Fishing tour in the Bosphorus of Istanbul
Price from € 139 ( $ 148 / € 139 / ₺ 2,912 / £ 121)
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About this activity
Departure Location: Istanbul
Event days: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Tour duration (approximately): 5 Hours
Tour guiding & Greeter: English , Turkish
Booking confirmation: Instant confirmation
Printed or mobile voucher: Both is accepted.
Cancellation policy: Flexible
Easy Online Booking: Fast, Easy & SSL Secure Booking
Experience: No experience required
Skip the ticket line: Available
Tour ID: 414
- Join a fishing tour in the Bosphorus with a well-equipped fishing boat and an experienced crew!
- Experience the fishing tour in the seductive views of the Bosphorus!
- Book your place for a 5-hour fishing tour on the Bosphorus!
- Challenge your luck in the Bosphorus for bluefish and bonito!
Half-day boat fishing tour in Istanbul
At your visiting of Istanbul if you have question of "fishing near me or fishing trip in Istanbul", yes you can do fishing trip on Bosphorus with us!
The price is for up to 5 people and is the total price. Reservations are not accepted without online prepayment.
Please ask for availability and weather before making booking.
During your Istanbul days, take a boat fishing tour on the Bosphorus and try your luck for bluefish, yellowfin, bluefish and cobra fish! If you are on your lucky day, experience an unforgettable fishing tour!
Fish that are localized in different parts of the Bosphorus at different times or that use the channel to migrate or to perform a metabolic activity can be fished from the boat.
With its wonderful geographical and ecological situation, which is as interesting as its historical and cultural structure, and which is rarely seen in the world, Istanbul is one of the few interesting local ecosystems in the world with its special conditions depending on the climate and aquatic ecosystem, beyond connecting the Black Sea to the Aegean with the Marmara Sea. The ecological water structure of the Bosphorus, which is rarely seen, increases the fish diversity. It would not be wrong to say that connecting the Aegean Sea to the Black Sea via Marmara and having inland waters with intense currents turns the Bosphorus into a fish paradise. In short, due to its physical characteristics and ecological location, the Bosphorus has become one of the most favorable environments for fish to live and reproduce.
Bosphorus fish are divided into two main groups: Fish that live in the Bosphorus permanently, seen in all seasons, and fish that pass through the Bosphorus temporarily. Fish that temporarily pass through the Bosphorus come from the Black Sea to the Bosphorus in spring to breed. And after breeding in the Bosphorus, they descend to warmer waters to Marmara and Aegean to spend the winter months. These are fish that can be fished from boats or from the shore with angling during the transition seasons. Other fish are those you can always come across in the waters of the Bosphorus throughout the year. Let's take a look at the fish of the Bosphorus together: Anchovy, Bonito, Bluefish, Mackerel, Mackerel, Mullet, Sea Bass.
Bluefish, Pomatomus Salter
Bluefish, one of the wandering fish, roams between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea. It gets different names during its growth stages. Leave of Daphne: It is a bluefish pup that reaches a size of up to 10 cm. It weighs 0-50 gr. Hunting and selling is prohibited. Chinakop: It is a bluefish juvenile that reaches a length of 15-18 cm. Its weight is between 55-65 g. Hunting and selling is prohibited. Yellow wing: It is a bluefish juvenile that reaches 18-25 cm in size. It reaches a weight of 75-110 g. It is forbidden to hunt and sell smaller than 18 cm. Bluefish: It is the general name of the bluefish species after 28 cm in length. Its weight comes in between 125 and 333 g. It is free to hunt and sell. Especially the ones up to 35 cm are called bluefish. The larger ones are called Kofona and Sirtikara. Kofana: Bluefish larger than 35 cm are called by this name. Their weight exceeds 500 gr. They are free to hunt and sell, but are rare. Black back: The name given to the 50 cm and larger bluefish. It is free to hunt and sell, but it has not been found in Turkish seas for a long time.
- 5-hour private boat fishing tour
- Fishing rod and bait equipment
- Transfer to the pier
- Food and drink
Pick Up Place
Pick up Point
Details to know
Fishing tour in Istanbul
Fishing tour in the Bosphorus is organized as a private tour and lasts approximately 5 hours. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not provided. Private transfer service can be offered if requested.
