Stunning views, sea breezes and relaxation await on this private, 8-hour Princes’ Island cruise from Istanbul. With a professional skipper and guide, relax aboard a yacht as you cross the Sea of Marmaris to the lush islands of the Princes’ archipelago. As you island-hop, go ashore to stroll with your guide, lounge on deck and enjoy refreshing dips if you wish. While you cruise, admire the gorgeous views of Istanbul’s domes, minarets, palaces and gardens from the water. Price is per boat, based on a maximum of eight people.
Private 8-hour Princes’ Island sailing tour by yacht from Istanbul
Spend the day on the water and lovely Princes’ Islands on the Sea of Marmara
Admire panoramic views of Istanbul as you sail to the lush, 9-island archipelago
Bask in the sea breezes, watch for dolphins and laze on deck
Go ashore to explore with your guide and stroll, sightsee and have lunch (own expense)
Bring your own swimsuit and a camera to enjoy the swimming and photo opportunities
Enjoy a personalized experience with a private skipper and private guide
After morning pickup from your central Istanbul hotel, travel by private, air-conditioned minivan to Kalamis Marina on the city’s Asian side, where your private yacht is moored.
Meet your expert skipper and step aboard your gleaming, modern yacht. Find a comfortable spot on deck, listen to a safety briefing and introduction to the essentials of sailing, and then enjoy the views as your yacht slips its moorings.
Cut through the water and admire the beautiful skyline of Sultanahmet, the historical peninsula dominated by the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia, as you begin your journey. Then, relax to the sound of the lapping waves as you sail further out on to the Sea of Marmara toward the Princes’ Islands.
As you sail, watch for dolphins and bask in the cool breezes and setting. If you’re experienced in sailing and want to do your bit, take the opportunity to help out on deck under the guidance of your skipper.
After a while, arrive at the famous archipelago, a cluster of nine islands set close to each other and known for their lush gardens and greenery. Then, spend several hours hopping from one to another, with the opportunity to go ashore for guided strolls, take photos and explore as you wish.
Perhaps savor lunch (own expense) at one of the waterfront restaurants, or amble around the shady parks and elegant villas. If you wish, enjoy refreshing swims when the opportunity arises, or just absorb the peaceful vibe and sights from deck.
When the time comes, sail back to the marina, perhaps witnessing a magnificent sunset along the way. Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.