essence of Istanbul with our luxury Bosphorus cruise. Glide on the serene waters of the Bosphorus Strait on board our sumptuously appointed yacht, offering breathtaking views of Istanbul’s unique skyline. Enjoy unparalleled service, gourmet cuisine, and a curated selection of beverages to enhance your journey. This luxury cruise promises an indulgent experience, merging comfort, elegance, and the charm of Istanbul in one unforgettable voyage.

Elevate your Istanbul experience with our private yacht cruise. On this exclusive journey, enjoy the liberty of exploring the stunning Bosphorus Strait at your own pace, surrounded by opulence and comfort. Our top-of-the-line yacht, combined with exceptional service, guarantees a personalized and refined voyage. Whether you seek a tranquil retreat or a vibrant exploration of Istanbul’s coastal scenery, our private yacht cruise delivers an experience to remember.

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Istanbul with our private boat tour. Traverse the Bosphorus Strait in the privacy of your own boat, witnessing Istanbul’s majestic skyline, historic landmarks, and bustling waterfront life. This personalized tour caters to your individual interests, offering flexibility and comfort. Our dedicated crew and knowledgeable guides ensure an engaging and unforgettable journey through Istanbul’s maritime heart.

Istanbul Private Boat Tour

Our Istanbul private boat tour offers a unique and intimate exploration of this fascinating city. Savor the splendor of Istanbul’s cityscape as you journey across the tranquil waters of the Bosphorus Strait. With a tailored itinerary and the privacy of your own boat, enjoy the freedom to experience Istanbul as you wish. From historical insights to panoramic views, our private boat tour brings the spirit of Istanbul alive in a truly unforgettable manner.

Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul

Experience the allure of Istanbul from a completely unique perspective with a Bosphorus Cruise. As you travel between Europe and Asia, marvel at the grandeur of Ottoman palaces, ancient fortresses, and picturesque villages that line the strait. Be captivated by the stunning skyline, blending architectural beauty from centuries past with modern wonders, all under the vast, glorious sky.

Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruises

Bosphorus sightseeing cruises offer a remarkable journey through history, culture, and unmatched scenic beauty. View the diverse array of architectural styles – from Byzantine-era churches to lavish Ottoman palaces, as well as modern skyscrapers. Savor the lively colors of the cityscape, watch locals going about their daily lives, and engage in the rhythmic pulse of Istanbul.


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Whether you’re looking for a unique sightseeing experience or a memorable celebration venue, a Bosphorus yacht rental provides the perfect solution. Command your private vessel and navigate the turquoise waters at your leisure. Yachts come fully equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable journey, and optional crew services offer a truly luxurious experience.

Bosphorus Yacht Cruise with Stopover on the Asian Side

A Bosphorus yacht cruise with a stopover on the Asian side is an unmissable journey for those seeking the full Istanbul experience. Sail along the Bosphorus and disembark on the Asian shore, exploring markets filled with spices, textiles, and trinkets. After your shopping spree, return to the yacht and cruise back to your starting point while enjoying the magnificent sunset over the Istanbul skyline.

Luxury Yacht on Bosphorus

Enjoy the pinnacle of luxury on a private yacht cruising the Bosphorus. Relax on deck with a glass of champagne as the sun sets over the minarets of Istanbul, with the water gently lapping against the hull. With plush interiors and top-notch service, these yachts provide an unforgettable experience, whether for a romantic evening, a corporate event, or just a moment of serenity amid the city’s hustle and bustle.

Istanbul Weddings on Luxury Yacht

Imagine saying ‘I do’ against the backdrop of Istanbul’s iconic skyline aboard a luxury yacht. Wedding ceremonies on a Bosphorus yacht are characterized by elegance, exclusivity, and unparalleled views. Complete with top-tier services, gourmet cuisine, and experienced staff ensuring every detail is perfect, an Istanbul yacht wedding is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul

A Bosphorus cruise in Istanbul is the best way to experience the city’s vibrant blend of East and West. Glide past towering palaces, humble fishing villages, and modern suspension bridges, revealing the incredible diversity and rich history of this captivating city. As the sunset casts a warm glow over the ancient landmarks and azure waters, you’ll understand why this magical cruise is a must-do for every visitor to Istanbul.

Bosphorus: The Vibrant Lifeline of Turkey

Discover the dazzling Bosphorus, a strait that not only connects two continents but also symbolizes the vibrant fusion of history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. Dive into the wonders this geographical marvel offers, from its historic significance to its strategic importance, from local cuisine to the pulsating nightlife, and from environmental concerns to its future prospects.

The Historical Significance of the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus Strait, a fascinating geographical formation linking the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, has been a vibrant setting for several historical events. This waterway has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, making it a melting pot of diverse cultures and rich histories.

The first settlements around the Bosphorus date back to the 7th century BC, when Greek colonists founded Byzantium, which later became Constantinople under the Roman Empire and today’s Istanbul. It’s a city where history echoes around every corner, from the ancient walls of Byzantium to the Ottoman-era palaces lining the Bosphorus.

In 1453, the Bosphorus played a critical role in the fall of Constantinople, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire. Mehmed the Conqueror’s Ottoman Empire strengthened its control over this transcontinental city by using this strait as a strategic advantage.

Geographical Uniqueness of the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus is truly unique; it’s one of the few places on Earth where one can physically step from one continent to another. Its position between Europe and Asia makes it a geographical marvel, with Istanbul straddling both continents.

It’s a natural strait, around 30 kilometers long, with a width varying between 700 meters and 3 kilometers. The depth also fluctuates between 36 and 124 meters, contributing to its complex current system.

Scenic landscapes, teeming with diverse flora and fauna, accompany the strait. Forests, parks, and gardens enrich the Bosphorus banks, offering picturesque vistas that blend the bustling cityscape with serene nature.

Bosphorus Bridge: The Bridge Between Two Continents

One of the iconic symbols of Istanbul is the Bosphorus Bridge, officially known as the “15 July Martyrs Bridge.” Connecting Asia and Europe, it stands as a testament to the city’s multicultural and multi-continental character.

Since its inauguration in 1973, the bridge has facilitated commerce, transportation, and cultural exchange, further integrating the city’s European and Asian sides. At night, the illuminated suspension bridge against the backdrop of Istanbul’s skyline is an enchanting sight, emblematic of the city’s vibrancy.

