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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise from Oia with full BBQ meal & Drinks

A private cruise is definitely one of the must-have experiences and the perfect way to explore all the hidden gems of Santorini and –why not– of more Aegean islands. The private cruises with the “Carpe Diem” Lagoon 440 offer extreme comfort and safety and its modern facilities, elegance and luxurious interior and exterior make it irresistible. Transfers to and from the yacht, snorkeling equipment and a delicious meal accompanied by drinks are included in the price. Passengers are advised to bring a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket and a camera. There are 3 tour options available – daytime, sunset and full-day – but since they are private you can add or remove stops according to your preferences, based on the weather and time limitations.

The Day Private Catamaran Sailing Cruise, which lasts 4 hours, departs daily at 10:00 from the port of Ammoudi in Oia and ends there too. Ammoudi is the most picturesque place in the whole island, an impressively beautiful small bay. The first stop is at the nearby island of Therasia for swimming and after that you will visit the volcano with its sulfur springs for a unique bath in mineral waters. (Bring dark colored swimming costumes for this occasion.) Then the vessel will anchor at the volcanic islet of Nea Kammeni where you can enjoy swimming as well and you will feast on the BBQ meal made with fresh products. Next you head towards the charming old port of Fira and the lovely chapel of Holy Seven Youths where you can take spectacular photographs. Before returning to Ammoudi, you will set eyes on the quaint small port of Armeni that used to be one of the main ports of Oia.

The Sunset Private Catamaran Sailing Cruise lasts 6 hours and departs daily at 14:00 from Ammoudi. As you leave its spectacular volcanic cliffs behind and after visiting Therasia and the hot springs of the volcano for swimming, you will set sail for Akrotiri village where you will admire its adorable lighthouse and an interesting rock formation on the caldera called Indian Rock. The next stop is at Mesa Pigadia Beach or Red Beach, depending on the weather conditions and the wind. Here, besides the tremendous landscapes, you can take pleasure in another dive in crystal clear waters and use the snorkeling gear to discover underwater thrills. Most of all, you will indulge in a palatable meal in spectacular surroundings. After dinner, following the caldera coastline, you can take splendid photographs of the admirable old port of Fira, the hidden church of Seven Holy Youths and the bay of Armeni. Before the end of the cruise, get ready for the highlight of the tour – the captivating sunset of Santorini – a mesmerizing spectacle to relish on board.

The Full-Day Private Catamaran Sailing Cruise departs daily at 10:00, lasts for 10 hours and provides a chance for you to visit more Aegean Islands, like Ios or Koufonisia, or even sail to four different islands. What is more, you can visit more attractions and points of interest in Santorini and neighboring islands, such as a combination of the aforementioned stops of the daytime and sunset cruises.

You will certainly have a blast in every cruise and enjoy greatly the views, the landscapes, the swimming, the relaxation and, of course, the appetizing BBQ meal. The starters include Greek salad with organic products and Cretan oil, tzatziki and grilled feta cheese, mushrooms and peppers. For the main dish you can choose between chicken souvlaki, sausages and grilled pita bread and sea bream with shrimps. The vegetarian option is spaghetti Napolitan (red sauce). The meal is accompanied by fresh fruit and unlimited water, sparkling water, beer and white wine.

Quick Info
4 hours - 6 hours
BBQ meal included
English speaking tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Max 17 persons
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
Private: Only you & your group
Departs from Ammoudi port (Oia)
Sunset under the village of Oia
Easy cancellation
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Ammoudi port
Departure time: 10:00AM or 14:00
Transportation: Free hotel pickup and drop-off
Return details: Return to original departure point
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Tour Details
COVID-19 Precaution measures
The health and safety of all passengers are our highest priority so the tour operator is implementing the following measures:
Passengers will be encouraged to bring their own snorkeling equipment, if they would like.
Inclusions
  • Pick up from and to your hotel or other destination of choice
  • Meal included
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • BBQ prepared on the spot ( Chicken fillet souvlaki, Sausages or Sea Bream with Shrimps)
  • Drinks (soft drinks, white santorinian wine, beer)
  • 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, Grilled Peppers, Tzatziki)
What to bring
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Digital Camera
Exclusions
  • 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 option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • 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.
Tour Itinerary
1

Ammoudi port

The cruise starts from Ammoudi port at 10:00AM or 14:00 SEE MORE
2

Therasia

The first stop is at the nearby island of Therasia for swimming. Theriasia is a quiet, traditional island with an aura of another era. SEE MORE
3

Sulfur Springs & Volcano

You will set sail for the well-known volcano and its healing Sulfur Springs for a therapeutic mud bath SEE MORE
4

Indian Rocks & Venetian Light House (Sunset Option)

An interesting rock formation on the caldera that resembles an Indian’s face and the adorable Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri SEE MORE
5

Mesa Pigadia Beach (Sunset Option)

The first stop for swimming is at Mesa Pigadia Beach, a picturesque small cove where the volcanic rocks compose an impressive landscape once again. SEE MORE
6

White beach (Sunset Option)

White beach is an isolated beach that stands out for its tall white cliffs and white pebbles. You will take photographs of amazing sceneries. SEE MORE
7

Red beach (Sunset Option)

Red beach is one of the most scenic and interesting beaches on the island, located near Akrotiri village. The reason for its popularity is its colour! We will stop there for swimming. SEE MORE
8

Old port Of Fira

The Old Port of Santorini was created in 1650 BC by the great volcanic eruption that hit the island and lies at the bottom of the capital of Santorini, Fira. SEE MORE
9

Armeni

Armeni cove offers scenic views of the caldera and the island of Therasia that lies just across the sea. SEE MORE
10

Sunset on Board (Sunset Option)

The best spot for watching the famous sunset of Santorini, below the scenic village of Oia. It will be the experience of your lifetime. SEE MORE
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Ammoudi port

The tour ends at Ammoudi Port SEE MORE
Reviews by real customers for Santorini Sailing Center
5.0
Excellent based on 1 reviews
FK
FERESHTEH K. Greece, 13 Oct 2019

A great experience!

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Yacht Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Catamaran Lagoon 440
up to 17 44.8ft (13.6m) Captain & Crew Build 2008 (Refit 2019)
Good to Know

Voucher

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

Cancellation

If you cancel at least 10 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 10 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 on board 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.

Gift coupon

Once your booking is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email which will include the 10% off coupon code to use it on bus tours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all catamaran cruises in our site provide vegetarian menus. Please report your preference in the Notes of the checkout page in order to let the caterer know.

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 service 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 on board - 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 you drink on board!

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