Boat Rentals in Istanbul
Istanbul, formerly known as Constantinople is the largest city and principal seaport of Turkey. There are over 15 million people living there and its total area comprises over 5 thousand square kilometers. It is the only city in the world to sit on two continents at the same time (Europe and Asia) which is definitely a very interesting fact to know before you visit! Boat rentals in Istanbul are very popular amongst both locals and tourists.
As the boats are actually an essential means of transport for those Istanbul locals who live and work between the two continents. You’ll notice that there are many docks both on the European and the Asian side of the city. On the Asian side, the principal docks are Üsküdar (in the north) and Kadıköy (in the south). On the European side, you can find Eminönü (to the south of the Galata bridge) and Beşiktaş (between the two bridges on the Bosphorus).
You can find boats available to rent with or without a skipper in Istanbul on the Nautal website. Search for sailboats, motorboats and yachts in Istanbul. Flexible cancellation or date changes up to 15 days before check-in is possible with selected boats.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Istanbul?
Renting a boat in Istanbul costs from 500 $ per day in low season and from 3500 $ for a week. In high season, the price begins from 600 $ per day and from 4200 $ for a week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Istanbul with or without skipper?
Yes, although most of the boats in Istanbul are rented with skipper or captain, if you have the necessary requirements you can find boats for rent without skipper. Renting a boat with a skipper is ideal if you want to be guided through the best places in the area and get the most out of your sailing experience.
What to do with a boat rental in Istanbul
Istanbul is renowned for its many amazing mosques and palaces and if you appreciate beautiful buildings, old markets and museums then you’ll never run out of things to do in this mesmerising city. With your boat rental in Istanbul you’ll soon discover the city’s compelling (and lengthy) history, as well as its thriving culture and mouth watering cuisine as you meander through it’s beautiful streets and diverse neighbourhoods.
A few of our favourite tourist attractions to visit are; Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Palace, Basilica Cistern and Hagia Sophia.
What is the weather like in Istanbul?
In İstanbul, the summers are warm, humid, dry, and clear and the winters are long, cold, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 85°F and is rarely below 30°F or above 90°F. The best time to take advantage of boat rentals in Istanbul is without a doubt during the summer months between June to September.
How to get to Istanbul
You can easily get to Istanbul by bus, train, ferry or a flight. Of course, the best option for you depends on where exactly you are travelling from. All major budget airlines fly to Istanbul Airport, Sabiha Airport and Turkish Airlines have excellent connections from all around the world.
If you’d like to embark on a unique experience, then why not hop on a train? Unfortunately the famous Orient Express Route doesn’t operate anymore, however, you can use EURAIL PASS to get there from Europe and travel around Turkey by train.