Full Day / Private Tour / Code: IST09

 The Biggest Thematic Aquarium Of The World

Istanbul Aquarium (Istanbul Akvaryum) is a public aquarium in Istanbul, Turkey. It opened its doors in April 2011, is an official member of World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). The site is 5 km from Atatürk International Airport, near the motorway and railway transportation systems in Florya, which is at the southwest coast of Istanbul.

In comparison to other aquariums of its class containing fish species living in the world’s seas, it is the newest with its travel route, thematization, interactivity, rainforest and cutting-edge technology.

Istanbul Aquarium holds a leading position among worldwide aquariums thanks to its volume, variety of fish species, and the activities on travel routes. It is a project which makes ‘firsts’ and ‘mosts’ in its field.

The visitors, by following a geographical route, travel on a route that hosts 16 themes and 1 rainforest going from the Black Sea towards the Pacific.

In thematization of the spaces, there appear cultural, geographical, historical and architectural properties of each space with suitable decorative elements, interactive games, movies, and visual graphics by which details about the region are provided. Sound and lighting systems of each space have been arranged in conformity with this thematization.

Istanbul Aquarium is managed by specialists in their field and in compliance with international standards in every sense.

All living creatures in Istanbul Aquarium continue to live in the conditions as nearest as possible to those of their habitat.

 Istanbul Aquarium in Figures

  • Water volume: 6.800 cubic meters; 64 tanks in total.
  • A two-storey giant project with total area of 22.000 square meters on 100-decare land.
  • Parking lot area of 32.000 square meters/1.200 vehicles belonging to Istanbul Aquarium.
  • Visitor area of 6.000 square meters.
  • A special-themed, 1,2 km long travel route originating in the Black Sea towards the Pacific.
  • Approximately 1.500 species, 15.000 land and sea creatures in total, which are interesting from each other.
  • 15-person, 6-axle 5D movie houses, providing the option to watch 7 separate films, an extraordinary system that makes live some effects such as wind, fog and water.
  • A gift shop with an area of 470 square meters within Istanbul Aquarium.
  • 3 cafeterias on the travel route.
  • 1 restaurant having the Panama Canal view on one side and the sea view on the other.

What’s Included:

  • Air-conditioned private minivan transport throughout.


  • Meals, drinks and other extra personal expenses not included.
  • Tour programs and prices may change without any notice.
  • Please contact us for more information.

Total Price for 2 persons: 126 $ / 63 $ per person

Total Price for 4 persons: 126 $ / 31 $ per person

Total Price for 6 persons: 126 $ / 21 $ per person

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: 1 day
Maximum number of people: 30
Location: Turkey, Istanbul
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