Bosphorus Cruise: An Experience of a Lifetime

If there’s one experience that shouldn’t be missed in Istanbul, it’s a cruise along the Bosphorus. Whether it’s a short ferry ride or a leisurely dinner cruise, the journey offers unparalleled views of Istanbul’s skyline, filled with historical monuments, palaces, mosques, and modern buildings.

It’s not just about the visual splendor; the cruise offers a sensory experience. Feel the cool sea breeze, hear the calls of seagulls, smell the salty sea mixed with city aromas, and witness the dynamic pulse of Istanbul.

Bosphorus: The Blend of Ancient and Modern Architecture

Architectural marvels of different eras grace the Bosphorus shores, showcasing a timeline of Istanbul’s history. On one side, there are grandiose Ottoman palaces like Dolmabahçe and Beylerbeyi, and on the other side, the modern villas, also known as ‘yalı,’ exhibiting the city’s transition to the modern era.

One cannot overlook the historic fortresses of Rumeli Hisari and Anadolu Hisari, built across each other on the European and Asian shores, respectively. These fortresses were strategically essential during the conquest of Constantinople and are now symbolic landmarks.

The diverse architectural styles along the Bosphorus, from ancient Byzantine to classical Ottoman and contemporary designs, tell the story of Istanbul’s evolution throughout the centuries.

The Fish and Marine Life of the Bosphorus

The Bosphorus is more than just a scenic vista; it’s a thriving ecosystem supporting a wide variety of marine life. From the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, it’s a passageway for several migratory fish species, including the prized bluefin tuna, mackerel, and bonito.

An array of resident fish species also inhabit the strait, including turbot and swordfish. In addition, the region is home to dolphins, which often accompany the local ferries, bringing joy to passengers.

The marine life of the Bosphorus isn’t just biologically significant; it’s culturally important too. The annual migration of fish marks a seasonal culinary tradition, with locals eagerly awaiting their favorite dishes.

Cuisine Around the Bosphorus: A Gastronomic Adventure

When it comes to food, the area around the Bosphorus is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The region has absorbed influences from various cultures, creating a diverse and rich gastronomy.

The most iconic dish is perhaps the Bosphorus fish sandwich, often sold from boats moored along the strait. Grilled or fried mackerel in a fluffy loaf, served with onions, lettuce, and a squeeze of lemon, is a simple yet unforgettable treat.

There’s also a wealth of seafood restaurants offering a range of dishes, from traditional mezes to innovative fusion cuisine. Here, one can savor the catch of the day, overlooking the beautiful Bosphorus.

Bosphorus Nights: The Unmissable Istanbul Nightlife

The night scene around the Bosphorus is as vibrant and dynamic as the city itself. From traditional taverns and jazz clubs to rooftop bars and chic nightclubs, there’s something for every taste.

The city lights and the illuminated Bosphorus Bridge, which reflect off the glistening waters, light up the strait at night. What could be more enchanting than savoring a Turkish tea or a cocktail while soaking in this stunning view?

For music lovers, many venues feature live music, from traditional Turkish tunes to jazz and pop. Additionally, several nightclubs on the Bosphorus offer an all-night party experience, often with internationally acclaimed DJs.

Festivals and Events on the Bosphorus

Throughout the year, the Bosphorus hosts various events and festivals, reflecting Istanbul’s diverse culture and vibrant spirit. These include music, art, and film festivals, sporting events, and traditional celebrations.

One of the most notable events is the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim, a unique swimming race from Asia to Europe. It’s a testament to the unity and connectivity the Bosphorus symbolizes.

Another significant event is the International Istanbul Film Festival, where movie screenings often take place in venues along the Bosphorus. Also, the annual Tulip Festival transforms the Bosphorus parks into colorful displays, further enhancing the area’s natural beauty.

The Role of the Bosphorus in the Turkish Economy

The Bosphorus is not just a scenic wonder or a historical relic; it’s a significant driver of the Turkish economy. It’s one of the world’s busiest maritime passages, providing a crucial link between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. This strategic position has made it a vital route for the global shipping industry, contributing significantly to Turkey’s economic growth.

The strait also boosts the tourism sector. From Bosphorus cruises and sightseeing tours to cultural festivals and culinary experiences, it attracts millions of tourists each year, generating revenue and creating jobs.

Furthermore, the high-end real estate along the Bosphorus, particularly the waterfront mansions, is a significant contributor to the property market in Istanbul. The region’s hospitality industry, with its luxury hotels and restaurants, also plays a crucial role in the local economy.

Hotels and Accommodation Around the Bosphorus

Whether you’re a budget traveler or a luxury seeker, the Bosphorus offers a range of accommodations to suit every need. There are historic boutique hotels housed in renovated Ottoman mansions, offering a unique experience of living in a bygone era. On the other hand, several luxury hotels along the Bosphorus offer top-notch amenities and stunning views of the strait.

For budget travelers, there are plenty of guesthouses and hostels, particularly in the bustling neighborhoods of Beşiktaş and Kadıköy. Despite being budget-friendly, many of these places offer charming views of the Bosphorus.

Staying around the Bosphorus isn’t just about the views; it’s about immersing oneself in the culture and history of Istanbul, experiencing the city’s pulsating energy, and enjoying easy access to major attractions.

Bosphorus: A Hub for Art and Culture

The Bosphorus has always been a center for art and culture in Istanbul. The shores of the strait house several museums and art galleries showcasing the city’s rich cultural heritage and contemporary art scene.

The Istanbul Modern, located on the Bosphorus, is Turkey’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. It’s a creative hub that regularly hosts exhibitions, film screenings, and educational events.

On the other side of the strait, the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, housed in a historic mansion, offers an impressive collection of calligraphy, paintings, and decorative arts. The museum also hosts major temporary exhibitions, often in collaboration with international institutions.

Furthermore, the Bosphorus itself often becomes a stage for performing arts during various festivals, adding to its cultural richness.

The Environmental Concerns of the Bosphorus

While the Bosphorus is a natural and cultural gem, it also faces significant environmental challenges. Increasing maritime traffic, industrial pollution, and urbanization pose threats to the strait’s ecosystem.

