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Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise
Activities in Istanbul

Istanbul Bosphorus Boat Cruise

8.60 / 10
54 reviews | 643 travellers
Perfect time, excellent Guide
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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.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Per person
US$ 29.90
  • Per person

    US$ 29.90

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.


2.5 hour cruise.

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 2.5 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



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.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 29.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

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.

Meeting point

Kasimpasa Port.