Although the fishing outlet is Sarıyer, this may change. All details will be given after booking.
You can take away the caught fish.
Fishing tour depends on weather conditions. Fishing tours are done every day, as long as the weather conditions allow. In case of bad weather during the fishing tour, no refund will be made if the fishing tour is half-finished.
Experienced boat crew in Istanbul fishing tour will do their best for you to enjoy the Istanbul fishing tour, but sometimes things may not go smoothly and the result may be below expectations.
Fishing tour in Istanbul Bosphorus by private boat
After meeting at the boat exit pier, you can go to the weather conditions and the area where there is a possibility of fish (Black Sea side or Istanbul side) by boat. A few regions are scanned according to the fish condition. Fishing tour in the Bosphorus takes about 5 hours.
Hotel pickup and drop-off is not provided. Private transfer service is provided upon request for an extra fee.
Participants can take the caught fish with them.
Period & Price
01 January 2023 / 31 December 2023 - Price
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Have a question?
How much is it for the day? Is a fishing license included? Do you prepare the fish I catch? 13.02.2023
Hello! Please tell me how much fishing costs on September 23? Write to me, please do not call, I'm abroad now 06.09.2022
HI, I am coming soon to Istanbul 29/09 - 06/10 and I have 1 free day for fishing (30/09). My questions are. What fish can we catch? (as big as possible). How much will it cost for 1 day? Greetings Kenny 02.09.2022
Could we speak over the phone? And is it a good day to fish on Friday 12/8/22? We want to depart from istanbul. 11.08.2022
Hi Where is the pier ( meeting point) sariyer or Maltepe? Is there more accessible points ? Thanks 31.07.2022
Hi! I am interested in the private fishing tour for 5 hours. Do you have fishing equipment included in the price? What time is the normal pick up time? Can you pick up from the pier in Karakoy or Kabatas? Br Katrine 01.06.2022
I’m trying to book the fishing tour for two people but it won’t let me change the number of people on the website. Please help. 17.04.2022
My Worst Fishing Ever
It was the worst kind of fishing... to be honest, it wasn't fishing at all. it was boating with a fishing line in hand... Let's start with organization. It was written on the site that I pay 50% immediately, the rest of the money during fishing. but they called me, wrote, in the end I had to send the rest, although it was originally written about cash on the boat. Then it turned out that the fisherman did not speak English ... at all ... but okay, I understand that not everyone knows English, but he did not even try to show something, tell, at first we silently sailed to the islands, then he got the fishing line, showed how to open it and showed me how to pull the rope... and so a couple of hours passed... I really wanted to sleep because of such boredom, it was not interesting at all... in complete silence I just pulled the rope... I caught a small fish.. Then we moved closer to the shore in order to catch a small fish with a bait ... this bait is completely impossible to cast from a boat. the sinker was too light, and the hooks sank quite a bit .... so some time passed ... we were completely tired of it and we pointed to the shore ... I understand that you can not catch anything on fishing, the fish does not sit in one place and does not wait... but fishing is not only fish... if you only need fish, you can buy it in the market... fishing is an active holiday, it is communication, and a real fisherman can share different stories, tell where and what he caught, etc. and we were just silent... 5 hours... I won't recommend this fishing trip to anyone, it was very terrible
My fishing experience
Hello. The trip was organized very fast and professional but maybe the details about a meeting point with Capitan could be better described. The fishing itself was poor. The fishing rod was just for horse mackerel with tiny hooks. No bigger hooks for bigger fish and no bait at all. So it was nice sea trip but not a good fishing as expected.
Reply from Vigo Tours: Thank you very much for your review!
Hello, unfortunately, there will be no big fish in the Bosphorus in July, only horse mackerel. July is not the season for big fish in the Bosphorus. You can try again for big fish in August, October and December. For the meeting place, Maltepe Ispark box office number 4 was given to you as the meeting place and we met you there just in time. Please let us know if you have a better idea. Kind regards, Vigo Tours
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