Water activity

Istanbul: Private Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

Water activity

Istanbul: Private Bosphorus Strait Sightseeing Yacht Cruise

From US$ 287.69 per group up to 2

Marvel at the Istanbul waterfront without sacrificing a thing on this private luxury yacht ride. Set sail along the Bosphorus for a unique sight of the shorelines of Europe and Asia at the same time.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Host or greeter
Optional audio guide
Private group


  • Bask in the sunlight from the sundeck of your private yacht
  • Enjoy a scenic and luxury cruise in a relaxing environment
  • Experience the famous Bosphorus shoreline of both Europe & Asia
  • Snap amazing photos of waterfront palaces, mosques and mansions
  • Sail past some iconic landmarks and take in the Istanbul skyline
Full description

Experience the incomparable opportunity to see two continents at once private yacht tour along the Bosphorus Strait, which runs between the beautiful shorelines of Europe and Asia. You'll also get to see the city of Istanbul from the water, gliding by some of the most famous sights and monuments.

Take your time to unwind with your group of friends as you sit back and take in the most unforgettable views from your personal sundeck. Enjoy the trip as the friendly crew looks after the rest.

Navigate past the waterfront palaces of Sultans and their Pasha’s villas. From the European Side, discover the Dolmabahçe Palace, Çirağan Palace, Rumeli Fortress, and the Bosphorus Bridge. Meanwhile, from the Asian Side, get a glimpse of the Anadolu Fortress, Beylerbeyi Palace, and more.

  • Complimentary tea or coffee
  • Private yacht rental
  • Alcoholic and bottled drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop off service
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People prone to seasickness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Beachwear

Not allowed

  • Electric wheelchairs

Know before you go

  • This activity requires good weather. The tour may be canceled or rescheduled due to weather conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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We were supposed to have an audio guide so we would be able to identify the important sites as we passed them on the boat. The audio guide was the reason I chose this tour over another one I had booked. When I asked the young man who showed us on the boat about the audio he said “no man” in his limited English. I guess that meant no audio. We were very disappointed with that. The sites were beautiful, but we had no idea what we were looking at. The man who arranged the tour thru GYG was very helpful in getting us transportation from the airport and to our hotel.

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Product ID: 415338