Oil spills from ships have had adverse effects on marine life in the Bosphorus. Overfishing is another concern, affecting the sustainability of fish populations in the strait. The increasing number of invasive species, due to changing water temperatures and salinity, is disrupting the native ecosystem.

Moreover, the rapid urbanization along the Bosphorus is causing habitat loss and decreasing the area’s green spaces. Addressing these environmental concerns is crucial for the preservation of the Bosphorus for future generations.

The Role of the Bosphorus in Literature and Film

The Bosphorus has been a source of inspiration for many writers and filmmakers, acting as a backdrop for numerous novels, poems, and movies. Its enchanting beauty and rich history have captivated the imaginations of creatives from around the world.

In literature, the Bosphorus features prominently in works by Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s Nobel Laureate in Literature. His novels, like ‘The Black Book’ and ‘The Museum of Innocence,’ paint vivid pictures of Istanbul, with the Bosphorus playing a central role.

In cinema, the Bosphorus has provided stunning scenes for various Turkish and international films. From classic Turkish cinema to James Bond movies, the strait’s charisma has added depth and visual splendor to many cinematic experiences.

The Bosphorus – An Everlasting Symbol of Istanbul

The Bosphorus isn’t just a waterway dividing two continents; it’s the lifeblood of Istanbul. It’s a living symbol of the city’s rich past, its vibrant present, and its ever-promising future. The Bosphorus is the city’s heartbeat, reflecting the rhythm and spirit of Istanbul in its flowing waters.

Whether it’s the historical monuments that grace its shores, the bustling ferries crisscrossing its waters, or the diverse cultures that it seamlessly blends, the Bosphorus embodies the essence of Istanbul. It’s a testament to the city’s resilience, its cultural richness, and its constant evolution.

The magic of the Bosphorus, with its captivating beauty and timeless charm, is a testament to Istanbul’s enduring allure, making it a city like no other. The Bosphorus, like Istanbul itself, stands as a bridge not only between continents but also between the past and the present, tradition and modernity, east and west.

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Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Turkish Show

  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
  • Admire the beauty of Istanbul from the comfort of your VIP private table close to the stage on this 3-hour cruise along the Bosphorus with entertainment and dinner.
  • Spot iconic Byzantine & Ottoman Empire attractions such as the medieval Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Galata Tower, and Bosphorus Bridge.
  • Indulge in a 4-course Turkish meal and sip on unlimited soft drinks as you gaze out at the picturesque city, lit up in the golden light of the setting sun.
  • Dance to the tunes of an onboard DJ, watch belly dancing, and dervish dance, seated in VIP for prime seating by the stage with private, reserved tables without mixing with other guests!
  • Enjoy pick-up and drop-off in an AC coach and/or unlimited alcoholic beverages by upgrading your ticket.
  • 3-hour Bosphorus cruise
  • 4-course Turkish dinner
  • Live entertainment and DJ
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Unlimited alcoholic beverages (optional)
  • Round-trip hotel transfers from centrally located hotels (optional)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach (optional)
  • Imported drinks
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start Point & End Point: Kabatas Pier
  • What will you see: Galata Tower | Dolmabahce Palace | Ciragan Palace| Ortaköy Mosque | Bosphorus Bridge | Beylerbeyi Palace | Üsküdar | Maiden Tower | Topkapi Palace | Hagia Sophia | Seaside Villas
  • Board your cruise at Kabataş Bosphorus Tour Point
  • Address: Ömer Avni, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 36/A, 34440 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Türkiye.
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  • Tip: The best time to go on a Bosphorus Cruise is between April and September. During this period, the weather is pleasant and the humidity is bearable.
  • This experience is weather-dependent. An alternative date or a full refund is provided if the activity is canceled due to inclement weather.
  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility
  • Dietary needs such as vegetarian, pescetarian, and halal can be accommodated.
  • Languages spoken on board are English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, and Russian.

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Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

  • Escape the city traffic and set sail on this 2-hour boat ride that shows you the best sights along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • At the pier, a Marine Officer will meet and greet you and give you an overview of the things you will be seeing.
  • You will also be given a handy map of the Bosphorus to help you identify the best spots along the way and an informative audio guide that is available in 8 languages.
  • Glance over at Istanbul’s most beautiful attractions including Topkapi Palace, Golden Horn, Ortaköy Mosque.
  • Take photographs as you pass under the legendary Bosphorus Bridge that connects Europe and Asia.
  • 2-hour Bosphorus cruise
  • Audio guide available in 8 languages
  • Duration : 2 hour
  • Start Point & End Point : Kabatas Pier
  • What you'll see : Galata Tower | Dolmabahce Palace | Ciragan Palace| Ortaköy Mosque | Bosphorus Bridge | Beylerbeyi Palace | Üsküdar | Maiden Tower | Topkapi Palace | Hagia Sophia | Seaside Villas
  • Board your cruise at Kabataş (Ş.Hatları) .
  • Address: Kabataş (Ş.Hatları), Türkiye.
  • Don’t forget to bring along your headphones to listen to the audio tour.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese.
  • Please note: There is limited internet at the pier so please download the app before the tour.
  • The app does not require internet once it has been downloaded but ensure you have activated GPS.
  • These tickets are valid for 3 days from the date of purchase.

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  • Bosphorus Luxury Yacht Daytime or Sunset Cruise
  • Sail about the waters of the Bosphorus Strait and brace yourself for some sights you’ll savor.
  • Take in waterfront palaces, mansions, and mosques, other than Istanbul’s stunning skyline.
  • An expert tour guide will offer live commentary along the way.
  • Nibble on snacks, cookies, baklava, and fresh seasonal fruits, and sip on a beverage of your choice.
  • Click here to view the route map.
  • 2.5-hour sunset cruise
  • Live commentary
  • Snacks, cookies, baklava & fresh season fruits
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee
  • Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxury Yacht in Istanbul
  • Attraction tickets
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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Headout Saver: 3-Day Skip-the-Line Tickets to Top Istanbul Attractions

