Istanbul is a very large city surrounded by seas on all four sides. The biggest problem of those who live here is the time spent in traffic. In this big city where vehicle traffic is so intense, there is underground transportation by metro. Although metro transportation is fast, sea transportation is also very important for those living on the opposite shore. There are very important ports where sea transportation is made. Istanbul sea transportation is provided by a few different companies from these ports. Let's examine these ports one by one.
Eminönü Pier: We can say that it is the oldest pier in Istanbul. There are scheduled ferries for City lines to Golden Horn, Kadıköy, Üsküdar, Beşiktaş, Boğaz, Beykoz, Sarıyer, Bostancı and Adalar from Eminönü. Turyol company has scheduled boats from Eminönü to Üsküdar, Kadıköy and Bosphorus. Car Ferryboat services are also made from Eminönü to Harem.
Karaköy Pier: On the other side of the Galata Bridge, Karaköy'den city lines have Kadiköy scheduled boats.
Yenikapı Pier: There are ferries of IDO company from Yenikapı. Yalova, Bandırma and Bursa trips are made with large sea buses that can be taken in the vehicle.
Kabataş Pier: There is a ferry from Kabataş pier to the Islands by city lines. Dentur company also organizes boat trips from Kabataş to the Bosphorus and the Princes' Islands.
Beşiktaş Pier: There are ferryboats to Usküdar and Kadıköy with city lines at Beşiktaş pier. There are also boats to Usküdar with the Turyol company.
Üsküdar Pier: There are scheduled ferryboats to Beşiktaş, Eminönü and Haliç with city lines at Üsküdar pier. There are also trips to Beşiktaş and Eminönü with the company Turyol.
Kadiköy Pier: There are regular ferry services from Kadıköy to Eminönü, Beşiktaş and Karaköy with city lines. There are also boat trips to Beşiktaş and Kadıköy with the Turyol company.
Princes' Islands Pier: There are scheduled ferries from the Islands to Bostancı, Eminönü and Kabataş with city lines. You can also go to Kabataş with the Dentur company.
İstinye - Çubuklu Piers: There are car ferry services between Istinye and Cubuklu piers.
The furthest places you can go by boat on the Bosphorus are Rumelikavağı and Anadolukavağı with city lines. There is no scheduled boat that goes to until the Black Sea.
From Eminönü to Kadiköy, from Kadıköy to Beşiktaş, from Beşiktaş to Üsküdar, from Üsküdar to Eminönü, you can take a nice tour with city lines and take a boat trip to four different piers and boats in 2 hours.
In addition to the scheduled ferry services, you can also participate in guided tours from travel agencies that organize tours. There are different tours organized all day and night. There are boat tours in the Bosphorus with breakfast in the morning, guided Bosphorus tours at noon, sunset boats in the evening and entertaining dinner cruise with show.
When would you like to come Istanbul just contact to us we would like to help you for Istanbul Bosphorus boat tours with our local expert guide.