Experience Istanbul’s Hidden Gems

Join a round-trip ferry journey to the enchanting Princes‘ Islands from Istanbul. Enjoy a serene ferry ride and explore the islands‘ natural beauty and historical sites. Perfect for a day of relaxation and discovery.

Why Choose a Ferry Trip to Princes' Islands?

  • Scenic Ferry Ride: Enjoy picturesque views of Istanbul’s skyline and the Sea of Marmara during the ferry trip.
  • Beautiful Islands: Visit Büyükada and Heybeliada, known for their serene landscapes, historic mansions, and car-free streets.
  • Rich History: Learn about the islands‘ history, including their role as a place of exile during the Byzantine era.
  • Leisure Activities: Rent bicycles or take horse-drawn carriages to explore the islands. Enjoy swimming, hiking, and picnicking.
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Services Included

  • Round-Trip Ferry Tickets: Convenient and affordable transportation to and from the Princes‘ Islands.
  • Flexible Schedule: Multiple departure times to fit your itinerary.
  • Optional Guided Tour: Enhance your visit with an optional guided tour of the islands.
  • Family-Friendly: Suitable for families, couples, and solo traveler


  • Departure from Istanbul: Board the ferry from the Kabataş Pier, conveniently located in Istanbul. Departure times: 09:45, 10:30, 10:45, 11:45.
  • Scenic Cruise: Enjoy the approximately 1.5-hour ferry ride with stunning views.
  • Explore Büyükada: Discover the largest and most popular island with its charming streets and historical sites.
  • Optional Visits: Visit other islands like Heybeliada, known for its natural beauty and historical buildings.
  • Return to Istanbul: Board the return ferry from the island at 3:30 PM, concluding a day of exploration and relaxation.

Optimal Times for Visiting Princes' Islands

The best times to visit are during the spring and autumn months (April to June and September to October). The weather is pleasant, and the islands are less crowded.

Booking Information

  • Duration: Full-day trip.
  • Price: Starting from €10 per person.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Flexible Booking: Reserve now and pay later to keep your travel plans flexible.

Important Information

  • Meeting Point: Kabataş Pier. Arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • Accessibility: Some areas on the islands may not be suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Seasonal Tips: During cooler months, bring a jacket for the ferry ride.
  • Know Before You Go: The ferry departs at 9:45 AM, and the last boat returns from the island at 3:30 PM. You will receive the most up-to-date information before the tour starts.

Plan your visit to Princess Island´s

Boarding Point: Ferries depart from Kabataş Pier.

Address: Kabataş, İstanbul, Türkiye

  • By Tram: Take tram T1 to Kabataş Tramvay Istasyonu tram station.
  • By Bus: Various bus lines stop at Kabataş.
  • By Metro (Funicular): Take the F1 line of the metro’s underground funicular route to Kabataş inclined railway station.
  • April: High of 16°C (61°F), Low of 8°C (46°F)
  • May: High of 20°C (68°F), Low of 12°C (54°F)
  • September: High of 25°C (77°F), Low of 16°C (61°F)
  • October: High of 19°C (66°F), Low of 13°C (55°F)
  • Pre-book Tickets: Reserve your ferry tickets online in advance to secure your spot.
  • Carry Photo ID: Bring a valid photo ID for verification before boarding.
  • Accessibility: Note that some areas on the islands may not be fully accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Weather Preparation: Dress in layers and bring a jacket, as it can be cooler on the water.
  • Arrive Early: Arrive 10-15 minutes early to avoid delays.
  • What to Bring: Headphones and a charged smartphone for entertainment during the ferry ride.
  • Not Allowed: Pets are not permitted on the ferry.

Princes' Islands Ferry Trip FAQ

The islands offer a peaceful retreat with beautiful scenery, historic sites, and no cars allowed.

No, this service is not typically provided for ferry trips to the Princes‘ Islands.

Visitors can rent bicycles, take horse-drawn carriage rides, hike, swim, and explore historical sites.

Key landmarks include historic mansions, monasteries, and scenic viewpoints on Büyükada and Heybeliada.

Yes, many restaurants on the islands offer vegan and vegetarian options.

Approximately 1.5 hours each way.

Yes, ticket categories are:

  • Adult: Ages 7-99 (€10)
  • Children: Ages 2-6 (Free)
  • Infant: Age 1 and younger (Free)

Yes, the Princes‘ Islands ferry trip is suitable for families.

Generally, passengers are allowed to bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks on the ferry. However, it’s best to check specific ferry rules beforehand.

Yes, ferries are typically equipped with restrooms for passenger convenience.

Yes, there are various accommodation options available on the islands, from hotels to guesthouses, if you wish to extend your stay.

Internet access may not be available on all ferries. It’s a good idea to download any necessary information or entertainment to your smartphone before the trip.

Children can enjoy renting bicycles, visiting parks, swimming, and exploring the car-free streets of the islands safely.