Fishing tour in the Bosphorus of Istanbul

Price: € 150
( $ 163 / € 150 / ₺ 5,507 / £ 126)

Looking to go fishing in Istanbul? Come and join us for an amazing fishing adventure on a boat in the mesmerizing Bosphorus! Take part in a delightful fishing tour where you can relax and enjoy the experience. Our private fishing tour is exclusively designed for up to 5 people and lasts approximately 5 hours. Indulge yourself in the breathtaking ambiance of the Bosphorus and create unforgettable memories while fishing.

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About this activity

  • Departure Location: Istanbul
  • Event days:
    Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  • Tour duration (Approx - including transfers): 5 Hours
  • Guiding & Support: 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

Highlights | Overview

  • 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!

Full Description

Cast off and Reel in the Adventure: Embark on an Unforgettable Half-Day Boat Fishing Tour in Istanbul!

Reservation is for a minimum of 2 people. Additional 3 people are possible with extra payment. Children under 9 years old are free but no fishing rods are provided.

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.

Price included

  • 5-hour private boat fishing tour
  • Fishing rod and bait equipment
  • Transfer to the pier
  • Food and drink

Pick Up Place

Pick-up and drop off services are not provided from the hotels. This service will be provided upon request for an extra fee.

Pick up Point

The meeting place is at the pier and all details will be informed after booking.

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.

Additional information

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 2024 / 31 December 2024 - Price

Location 2 persons
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(+) Persons
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Istanbul € 150.0 € 20.0
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Thank you for your inquiry about boat fishing in Istanbul. Our tour lasts approximately five hours, so it's not a full day activity. You don't need to have any kind of fishing license to participate. We don't prepare the fish that are caught on the boat, but you can take them with you if you want to. Please check out our web page for the price and make an online reservation if you're interested! Have a nice day. Best regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about the boat fishing tour in the Bosphorus. Our price is 139€ from Maltepe pier on the Anatolian side. It costs 185€ from Bebek pier on the European side of Istanbul. Transfer, food and beverage are not included in our prices. All fishing equipment is included. Fishing time is about 5 hours. In the fishing tour from Bebek pier, the boat is different and there is the opportunity to catch big bonito. Our prices are the total price for up to 5 people. Early booking is very important. Best regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about the boat fishing tour in the Bosphorus. It is possible to catch Bonito fish in the Bosphorus in September. Towards the end of September, the fish becomes quite large. The size of the fish varies between 12 cm and 22 cm. The tour departure point is Bebek pier. The tour takes approximately 5 hours. The price is $185 for up to 5 people. Transfer, food and beverages are not included in the price. All fishing equipment is included. Early booking is very important and highly recommended. Best regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Tomorrow's fishing tour is available at 15:00. The tour starting point is Maltepe. Please return if it is suitable for you. Best regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Thank you very much for contacting us about boat fishing tour in Istanbul. We are in Maltepe until 15 August for a good seasonal fishing. So, We go fishing from Sarıyer from 15/08, in autumn and winter. Best regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Thank you for contacting us about fishing tour in Istanbul. First of all we have no pick up service for Istanbul fishing tour, but you come to the pier in Maltepe yourself, and at your own cost. All the equipments are available and included in the price. We do it early in the morning and afternoon but afternoon it s recommended. Kind regards, Vigo Tours
Hello, Thank you for contacting us. Fishing trip in Istanbul is a private tour and minium 4 people required for booking. Or 2 people can pay full amount of 4 people. Even 1 people can do it paying the price for 4 people. This is about the operational costs of fishing trip. Fishing tour in Istanbul is not a group shared tour. Kind regards, Vigo Tours

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Pavel stsiapanau


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


Sergey Pustakhaylov


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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