Start your day-long private cruise with pickup at a centrally-located pier on the European side of the the Bosphorus. Sip a cup of coffee or tea on deck as you head out into the current, then watch Istanbul’s waterfront palaces drift by, slip beneath the city’s iconic bridges and spot minarets and graceful domes from the water.
Nose into the pretty, tranquil bays near Beykoz, where you’ll find quiet places to dive into the water or drop a fishing line—the yacht has a good selection of rods and reels and you can brush up your technique with tips from the crew. You choose the itinerary: one perfect place to head to shore is Anadolu Kavağı, where there’s a stunning medieval castle to explore, village restaurants and tea gardens clustered along the picturesque waterfront. Back on board your private yacht, you’ll steer around uninhabited stretches of coastline on your way to Poyrazköy, a fishing town at the edge of the Black Sea.
Soak up the tranquil atmosphere of the coastal spot, sunbathe on deck, or take one more chance to swim or fish before making the scenic return trip to Istanbul. Finish the day at the pier, close to Istanbul restaurants and attractions.