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Boat Tours in Santorini

Private RIB boat Cruise from the Old Port

3 hours - 5 hours
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Max 9 people
Sunset below the village of Oia
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks Wine, beer, soft drinks and cold refreshments
Snacks or Meal included During the 3-hour cruises, guests will be offered freshly-made sandwiches. The 5-hour cruises include a BBQ meal at a traditional tavern on Therasia island.
Vessel information The cruise takes place on a 31.8ft (9.7m) RIB Boat B-love Oceanic (2007)
Electronic voucher (e-Ticket) Show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Book Now & Pay Later Secure your spot while keeping your plans flexible. Pay a few days before your experience.
Departure point Old Port (or Vlychada Marine upon request)
Starting time10:00, 10:30, 13:00, 15:30, 16:00 or 17:00.
With a RIB boat cruise around the most spectacular parts of Santorini Island, time efficiency and comfort are combined to give you an unforgettable experience. Embark on a cruise that will fascinate you and your loved ones!

The best way to see all the famous places of Santorini is by taking a private cruise, feeling the freedom of the sea, and having fun with your family or friends.

You'll start your tour from the historical Old Port, where you can expect a thrilling experience that will give you the adrenaline that you're looking for during the summer months. Choose between a 5-hour (Morning/Sunset) cruise or a 3-hour (Morning, Mid-Day or Afternoon) cruise.

5-hour Cruise

During the 5-hour cruise, the first stop will be the beautiful Red Beach. Spectacular natural beauty surrounds it, with high red cliffs all around it and a wide shore whose colours are red and black. Relax onboard the boat while taking nice photos of the beautiful landscape or enjoy a nice refreshing swim and snorkelling adventure, with the equipment provided on the boat. Next, you'll witness the stunning White Beach, a tiny cove with white colour as its dominating hue and pristine seas that invite you to dive into them!

During this cruise, you'll also encounter more breathtaking sights, including Mesa Pigadia Beach, the striking Indian Rock formations, and the historic Venetian Lighthouse perched atop the Caldera cliffs. These landmarks offer an up-close view of the island's stunning volcanic beauty. Additionally, you'll have the chance to witness the renowned Volcano of Santorini. To top it off, you'll indulge in a mud bath at the famous hot springs, where the water is rich in sulfur. Snacks and local wine, beer, and soft drinks, will be served to enhance your experience. It's guaranteed to be an unforgettable adventure!

Take the 5-hour cruise if you want to spend more time touring the island, and get to see all the beautiful parts at your own pace. Moreover, a complimentary meal will be provided at a traditional tavern on the island of Therasia.

3-hour Cruise

If you opt for the 3-hour sea adventure, there are fantastic locations that await to be discovered. Your journey will allow you to explore the beautiful Caldera of Santorini, and the renowned Santorini Volcano with its accompanying Hot Springs, where you'll have the opportunity to pause and enjoy a therapeutic dive. Next, the cruise will continue to hidden coves and small caves along the caldera rim, then sail below Imerovigli village in order to reach Therasia, for a swimming stop to enjoy the clear blue waters near the small isle. Although you won't make a docking stop on Therasia Island, a swim in its serene waters will refresh you. As the cruise continues, you will also have the opportunity to reach the south side of the island and enjoy the amazing Caldera views near Akrotiri village. The best photos of your summer holidays await to be captured!

*This excursion is perfect for those visiting our island by Cruise Ship as it departs from the Old Port (where all cruise ships dock). Forget the hassle of waiting in long queues for the Cable Car and jump straight into your booked tour!

The afternoon cruise options give you the chance to see the breathtaking sunset below Oia Village from the boat, as well as the sun's magical colours as it plunges into the water, before the tour's return to the Old Port.

There's nothing like a Private Cruise for entertainment, discovery, and relaxation! Take your loved ones along with you, sit back, daydream, and enjoy the ride!

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Drinks (Wine, beer, soft drinks and cold refreshments)
  • Maps and information about our island
  • Towels
  • Fuel & All Taxes
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Snacks or Meal included
  • Maps and information about our island
  • Departs from Old port (Fira)
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit (The sulfur water may stain your swimsuit, so a dark-coloured one would be suggested)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Full name is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian or any other special dietary needs available upon request
  • For the sunset cruise, you are advised to bring a jacket
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
  • Scheduled times and itinerary may vary according to weather conditions and sunset time
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Upon request, the cruises have the option to start from Vlychada Marine
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 21 reviews
Susan F. United States, 24 Oct 2023
So much fun, especially if you’re on a cruise.

Wonderful experience! We traveled to Santorini via cruise ship and were happy to be picked up in the Old Port and not have to deal with the crowds and the lines to take the tram up or down. We also wanted to explore the coastline and it was stunning. We swam in 3 different spots & it was very easy to climb the ladder on the swim platform. Had a terrific lunch of grilled kabobs and fresh salad. On the way back to the docks saw beautiful caves where the light made the water glow. Was a highlight for us & we were on a 3 week vacation. Would say it is a must do!

Lisa F. United States, 22 Oct 2023
3 hours of bliss

My best friend of 30 years and I recently went on a Greece trip and decided to rent a private boat. SO WORTH IT! Our driver was so nice, accommodating, personable, but knew when to let us be and when to interact, which is not an easy thing to do. I would 100% book again! , A great experience!, Excellent!, A great experience!

Michael P. United Kingdom, 16 Oct 2023
Island boat trip in Santorini

Ideal trip for 3 or 4 family members. Pick up in the Old Port is perfect for cruises because you do not need to queue for the cable car or climb the cliffs. Takes you around all the islands that formed the circle of land from before. See the islands & volcanoes, stop in village for refreshments and be guided by the captain through the history. Perfect for a 3 hour tour through the history & the area from the sea. Only slight problem is getting in & out the small boat in port., A great experience!, Our guide was awesome!, A great experience!

Jacqueline B. United States, 5 Oct 2023
Great day in Santorini!

We did this tour as a cruise shore excursion and our guide Costas was excellent. On time and an overall wonderful to see Santorini on the water!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
RIB Boat B-love Oceanic
up to 9 31.8ft (9.7m) Captain Build 2007
Good to Know


Once your booking is complete, you will receive the voucher, which includes the meeting point, time and supplier’s contact information, at your email address. You need to have it with you, in paper form or in digital form.


If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Passport or Id

Full names of the passengers (as shown on their passport or id). Passengers need to have onboard with them their passport or id or a copy of them, in case the Port Authority runs a check on the boat. A picture on their mobile will suffice.

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