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Istanbul’s best iconic attractions with this one combo ticket that you can use in 1 day or over 2 or 3 days .
  • Learn about the illustrious history of each of these landmarks from your expert English-speaking guide.
  • Gain valuable insights about the iconic Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque with a guided tour.
  • Explore Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern while listening to interesting stories through an audio guide app available in 8 languages.
  • Sail away on a relaxing 90-minute cruise of the Bosphorus Waterway as you admire the architectural beauty of Istanbul from a different perspective.
  • 60-min Topkapi Palace tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 30-min Basilica Cistern tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 60-min Hagia Sophia guided tour with skip-the-line entry
  • 90-min Blue Mosque guided tour with entry
  • 90-min Bosphorus Cruise ticket
  • English-speaking guide for all attractions
  • Audio app in 10 languages
  • Hagia Sophia Mosque

Blue Mosque

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Topkapi Palace

  • Basilica Cistern
  • Tip: Topkapi Palace's ground floor has the best Instagram potential. You get to photograph the stunning interiors and beautiful ceilings.
  • The audio guide is available in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • For Hagia Sophia, Women are required to cover their knees, shoulders, and chest. Their hair should be partially covered with a scarf. Men are required to cover their knees and shoulders. If you don't have a scarf or covering, it can be purchased at the entrance, at your own expense.
  • With this admission ticket (except for Hagia Sophia), you will skip the ticket line, but not the security line. During high season, the security check could take up to 30 minutes.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for pets.

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Full-Day Tour of Princes' Islands

  • Set sail from the serene shores of Golden Horn, on a private boat from Istanbul, and head towards Heybeliada, the first of 2 islands.
  • An expert tour guide will accompany you, giving you deeper insight into the islands visited and their historic relevance to Istanbul.
  • At Heybeliada, gasp at narrow (and relatively deserted) beaches, massive pine forests, and iconic 19th-century villas.
  • Finally, visit Büyükada, the larger of the 2 islands, which is also the most crowded and popular (for good reason).
  • Spot Ottoman-Victorian mansions, and learn about princes of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires who once relaxed on these islands.
  • A 2-course luncheon will be served on the private boat, comprising of chicken Shish kebabs, cold appetizers, rice, and salad.
  • Round-trip hotel transfers are available, provided your hotel is centrally located in Istanbul.
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to islands
  • 2-course open buffet lunch
  • Hotel transfers (from the European side & centrally-located hotels only)
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Bike rental (optional)
  • Electric Buggy ticket (available to purchase)
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility and Guide Dog Accommodation.
  • The hotel pickup and drop-off services are applicable for centrally-located hotels alone.

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Combo (Save 14%): Bosphorus Sightseeing Cruise + Galata Tower Tickets

  • Ready for an Istanbul adventure? This budget-friendly combo lets you conquer the city's must-sees and marvel at its skyline from land and sea.
  • Board a Bosphorus cruise that takes you past ancient giants like Dolmabahce Palace and Rumeli Fortress, sharing the Bosphorus with the Istanbul Sapphire.
  • Don't just see the sights, hear their stories! This 90-minute cruise with an audio guide brings history to life as you sail by.
  • Once a watchtower guarding Constantinople, the Galata Tower now boasts spectacular views of old and new Istanbul, including the Hagia Sophia.
  • Learn the rich history of the Galata Tower, spanning the Byzantine and Ottoman eras to modern Turkey, through a downloadable audio guide.

Bosphorus cruise

  • 90-minute Bosphorus cruise
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, and Chinese

Galata Tower

  • Entry to Galata Tower
  • Downloadable audio guide
  • Express elevator to the lookout platform

Dolmabahce Palace

Ciragan palace, ortaköy mosque, bosphorus bridge, beylerbeyi palace.

  • Maiden Tower

Hagia Sophia

  • Seaside Villas
  • Tip: Treat yourself to traditional Turkish delicacies at the Galata Restaurant at the top of the tower.
  • The Galata Tower's observation deck requires climbing over 200 stairs. This may not be suitable for individuals with mobility issues.
  • Tip: After the cruise, savor fresh seafood delicacies at Anadolu Kavigi, a fishing village that used to be a checkpoint since Byzantine times.

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Bosphorus cruises | sailing istanbul’s historic waterway.

If you’re looking to explore Istanbul in a truly unforgettable way, consider a Bosphorus cruise. The Bosphorus Strait has been a crucial waterway since ancient times and has shaped the history and growth of the city for centuries. You will cruise past several of its most prominent historical landmarks and waterfront neighbourhoods. You will also experience the enchanting sight of this beautiful city from the water — whether it is during the daytime, at sunset, or lit up at night.

Read on to learn more about Bosphorus cruises, the different types of cruises you can take, timings, and other information for a smooth sail.

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Which Bosphorus cruise is best for you?

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Breathtaking scenery

Witness the stunning beauty of Istanbul’s skyline on both the European and Asian sides on a Bosphorus cruise.

Immersive cultural experience

Sail along the Bosphorus Strait, immerse yourself in Istanbul’s rich history and culture, and enjoy traditional Turkish music and dance.

A journey through history

The Bosphorus Strait has shaped Istanbul’s history as a vital waterway for centuries. A Bosphorus cruise offers a unique perspective on historical landmarks.

A romantic setting

The serene atmosphere and beautiful scenery of the Bosphorus Strait create a romantic ambiance for a memorable date or occasion.

Delicious local food

Savour Istanbul’s finest seafood and local delicacies while your eyes feast on the stunning views of the Bosphorus.

Serene atmosphere of Princes' Islands

Escape Istanbul's chaos at the car-free Princes' Islands for serene relaxation and rejuvenation amidst tranquil surroundings.

  • Bosphorus sightseeing cruises are versatile and one of the best ways to see most of Istanbul’s majestic historical landmarks - with an added unique perspective from the waters of the Bosphorus Strait. You can choose between boat, yacht , and ferry tours for a comprehensive experience.
  • Want to enjoy food and drinks on your cruise? Enhance your sightseeing experience by opting for a lunch or dinner cruise . Enjoy authentic Turkish delicacies and live entertainment as you sail past the city’s most prominent attractions on the shores of the Bosphorus.
  • A great way to pick the perfect cruise is by considering the tourist attractions located in the vicinity of the boarding point. By choosing a cruise that starts from Istanbul’s Old City area, you can also visit historical landmarks like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque. Kabatas Pier is located near Dolmabahce Palace, Galata Tower, as well as Taksim Square, with its restaurants, museums, and shopping areas.
  • There’s a cruise for every budget. Daytime or sunset sightseeing cruises and round trip tickets to the Princes’ Islands start from €12. Mid-range options such as the dinner cruises range between €22 and €45, and include gourmet dining and live entertainment. For a more exclusive experience, choose one of the luxury yacht cruises , which typically start at €50. A private yacht rental with luxury amenities costs around €300.
  • If you want to make the most of your Bosphorus cruise, a combo ticket is perfect for you. Combine your cruise experience with a visit to a famous tourist attraction like the Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, or Dolmabhce Palace.

