Istanbul Dolphinarium is an entertainment venue that features performances by dolphins and other marine animals, such as seals and sea lions. The venue also includes other attractions, such as an aquarium and a theme park. It is a popular destination for tourists and local families alike.
What to Expect?
Istanbul Dolphinarium offers the opportunity to watch dolphin shows and learn about sea mammals like dolphins, playful fur seals, massive walruses, and white whales. Visitors can also spend time exploring the facility and enjoying the various attractions it has to offer.
Attractions & Activities
At Istanbul Dolphinarium, visitors can watch dolphin shows and have the opportunity to participate in activities such as swimming with, diving with, interacting with, or taking dolphin therapy with the dolphins. These activities typically last for about an hour, and visitors may also take photos with the dolphins during their visit.
- Istanbul Dolphinarium offers a swimming with dolphins program that is available throughout the year. Visitors can learn more about the program, including any restrictions, prices, reservation requirements, and schedules, by visiting the facility’s website at istanbuldolphinarium.com
- Istanbul Dolphinarium offers a diving with dolphins program that is available throughout the year. Visitors can learn more about the program, including any restrictions, prices, reservation requirements, and schedules, by visiting the facility’s website at istanbuldolphinarium.com
- Istanbul Dolphinarium offers a program specifically designed for children to interact with dolphins. This is an opportunity for kids to meet and interact with these intelligent and social creatures in person. For more information about the program, including any restrictions, prices, reservation requirements, and schedules, please visit istanbuldolphinarium.com.
Visiting Hours & Admissions
Open every day between 09:00-18:00.Closed on Mondays.
Adult: 250 TL (Standard) – 400 TL (VIP Tribune)
You do not need to reserve the show tickets in advance; you can buy them at the Dolphinarium’s ticket window on the day of your visit.
For group visits (20 people or more) you need to make a reservation.
Tuesday 11:00 and 14:00
Wednesday 11:00 and 14:00
Thursday 11:00 and 14:00
Friday 11:00 and 14:00
Monday – Closed
How to Get There?
The Istanbul Dolphinarium is located on the northern coast of the Golden Horn, in the Eyup district. It is situated on the opposite side of the Miniaturk across the coast.
The most practical way to get to Istanbul Dolphinarium is via Municipal Public Bus. Lines include;
Line 39 Beyazıt -Akşemsettin Mah.
Line 99 Eminönü -Akşemsettin Mah.
Line 36CE Eminönü – Cebeci Mah.
Line 399B Eminönü – Güzeltepe
Line 39Ç Beyazıt -Hamidiye Mah.
Line 39B Vezneciler –İmar Blokları
Line 48A Topkapı -Göktürk Köyü
Line 399D Eminönü – Yeşilpınar
Line 39O Otogar –Yeşilpınar
Line 39Y Yeşilpınar –Vezneciler
Line 39D Yeşilpınar – Yenikapı
Line 399C Yunus Emre Mah. – Eminönü
Alibeykoy-Yeşilpınar minibuses which depart from Aksaray metro station
To find Municipal public bus routes and timetables, visit iett.istanbul and search for your location. The website will provide a list of bus lines with their routes and stops.
Many tourists find public buses to be uncomfortable, so if you prefer a more comfortable option, you may want to consider taking a taxi to the Istanbul Dolphinarium. It is located a bit farther from the city’s popular tourist areas.
Big Bus Istanbul
It’s worth noting that Miniaturk is included on the Golden Horn Blue route of the hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of Istanbul. This can be a convenient way to reach Miniaturk, as you can take the next bus for free on your return journey (buses arrive every 60 minutes) or visit other nearby attractions along the route.