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    Photo 1/2: Arriving by yacht at the pier of Four Seasons Bosphorus. Get best-rates guaranteed by booking with us owner-direct now.
  • Cruise to The Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel Istanbul

    Photo 2/2: Departing from Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel by our yacht. Get best-rates guaranteed by booking with us owner-direct.
Duration:Approx. 1.15 hours one-way, depending on hotel
Yacht Rental Price:On Request
Departure Times:Custom
Capacity:Up to 6 guests

Route Map

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Airport transfer map

Cruise Route


Airport Transfer by Private Yacht. Arrive or depart Istanbul in style. Enjoy your first or last glimpse of the city by water while skipping the traffic. You will be met at the airport or hotel, transferred by vehicle to a nearby pier for boarding for a private yacht transfer to your hotel/airport.

On the way, you will enjoy passing the sights of the lower Bosphorus, including the historical Seraglio Point see up-close views of Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia landmarking the skyline – one of the most beautiful views of Istanbul. Near the Asian Side you’ll see the famous Maiden’s Tower island heralding the start of the Bosphorus. You’ll also see more of the European shoreline nearing the airport including the ancient Old City Walls (Yedikule), beautiful mosques and parks full of the sights and sounds of Istanbul.

This private yacht cruise takes approximately 1.15 hours one-way between central Istanbul (or slightly longer depending on location of your hotel) to Atakoy Marina (the nearest pier to Ataturk Airport, only 10 minutes drive away).

Before and after the cruise, you’ll be taken by deluxe private vehicle for the land section of the transfer necessary, to connect you between airport terminal and pier, and between the pier and hotel for boarding/disembarking the yacht.

You won’t have to think about anything – simply turn up to meet our transfer person to enjoy this wonderful experience with everything taken care of.

Please email us with your date, flight arrival/departure time and name of hotel for our rates and details.


No need to worry about your bags and luggage. They will be dropped off at the hotel/airport with you.

Istanbul Layover Tour / Stopover:

For Istanbul airport transit passengers stopping at Istanbul Ataturk Airport for a long or short layover/stopover, before an onward flight to a different destination, we can offer you a relaxing layover tour by yacht from and back to the airport – subject to enough time and availability.

In this case your itinerary could be: Pick up at Istanbul Ataturk Airport by our driver and transfer to the pier by van, board the yacht for a private cruise along the Bosphorus, time permitting drop off at Four Seasons Bosphorus or Ciragan Kempinski for a lunch/dinner stop (we can arrange the reservation) or vice versa. Afterwards, transfer back to the airport terminal by our driver and van.

Please contact us with your date, flight arrival/departure times to learn if this can be suitable tour option for you.

You’ll experience:

  • Unique views of Istanbul, the Marmara Sea, Seraglio Point, Old City Walls, the Bosphorus, Asian & European continents
  • Cruise in comfort and in a relaxing environment
  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • A cruise in comfort and a relaxing environment
  • A yacht for you and your chosen companions only, nobody else
  • A friendly captain and crew at your service
  • A bar with great service for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available for purchase on-board)
  • Great photo opportunities to capture beautiful views, waterfront palaces, mosques and mansions and boats of all sizes

Cruise Schedule:

According to your request. Limited availability – advanced booking required.

Pick Up & Drop Off:

This luxury Istanbul Ataturk Airport transfer by yacht is available from/to any European-side city-center hotels (even those not by the water) for hotels in any of these Istanbul neighborhoods, cruiseships, or for hotel residents of selected Bosphorus hotels on European or Asian shores including Çirağan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel, Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, House Hotel Ortaköy, Sumahan Hotel, Les Ottomans, Shangri-La Hotel, Aija Hotel, Bosphorus Palace Hotel.
(From any other locations, apartments, suites, residences, B&Bs or private addresses, we will advise the nearest selected hotel or pier for you to come to for pick-up instead).


For Small Groups: Zoe Yacht is ideal for up to 6 guests.
For Larger Groups: We also offer a selection of medium to large yachts for other group sizes – please just email us with your requirements.


Please email us at with your date, flight arrival/departure details and name of your hotel for our rates and details.

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Information & Reservations:

For more information or any questions, please email: with date, hotel name and flight information for our current one-way rates for this service.

For Online Booking:

All our cruises are ready to book online, except airport transfers/layovers. For this you just need to email us with your information (flight info, dates, times and hotel name) and we can create a custom secure online booking link for you to book with.

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Brand Name
Zoe Yacht
Tour Name
Istanbul Airport Transfer by Boat

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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.

Katalin.B., USA


I would recommend this experience to anyone looking for an exclusive and impressive way to discover the Bosphorus.

Alain.M., France