A round-trip cruise is 25 lira. If you want to make your way back by bus or taxi from one of the many ports of call, a one-way fare is 15 lira. There’s also a shorter, summer-only Saturday night cruise for 20 lira.
After the boat docks in Kanlıca, be sure to buy some local yogurt from one of the vendors who board the ferry at that stop. And don’t forget to ask for some powdered sugar to put on top.
Take the early boat in summer to get an extra hour to enjoy Anadolu Kavağı.
Avoid the extremely crowded weekend ferries if you can, and arrive at the dock early any day of the week to get to the front of the pack angling for the best seats on top of the ferry.
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Great views / scenery
- Chilling out