Daily luxury yacht cruise to Princes’ Islands is without a doubt one of the most popular Bosphorus cruises, as well as one of the one time experiences of the city. Here, you can find all the necessary information on the best daily yacht cruise to Princes’ Islands and yacht rentals during your Istanbul stay.
About Princes’ Islands
Princes’ Islands is one of the best preserved natural areas and sights in Istanbul. The islands have taken the name from the exiled Princes during the Byzantium era. The islands is one of the best attractions, weekend breaks and Istanbul escape both for Istanbullites and tourists.
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There are total 9 islands that are situated very close to each other. Six of them, Buyukada, Heybeliada, Kinaliada, Burgazada, Kasikadasi and Sedefadasi form the main islands. Majority of the population of the islands are Greek, Armenian, Jewish and some Syrian Christians. Buyukada and Heybeliada are among the most popular ones.
Princes’ Islands is a popular place for Istanbullites especially during summer, to enjoy the beaches and have great weekend activity. Tourists also flock to the islands to experience and enjoy the islands’ natural beauties, electric vehicle tours, fish restaurants, hiking and swimming opportunities.
What to Expect?
With a private luxury yacht, you can enjoy an exclusive sightseeing experience along the Princes’ Islands.
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You’ll be taken from your hotel and brought to the pier where you’ll take your luxury yacht.
Upon boarding your yacht, you’ll take a 1,5 hours cruise to Princes’ Islands. During the cruise you’ll admire the beautiful views of the Bosphorus with lots of palaces, pavilions, mosques lined up along the shores.
You’ll admire the beautiful scenery with 360 degree views from the spacious upper fly-bridge, or enjoy relaxing in comfort on the sun deck or in the comfortable outdoor and indoor lounges.
Upon your arrival to one of the Princes’ Islands, you’ll have about 3 to 5 hours leisure time. You can have a great day out at the Princes’ Islands by taking self guided walking tour or tour of the island with Electric Vehicle or bike, enjoy the beaches, visit Aya Yorgi Church (the Church of St. George), visit the Islands’ Museum and dine at the fish restaurants by the shore.
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After you leisure time ends, you’ll take your luxury yacht for another 1,5 hours excellent cruise along the Bosphorus.
Upon arriving to the pier, you’ll be dropped back to your hotel.
Round-Trip Ticket for Princes’ Island Ferry & Audio Guide
You’ll have about 75 minutes ferry ride to the Princes’ Island, the Buyukada. While you have a fantastic Bosphorus ride, you can admire the beautiful skyline of Istanbul at the open air deck, enjoy refreshments from the kiosk or listen to the stories about the Bosphorus from the audio guide app on your smartphone.
Round Trip Tickets mostly Include: Round-Trip ticket to the Princes’ Island, Fast track entry on boat from the online ticket window, Bosphorus audio guide app for IOS and Android in 10 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese
Top Selling Bosphorus Private Yacht Cruises
Below is the recommended and top selling Bosphorus private yacht cruises offered by Viator. Majority of them make cruises along Bosphorus, not Princes’ Islands, but you can ask them for a private cruise to Princes’ Islands for you. You can check the programs, read the comments and decide which to choose as all of them are quality and trusted ones.