Types of Bosphorus Cruises

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Sightseeing cruises

Bosphorus sightseeing cruises offer captivating views of Istanbul’s iconic landmarks lining the shores of the Bosphorus Strait, providing a unique perspective on the city’s historical and cultural significance.

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Sunset & evening cruises

Bosphorus sunset and evening cruises offer an enchanting experience as the fading light casts a golden hue over Istanbul’s skyline, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for exploring the city’s iconic landmarks from the water.

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Dinner cruises

Bosphorus dinner cruises combine delectable cuisine with breathtaking night views. Enjoy a sumptuous meal aboard a boat while gliding along the shimmering waters of the Bosphorus Strait, taking in Istanbul’s illuminated landmarks.

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Lunch cruises

Experience a delightful blend of scenic views and gourmet dining with Bosphorus lunch cruises. Sail along Istanbul's iconic waterway while savouring delicious Turkish cuisine and soaking in the rich cultural heritage.

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Yacht tours

Experience luxury and exclusivity on a yacht tour of the Bosphorus Strait, where you can soak in the mesmerizing sights of Istanbul’s skyline and historical landmarks while cruising in style along the majestic waterway.

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Princes’ Islands tours

Embark on a serene journey to the Princes’ Islands near Istanbul, where charming landscapes and tranquil atmospheres await. Explore the idyllic islands, steeped in history and natural beauty, on a memorable cruise adventure.

Bosphorus cruises

If you are budget-conscious

Go for: Sightseeing cruises or combo tickets Duration: From 1 hr 10 minutes to 6 hrs, depending on the ticket Guide: Bosphorus audio guide app or an expert English-speaking tour guide, depending on the ticket option

  • Sail along the Bosphorus Strait and spot Istanbul's iconic landmarks while listening to an audio guide available in over 10 languages. 
  • If you book a combo ticket, you can visit one of Istanbul’s top monuments like Dolmabahce Palace or Hagia Sophia along with your Bosphorus cruise. 

Recommended tours:

  • Bosphorus Daytime or Sunset sightseeing cruise
  • Combo: Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour + Bosphorus cruise tickets

Bosphorus Cruises

If you want a culinary experience with your sightseeing

Go for: Dinner cruises with live entertainment Duration: 3 hrs to 3 hrs 30 mins depending on the ticket Guide: Bosphorus audio guide app or an expert English-speaking tour guide, depending on the ticket option

  • Enjoy a 3-course Turkish dinner on a private table with unlimited soft drinks and a live DJ on board. You can also go on a 2-hour luxury cruise on a private rental boat along the Bosphorus Strait. 
  • If you upgrade your ticket, you can also enjoy hotel transfers in an AC coach. 
  • Bosphorus Dinner Cruise with Live Show
  • 2-hour Bosphorus luxury private yacht rental in Istanbul

Bosphorus Cruises

If you want a luxury experience

Go for: Luxury yacht cruises Duration: Flexible Guide: Bosphorus audio guide app or an expert English-speaking tour guide, depending on the ticket option

  • With Bosphorus luxury cruises, you can go on a 2-hour sail on the Bosphorus Strait while enjoying live commentary, Turkish snacks and beverages. 
  • You can also opt for a 2-hour cruise on the Bosphorus Strait on an exclusive private rental luxury yacht.
  • 2-hour Bosphorus Luxury Private Yacht Rental in Istanbul

Bosphorus Cruises

If you want to experience Istanbul at sunset

Go for: Sunset or evening cruises Duration: From 1 hr 30 mins to 2 hrs 30 mins, depending on the ticket Guide: Bosphorus audio guide app or an expert English-speaking tour guide, depending on the ticket option

  • Take a sunset cruise and experience the magic of Istanbul as the sun dips below the horizon, casting a golden glow on the city's iconic skyline.
  • Opt for a luxury yacht cruise and savour Turkish snacks and beverages as you sail past the city's historical monuments and prominent landmarks. 

Bosphorus Cruise boarding and meeting points:

Dentur Avrasya Kabataş İskelesi (Kabatas Pier)

Budo eminonu pier, topkapı cafe, outside topkapı palace.

  • Bosphorus Pier, Dolmabahçe Palace

Bosphorus Yachts

Gazete market.

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The Bosphorus Strait is a natural waterway in Turkey that connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. It serves as a natural boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia, making it a pivotal geographical and cultural landmark.

The strait stretches approximately 31 km (19 miles) in length and varies in width from 700 to 3,700 metres.

Its strategic importance has made it a crucial route for maritime trade and transportation throughout history, shaping the region's economy, politics, and culture.

Straddling the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul has flourished for centuries as the region's foremost economic, cultural, and trade hub.

Bosphorus cruises begin from many convenient boarding points on Istanbul’s European shore of the Bosphorus Strait. Strategically located in the city’s hotspots, they allow you to easily explore the local neighbourhoods, tourist attractions, eateries, and shopping areas.

Kabataş Pier is located in the vibrant Kabataş district, which is home to many cafes, restaurants, and shops. Nearby landmarks: Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square Closest stop: Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu tram station

Located in the picturesque waterfront area of the historic Fatih district, BUDO Eminönü Pier provides panoramic views of the Golden Horn. Nearby landmarks: Galata Bridge, New Mosque, Spice Bazaar Closest stop: Sirkeci İstasyonu tram station

This meeting point is located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, which is a vibrant hub for museums, art galleries, and historical and architectural landmarks. Nearby landmarks: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Closest stop: Sultanahmet bus stop

Bosphorus Pier, outside Dolmabahçe Palace

This pier is situated in Istanbul’s culturally diverse Beşiktaş district, which is famous for its lively, bustling streets and culinary scene. Nearby landmarks: Dolmabahce Palace, Çırağan Palace, Taksim Square Closest stop: Dolmabahce Palace bus stop

This boarding point is located in the Aşıyan quarter, characterized by lush greenery, parks, and wooded areas. It is a popular destination for leisurely walks and picnics. Nearby landmarks: Rumeli fortress, Aşiyan Museum, Aşiyan Asri Cemetery Closest stop: Aşıyan inclined railway station (metro’s underground funicular route)

The Gazete Market kiosk is a popular meeting point for tours and tourism excursions. Located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood, it is surrounded by some of Istanbul’s oldest historical attractions. Nearby landmarks: Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque Closest stop: Sultanahmet bus stop

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General timings: Cruise timings depend on the ticket chosen. Full-day tours start by 9am, morning sightseeing cruises typically start by 10am, afternoon sightseeing cruises start by 12pm, and evening sightseeing cruises begin between 3pm and 5pm.

