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John S wrote a review Jun 2022
211 contributions106 helpful votes
For 65 tl you can spend a whole day on the water. A new site around every bend of the straight. You can't beat the value. The cafe on board serves excellent coffee. Bring sun screen.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Miss Daniels wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom861 contributions195 helpful votes
I love this company, I used them several times during my stay in Istanbul. The boat was so clean and had a beautiful clean smell of lemon hand sanitiser, you could see it was cleaned well. They have a few decks and I never found any too busy. They have an on board snack shop which comes in really handy for snacks and drinks and more. Really good value for money.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kevin S wrote a review Oct 2020
Pontypridd, United Kingdom5706 contributions933 helpful votes
Buy a ticket at the kiosk to Eminonu waterfront was the plan. Different websites quote different timetables, some say it will stop twice, others 5 times, to pick and drop passengers, others no tops just a round sightseeing trip of 90 minutes which was what we wanted. Itineraries differ at times of day. A long six hour cruise with a 1.5 hour stop in the middle is only 25tl and runs in the morning. What we wanted runs at 2.30pm, which was just as well when we had arrived at 2.10pm. Perhaps itineraries change, it seemed the easiest way was to find the ticket booth and ask. Be careful, there are several ticket booths. A large one selling normal commuter boat tickets and several other companies as well as touts offering trips. One tout outside the Şehir Hatları ( public ferries) office was offering what sounded the same trip, 90 minutes no stops, depart and return for 8euro. Starting with ‘our car will take you to our boat’. No, Sehir Hatlari , the boats start from where we were standing and the ticket is 25tl, about 3euro. A similar tourist boat will charge 10-15euro or more only adding commentary on points or interest during your journey. And so off we went. A comfortable open air wooden seat with great views to one side. Stay there and view one shore out, the other on return, or there was sufficient room to move around the boat. A vendor came around regularly offering coffee, soft drinks and snacks. All major sites were covered in an enjoyable 90 minutes at 50tl for two people.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Strawberries007 wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom522 contributions18 helpful votes
After all the hustle and bustle of Istanbul it's necessary to take this crusie. We arrived Eminonu port just shy of 5mins before departure almost given up hope of getting on but no queue, we paid on jumped aboard. A real delight to be on the Bosphorus enjoying the sights from a calm place. We hiked up to the castle for some breathtaking shots and then grabbed loads of seafood to eat on the boat. To think we almost went on a tour 10 times the price of this one! Thank God for TA!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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ALO wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China5 contributions6 helpful votes
If you go to Istanbul, the cruise is a must!! Such a beautiful city, such gracious people. Will definitely come back.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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