The Istanbul sunset boat tour on private boats coincides with the exact sunset. Our tour lasts between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours on average. Free transfer service is available for all our guests. We pick you up from your hotel and drop you back to your hotel after the tour. Our Istanbul sunset tour has a professional guide. During the tour, you will be offered soft drinks and a fruit plate. While you are traveling in the blue of the Bosphorus, our guide tells you about the important locations. In this way, you will both have a pleasant journey on the sea and get information about Istanbul and its historical buildings. The fee for this pleasant sunset tour is 45 euros per person. Let’s take a look at the details of our tour together.
How are Istanbul Sunset Boat Tours made?
As you know, the Bosphorus is one of the cities that contain the world’s few historical structures. This magnificent Bosphorus tour, where you will witness thousands of years of history, will give you a wonderful viewing pleasure. Before moving on to the details of the Istanbul sunset boat tour, you should know that; Our tours are not overcrowded. It is made with private yachts with your comfort in mind. In other words, you will experience the feeling of a real Bosphorus cruise.
Our tours depart from the Galata Bridge. This means that wherever you are in Istanbul, you will arrive quickly from anywhere in terms of transportation. Our hours are changed every month. Our Istanbul sunset boat tour activity starts according to the sunset time. While we go out at different times in the summer, our clocks start more backwards in the winter months. For example, our tours start between 17:30 and 18:00 in the summer months. But if we go back to the winter months, our sunset boat tours start between 15:30 and 16:00 on average.
Our tour starts from Galata. After our vehicles pick you up from your hotel, they bring you to our departure point at the Galata Bridge. Since our boat will be ready before our start time, you can get on our boat even if you arrive early. You can spend time on the boat until our tour time. After receiving all our guests, we are ready for the Istanbul sunset boat tour and we start our tour. After our boat picks you up from Karaköy, that is, Galata, our first stop is Galata Port. Galata Port, whose construction has now been completed, welcomes you in all its glory. Our boats will pass close to Galata Port, and you will see this place and take photos. In the meantime, our fruit plate and drinks will be served to you. Our next stop is Kabataş.
European Continent Locations to See by Boat Trip on the Bosphorus
While the Istanbul sunset boat tour continues, we will be moving towards Kabataş after Galata Port. Our next historical places are Dolmabahçe Mosque and Dolmabahçe Palace. You will see these two structures with wonderful architecture on our sunset boat tour. Especially at sunset time, the fact that the sunlight is not exactly at the top will provide you with a very vivid image. Again, we continue our boat tour in the Bosphorus, passing in front of and close to these structures. In the meantime, you, our guests, can go in front of our boat or go upstairs and take pictures. After passing Dolmabahçe, we head towards Beşiktaş and arrive at Çırağan Palace. It’s really great to see all these magnificent structures up close and from the sea, as we didn’t go too far. You are starting to enjoy this pleasant tour in the Bosphorus, which connects Asia and Europe. As we move from Çırağan Palace, we approach Ortaköy Mosque and Ortaköy. Meanwhile, the majesty of the Bosphorus Bridge increases as it approaches. Ortaköy Mosque, which you love very much and where you take wonderful photos, shows us its beauty as we get closer. In particular, our guests take a lot of photos by passing in front of our boat. We come to one of the important locations for the Istanbul sunset boat tour. Here, our boat slows down for a short time and we create some cruising pleasure for you. Afterwards, we continue by continuing from popular locations. It passes in front of nightclubs and passes through the middle of Galatasaray Island, and you can see these important spots up close. Afterwards, we proceed to Arnavutköy Bebek district. When we approach the Rumeli Fortress, you will see that the huge imposing structure will welcome us among the greenery. You can see the Rumeli Fortress, built in 1452, from the sea and take pictures of it.
Meanwhile, it should not be forgotten that; With the sound system on our boat, we both tour and sip our drinks accompanied by music. Until these points, our sunset boat tour always proceeds close to the European continent, and after the baby direction, we are now turning our route towards the Asian continent for new places to see.
Locations to See Asian Continent in Sunset Tours on the Bosphorus
We continue to see our new historical buildings for our Istanbul sunset boat tour activity, which goes from Bebek to the other side, that is, to the Anatolian side. Now, when we pass to the Asian (Anatolian) side, the sun is slowly starting to lose its power. At that moment, we continue to move forward with the pleasant moments of our sunset tour 😀
When we come to the Anatolian side, we first pass under the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge. The first buildings to welcome you for our sunset boat tour are now the mansions of Istanbul. While watching our mansions, we will continue towards the Rumeli Fortress. By the way, Anadolu Hisarı will welcome us and you will see people who tour with kana when the weather is nice.
While continuing towards the Istanbul sunset boat tour route, we proceed in front of the mansions and restaurants. We are on our way to Kandilli and then to Vaniköy. Afterwards, we will see Kuleli Military High School, which is also one of the important locations. Meanwhile, the sun will appear over the peninsula as the sunset begins to take place. We will continue to move towards Çengelköy and Beylerbeyi. After seeing the popular Beylerbeyi Palace, next it’s Üsküdar and the Maiden’s Tower. At this point, the wonderful colors of the sunset will appear on Topkapı Palace and there will be a wonderful view of the Maiden’s Tower.
The Last Point of Istanbul Sunset Boat Tours Maiden’s Tower
When we come to the Maiden’s Tower, the sunset is coming to an end. Photo shoots begin on our boat. We also provide you with information at this time. We invite you to our boat. On the one hand, the view of the Maiden’s Tower, on the other hand, the sunset and the view of the peninsula on the boat. Upon the requests of some of our guests, we are able to celebrate birthdays here. We celebrate a surprise birthday with the cake and drinks we bought before.
After that, it’s the end of our tour and we’re going back to the point where we picked you up. In other words, we are moving towards Galata and we are heading towards a different ambiance, accompanied by the slightly darkening air. With the lights on in Eminönü, Sarayburnu, Sirkeci, Haliç, Galata and Karaköy, you see both sides of Istanbul, both during the day and at night.
What is Included in the Istanbul Sunset Boat Tour
- Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Soft drink service (non-alcoholic)
- Fruit plate
- Turkish coffee
- Guidance service
About Our Bosphorus Sunset Boat Tour Transfer
Our transfers are made especially from hotels. From Sultanahmet, Taksim, Karaköy, Şişli, Mecidiyeköy, Beyoğlu, Ortaköy, Şişhane, Kabataş, Beşiktaş, Şişhane, Galata and the surrounding regions. You can easily reach the point where our boat departs by placing a location for our guests who want to come on their own. For the Istanbul sunset boat tour, our staff greet you at the location we set off.
Who is not suitable for our Istanbul Sunset Yacht Tours?
First of all, our boats go very slowly on our tours. We continue at a certain speed limit so that you can see many historical and popular places. For this reason, you will not be affected by these waves while you are inside our boat, even on slightly rough days. Our boat is also suitable for families with children. You will be comfortable enough for both its wide body and spaciousness. You can click to view our private boat tour page.