Boarding points: Bosphorus sightseeing cruises depart from various boarding points depending on the ticket chosen, including Kabataş Pier, Dentur Avrasya Kabataş, BUDO Eminonu Pier, and Bosphorus Pier outside Dolmabahce Palace.

Inclusions: Inclusions depend on the ticket, but most Bosphorus sightseeing cruises come with a complimentary audio guide.

Top sights to see: Hagia Sophia | Topkapi Palace | Blue Mosque | Dolmabahce Palace | Galata Tower | Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi ) | Bosphorus Bridge

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General timings: Bosphorus lunch cruises are available on all days of the week. They can begin between 9.30am and 12.30pm, and end between 3.30pm and 5pm.

Boarding points: The boarding point depends on the experience chosen, but they typically depart from the Kabatas Pier or the Bosphorus Pier outside Dolmabahce Palace.

Food & beverages: Guests are treated to a sumptuous 2-course Turkish meal. Depending on the experience chosen, some cruises may offer Turkish tea and coffee, a fresh fruit platter, and complimentary snacks and soft drinks.

Inclusions: A lunch cruise typically includes a professional tour guide during the tour and hotel transfers if you are in central Istanbul.

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General timings: Sunset and evening cruises generally start between 2pm and 5pm.

Boarding points: These cruises depart from various boarding points depending on the experience, including Kabatas Pier, Dentur Avrasya Kabataş, and Bosphorus Yachts at Beşiktaş.

Inclusions: These cruises typically feature complimentary Turkish snacks & beverages and live commentary. Some cruises may offer an audio guide. Additionally, you can upgrade your tickets to include meals, alcoholic beverages, or round trip hotel transfers.

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General timings: Bosphorus Dinner Cruises are available throughout the year, and depending on your ticket, the departure is between 8:30 PM and 9 PM.

Boarding points: Most Bosphorus dinner cruises depart from Kabatas Pier.

Menu: A dinner cruise typically includes a 3-course Turkish meal with authentic local cuisine and complimentary drinks (you can pick between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages).

Inclusions: Live entertainment including performances featuring belly dancing, traditional folk music, and a live DJ; and hotel transfers if you are located in central Istanbul.

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General timings: Yacht tour timings depend on the ticket chosen. Daytime tours start by 10.30am, afternoon tours begin around 2pm, private yacht rentals are from 3pm onwards, while sunset yacht tours begin by 3.30pm.

Boarding points: Bosphorus yacht tours generally depart from Kabataş (Ş.Hatları) or Bosphorus Yachts in Beşiktaş.

Inclusions: Depending on the ticket chosen, yacht tours include complimentary Turkish snacks & beverages, live commentary, alcoholic beverages, round trip hotel transfers, and meals along with the sightseeing experience.

Boat type: Luxury yachts with deluxe amenities and the capacity to accommodate between 15 to 30 guests, making it the perfect choice for small group cruises.

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General timings: Full-day tours begin at 9am, as do lunch tours to include morning sightseeing, while sightseeing tours start from 9.45am onwards.

Boarding points: Tours for the Princes’ Islands generally depart from Kabatas Pier.

Inclusions: Depending on the experience you choose, your tickets will include an audio guide or a professional tour guide, fast-track entry on the boat, hotel transfers and meals.

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  • Spring (April & May) & Autumn (September to November): The off-peak season months in spring and autumn are ideal for taking a Bosphorus cruise. The weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging between 12°C and 25°C, and the crowds are smaller, offering a more relaxed experience.
  • Summer (June to August): This is the peak tourist season in Istanbul. Its clear skies and sunny weather, with low chances of rain, are perfect for enjoying the city from a cruise vessel. However, be prepared for higher temperatures, large tourist crowds, and higher prices.

Istanbul's landmarks and experiences typically see more visitors on weekends. To avoid crowds, have a relaxed sailing experience, and fully appreciate the city's beauty, take your cruise on weekdays.

  • Daytime: The morning or afternoon hours offer great opportunities to see Istanbul's iconic historical landmarks from the water and capture amazing photographs.
  • Sunset: The sunset hours bathe the city in golden light and make the waters of the Bosphorus Strait shimmer with orange and pink hues, creating a stunning panorama.
  • Night: At night, the city's skyline offers a mesmerizing tableau, lit up against the backdrop of the dark sky and reflected in the waters of the Bosphorus Strait.

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  • Best time to go on a cruise: The best time to visit Istanbul and take a Bosphorus cruise are from March to May and between September and November. That’s when crowds at the city’s attractions are manageable, room rates are average, and daytime temperatures generally sit between 15.5°C and 21.1°C.
  • Check ticket information:  Different cruises have different timings and boarding points. Ensure that you check all the details thoroughly before booking your tickets so that you can choose the best experience that fits your itinerary and requirements.
  • Arrive early:  Arrive at the boarding point 15-30 minutes before departure so that you can secure your seats and don't have to rush.
  • Carry ID: For most cruises, guests have to show ID to be allowed onboard, s ensure that you carry a valid photo ID for a quick check-in.
  • Photography:  Make sure to carry your camera to capture the stunning vistas of Istanbul from the boat.

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul, stands as an architectural marvel and symbol of Byzantine grandeur. Built in the 6th century, originally a church, then a mosque, a museum, and a mosque again, its rich history and stunning design captivate visitors worldwide.

Topkapi Palace is a testament to the opulence and power of the Ottoman Empire. Constructed in the mid-15th century, this historic complex was once home to Sultans and features exquisite architecture, lush gardens, and priceless treasures.

