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Bosphorus Sunset Cruise in Istanbul on the way to your favorite restaurant…

Route Map

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Cruise Route

Itinerary for Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

The evening Bosphorus Sunset Cruise in Istanbul is one of our most popular cruises. On the way to your favorite restaurant, why not start the night with a beverage during sunset on the Bosphorus gliding along both European & Asian waterfronts on a luxury yacht, the award-winning Zoe Yacht.

Enjoy unique views, comfort and a relaxing environment on board your very own private yacht for the evening in this private sunset tour, just for you and your chosen companions, loved ones, family or friends, nobody else.

You’ll see some of the most famous and beautiful highlights of the Bosphorus strait offering fantastic photo opportunities. Right on the water, you’ll be in one of the best places in Istanbul to catch beautiful sunsets and capture the waterfront palaces, mosques and mansions and boats of all sizes.

This cruise is ideal for couples, families or small groups of friends (up to 6 guests in total) wishing to experience the most delightful time of sunset falling over Istanbul’s unique skyline, or to celebrate a special occasion or romantic evening.

After this stunning evening cruise with ever-changing views, we can drop you off at selected piers or seaside restaurants along the Bosphorus, or to your hotel. A truly unbeatable location to sip champagne or cocktails in Istanbul. Highly recommended!

You’ll experience:

  • An evening Sunset Cruise along the Bosphorus, Europe & Asian shores
  • Unique views of the most famous waterfront sites and Istanbul’s magnificent skyline
  • Complimentary tea or coffee served on board
  • Beverages/champagne/cocktails prepared with care and served on board from a bar with great service for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (available for purchase on-board)
  • A friendly captain and crew at your service
  • Relaxing in your own private lounge terrace and 360 degree flybridge rooftop
  • A yacht for you and your chosen companions only, nobody else
  • Great photo opportunities to capture beautiful sunsets, waterfront palaces, mosques and mansions and boats of all sizes before night
  • Pick up and drop off from selected hotels, restaurants or piers (details below)

Restaurants for Drop-Off after your Sunset Cruise:

We can drop you off at a nice waterfront Bosphorus restaurant or pier at the end of this sunset tour, such as: Park Fora, Tugra Restaurant, Aqua Restaurant, Marina Balik Restaurant, Sortie, Delmare, Uskumru, Lacivert, Angelique, Feriye Restaurant, Ulus Sunset Restaurant Bar & Grill and other selected restaurants along the Bosphorus or in Taksim or Old City areas – please ask, or drop-off to your hotel instead. Alternative drop-off points include Kabataş, Kuruceşme, Arnavutköy or Beşiktas piers, or selected Bosphorus hotels (for hotel residents only, including Çırağan Palace, Four Seasons Bosphorus, Mandarin Oriental Bosphorus Hotel, Radisson Blu Bosphorus, House Hotel Ortaköy, Shangri-La).

Sunset Cruise Schedule

Our Istanbul sunset cruise operates every day all year around at these times:

Daily 16:15-18:15*,  17:30-19:30** (duration: 2 hours)

Istanbul Sunset Times

Wondering what time is sunset in Istanbul? Please see below:

*During November-February period, the sunset sets during our 16:15-18:15 Sunset Cruise.
**During March-April & September-October period, the sunset sets during our 17:30-19:30 Sunset Cruise.
***During May-August, the sunset sets during our 20:00 departing Dinner or Evening Cruises.

Pick Up & Drop Off:

We can collect you right from your hotel or cruiseship in Istanbul with round-trip hotel transfers for pick-up and drop-off provided for an extra fee ( for European-side city-center hotels or cruiseships – see these Istanbul neighborhoods here), or from Kuruçeşme, Arnavutköy and Kabataş piers (European Side), or from Beylerbeyi and Kuleli piers (Asian Side), or from selected Bosphorus hotels and restaurants with their own piers (for hotel residents / with restaurant reservation). (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). Also see additional restaurant drop-off points further above.


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.


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Special Occasions:

You can enhance your special occasion by adding a birthday cake, champagne and other extras while making a reservation in our online booking system. Considering this trip for a marriage proposal? Click here for more information.

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Tour Rating
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4.5 based on 296 votes
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Zoe Yacht
Tour Name
Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

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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