1. Turkey
  2. Istanbul
  3. Bosphorus Strait

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Product ID: 188385
Witness the enchantment of Istanbul with a 2.5-hour sunset cruise along the beautiful Bosphorus. Aboard the glass-encased luxury yacht, enjoy the city’s main attractions at dusk including the Dolmabahce Palace, Ortakoy Mosque, and Rumeli Fortress.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
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Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise between two continents
  • Marvel at the unique views of Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Take memorable photographs and capture the beautiful sunset
  • Enjoy a drink and some tasty local dishes
Full description
A sunset on the water is an amazing way to end your cruise experience and an equally amazing way to start your evening. Whether it is to impress that special someone with a picture-perfect moment or just to appreciate a great time with great friends, a sunset cruise is something everyone will remember. 

Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Aboard an elegant yacht, drinking traditional Turkish drinks, and nibbling on canapés and fruit from tastefully arranged platters, glide by palaces and minarets as you sail along the Bosphorus. When dusk sets in, a soothing breeze arrives from the Sea of Marmara and the sky over the city puts on a colorful show, tinted with shades of orange and rose.

The muezzin calls from a towering minaret. Majestic palaces and villas standstill along the strait’s banks, as if nothing has changed over a millennium. Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh salty air. Kick back and ride gentle waves on the comfort of a yacht. Watch the city and its iconic landmarks pass by, which is the perfect way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. The tour starts at Kabatas Pier and ends at Karakoy Pier.
  • 2.5-hour cruise on a modern luxurious yacht
  • Live commentary on the boat
  • Complimentary drink of Tamarind sherbet or Demirhindi şerbeti
  • Delicious canapés small dishes
  • Fresh seasonal fruits
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Kabatas Iskelesi boat station, right in front of Dolmabahçe Mosque, 100 meters from the Kabatas tram station, and right after the gas station. Address: Ömer Avni Mh., Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:34, 34427 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey. Your guide will be holding a board on which "Sunset Cruise" is written.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that the cruise is weather-dependent and might be rescheduled or canceled
• The boarding station is Kabatas which is easily reachable by tram from the city center
• Please be aware that reaching the meeting point could de difficult because of traffic, using the tram is highly suggested
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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the sunset cruise was what i expected it to be, meaning, i am a suker for sunsets and this trip made my imagination come to life. It takes you from the upper asian bank of the bosphorus through the rumeli fortress, maidens tower and ends at the golden horn. The staff were helpful and kind, they wouldn't hesitate to take our pictures. we were served sweet and savoury snacks and juice and hot drinks to keep us warm. As the sunsets, the weather gets really chilly, they do provide blankets on board but remember to wear something really warm.

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March 16, 2020

One of the most enjoyable experience i have ever had. The tour guide was friendly and explain to us the places we passed by. The number of people in the yacht was not too many compared to the ones you take from the bigger boats. Served us fruit juice, Baklava, nuts and tea along the 2.5hrs trip. I recommend taking this trip although the price is a bit steep but you get quality.

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November 30, 2019

So amazing

We passed very enjoyable time on the boat . The view is nice and ambience is so great . About the service , I hope the waiter can be generous when send the food .. We need enjoy the time don't cause the food let the guests feel angry .. Just because we seat with other guests so let us share one , so why not let us share the money for the ticket ? Just we alll share , just pay one is okay right ?

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October 20, 2019

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