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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with full BBQ meal & Drinks

5 hours - 10 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
Max 16 people
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Main Menu: Chicken leg fillet with marinade served with beef sausage or Sea Bream and Shrimps - Appetizers: Greek salad, grilled vegetables (mushrooms), feta cheese, tzatziki sauce and pita bread. Vegetarian meal available upon request
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 45ft (15m) Catamaran Lagoon 450 (2014|2019 refitted)
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 port
Departure time10:00 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 15:00 (Sunset Cruise)
Experience moments of ultimate freedom on this Private Catamaran Cruise around the magnificent island of Santorini! Book yours and relish this magical adventure with your loved ones!

This luxurious Catamaran Lagoon 450 is the ideal vessel for the ultimate private cruise around Santorini and nearby islands, as it features modern equipment, lavish indoors and outdoors, and relaxing spacious areas. During this cruise, passengers can explore the coastal gems of the island of Santorini, in great comfort and live a unique experience, the most magnificent one, someone can have in Santorini! There are 3 different private options to choose from: a daytime, a sunset, and a full-day cruise. They all start from the marina of Vlychada and end back there, and they include free pick-up and drop-off service, snorkeling equipment, and, of course, a delicious BBQ meal on board, accompanied by unlimited drinks. Keep in mind that as the cruises are private, you can add or remove stops according to your preferences, based on the weather and time limitations. Don’t forget to bring your sun lotion, a hat, a light jacket, and a camera.

The Day Private Catamaran Cruise departs daily at 10:00 whereas the Sunset Private Catamaran Cruise departs daily at 15:00 and they both last for about 5 hours. They follow the same suggested itinerary, setting sail first for the wondrous Akrotiri village where you can set eyes on the breathtaking Red Beach and White Beach, two perfect examples of what makes Santorini a unique volcanic island. You will take photographs of amazing sceneries, red and white volcanic cliffs, as their names indicate, and spectacular waters. The first stop for swimming is at Mesa Pigadia Beach, a picturesque small cove where the volcanic rocks compose an impressive landscape once again. It is highly recommended to use the snorkeling gear to explore the amazing seabed. Then, before reaching the sulfur springs of the Volcano, you will have the chance to admire the Indian Rock, an interesting rock formation on the caldera that resembles an Indian’s face, and the adorable Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri. At the sulfur springs, you will have a special swim in warm mineral waters that own therapeutic properties and constitute one of the highlights of the tour. (Choose dark-colored bathing suits for this occasion.) Then, you will get more beautiful images of the enormous Caldera cliffs, as you are sailing back to Vlychada port, for the end of the cruise.

The delicious meal served on board includes a Greek salad with organic products and Cretan oil, tzatziki, grilled feta cheese, and mushrooms for appetizers. The main course is either chicken leg fillet with marinade, served with beef sausage, or seabream with shrimps. The vegetarian option is spaghetti Napolitan (red sauce). There is also fresh fruit and unlimited water, sparkling water, beer, and white wine. The sunset cruise provides one last stop, the most anticipated one, in order to relish the jaw-dropping spectacle of the sunset in Santorini!

The Full-Day Private Catamaran Cruise, on the other hand, starts daily at 10:00 and lasts up to 10 hours. What is special about this option is that you have the opportunity to visit more islands and points of interest, such as the Old Port of Fira, the charming Armeni Bay, Seven Holy Youths Church, and Tripiti Spot, a remarkable cave in Therasia. You can choose to sail around the caldera and the island of Santorini or visit the nearby island of Ios or Koufonisia.

Whichever cruise you select, you are sure to have the time of your life and gain an unforgettable experience!

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Meal included
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • BBQ prepared on the spot (Chicken leg fillet with marinade served with beef sausage or Sea Bream with Shrimps)
  • Drinks (white santorinian wine, beer, soft drinks)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All taxes
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Cold plates and salads
  • Full insurance
  • Appetizers (Greek Salad, Grilled Feta Cheese, Grilled Mushrooms, Tzatziki)
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Digital Camera
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Full name is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian or any other special dietary needs available upon request
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
  • The schedule is always subject to changes depending on weather conditions.
  • Inform us in advance of any dietary preferences or allergies.
  • If you are taking the cruise in April-May or late September-October carrying a light jacket is advisable.
  • As this cruise is private, you can add or remove stops according to your preferences, based on the weather and time limitations.
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 21 reviews
Megan V. United States, 3 Apr 2023
Incredible experience!!!

Words can’t begin to describe how amazing our private catamaran cruise was. The crew, oh the crew they were fantastic. Petros, Mike, and Raina were absolutely incredible. If you are in Santorini this is a must do trip!!! The catamaran was behind our expectations. The views were out of this world. The food prepared by Raina and the grilling by the guys were out of this world. Petros did the most amazing job explaining the islands and volcanoes to us. Mike was such a fantastic Captain and we felt safe at all times. We absolutely loved every minute and didn’t want it to end. The driver that picked us up from our hotel Nini was also amazing and everything was done top notch and we can’t wait to one day go back and do it again!!! If you ever have the chance this is a must do.

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Mrs. Vila and Mr. Henke, Thank you for your kind words! Your review is a great way to let us know we’re on track to make our customers smile. It made our day to hear how much you loved the cruise and the great service you have received from our crew. We have passed on your review to our team and look forward to welcoming you again in the nearest future! It was our pleasure to sail with you! Best wishes! Nasiou Evangelina

Nina H. United States, 19 Sep 2022
One of the top 3 things we did on our 2 week Greece vacation

This cruise in Santorini was amazing! The Margarita crew made us feel special from the very first introduction. We went to several amazing swimming spots that we would have otherwise not had a chance see. The boat was beautiful, comfortable and had plenty of room for our group of 8. I originally struggled between the sunset or morning cruise, but I am so glad we picked the day cruise. I believe it allowed us more time in the water which was important to us. I knew the cruise included a meal but the taste and quality of the food exceeded all of our expectations - it was so good! Would 100% do this again!, Excellent!, Well organized!, Wonderful experience!, A must do., Our guide was awesome!

Sanna Wyome M. Switzerland, 11 Sep 2022
Armin F. Canada, 22 Aug 2022
Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with full BBQ meal & Drinks

Had a great experience, the staff were very nice and helpful. Amazing food!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Catamaran Lagoon 450
up to 16 45ft (15m) Captain & Crew Build 2014 (Refit 2019)
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 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 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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