As Seen On:
“There are all sorts of ways to see the Bosporus, but the most enjoyable has to be from the deck of your own private motorboat…”
Travel and Leisure recommends Zoe Yacht Cruises in their travel guide and for quirky/offbeat and family-friendly activities. https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/istanbul/things-to-do/zoe-yacht-cruises
BBC Travel: Choose Your Own Adventure in Turkey
“Cruise the Bosphorus in style and make the most of the majestic, age-old views by chartering a private boat for a sunset trip. Evening cocktail cruises aboard the Zoe Yacht are a particularly sophisticated way to watch dusk fall over the city…”
BBC Travel writer Jess Lee takes a Sunset Cruise in Istanbul on Zoe Yacht.
Rough Guides: Things to do in Istanbul
“The first mate offers us a friendly hand onto the boat, called Zoe… two dolphins are curving in and out of the blue just beneath the Bosphorus Bridge. My 24 hours awake in Istanbul has only just begun and I’m already besotted.”
Rough Guides travel writer Greg Dickinson takes a Bosphorus Cruise on Zoe Yacht during a full 24 hours of things to do in Istanbul.
TimeOut Istanbul: Not Your Typical Valentine’s Day
“If you’re less of a spontaneous type, or you’re looking for an extra special occasion, you can rent your own boat for a few hours and enjoy a private cruise. The Zoe Yacht company…cater to special occasions, like a marriage proposal (corny but also absolutely fabulous!)…”
Fun ideas on how to impress your significant other from TimeOut Istanbul.
The Guide Istanbul:
Take a trip up the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn
“If you’re looking for something a little more tailor-made and unique, book a trip on the Zoe Yacht… We think the best thing about Zoe however is that you can…”
The Guide Istanbul team take a Sunset Cruise on Zoe Yacht and report on what’s different about our cruise.
Why You Should Consider a Private Bosphorus Cruise
“Two weeks ago I took a private Bosphorus cruise on the Zoe yacht. I’ve been living in Istanbul for over 10 years now, so I’m no stranger to sailing the Istanbul strait. But this Bosphorus cruise was the best I have taken so far…”
Istanbul long-term resident and travel advisor Erlend Geerts reviews our Sightseeing Cruise.
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards
2017 European Winner in Turkey
Exclusive Charter Company of the Year:
Zoe Yacht Cruises
The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore, to come out on top is truly an achievement you should be proud of.
Brides.Com: 5 Things to do on Honeymoon in Istanbul
“Zoe Yacht Bosphorus Cruises offers private lunch, sunset, and dinner sails, where you can enjoy mezzahs (appetizers/shared plates) like eggplant salad topped with yoghurt and octopus salad with sundried tomatoes, in total luxury…”
“Hit the water with a two-hour private sightseeing cruise along the Bosphorus. Aboard a private motorboat…”
Recommends our scenic cruise as part of their itinerary in their Istanbul City Guide.
“But I’d say by far the most romantic option would be a cruise along the Bosphorus. Obvious, but really, the view is amazing. Clearly, you’re not going to want to lump in with all the tourists. Private yachts are available: Zoe Yacht is a good bet with a Champagne sunset cruise that ends up at a waterside restaurant.”
Raffles Hotel Istanbul concierge suggests our romantic cruise at sunset.
Atdaa.com: Private Tours: Cruising the Bosphorus in Style
“I thought I knew the Bosphorus, until I took a private tour with Zoe Yacht last week and it opened up a whole new side of the city to me…”
Former Istanbul resident Matt Burke reviews our cruise in this outspoken local travel guide.
Traveling Mom: 14 Things to Do in Istanbul, Turkey
“Take a cruise along the Bosphorus, better yet, a private cruise. Zoe Yacht Bosphorus Cruises were excellent to work with and provided a lovely 2-hour excursion where we could relax and go at our own pace…”
An American family with 3 young children enjoy one of our cruises.
Foodie International: Foodie’s Cheat Sheet to Istanbul
“There’s a full bar onboard; cocktails and meze (get the meze!) are available at additional cost. Warning: two hours goes by very, very quickly. “
Culinary Adventures with ELYSE PASQUALE taking a Bosphorus Sunset Tour on Zoe Yacht
Stay.com City Guides
Listed in the Stay City Guides including their “Favorites around the Bosphorus” section.
“Zoe Yacht Cruise: Arrange your very own private yacht to sail you and your travel buddies up and down the Bosphorus for a price that is surprisingly affordable. The trip lasts approximately 3 hours, which when set to tunes from your personal playlist and with BYOB in tow, is certainly not enough time. A true celebrity moment. “
Featuring a photo of our boat on this website (and left), a perfect itinerary in Istanbul includes champagne on our bow…
American Express Departures Magazine: 24 Hours in Istanbul, Turkey
“7 p.m.: …book a private boat through agencies like Zoe Yacht Istanbul champagne toasts as the sun goes down…”
American Express luxury magazine includes our Sunset Tour.
Zimra & Myrthe #4: Glamour fotoshoot! – Wander Istanbul
This YouTube travel video to Istanbul includes a video and photo-shoot of two dutch glamour models on board our boat with the Bosphorus bridge in the background, from Wander Travel company in Netherlands.
Fashiolista: A Long Weekend in Istanbul
“It was a lovely, relaxed way to enjoy the city views on both sides of the strait. We all agreed that few travel experiences compare to this one…”
A corporate fashion shoot during a Sightseeing Cruise on Zoe Yacht
LeftFieldLuxe: Alternative Luxury Guide: Istanbul
“The best offbeat luxury guide to Turkey’s capital that you will ever read: from the hottest new restaurants to the buzzing live music scene to the best designer shops and unique luxury experiences. Oud lesson or exclusive yacht charter anyone? “
Featuring unique luxury experiences in Istanbul, including Zoe Yacht
Off The Path: Cruising around the Bosphorus in Istanbul
“A good decision is definitely Zoe Yacht, a fully-licensed yacht operator, which offers a very relaxing Bosphorus cruise with additional comfort…”
Information on travelling in Istanbul from German travel writer
Turkish Travel Blog: I Love Istanbul
“Cruise ship visitors often gather a large crowd and hire their own boat so they have privacy at lower costs, while businesses are hosting more dinners and events on the water, rather than off it….”
Local resident and blogger Natalie includes us on her list of favourite things in Istanbul
“For the ultimate in Istanbul luxury, start your celebration with an early evening Private Zoe Yacht Cruise…”
Suggestions for Christmas Day including our Christmas Dinner Cruise.
The Culture Trip
“Your Guide to the Perfect Bosphorus Cruise from Istanbul.” https://theculturetrip.com/europe/turkey/articles/your-guide-to-the-perfect-bosphorus-cruise-from-istanbul/
A local resident shares their favourite ways of cruising the Bosphorus, including our private cruises.
Travel and Hospitality Award Winner 2018
Charter Company of the Year in Istanbul 2018
LUX Global Excellence Awards 2017
Best for Yacht Cruises – Istanbul
LTG Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2017 Europe
Exclusive Charter Company of the Year – Turkey
LTG Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2020
Charter Company of the Year 2020
LUX Global Excellence Awards
Best Private Bosphorus Cruise, Istanbul – 2021
Best Sightseeing Tour Agency, Turkey – 2017
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, every year 2015-2020
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A truly magical experience... it was certainly the perfect way for friends to celebrate a special occasion. Thank you for all the lovely details, like the flowers and your staff’s helpfulness.
I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.