Bosphorus in Istanbul

”To be travelling through the middle of a city as great and historic as Istanbul, and yet to feel the freedom of the open sea – that is the thrill of a trip along the Bosphorus…”, Orhan Pamuk

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The most precious natural jewel in this amazing city, is the wonderful Bosphorus! A strait that existed for thousands of years, playing also a significant role in the evolution of the Turkish and world history. The only pass that connects two continents, Europe to Asia, creating an imposing scenery with all its beautiful sights along its lengtht! Palaces, mosques, mansions and pavilions, are only some of the gorgeous attractions.

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With the passage of the years, the monuments from previous eras and the modern constructions, have created a magnificent scenery, starting from the sea of Marmara reaching the Black Sea. So while you are in the city, give yourself the opportunity to admire the amazing Bosphorus and hire a boat in Istanbul!

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Enjoy the great sights along the Bosphorus shore, both on the European and on the Asian side, the sunset and the wonderful landscape, taking a private bosphorus cruise! Feel like a Sultan admiring his own city… passing under the two impossing suspension bridges that have brought the two sides of the city even closer!

YACHT CHARTER ISTANBUL, Sunset Dinner Cruises, Lunch or coctail Cruises

In addition to the many beautiful sights, you will also get to see luxury restaurants, famous clubs, wonderful cafes and glamorous hotels, that will also definitely catch your eye during the cruise! 


The cruises starting from the European side, depart from the Kabatas pier and take you until the second bridge of Bosphorus, sailing close to both Asian and European sides. Create your own route, enjoy the attractions you prefer most and rent a private yacht in Istanbul! In case you are staying at one of the Luxury Hotels along Bosphorus, the private vessel of your choice, can also pick you up from the hotel’s pier! There are also public ferries which offer day tours at economical prices, lasting almost 90 minutes, providing standard routes. Visitors can take the ferries either from Eminonu or Kabatas pier.

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Approaching the Marmara Sea you may even come across a small group of dolphins, performing an excellent natural show! At the sea of Marmara, is also located the famous complex of 9 islands, called Princes Islands. The most famous of them, are the Buyukada, the Kinaliada, Heybeliada and Burgazada. A famous destination all year long, both for tourists and for the inhabitants of Istanbul, being away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, providing coasts for swimming, greenery and relaxation! If you want to enjoy a wonderful cruise to the Princes Islands, rent a private boat in Istanbul and live a unique experience!


Explore Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara and share with us your impressions!

4 opinions on “Bosphorus in Istanbul”

  1. Thank you so much for this informative article! I love Bosphorus and I was wondering where I can create my own route with private yacht! You mentioned something about that.. could you please provide me with a few options to choose from?

    Thank you so much in advance!

  2. Thank you for all those great info giving a general idea about this unique part of the world. Perfect for once in a life time experiences. Bosphorus the jewel of Istanbul.

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