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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
English speaking tour guide
Max 25 people
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Main Menu: Chicken skewer, sea bream or veggie skewer - Appetizers: Grilled octopus, eggplant salad, tzatziki, Ntakos (Cretan tomato salad), lettuce salad, grilled talagani cheese, breads and pitas - Dessert: Greek yogurt with spoon sweet
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 (13.96m) Catamaran Lagoon 450 (2014|2019 refitted) or a 45ft (13.96m) Catamaran Lagoon 450 (2020)
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
Starting 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, indulge in a refreshing swim before you head for the next stop (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 pork 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
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Meal included
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Drinks (white santorinian wine, beer, soft drinks)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All taxes
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Full insurance
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
  • Main Menu: Chicken skewer, sea bream or veggie skewer - Appetizers: Grilled octopus, eggplant salad, tzatziki, Ntakos (Cretan tomato salad), lettuce salad, grilled talagani cheese, breads and pitas - Dessert: Greek yogurt with spoon sweet
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 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 26 reviews
Sam B. Australia, 1 Nov 2023
Well worth it!

My fiance and I had a fantastic time on the Catamaran with Iro and Demetrios! The sailing was a lot of fun and very relaxing! Iro looked after us the entire time and also provided interesting history about Santorini and the surrounding islands along the way. Although it was nearing the winter season still got a chance to swim which was nice and relaxing but best of all was the bbq lunch, best food we've had on the entire trip! Full credit to the crew for making this an unforgettable experience. Would 100% recommend this tour!

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Ashlee, We would like to express our gratitude for your five-star review!! We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our crew. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Vasileios Psilis

Nagham A. Kuwait, 5 Sep 2023

Our guide was awesome!, A great experience!, Our guide was awesome!

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Nagham, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We will share this with our team to let them know to keep up the amazing work. We hope to sail again with you in the nearest future! Kind regards, Vasileios Psilis

Hitesh K. United States, 30 Aug 2023
Best day ever!

I just got back from a Santorini View Catamaran tour. Exceptional service from George and Babis, they made the trip unforgettable. If you ever find yourself in Santorini, I highly recommend it!, A great experience!

Nicole T. Australia, 24 Jul 2023
Perfect day

We booked through this company and wow I’m glad we did 12 Australians as group , the crew were amazing the boat was amazing and the scenery outstanding thank you from The Aussie’s🇦🇺❤️, Excellent!, A must do!, Excellent!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boats on which the tour/cruise takes place. If you wish to reserve one of the following yachts, please contact us.
Catamaran Lagoon 450
up to 25 45ft (13.96m) Captain & Crew Build 2014 (Refit 2019)
Catamaran Lagoon 450
up to 25 45ft (13.96m) Captain & Crew Build 2020
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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