The Blue Mosque, officially known as the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, is one of the most prominent historical monuments gracing Istanbul's skyline. Its iconic six minarets and stunning blue tilework draw visitors to marvel at its beauty and grandeur.

The Bosphorus Bridge, a symbol of modern Istanbul, spans the strait, connecting Europe and Asia. Its iconic silhouette and strategic importance as a key transportation artery underscore its role in linking the continents.

Dolmabahçe Palace, with its picturesque waterfront views of the Bosphorus, is a testament to 19th-century Ottoman grandeur. Its resplendent architecture and interiors reflect imperial opulence, making it one of the city's most prominent cultural landmarks.

Galata Tower, a historic landmark in Istanbul, offers panoramic views of the city's skyline. Dating back to the medieval era, it holds historical, architectural, and cultural significance, making it a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike.

Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi)

Set on a small islet in the Bosphorus Strait, the Maiden's Tower is a distinctive sight in Istanbul. With a history steeped in legends and mysteries, this enchanting structure invites visitors to uncover its secrets while offering stunning views of the city.

Ortaköy Mosque, situated on the Bosphorus waterfront, is a striking example of Ottoman Baroque architecture. Its elegant design and scenic location make it a distinctive feature of the cityscape.

Located on the Asian coast of the Bosphorus, Beylerbeyi Palace is a fusion of Ottoman and European architectural styles. Its ornate walls enclose opulent interiors, offering a glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of Ottoman rulers and making it a captivating destination for history enthusiasts.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge

Named after the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge spans the Bosporus Strait in Istanbul and connects the European and Asian sides of the city. With its distinct silhouette, it is an iconic landmark of Istanbul's skyline.

Küçüksu Palace

Constructed in the 19th century during the reign of Sultan Abdulmecid I, Küçüksu Palace served as a summer retreat for sultans and dignitaries of the late Ottoman Empire. Its location on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus Strait made it ideal as a royal hunting lodge and for short getaways.

Rumeli Hisarı Fortress

Rumeli Hisarı Fortress is a historical stronghold situated on the European shore of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. Constructed by Sultan Mehmed II in 1452, it served as a strategic fortification during the Ottoman Empire's conquest of Constantinople. Today, it is one of the city's most prominent historical landmarks that can be seen on a Bosphorus cruise.

Anatolian Fortress

The Anatolian Fortress, also known as Anadoluhisarı, is a medieval fortress located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus in Istanbul. Built by Sultan Bayezid I in 1395, it served as a defensive structure guarding the Anatolian side of the city against naval attacks from the north.

Çırağan Palace is a former 19th-century Ottoman palace that has now been converted into a luxury hotel. Constructed in the Neo-Baroque style, it features lavish architecture, grand halls, marble columns, ornate decorations, and lush gardens. It was renowned for its opulence and served as a symbol of the wealth and power of the Ottoman Empire.

You can purchase your Bosphorus cruise tickets online.

There are many types of Bosphorus cruises you can choose from, including sightseeing cruises, sunset and evening cruises, dinner cruises, yacht tours, and tours of the Princes' Islands.

The duration of a Bosphorus cruise depends on the type of experience chosen. Most cruises last for approximately 2 to 3 hours. However, shorter sightseeing cruises of about 1 and a half hours, and longer cruises of about 4 to 6 hours or even the full day are available.

Most Bosphorus sightseeing cruises do include an audio guide in multiple languages. Depending on the experience chosen, other types of cruises such as yacht tours may also include an audio guide or a professional guide as part of the tour.

Bosphorus cruises depart from various boarding points in Istanbul. The most common one is Kabatas Pier, but cruises also start from the BUDO Eminonu Pier, the Bosphorus pier outside Dolmabahce Palace, and Bosphorus Yachts in Beşiktaş. Please check your ticket for more information and details.

Bosphorus sightseeing cruises are ideal for families as they provide a unique way to explore Istanbul as well as being an unforgettable experience. Alternatively, you can also opt for combo tickets where you can combine a Bosphorus with a visit to one or more of Istanbul's top historical attractions, making it a cost-effective option.

Bosphorus Dinner Cruises are perfect for couples as they offer a romantic experience. You can enjoy delicious traditional food and drinks, accompanied by live entertainment as you see the city come to life around you.

Depending on the experience chosen, you may be able to cancel your booking 24 hours in advance and get a refund. However, not all cruises allow cancellation. We recommend that you check the cancellation policy when booking.

Bosphorus cruises that include meals typically offer non-vegetarian options. In case you have any dietary requirements or restrictions, please check with the cruise operator to know if they can be accommodated.

The best time to go on a Bosphorus Cruise is from March to May and between September and November.

This depends solely on the cruise chosen. However, typically, children aged under 4 can go for free, while those aged 4-15 can avail of discounts on Bosphorus cruise tickets, provided they have a valid ID.

Bosphorus cruises are available throughout the year. The timings depend on the type of cruise and experience chosen, but they typically start from 9am onwards. Sightseeing cruises are available throughout the day until around 5pm, while lunch cruises start between 9.30am and 12pm. Sunset cruises start between 2pm and 5 pm, while dinner cruises usually begin between 8.30pm and 9pm.

Your Bosphorus cruise tickets are valid for the day and time chosen during checkout.

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Sunset Cruise

  • Sunset Cruise Istanbul  

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Scenic Sunset Cruise on Istanbul Strait between two continents, Europe and Asia


Matchless views of the most famous coastal areas and the splendid skyline of Istanbul


Stunning sunsets, coastal palaces, mansions and mosques, and perfect photo opportunities


Nipping your complimentary drink and tasting yummy canapés on board an elegant yacht


The great way to unwind after a busy day, magnificent colours of an evening sky above the city skyline

Guided Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on Luxurious Yacht on Bosphorus

Witness the magic of Istanbul with a 2.5 hours guided sunset cruise along the stunning Bosphorus! Aboard the glass-covered luxury yacht, enjoy Istanbul’s key attractions at dusk, including the Rumeli Fortress, Bosphorus Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, Maiden’s Tower, and much more…

Feast tasty classic Turkish drinks, fresh fruits, and snacks& canapés as you cruise the Bosphorus and delight in the magic of Istanbul’s urban coastline as night falls. Also, take advantage of our free hotel transfer services (pick up&drop off) while participating in this delightful sunset cruise.

