What you'll do
*Weather info: Below you can see high/low temperatures in Celcius for the next 3 months. It is possible to canoe in wintertime in Istanbul. November 15° / 8° December 11° / 5° January 9° / 3° February 9° / 3° Would you like to experience Istanbul in the most attractive way? If yes here is the chance for you during all four seasons. Even if you don't have a swimsuit, towel, etc... we will have stores on our way where you can buy such things. First, we will have a boat ride to the Asian Side and you will have the chance to cross the continents and enjoy the view. You can feed the seagulls with your simit on the boat! After arriving on the Asian side, we will go to the place to get canoes. We’ll also have a stop to swim in the Bosphorus while we canoe - one of the clearest water in Istanbul. Once we will finish canoeing, if you have no plans for lunch, we can have a stop for lunch - it is optional and we will see how the day goes. If your place of stay is on the European side, I will help you to get to the European side with the ferry.
Hey there! I am Airbnb Experiences Community Leader in Istanbul. I am also Erasmus Student Network alumni and I was organizing events, trips and parties for Exchange students while I was at the university, studying International Relations. With this experience, I wanted to show how close you can get to Bosphorus. Instead of regular touristic Bosphorus tours, you will experience and feel the smell, breeze and spectacular view of Istanbul. I will be here, for you. You can ask me any questions you have and I will really do my best to help you - not only during my experience but also during your whole stay in Istanbul. I know the feeling to be tourist & expat and I really want to make you feel secure and happy in Istanbul.
“Simit” on the boat - Local way of Breakfast Ice-Cream after Canoeing Energy Bars for Canoe Ride
Turkish Tea with Simit on the Boat: Perfect combo for breakfast. (Or another drink)
I will cover your boat tickets.
Canoes, safety equipment Sea Shoes (it will help you to walk in the sea) Water-proof Phone Covers
Navigation section for review pages
Where you'll be
You will be visiting below locations: Karakoy Beykoz Uskudar Kadikoy( In case we won't take the ferry to Uskudar)
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend. You must know how to swim. You must be in good physical condition. I might ask you to cancel or reschedule the booking depending on the weather and the trainer's condition.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Experience can be postponed/canceled due to weather. I’ll keep you updated all the time. Please bring sun protection, swimsuit, towel and hat. I’ll provide the sea shoes.
Canoeing Between Europe and Asia