Istanbul Dolphinarium in Eyup (Where? What to Expect? Top Attractions)

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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

Video Tour


Visiting Hours & Admissions

Opening Hours

Open every day between 09:00-18:00.

Closed on Mondays.

Ticket Price

Adult: 250 TL (Standard) – 400 TL (VIP Tribune)

Please double check hours and admissions from istanbuldolphinarium.com

Reservation

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.

Show Schedule

  • 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?

Location


You’ll find the Istanbul Dolphinarium on the far end northern coast of the Golden Horn coast, in the Eyup district. Across the Miniaturk on the opposite shore. See the location map.

Transportation

Public Bus

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)

Taxi

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.

Check & Book Big Bus Istanbul

Contact Details

Address: Silahtarağa Mah. Silahtarağa Cad. No:20, Eyup, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 581 78 78
Web: istanbuldolphinarium.com


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  1. This is a rip off.
    Place looks rundown and dirty toilets.
    Despite showing them website, they wanted to charge us 67 euros for 1 hour. They told us website is not correct!

    Going by car, easy to miss the entrance as its very early on , opposite opel showroom.
    My sons were so disappointed.

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