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Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise
Activities in Istanbul

Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise

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Perfect time, excellent Guide
10 Alejandro Alvarez
  • English English
  • 2 hours 30 minutes

Make the most of your trip to Istanbul by booking a relaxing boat cruise along the majestic Bosphorus Strait. Drift along Istanbul’s main waterway and discover the differences between the European and Asian sides.


The “Yunus 1” cruise boat will be waiting for you at Kasimpasa Port at 11:30h. While you enjoy the countless amenities available on the boat, gaze at the scenic European and Asian banks. Both embankments are lined with wooden houses, palaces, fortresses and bridges of various periods. Relax as the boat rocks on the waves and you feel the sea breeze.

During the first hour of the cruise, you will sail past the European side of Istanbul. Admire the area’s most important landmarks including the Galata Tower, Dolmabahçe Palace, Ortaköy Mosque and Rumelihisarı, commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth century.

Float underneath one of the city’s major bridges and you will get to the Asian Side of Istanbul. The Ottoman legacy is visible in the part of Istanbul. Marvel at the impressive Küçüksu Palace, the Anatolian Fortress and the oldest Military School of Turkey.  

After enjoying a 3.5-hour boat cruise, you will disembark in Eminonu, next to the Spice Market.

Check out the full route of the cruise boat:

Important information

The cruise is free for infants of up to two years.


Per person
US$ 27
  • Per person

    US$ 27

More Information


2 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


2.5 hour cruise.

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 27
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Kasimpasa Port.


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (6) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.