Amazing Bosphorus Yacht Tour for Private Groups

İstanbul, Turkey

Experience hosted by Basak & Anil

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

Enjoy a 2-hours yacht cruise in Istanbul while admiring the view from your private yacht when the unique colors of the sun hits the Bosphorus.

Have this beautiful yacht only for yourself, invite your partner, friends or family and enjoy beauties of Istanbul in a privileged way.

After arriving in front of the yacht at Bebek, you are going to be welcomed by your host, Anil and/or Basak, both yacht masters and travellers.

In a few seconds, your 2-hours tour is going to start. You are going to see historical Rumeli Fortress and Kucuksu Kasri, Bosphorus Bridge and continue to cruise to see historical mansions and palaces of Bosphorus where you will spend some relaxing time in front of beautiful monuments of Istanbul.

In this private yacht tour, you will have chance to change or extend the route upon availability, and prefer to stay longer at the areas you enjoy the most.

Notes:
* This experience is always private for up to 12 people.
Airbnb shows price per person but you need to book the yacht privately.
*Contact us to pre-order dinner, lunch, flower bouquet or birthday cake or request new date/time.
*It is possible to extend the tour, organize swimming tours for 6-8 hours upon availability.
*We also organize surprise proposal / anniversary / birthday etc.
*We have the best yachts on Bosphorus!
*We have a great bluetooth system for music
*2-3 crew members will be on board
Enjoy a 2-hours yacht cruise in Istanbul while admiring the view from your private yacht when the unique colors of the sun hits the Bosphorus.

Have this beautiful yacht only for yourself, invite your partner, friends or family and enjoy beauties of Istanbul in a privileged way.

After arriving in front of the yacht at Bebek, you are going to be welcomed by your host, Anil and/or Basak, both yacht masters and travellers…

What's included

  • Food
    Chips, nuts and fresh fruit
  • Drinks
    Wine, soft cold drinks and water is included
  • Transportation
    Private Yacht Tour with crew (fuel included)

Meet your Host, Basak & Anil

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As the founders of Lotus Yacht in Istanbul, we are a married couple, sharing same passion for the Istanbul shores. We started exploring Istanbul’s calm, energizing shores and islands in 2013 with our first boat and have since been unstoppable.
Having been in the Bosphorus for years, we want to share our passion of Bosphorus with travelers of Istanbul.
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From $34/ person

Private groups only
From $202 per group
Private groups only
From $202 per group
Private groups only
From $202 per group

Where you'll be

-Bebek marina- meeting point
-2nd Bosphorus Bridge - perfect location to take pictures from the sea
- Rumeli Fortress
- Kucuksu Kasri
- Mansions by the see - luxury and beauty all around the Bosphorus
- Bebek marina- end point

Optional:
- Ortakoy Mosque
- Beylerbeyi Palace
- 1st Bosphorus Bridge

It is also possible to extend your tour;
3 hours:
- Maiden's Tower
- Golden Horn

4 hours:
- 3rd bridge

5-6 hours:
- swimming tours

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Parichay
December 2021
I don't know if words will do this review justice, but trying anyway. I visited Istanbul in December 2021 with my brother for a few days and this was a definite highlight. We got unlucky with a rainy day, but Anil and Basak didn't let that dampen the moods or the tour. They were extremely accommodating in starting the tour early, offered to switch the dates, and just all around great customer service. It's comfortable, and they do what they can to make it worth your while. Also a small side note, but it was refreshing to hold a full tour conversation in strong English, I was able to glean a lot more about each monument from them. I'm definitely availing of their service the next time I'm in town (in warmer weather!) Pro-tip: If you're visiting Istanbul and planning to ride with them, do it earlier in your trip. They'll give you great recommendations for the city to build into your plans. Thanks again Anil & Basak!
Teodora
November 2021
I highly recommend this experience, Basak & Anil are attentive, warm, and welcoming hosts, and will take care to ensure that your special day is as beautiful as you envision it to be. I booked a private tour with Basak & Anil as a surprise birthday party for my boyfriend, and it was organised with as much care and attention as if I had done it myself. We could tell by the little touches, the birthday decorations and awesome food & drinks that they really took the time to give us a high quality and enjoyable experience. They were very accommodating, thoughtfully adapting the experience to our needs (even getting an amazing birthday cake), we could play our own music through their great sound system, and needless to say, the views were spectacular!
Summer
November 2021
The highlight of our weekend in Istanbul! Especially recommend booking during sunset. Basak & Anil are fantastic, thoughtful hosts and made the experience comfortable and special.
Aisha
November 2021
This was an amazing experience and a great way to see the city and split continents at night. Hosts were amazing and provided snacks and drinks. There is an option to order dinner in advance. Great party yacht and host gives you access to speakers to connect your personal music through your phone. I will definitely do this again with more people.
Maria
November 2021
Our experience was amazing. We wanted to take elopment style wedding photos on the cruise and the host was more than accommodating. They helped us organise a photographer and a violinist. They set up a table for us with candles, drinks and snacks which was very nice of them. Offered us blankets as the weather became cold and windy (check weather before you book). They played our favourite music for us and were very nice throughout the whole experience.
Tim
November 2021
Had a great time on the boat would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see Istanbul from a different perspective. Will be booking this again in the summer for a swimming trip.

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Sat, Jan 22
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group
  • Sat, Jan 22
    10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Private groups only
    From $202 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 12 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Extra food or drinks you want to have

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.