Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL
Water activity

Istanbul: Bosphorus Sunset Cruise on a Luxurious Yacht

Activity provider: VELENA TRAVEL

From US$ 65.21 per person


Have a relaxing evening on a luxury yacht, admiring the stunning evening lights of Istanbul's celebrated towers, bridges, and landmarks, narrated by an informative and entertaining tour guide.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • 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

Take a sunset cruise on the Bosphorus Strait to see the European as well as Asian half of Istanbul. Jump aboard a luxury yacht from Kabatas and keep your cameras ready as you cross mosques, palaces, and seafront villas. Learn about the city’s centuries-long history through your guide.

Start the tour at Kabatas Pier 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, feel the soothing breeze from the Sea of Marmara on your skin as the sky puts on a colorful show, tinted with shades of orange and rose. Few places in the world are as mesmerizing as Istanbul in the setting sun. Hear the muezzin's call from a towering minaret. Cruise past majestic palaces and villas along the strait’s banks. Breathe in the legacy of ancient Byzantium, Constantinople, and the mighty Ottoman Empire with each breath of fresh salty air.

Kick back and ride gentle waves in 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. End the experience at Karakoy Pier.

  • Bosphorus cruise
  • Luxury yacht
  • Live guide
  • Light snacks
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi, right across from Kabatas Tram Station. Use T1 Tram Line to get to the meeting point to avoid traffic jams. Cross the traffic lights and you will see a representative in front of Kabatas Iskelesi, they will be holding a board: "Velena Travel" in front of Kabatas Vapur Iskelesi. Guests are recommended to use the tram instead of taxis to avoid traffic jams.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 713 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Great tour Snacks could have been a little more substantial but no real complaints! Crew very cool and helpful And translator/ and tour guide should get a promotion!!! Fabulous guy?? Totally recommend this tour!!! And great price!!! Peter from New York

December 30, 2022

It was very organised and punctual which I appreciated. The view incredible and overall very relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed it and it was one of our highlights of our trip. It may be of help to others to know (as an FYI, not critique): It's relaxing, with soft background music. Not much else. There is a guide who shares some information, but if you sit outside upstairs, you won't hear much. Alcohol is on sale - they prefer cash. Only my partner and I were offered alcoholic drinks, but no one else on the cruise. We were a little confused by that and not sure why. Take warm clothes!

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October 13, 2022

Serene and beautiful yacht tour across the Bosphorus strait. Alcoholic drinks are available on a paid basis. Light snacks are served but food quality can be improved. But the tour is amazing with breathtaking views of Istanbul and provides ample opportunities to click beautiful pics while the sun is setting. Highly Recommended.

October 11, 2022

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