Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

Last Updated on January 12, 2024

Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise with Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul city center and luxuriate in a half-day lunch cruise along the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea with Velena Travel. Our yacht will transport you to the Black Sea, culminating in a visit to the charming town of Anadolu Kavagi, nestled on the Asian shore.

On this captivating 5-hour lunch cruise, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Bosphorus Strait, punctuated by iconic sights and a visit to the fishing village of Anadolu Kavagi. Here, you will uncover remnants of an ancient fortress, all while reveling in breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea.

Cruise Highlights

Cruise Details

Enthralling history, vibrant culture, and awe-inspiring vistas - these are the elements that set Istanbul apart. Our Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise invites you to experience these elements firsthand, as you voyage between two continents, ultimately arriving at the Black Sea

Cruise Hours: From 12:00 to 17:00

Cruise Type: Lunch Cruise

Cruise Price: 80 Euros

10% Discount

You’ll receive a 10% discount if you mention TurkeyTravelPlanner.com or TTP when booking with Velena Travel.

  • A 5-hour Bosphorus sightseeing cruise up to the Black Sea, complete with a two-course lunch
  • Enjoy the sight of magnificent castles, palaces, and old mansions lining the Bosphorus Strait
  • Benefit from the insightful narration of our knowledgeable guide onboard, enriching your understanding of the Bosphorus' rich history.
  • Journey to the picturesque village of Anadolu Kavagi on the Black Sea coast

Cruise Description

Set sail on a beautiful boat, bidding goodbye to your concerns as you delight in a relaxing half-day cruise down the Bosphorus Strait. Admire the stunning views of elegant castles, stately palaces, old mansions, and city mosques' minarets. During your cruise, find time to unwind, settle back, and indulge in a two-course lunch offering a range of delicious dishes and fresh seasonal fruits.

The open-air observation deck offers the perfect spot to snap unforgettable photos. Take a leisurely walk on deck to soak in the sun and admire the numerous renowned sights that line both coastlines, such as the Galata Tower and the majestic Bosphorus Bridge, the link between Asia and Europe. Sail towards the Black Sea, and upon arrival at the small coastal town of Anadolu Kavagi, disembark for a leisurely walk in the lush surrounding hills. Discover the ruins of a medieval fortress and other landmarks before journeying back to Istanbul in the late afternoon.

Lunch Menu

Black Sea and Bosphorus Cruise with Meal

Welcome Cocktail


  • Spring Rolls (Deep-fried rolls with cheese filling), Snacks
  • Hors D’oeuvre Plate

Main Course options:

  • Barbecued Meat: Meatballs, Glazed Chicken Breast, Beefsteak With Tomato Pilaf
  • Barbecued Fish: Sea Bass or Sea Bream With Side Dish


  • Seasonal Salad
  • Fruit Platter


Cruise Timing & Itinerary

Operation Days: Every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday


11:45 Boarding and cocktail snacks served

12:00 Departure

13:00-13:45 Journey towards the first and second bridges, narration of the important buildings

13:45-14:45 Lunch served as the boat sails towards The Black Sea

14:45-15:30 Visit to Anadolu Kavagi Village

15:30-17:00 Journey back to Kabatas Pier

Swim in the Black Sea

Indulge in a refreshing swimming experience! As part of this exceptional journey, we take all passengers to the pristine waters of the Black Sea. We sail past the magnificent Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and anchor in a picturesque cove, where you can dive into the crystal-clear water and enjoy a revitalizing swim right off the yacht. 

Rest assured that the safety and security of our guests are of utmost importance to us. Our professional crew ensures all necessary security measures are in place during the swimming break, allowing you to relax and relish this invigorating experience. 

Please note that swimming is available from June to the end of September, adding an extra touch of excitement to your unforgettable cruise.

Included Services

  • A captivating 5-hour Bosphorus Cruise up to the Black Sea
  • Two-course lunch
  • Engaging commentary from our friendly and experienced tour guide
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Hotel pick-up from Fatih and Taksim Areas

Our extended Bosphorus and Black Sea Cruise presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty and rich history of Istanbul and the Black Sea. You'll embark on a journey of discovery along the enchanting Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea, enhanced by a gourmet two-course lunch and the insightful commentary of our experienced tour guide. 

To secure your place on this unforgettable voyage, please fill out the form below. Your adventure on the Bosphorus Strait and the Black Sea awaits!



The yacht experience was one of a kind for us. I booked this cruise with six of my friends, and we have nothing but nice things to say. They have a sweet deck and provided blankets to us, knowing it could get pretty cold. We were served nuts, sweets, tea, and fruits on our ride. They gave us great insights regarding the different places along the riverfront. The sunset was beautiful. Duygu and Betul took our group pics and helped us out with the smallest of our needs. All in all, it was a great experience.

Upasana C

Amazing boat trip to see all of Istanbul What an amazing boat trip! It was the perfect way to see Istanbul and get a sense of the wonder and amazing architecture, culture, and history of the city. It was great to see and hear about the differences between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. Our guide, Serdar, was wonderful, as were all the crew. There were so many interesting stories that he shared, and he kept things humorous and interesting throughout. A must-do in Istanbul!


Highly recommend this cruise! Amazing views of the Bosphorus and surrounding monuments, especially wonderful if you don’t have many days/don’t want to walk to all of the classic tourist destinations in Istanbul. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny, making the trip well worth it! Complimentary snacks and soft drinks were a lovely touch, and alcohol was available for a reasonable purchase price. Our dolphin sighting was also an amazing plus!

Samantha C

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