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Canoeing in Istanbul-Between Continents

Üsküdar, Turkey

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Experience hosted by Burak

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Hosted in English, Polish, Turkish

What you'll do

Important: Please contact before you book due to Covid restrictions.

*We are proud to mention that this Experience was featured in French TV Channel TV5MONDE on the "ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES" documentary in January 2020.*

For your health and safety, my priority is to offer Private Experience - book via "Book for a private group" to be hosted privately.

What about having a "once in a lifetime" experience in Istanbul? If yes, this is your place to be during all four seasons. And it's never too cold for canoeing in Istanbul.

We will meet on the Asian side and go to our store to get canoes for Group Bookings. If you wish to have a Private Booking, I will come to pick you up. You won't need to deal with taxi drivers - and you will be my only guest.

After training, we will start canoeing in the Bosphorus for 1 hour. In good weather, we’ll also have a stop to swim in the Bosphorus - one of the clearest water in Istanbul. Even if you don't have a swimsuit, towel, etc... we will have stores on our way where you can buy such things.

Once we finish canoeing, we can chill in the cafe and enjoy the calm breeze of the sea.

Combine this Experience with:
- Turkish Bath Ritual
- Private Yacht Ride
- Rooftop Walk with Breakfast

Private Booking price includes:
- Pick-up
- Ferry ride
- Snacks
- Canoeing equipment
- Canoe Pre-Training
- Photo Shooting
- Private Host
Important: Please contact before you book due to Covid restrictions.

*We are proud to mention that this Experience was featured in French TV Channel TV5MONDE on the "ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES" documentary in January 2020.*

For your health and safety, my priority is to offer Private Experience - book via "Book for a private group" to be hosted privately.

What about having a "once in a lifetime" experience in Istanbul? If ye…

Burak's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    “Simit” on the boat - Local way of breakfast
    Energy Bars for Canoe Ri...
  • Drinks
    Turkish Tea with Simit on the ferry: Perfect combo for breakfast.
  • Transportation
    - Ferry tickets to the European side if you decide to take the ferry. <br /...
  • Equipment
    Photo Shooting
    Canoes
    Safety equipment
    Sea Shoes (it will he...
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Mon, Mar 1
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Mon, Mar 1
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Mon, Mar 1
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Meet your host, Burak

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 71 Reviews
  • Identity verified
This is Burak, the #1 reviewed Experience Host in Istanbul with my CoHost, Volkan. I am also Airbnb Experiences Istanbul Community Leader and full-time Experience Host. My priority is to provide high-quality moments and I specialize in hosting Private Experiences.

I graduated from International Relations, worked in Krakow/Poland. Later on, I moved back to Istanbul and started organizing Experiences.

I organized trips for university exchange students to Cappadocia, Fethiye, Ephesus, Uludag Ski Resort and I organize these trips privately now. My main goal is to organize unique Experiences - not mainstream ones.

I will be here, for you - not only during my Experience but also during your whole stay in Istanbul. You can ask me any questions you have and I will do my best to help you.

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This is Burak, the #1 reviewed Experience Host in Istanbul with my CoHost, Volkan. I am also Airbnb Experiences Istanbul Community Leader and full-time Experience Host. My priority is to provide high-quality moments and I specialize in hosting Private Experiences.

I graduated from International Relations, worked in Krakow/Poland. Later on, I moved back to Istanbul and started organizing Experiences.

I organized trips for university exchange students to Cappadocia, Fethiye,…
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Where you'll be

You will be visiting below locations:
Uskudar
Beykoz
Kadikoy (In case we won't take the ferry to Uskudar)

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Yana
October 2020
GREAAT EXPERIENCEEE! TOTALLY RECCOMENDED!! With Burak, it was a personalized experience and we've been in touch for several weeks to decide the best time and day to meet. Firstly, I booked Canoeing Experience with Burak but the weather was not as expected. So we decided to have a different experience - "A Day in Nature". After having our coffees, Burak took us to one of the "hidden forest"/ park in the city, and here we had other drinks and snacks in a historical pavilion from the 1870's. Later on, we had a ride to the first fortress in Istanbul with a lovely Bosphorus view. Here, we also had some photo shootings together. Finally, Burak dropped me off at the place which I asked.
GREAAT EXPERIENCEEE! TOTALLY RECCOMENDED!! With Burak, it was a personalized experience and we've been in touch for several weeks to decide the best time and day to meet. Firstly,…
Дмитрий
October 2020
Потрясающее времяпровождение! Всем рекомендуем это уникальное впечатление! Было очень весело, встреча на высшем уровне, по завершении впечатления ребята предложили подвезти до европейской части и порекомендовали обалденные рестораны! Спасибо огромное
Потрясающее времяпровождение! Всем рекомендуем это уникальное впечатление! Было очень весело, встреча на высшем уровне, по завершении впечатления ребята предложили подвезти до евро…
Anna
September 2020
It was really nice and safe trip! A fact that you are on a canoe between 2 continents is awsome)) i was trying canoe first time in my life and it was fun and easy, thanks to Burak. I would recomend this experience to my friends as a great way to see on a city from a totally different and New spot and just for having some fun 😉company was great as well 🥰
It was really nice and safe trip! A fact that you are on a canoe between 2 continents is awsome)) i was trying canoe first time in my life and it was fun and easy, thanks to Burak.…
Diana
September 2020
This experience is a must do. If you are thinking about it, just go ahead and book it. It’s an adventure you are sure to say you’re so glad you experienced. My sister and I had such an amazing time. Burak was a wonderful host. Friendly. We felt comfortable in the waters of the Bosporus with him. Next time we visit Istanbul we will book this experience again. Thank you for a great day Burak!
This experience is a must do. If you are thinking about it, just go ahead and book it. It’s an adventure you are sure to say you’re so glad you experienced. My sister and I had s…
Mark
September 2020
Burak is a friendly and experienced guide. During the activity, he kept the contact and asked us how we felt. We got great emotions! Please, note that this is not crossing Bosphorus, the activity implies kayaking along the Asian part of Istanbul.
Burak is a friendly and experienced guide. During the activity, he kept the contact and asked us how we felt. We got great emotions! Please, note that this is not crossing Bosphoru…
Egor
September 2020
This is one of my three experiences with Burak I had and I keep on saying that it was my best day in Istanbul. The experience gives breathtaking impressions, and if you love taking physical activities -- this is a must in Istanbul. Burak is an unbelievably kind and careful host. It felt like going out with a good friend who is a great expert in organizing canoeing trips. The whole process is very transparent, rules and regulations are clearly explained and, most important, safety measures are perfectly implemented. PS A very impressive story I saw during this experience. When we finished it, other guests wanted to take a taxi to get to their hotel. Normally, guides don't care about you when the trip or excursion is over. But not Burak. He helped them to get a proper taxi, talked to the driver to protect his guests from being scammed. I've never had such a great host who cares so much about his guests!
This is one of my three experiences with Burak I had and I keep on saying that it was my best day in Istanbul. The experience gives breathtaking impressions, and if you love taking…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun cream (summer time)

Swim short/swimsuit