Boat tours on bosphorus traditionally called Bogazici more recently it’s been called the Istanbul Bogazi, Istanbul Strait, maybe to differentiate it from the Hellespont (Dardanelles), called the Canakkale Bogazi.
The width of the Strait varies from 1640 feet (500 meters) to 3 km (2 miles), its depth from 164 to 394 feet (50 to 120 meters), averaging about 197 feet (60 meters) deep.
It is crossed by 3 suspended bridges and a rail tunnel: the southernmost Bogazici Koprusu (Bosphorus Bridge), the central Fatih Sultan Mehmet Koprusu (Mehmet the Conqueror Bridge) by the Marmaray Railroad Tunnel, and by the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge at the Bosphorus’s northern-end confluence with the Black Sea.
Boat Tours On Bosphorus
The best way to see the boat tours on Bosphorus in all its beauty is to take a boat tour on bosphorus. That is the strategic waterway linking the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, and dividing Istanbul into 2 continents. As the vessel zigzags between Europe and Asia, you can admire the old Ottoman wooden houses (Yali), six Ottoman palaces, three suspended bridges, and two medieval castles.
What makes Istanbul an unmatched city of the planet is the Bosphorus Strait indeed. Boat tour on bosphorus is a waterway linking the Black Sea to the Marmara Sea, on the other hand, diving Istanbul into 2 parts as Europe and Asia. Taking a boat tour on the water and view numerous palaces, monuments, seafront villas and much more is a must, for those who love to take a boat tour on the Strait.
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About The Istanbul Bosphorus
Istanbul Bosphorus is one of the world’s busiest commercial shipping channels, with some about 150 cargo vessels making the 90 – minutes passage every day (at 7 or 8 knots), carefully navigating the 7 precise turns necessary to follow the Bosphorus’s narrow channels and avoid its treacherous currents.
Even though by law there are 2 highly versed local pilots aboard every ship during the passage, and giant radar towers monitoring all maritime movements in the Bosphorus, accidents occasionally happen.
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