Istanbul Shore Excursions are the best ways to explore this city. Cruising with a Private Boat is one of the options.
Not all Istanbul shore excursions fit your plans..
If you don’t have all day for Bosphorus and you want to have at least a glimpse of it, there is an option for you; a private Bosphorus boat tour.
Tours are on small boats (60 to 100 people), each with a small sun deck.
Down side: They only travel as far as "Rumeli Hisarı".
Best part: The boat travels very close to the shore.
Beware: Some of them play pop music very loudly. Ask before you buy your tickets.
Be prepared: Buy 2-3 bottles of water and some snacks before you get on board.
There are 3 docks that you can take these tours.
Stops: Some don't make stops and some of them make 1 stop at Rumeli Fortress (Rumeli Hisari) for lunch.
Duration: These shore excursions take nearly 3 hours.
Schedule: There is no time schedule. Boats leave when they are full, starting from 11:00 to 20:00, from May to September. Other months are from 11:00 to 16:00.