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Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

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Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

Hi!

On Oct 28th we will be arriving on our cruise ship

by the end of that day we plan on being on the Asian side

visiting several mosques, leanders tower, etc etc

I was staring at the Istanbul map and notice a dotted line indicating a ferry from Uskudar to Kabatas

which I think would take us back to be very close to where our cruise ship is docked.

How often does this ferry run? Where can I find a schedule?

Keep in mind this is the day before Republic Day (not sure if that matters)

Is this a good idea or should we take the ferry back to Eminou

and back track to the ship taking the tram.

Thanks

K.

Thanks

K.

1. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

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2. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

Thanks Enigma..

your suggestion was our plan all along....and then today I was studying the map and saw the dotted line between the 2 places and thought

why aren't we doing this...

and then I thought ...hmm why hasn't this been suggested ??

I better check with the authorities (you and the other DE's) before

we assume that this will work!!!

I keep asking about schedules on Oct 28 and 29 because someone said that those days were like our 4th of July ..and for us..opening times are all over the place and sometimes transportation may or may not run or be on a reduced schedule on the 4th of July in different parts of the states.

Thanks for everything...

We are REALLY getting excited to be returning to Istanbul and exploring new destinations with Bodrum and Ephesus!

K.

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3. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

Although there are no ferries between Uskudar and Kabatas, except possibly for private boats at specific stretches, there are ferries every half hour to besiktas which is very close to Kabatas, which has a nice square, and a very interesting Naval Museum on that square.

A taxi from besiktas to the docks will cost about 7-10TL and would be easier than going from Uskudar to Kadikoy and then taking the ferry, unless you wish to visit kadikoy anyway.

An idea is to take tram from docks to Eminonu, take ferry to Kadikoy, take taxi from Kadikoy to salacak for leander's tower, walk to uskudar (20 minutes), take ferry to Besiktas and return that way.

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6. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

And there are ferries between Kabatas and Uskudar also, but not as frequently as Uskudar-besiktas, according to the web site.

these become very frequent and crowded when there is a league match at Dolmabahce stadium.

You can see some of them if you look at my wife's photographs taken from our balcony:

cruise ships on the bosphorus,

sail boats on the bosphorus

and cruise ships on the bosphorus Part 2,

on webshots and possibly flicker.

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8. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

Just had a look at the website and it has been in operation since 1997 so hardly a new or tinpot affair.Looks like a good alternative where IDO ferries are not in operation. Modern,safe craft are used and a quick scout around the internet produced nothing negative about them but plenty of positives.IDO have not been without their problems too it should be remembered..Be interesting to know the fee's compared to IDO.

Can't understand why they have never been mentioned before on the forum.Never mind,they have some history now☺

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10. Re: Question about Uskudar to Kabatas Ferry

"They also have no history at this forum."

Surely an expert on the guidelines of TA can confirm to us that there is nothing in those guidelines to prevent the posting of new information?

Provided, of course, that it is accurate and doesn't mislead the OP.