We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Alemdar Mah. Divanyolu Cad. No : 22 F. 5 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 (212) 528 04 75 - 76
Website
Description: Enjoy the natural beauty of the Bosphorus aboard our guided tour boats...
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Bosphorus aboard our guided tour boats. İBO Tour is the ONLY tour company that will take you all the way to the mouth of the BLACK SEA. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board - and disembark to explore an enchanting Anatolian village.
read more
Visit like an insider
$28*
and up

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 73 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Cruise - Half day would have been fine

Went on the full day Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Cruise. The morning was fantastic. We stopped at a local port and visited a really nice mosque, then stopped on the Asian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
David C
,
Walsall, United Kingdom
Istanbul Sightseeing Pass|Includes entry to 4 iconic attractions
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
Hagia Sophia Museu...
Topkapi Palace
Topkapi Palace
Bosphorus Strait
Bosphorus Strait
Golden Horn
Golden Horn
Sultanahmet District
Sultanahmet Distri...
Buy a Pass
$68*
and up
Add Photo Write a Review

73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Walsall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
92 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Went on the full day Bosphorus Strait and Black Sea Cruise. The morning was fantastic. We stopped at a local port and visited a really nice mosque, then stopped on the Asian side to visit a palace, then stopped again at the Rumeli Fortess which was brilliant. Lunch was fine, BBQ food made on board, but well cooked. Then we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, UK
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This tour has some very good points but also some areas that could be better. Definitely good but not great. We signed up for this half day morning tour through our hotel. Great thing is that they collect you from your hotel in the morning so no need to make your own way to the dock. Downside is that we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We bought two trips from this organization. The first was a 2 days and one night trip to Cappadocia. This was a very enjoyable and amazing experience. This place was very historical and unique. Definintly worth going there. This tour consisted of an overnight stay in a cave hotel (Flinstones) and offered a North and South Tour of Cappdocia. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stevenage
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had booked a Dolmabahce and boat T7 tour through our hotel. We arrived at the boat at around 12.30pm after our dolmabahce visit. Information about the boat was very poor and no boat safety announcement were given. Toilets are outside at the rear of the craft. They smelt awful and as the top deck was closed our only outside... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braine-Le-Comte
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband and I purchased the half day Bosphorus boat tour, cost 25 euros each. The tour rep. picks you up at your hotel beforehand. We stayed at the Tan Hotel, and were picked up at 0920; after picking up several other parties at their respective hotels,the actual tour started at 1210. Wished I'd taken a book. The tour itself... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Wasn't sure if this was going to be a good or bad experience. We were planning to meet my daughter, who studies in Istanbul, at the boat at a particular time based on what IBO had told us would be the disembarking time. IBO was half hour late picking us up and then had more people to pick up...we arrived... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Lovely day, started on the Bosphorus with a relaxing cruise up & down the river with a stop at a Summer Hunting Palace midway. The cruise ended at the Spice Market then on the bus for a drive up to Pierreloti for a quick meal & cable car ride down to the bus again. We then followed the Old City... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a highlight of our stay in Istanbul because it gave us a break from the busy city and the scenery was beautiful. But beware, like many others have mentioned, we did not get to go into the Black Sea or Poyrazkoy and were never given an explanation why. We sailed near the mouth of it. So that was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I've just came back from my Istanbul vacantion. I was accompanied by my parents and our friends. It was their first time in Istanbul and I can say IBO Tours surprised us all... they made us to smiling remember those days we spent together. Actually the staff has a very polite and in the same time friendly behaviour and this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Horsham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
89 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Going about half-way up the Bosphorus, I guess, with a chance to see two very impressive high-level bridges connecting Europe to Asia – not that long ago everything had to make that crossing by ferry! There are plenty of sights along the way; numerous Ottoman palaces, an impressive fort complex, numerous notable buildings such as universities and naval colleges –... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed IBO Tours & Cruises also viewed

 

Been to IBO Tours & Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from IBO Tours & Cruises staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?