The Dentur Avrasya Grup operates
passenger ferryboats on numerous routes
Bosphorus and the Golden Horn in Istanbul,
sometimes duplicating the routes of
the TurYol and Şehir Hatları ferries.
The Dentur Avrasya website,
in Turkish and English, is
May through September, Dentur Avrasya Bosphorus
cruises depart from Kabataş and Beşiktaş.
Hop On & Hop Off Bosphorus Tour
This is an excellent way to visit some of the imperial palaces on the Bosphorus: six daily departures make a loop cruise starting from Kabataş, stopping at Beşiktaş, Emirgan, Küçüksu Kasrı, and Beylerbeyi Palace, returning to Kabataş. The loop cruise takes 1-3/4 hours, but you can hop off the boat at any stop, then hop on the next boat which arrives an hour (or two, or three) later. Obviously, it's a good idea to start your cuising with one of the earliest boats—they begin at 11:45 am. Full-tour tickets cost TL15. If you join the tour at one of the intermediate stops (Emirgan, Küçüksu Kasrı, or Beylerbeyi Palace), it's half-price.
Full Bosphorus Tour
The daily Full Bosphorus Tour round-trip cruise
is similar to the Şehir Hatları traditional ferryboat cruise in that it takes about 5-1/2 hours, with a 3-hour stop at Anadolu Kavağı, giving you time to walk up to the Yoros Kalesi fortress, and to have a seafood lunch if you wish. The Dentur Avrasya Bosphorus Cruise departs Kabataş dock at 11:15 am, Beşiktaş dock a 11:30 am and, for the return trip, from Anadolu Kavağı at 15:30 (3:30 pm). Fare
This is Dentur Avrasya's most active
route, with boats departing Beşiktaş
and Üsküdar continuously every day
from about 06:00 am until 01:15 am.
Dentur Avrasya ferries operate continuously between these two docks from about 06:10 am to 01:00 am.
Dentur Avrasya operates about six ferries daily from beşiktaş via Kabataş to Heybeliada and Büyükada in the Princes Islands. The voyage between Beşiktaş and Büyükada takes 90 minutes.
This is a weekday-only commuter service,
with one voyage departing Bebek at
breakfast time, and one voyage departing
Eminönü in early evening.
Boats depart from Avcılar, on the
of Marmara shore west of Atatürk
Airport and Küçük Çekmece, for
Islands during the summer
months from mid-May through September.
In summer, Dentur Avrasya operates one daily mid-morning cruise from Yalova, on the southern shore of the Sea of Marmara, to Büyükada and Heybeliada, returning in the evening.
Dentur Avrasya Grup
Tophanelioğlu Caddesi, Başaran İş Merkezi
No:3 Kat:2 Altunizade, Üsküdar,
Tel: +90 (212) 258 9314, (216) 444
Fax: +90 (216) 325 3601
—by Tom Brosnahan
Avrasya ferryboat waiting
for a Bosphorus
cruise from Beşiktaş.