The Dentur Avrasya Grup operates
passenger ferryboats on numerous routes
Bosphorus 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 Beşiktaş.
The 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's voyages to Heybeliada and Büyükada in the Princes' Islands (Adalar) depart six times daily in winter (mid-October through early April), with up to 15 voyages daily
in the warmer months. Fare is TL5 one-way.
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.
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