Istanbul Princes Islands Tour by Private Boat Trip

Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Daily Istanbul Princes Islands Boat Trips by ZOE Private Yacht Charter

Overview – Princes Islands Tour in Istanbul

bosphorus dinner cruise istanbulDestinations:Classic Princes Islands Tour with one or two islands
Duration:6 or 8 hours
Departures:Everyday at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Priced From:From 999 € Euro total for the yacht
(NOT per person)
Includes:6 or 8 hour private Bosphorus dinner cruise on Zoe Yacht, round-trip hotel or cruiseship transfers, free tea/coffee/water aboard, all necessary crew, fuel & taxes.

Detailed Itinerary

Princes Islands Day Trip from Istanbul
First you’ll be picked up from your hotel or ship and transferred to pier to board the beautiful Zoe Yacht.

Once aboard you’ll enjoy a cruise from Istanbul to one of the Princes’ Islands, sailing by private yacht. Admire views of Istanbul from the water, explore the island, and swim or relax in a secluded bay.

Take a leisurely sail from Istanbul to one of the idyllic Princes’ Islands, a summer retreat located in the Marmara Sea. This 6-hour activity is the perfect way to cool down during the heat of summer!

After boarding the Zoe yacht, you’ll set off on a 90-minute cruise, crossing the southern end of the Bosporus. Take in the views of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and the Blue Mosque, and of the Asian side of the city as you sail along the Marmara Sea.

When you arrive at the islands, you’ll have around 3 hours of free time to relax, explore, or enjoy a typical island lunch at one of the waterfront fish restaurants (at your own expense). Optionally you could choose from the light lunch menu on board that features a mix of Turkish mezze appetizers (reservation required; additional charge).

While there, why not enjoy a stroll through the village or take a horse carriage tour of the island (cost of carriage ride not included). Or if you’d like to spend some time swimming, you can cut short your time on shore by an hour and then later stop in a secluded bay to enjoy a swim.

Time flies and soon you’ll be on the 90-minute sail back to Istanbul. Lounge in the sun or enjoy a peaceful siesta en route. Disembark the yacht and we’ll transfer you back to your hotel or ship.

Optional Light Lunch Menu:

Light Lunch is an optional extra or you can go ashore on the islands to dine where you wish. See a choice of menus here from 25 Euro per person.

Route Map:

Click to see a map here of the typical route taken.

You’ll experience:

  • Enjoy a cruise to one of the beautiful Princes’ Islands on a private yacht
  • Admire the stunning views of Istanbul from the sun deck or fly bridge
  • Stop at one of the islands to explore and swim in a secluded bay
  • Complimentary tea or coffee served on board
  • Beverages/cocktails prepared with care and served on board from a bar with great service for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available for purchase on-board)
  • A friendly captain and crew at your service
  • Relaxing in your own private lounge and 360 degree flybridge
  • A yacht for you and your chosen companions only, nobody else

Pick Up Points:

  • European-side city-center hotels: Our free pick up and drop-off service provided to and from our yacht pier.
  • Asian-side: We can pick you up from Kuleli or Beylerbeyi piers on the Asian Side.
  • Cruiseships: Our free pick up and drop-off service provided to and from our yacht pier.
  • Selected Bosphorus hotels, restaurants and piers – You’ll be picked up and dropped-off for free directly from selected piers of Bosphorus hotels and restaurants including Four Seasons Bosphorus, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Radisson Blu Bosphorus and more.
  • For any other locations, please ask and we can advise the best way to collect you, usually from the nearest hotel or pier.


We can take up to 12 guests on Zoe Yacht.

(For larger groups we offer a range of different yachts – please email us).

Prices & Dates:

Duration:6 or 8 hours
Departure-Times:Everyday at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00
Yacht Rental Price (Not per person):6 hours:
999 Euro for the yacht
8 hours:
1299 Euro for the yacht
Includes:6 or 8 hour private Princes Islands tour on Zoe Yacht, round-trip hotel or cruiseship transfers, free tea and coffee aboard, all necessary crew, fuel & taxes.
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Awards & Testimonials:

TripAdvisor has awarded Byzas Tours the Certificate of Excellence with 5 stars. Please read what previous guests have said about us on their website or below.

I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.
Alain.M., France
It was the most wonderful day. The service & boat were excellent. I would highly recommend. Many thanks,
Brian.H., Australia
The boat was amazing! The captain, crew and the service were really polite. For sure we will recommend your company to family and friends!
by D.A. Greece

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