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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

Caldera Gold Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ Meal and Drinks

5 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
English speaking tour guide
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Seafood, chicken fillet, grilled sausages, traditional Greek delicacies & dips, veggie rice, salad, and desert. Special dietary needs available upon request
Max 16 people Semi-private (Shared)
Free pickup & drop-off You will be picked up from your stay or the nearest accessible point, by minibus
Vessel information The cruise takes place on a 42ft (12.8m) Lagoon 420 or bigger
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 Vlychada Marine for the daytime cruise or Ammoudi port for the sunset cruise
Starting time10:30 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 15:30 (Sunset Cruise)
Gear Up for an Unforgettable Sailing Experience on the Gold Catamaran

The Caldera Gold Catamaran Cruise is perfect for adventure lovers who want to make their trip to Santorini extra memorable. It promises to take you on an exciting journey across the island, allowing you to admire the exquisite landscapes.

You will visit Therasia Island for a refreshing swim. You will also get a chance to explore the Hot Springs and Volcano and do some fun water activities like snorkeling. Moreover, you can take spectacular photos at the Red beach, White beach, and the Black Mountain.

Apart from this, an appetizing meal featuring fresh seafood, salads, chicken fillet, and dessert will be served on board. People with special dietary requirements can request special meals. At the open bar, you can sip on your favorite beverages, beer, and wine with your friends and loved ones. We will provide you with convenient transport from and to the hotel. You will also receive towels, maps, and snorkeling gear rental.

You can choose between the following two cruise options, depending on your specific needs, requirements, and preferences.

Day Cruise

The day cruise starts at 10.30 and ends at 15:30. Starting from the Vlychada Port, the catamaran will head to the Red and White beach. You can relax by the water or swim your worries away in addition to taking some Insta-worthy photos. After that, the catamaran will sail close to the ancient lighthouse and the Black Mountain, allowing you to admire the unique beauty of the volcanic area. You will be left astounded by the spectacular colors surrounding you.

On the way to Hot Springs, you will experience the volcanic energy of the island. The next stop will be Therasia Island, which is the perfect spot to chill for swimmers and water sport enthusiasts. You will also enjoy a spectacular view of Manolas Village.

Towards the end of the tour, we will serve a delicious lunch for you on board. The catamaran will then head to the famous Ammoudi Port in Oia.

Sunset Cruise

The sunset cruise starts at 15.30. It is the perfect opportunity for couples to spend some quality time and make romantic memories that they will cherish for a lifetime.

The cruise will start at the picturesque Ammoudi Bay in Oia and head to Therasia Island for some fun water activities. We will then continue sailing towards the volcano and Hot Springs. You will get a chance to see the Indian Black Rock up close. After crossing the Red and White beach, we will continue cruising on the crystal blue waters until it is time for the sun to go down. The famous Santorinian sunset is bound to take your breath away. You can take photos or just be mesmerized by the beautiful view in front of you. Next, the catamaran will enter the Vlychada Port. As the night falls, we will serve a scrumptious dinner on board.

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Seafood, chicken fillet and salads
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Drinks (white santorinian wine, beer, soft drinks)
  • Meal included
  • Maps and information about our island
  • Greek salad
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Swimming noodles
  • 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
  • Alcoholic drinks will be denied for those under 18 years old
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children of the age group 4 to 12 years old will be charged half ticket
  • The map depicts the course of the Sunset cruise. The Morning or Day cruise follows the exact opposite route
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 7 reviews
Giovanni P. United States, 27 Aug 2023
Promises are delivered

A great experience!

Mónika H. Hungary, 7 Jul 2023


Jennifer C. United States, 9 May 2023

This was the highlight of our trip! The crew were amazing, knowledgeable and so funny. The food was SO good and they refilled our drinks a plenty! Highly recommend! Thank you so much! , Excellent!, A great experience!, Excellent!, A must do!

Sara K. United Kingdom, 6 Oct 2022
Sunset Cruise

The highlight of our holiday on beautiful Santorini. The crew of the Rainbow were superb. A professional and well run operation. A wonderful experience!

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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 2 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all catamaran cruises include vegetarian/vegan choices in their menus. Please report your food preference in the "Notes" field of the checkout page.

Yes, if your children are acquainted with the sea, they will love the catamaran ride. In addition, there is snorkeling equipment available on board. Don’t forget to take sunscreen, a hat and a light jacket with you.

Yes, all catamaran cruises provide free pickup and drop-off services no matter where you stay in Santorini. Please fill in the details of your Airbnb on the checkout page.

There are numerous things to do onboard - take delight in the catamaran ride and the amazing views of Santorini from the sea, sunbathe, and enjoy the meal the staff will prepare for you, or just relax with your drink on board!

Absolutely! Greece is one of the safest countries to swim in. You will be glad to know that sharks in the Aegean Sea (usually from species such as dogfish) are harmless, sightings are extremely rare while attacks are unheard of! In addition, the waves are usually small, especially inside the Caldera where most boat cruises make stops for swimming. So, based on the above, if you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or even diving... you are in the right place!

All Catamaran vessels are fitted with toilets, for the use of guests onboard.
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