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The Best Boat Rentals in Istanbul

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does it cost to rent a yacht in Istanbul?

    Yacht rentals and charters can be a luxurious yet affordable way to see the city. In Istanbul, the pricing for a yacht rental or charter will start around $80/hour and go up to about $350/hour or more, depending on the level of luxury you’re hoping to experience. Find yacht charters that come with a local captain to show you the highlights of Istanbul from the Bosphorus River. You can book a yacht charter to include drinks and dinner, stops at small villages outside the heart of Istanbul, and so much more. Enjoy views of the skyline of Istanbul, which is impressive for its mosque architecture and other gorgeous building along the riverfront.

    How much is a boat tour in Istanbul?

    Boat tours in Istanbul start at about $50/person for a short, half-day tour and can go up to about $150 depending on the type of tour and duration of the trip. You can opt for extra inclusions like drinks and food, a guide to take you around on land once the boat stops, and more.

    What do you see on the Bosphorus cruise?

    It will depend on your selected tours itinerary, but most Bosphorus River cruises leaving from Istanbul will show you some of the top highlights of the city, including the Galata Tower, Dolmabahce Palace, Ciragan Palace, Ortaköy Mosque, Maiden Tower, and Beylerbeyi Palace. Cruise under the Bosphorus Bridge, see the Hagia Sofia, and discover the best sights of the city.

    How long is a Bosphorus Cruise Istanbul?

    About 2-hours. A typical Bosphorus River sightseeing cruise will range from 2 hours to a half-day, 4-hour tour if you want to include things like lunch or stops along the way. You can choose from various cruise offerings of different time durations to spend more or less time on the Bosphorus River while in Istanbul. Getmyboat has over 180 Bosphorus River cruise and water excursion options, so you can customize your tour to your preferences.