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Additional Info for Sunset Cruise Istanbul on Luxury Yacht

  • You can enhance your special occasion by adding champagne, birthday cake, and other extras that you wish.
  • Cruise timetables may change daily depending on weather conditions.
  • The cruise program is due to availability.
  • We have a vast fleet of luxury yachts, and yacht size can depending on the size of the tour group.

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Included services.

  • Hotel transfer services (Pick up and drop off) from central hotels
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks, fresh fruits, Delicious Snacks and tasting yummy canapés served on board.
  • That insightful cruise is guided by a talented and experienced host.
  • Scheduled service for maximum comfort
  • Experience Istanbul’s iconic landmarks from an extraordinary perspective.
  • Get an incredible grasp of Turkish Culture.
  • Unrivaled and unique photo opportunities during sunset on the Bosphorus State-of-the-art and customized yachts for our valued guests.

Sunset Cruise Istanbul Video

During November to February – Sunset Cruise begins at 16:00 (ends at 18.30)

During March to April and September to October – Sunset Cruise begins at 17:00 (ends at 19.30)

During May to August – Sunset Cruise begins at 18.30 (ends at 21.00)

The most stunning view on the planet at dusk, Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

Take a relaxing evening outside, admiring the beautiful evening lights of Istanbul’s celebrated bridges, towers, and landmarks. Narrated by an informative and entertaining guide, this evening tour aboard a luxury yacht is a memorable experience.

Sail down the Istanbul Strait passing Dolmabahce Palace, fascinating Bosphorus Bridges, and fine designed seaside villas along both sides of the Bosphorus, before rounding the gorgeous tip of old city and ultimately cruising only a few feet away from the spectacular Maiden’s Tower.

Get your camera ready because you shall be yards away from some of the best selfie chances of your life. And you will not miss a thing as our award-winning tour guides narrate the story of Istanbul City as you sit back and relax in the comfort of one of our gracious luxurious yachts.

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Live Guided Istanbul Bosphorus Sunset Cruise with Luxury Yacht

No matter how long you have been in Istanbul, the city’s skyline shall never disappoint you. Imagine that: cruising on the Bosphorus, sipping a drink, and taking in the matchless sunset views of the unique Istanbul views from the water. By the way, take Instagram worthy photos and enjoy delightful tunes in the background. This is the most stunning way to unwind at the end of the day of sightseeing in Istanbul! With 2 decks on our luxury yacht, you will enjoy complimentary soft drinks and snacks, and most importantly, designated seating on our panoramic upper deck. Do not miss out on the opportunity to get the best Istanbul Sunset Cruise.

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Our luxury yacht, moored at Istanbul’s iconic Bosphorus Harbour, offers the perfect platform to enjoy beauties of the Bosphorus on a sightseeing cruise, impress potential clients, friends or that special someone in unique and memorable settings.

YACHT SUNSET BOSPHORUS  is designed with special dining saloon and seats providing superior comfort, and it offers its guests the opportunity to discover and experience unique historical beauties of the Bosphorus in an exciting and cozy ambience with a completely exclusive concept of service.


YACHT SUNSET BOSPHORUS will continue to service to its guests of private, corporal, and party and protocol organizations in summer and winter seasons.

You will enjoy experiencing Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture, from a different aspect once again, by combining the unmatched tastes of the Turkish kitchens which are performed by the distinguished catering companies and stylish executive chiefs with Bosporus views.

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It will remain as an unforgettable memory for you and your precious guests to have your  A PLUS  Parties and Organizations at a privileged address,  YACHT SUNSET BOSPHORUS , in an unbelievable harmony of the deep blue sea with the clear blue sky or, after sunset, in Istanbul nights accompanied by the moon and sea sparkles…

Dedicated to the motto that “Quality is never a coincidence, but the result of a smart effort”, we provide all of our services in such a manner that our guests always will feel the same quality in any concept they will prefer.

YACHT SUNSET BOSPHORUS  will continue to service to its guests of private, corporal, and party and protocol organizations in summer and winter seasons.

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Bosphorus Sunset Yacht  is one of the best designed Motor Yachts in Istanbul, luxuriously equipped, stylishly designed and exceptionally spacious. Powered by two MTU 1050HP diesel engines, our yacht is capable of impressive speeds as well as  offering a wide cruising range .

The yacht is licensed by the Port of Istanbul Authority which permits the charter of the yacht on the  Bosphorus Strait.


The sleek design, sharp edged and impeccable finishing of our yacht makes it a delight to behold, as you approach it where it is moored at the Bosphorus.

As you step aboard onto the teak deck, you will behold inviting seats with comfortable upholstery, open cockpit seating and tables. The seats at the stern allow for fantastic views of Istanbul’s landmarks as the yacht is cruising up and down the Bosphorus.

The flybridge features seating and front side of the yacht has sunbathing cushions as well as seating area with 360 degrees’ view of the Bosphorus.

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The stunning interior of the yacht boasts a spacious lounge area which splits into an upper and lower saloon where you can relax with your friends, enjoying music played through our state of the art sound system.

The lower saloon’s pleasing ambience is accentuated by teak floor, heating and large windows for a better view of the sights along the Bosphorus. The lower saloon features TV/ DVD player and curved seating around a design table. The upper saloon houses two dining tables, curved seating and 180 degree windows that allow you to admire the Bosphorus stunning landmarks as you cruise along in comfort.

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If you can’t find the answer or would like to talk to an advisor about bookings and charter services (private hire), please fill out the contact form below or call our reservations department on  +90 (0) 554 797 2646 .

The reservations office is open 09:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 – 17:00 on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Combining quality dining, superb entertainment and spectacular views from Bosphorus, our unique boat sightseeing and dining cruises capture the excitement of this great city from a truly special perspective. Gliding past Istanbul’s best-loved sights, SUNSET BOSPHORUS cruises are a momentous and memorable way to experience the city.. 

With daily cruise departures from Eminonu and Kabatas Piers, guests are offered two ways hotel and boat transfers included and  a dedicated reception area, easy access to boats, making your experience with us a smooth-running one. SUNSET BOSPHORUS is privately owned company and sits in  History Travel & Tourism Group .

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Tap into that experience to ensure your event is an outstanding success. We know that everything has to be perfect for your special function. At Bosphorus Tour, we’re committed to doing just that..

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