Last Updated on March 28, 2021
Istanbul Dolphinarium is one of the most popular theme parks and dolphinarium in Istanbul, located in the Eyup district, along the Golden Horn. It is also the largest indoor Dolphinarium in Europe.
What to Expect?
You can enjoy the dolphin shows, discover the world of the sea mammals such as dolphins, playful fur seals, massive walruses and the gorgeous white whale and spend great time at the Istanbul Dolphinarium.
Attractions & Activities
You can watch the dolphin shows, swim with the dolphins, dive with the dolphins, interact with the dolphins or take dolphin therapy.
The dolphin shows last about 1 hour and visitors may also take photos with the dolphins.
Swimming with the Dolphins
You can participate the park’s swimming with the dolphins program for all year round. Learn more about the program, restrictions, prices, reservation and schedule from istanbuldolphinarium.com
Diving with the Dolphins
You can participate the park’s diving with the dolphins program for all year round. Learn more about the program, restrictions, prices, reservation and schedule from istanbuldolphinarium.com
Interaction with the Dolphins
This is a dolphin interaction program dedicated to kids. A chance to meet a dolphin in person. Learn more about the program, restrictions, prices, reservation and schedule from istanbuldolphinarium.com
Dolphin assisted therapy
This is a supportive alternative therapy mostly effective for children 3 – 16 years old. Learn more about the program, restrictions, prices, reservation and schedule from istanbuldolphinarium.com
Visiting Hours & Admissions
Open every day between 09:00-18:00.
Closed on Mondays.
Adult: 160 TL (Standard) – 250 TL (VIP Tribune)
3-11 Yrs Old: 130 TL (Standard) – 200 TL (VIP Tribune)
0-2 Yrs Old: FREE
Please double check hours and admissions from istanbuldolphinarium.com
Swimming With Dolphins Program (10 min)
- 1 Person 850 TL
- 2 Person (simultaneously) 1500 TL
- 3 Person (simultaneously) 2000 TL
Interaction with Dolphins Program (10 Min)
- 1 person 850 TL
- 2 person 1500 TL
- 3 person 2000 TL
You do not need to reserve the show tickets in advance; you can buy them at the Dolphinarium’s ticket window on the day of your visit.
For group visits (20 people or more) you need to make a reservation.
- Tuesday 11:00 and 14:00
- Wednesday 11:00 and 14:00
- Thursday 11:00 and 14:00
- Friday 11:00 and 14:00
- Saturday 14:00
- Sunday 14:00
- Monday – Closed
How to Get There?
The most practical way to get to Istanbul Dolphinarium is via Municipal Public Bus. Lines include;
- Line 39 Beyazıt -Akşemsettin Mah.
- Line 99 Eminönü -Akşemsettin Mah.
- Line 36CE Eminönü – Cebeci Mah.
- Line 399B Eminönü – Güzeltepe
- Line 39Ç Beyazıt -Hamidiye Mah.
- Line 39B Vezneciler –İmar Blokları
- Line 48A Topkapı -Göktürk Köyü
- Line 399D Eminönü – Yeşilpınar
- Line 39O Otogar –Yeşilpınar
- Line 39Y Yeşilpınar –Vezneciler
- Line 39D Yeşilpınar – Yenikapı
- Line 399C Yunus Emre Mah. – Eminönü
- Alibeykoy-Yeşilpınar minibuses which depart from Aksaray metro station
Check Municipal public bus routes and timetables from iett.istanbul (just type the location on the search bar and it will show the bus lines with routes and stops)
Most tourists find public buses not comfortable, if you feel so, than you should take a cab (check out Istanbul Taxi Guide) as Istanbul Dolphinarium is some far away from city’s popular tourist zones.
Big Bus Istanbul
Note that Miniaturk is on the Golden Horn Blue route of the hop on hop off double decker Big Bus sightseeing tour of Istanbul. You can also use it. More convenient way to reach Miniaturk as you can take the next bus free for return (buses arrive every 60 mins), or visit nearby attractions on the route.
Address: Silahtarağa Mah. Silahtarağa Cad. No:20, Eyup, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 581 78 78