• Hop on Hop off Bosphorus Boat Tours
  • Hop on Hop off Bosphorus Boat Tours
  • Hop on Hop off Bosphorus Boat Tours

Hop on Hop off Bosphorus Boat Tours

Sail from Europe to Asia at your leisure and explore Istanbul's cultural gems. Discover the best of both worlds in the most scenic, easy, and relaxing way possible, with a handy hop-on, hop-off boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait. See the Ottoman and Byzantine architecture and all the cultural delights that line the gorgeous shores, and hop off at four distinct locations to take in all of Istanbul's astonishing beauty, culture, and heritage

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Last Updated: 21st May 2024
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Highlights

  • Discover cultural and natural wonders of Istanbul with a comfy sightseeing boat tour along the Bosphorus Strait.
  • Admire the breathtaking panorama of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, and see beautiful scenery that stretches for miles to the Black Sea.
  • Hop off at four distinct stops and explore the cultural wonderland of Istanbul's Asian and European shores, then hop back on whenever you feel like it.

What To Expect

You must board the boat for the first time at Kabatas Port. The first stop after this is Besiktas where you can visit the Naval Museum. Hop back on the boat and continue to Emirgan to see the famous Yellow Mansion and a lovely park where every April you can visit the International Tulip Festival. Farther on, see Kucuksu Pavilion and then Beylerbeyi where there is a beautiful summer palace that belonged to the Ottoman Sultans. Finally, the boat will return to Kabatas where you can finish your trip with a look at the beautiful white marble facade of Dolmabahce Palace.

My Tickets

  • Tickets will be issued upon confirmation within 30 mins.
  • Make sure to check your Spam folder if you haven't received an email from us. You can also notify us via email.

Insider Tips

  1. Children five years and under free of charge, no ticket required.
  2. The activity will have stops at 4 places. Starting from Kabatas and stopping at Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi & Besiktas
  3. The full loop takes about 100 minutes, but you can hop on and hop off at any of the 4 stops
  4. The boat has a closed cabin and also an open terrace
  5. Bring your own headphones for the audio guide
  6. The audio guide has 10 languages including Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish & Turkish

Know Before You Go

Entry & Services

  • Admission tickets to all of the stops are included in the price.
  • Ticket price for all individuals, regardless of their age, is the same.
  • Children five years and under free of charge, no ticket required.
  • Make sure to arrive 30 minutes before the departure time.
  • Once your ticket is scanned it is valid for 24 hours.
  • Enjoy optional get-down stops in four unique neighborhoods—Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi, and Besiktas—and hop on the next boat to continue your round-trip ride.
  • The full loop takes about 100 minutes, but you can hop on and hop off at any of the 4 stops
  • Activity includes an audio guide in 3 languages with 7 additional languages. 
  • Lunch & Dinner are not included.

Ticket Related Information:

  • You can show your e-ticket or printed ticket to the guide on departure point to get started.
  • Ticket price for children and adult are same.
  • Ticket prices are the same throughout the year.
  • Individuals from 0-99 years old can take part in this tour.

Covid-19 Updates & Safety Measures:

In the wake of Covid-19, the city administration is adopting all possible safety measures for its visitors' well-being. If you're planning on booking this tour anytime soon, we recommend you go through the safety guidelines to avoid any hassle at the.during the journey:

  • Face masks required for travellers & guides & these face masks will be provided for the travellers.
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.

How To Use

  • Go to the pier, look for a small wooden ticket office behind the petrol station, and show your smartphone ticket to the staff.
  • You can present either a printed copy or a mobile e-ticket.

Location

Omer Avni, Mahallesi, Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. No:34, 34427 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkiye
Get directions on Google Map

Take the T1 line to the Kabatas station. Walk past the gas station and you will find the port on your right hand side. Please present your pass ID to the online ticket collection point window in the pier.

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FAQs

  • Can I get in after hopping off at a stop for exploration?

    Sure you can! The boat tour drops off/picks up at 4 locations around the city. You can hop on and hop off, and a boat seems to come by once an hour to each stop. It's a great way to see and access other parts of the city.

  • How many times can I hop on and off?

    The ticket is valid for 24 hours after it is scanned. During that time you can hop on and off as many times as you want!

  • What are the stops for this activity?

    The activity will have stops at 4 places. The boat starts from Kabatas and stops at Emirgan, Kucuksu, Beylerbeyi & Besiktas. You are free to get off and on at any stop.