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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

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

4 hours - 10 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset below the village of Oia
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
Max 16/25 people On the Sunset Cruise, the max capacity is 16 people, while on the Day Cruise, it is 25 people
Vessel information The cruise takes place on a 44.8ft (13.6m) Catamaran Lagoon 440 (2008|2019 refitted) or a 42ft (12,79m) Catamaran Lagoon 420 (2022)
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 Ammoudi port
Starting time10:00 AM or 14:00
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– more Aegean islands!

The private cruise with the Catamarans Lagoon 420 or 440, offers extreme comfort and safety. Along with their modern facilities, elegance, and luxurious interior and exterior spaces, they make the cruising experience around the island, totally irresistible! Bring your loved ones or your friends and spend the most amazing moments of your summer vacation by the sea!

This unique Private experience offers three tour options, each one of which providing the opportunity to visit places of unparalleled beauty! Based on your preferences, you may either choose the 4-hour Day Cruise, the 6-hour Sunset Cruise, or the 10-hour Full-Day Cruise.

4-hour Day Cruise

The Private Day Catamaran Cruise departs daily at 10:00 from the small bay of Ammoudi in Oia and ends there, too. The first stop you will make is at the nearby island of Therasia, where you will have the chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters before you visit the impressive Volcano, specifically the island of Nea Kammeni. The sulfur springs there will offer you the chance for a unique bath in mineral waters. You will also have the chance to feast on a BBQ meal made with fresh local products. Next, you will 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 which used to be one of the main ports of Oia.

6-hour Sunset Cruise

The Private Sunset Catamaran Cruise departs daily at 14:00 from Ammoudi. As you leave its spectacular volcanic cliffs behind and after visiting Therasia and the sulfur springs near the volcano for swimming, you will set sail for Akrotiri village where you will admire its adorable Venetian 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 and the Bay of Armeni. Before the end of the cruise, get ready for the highlight of the tour – the captivating sunset of Santorini below Oia village – a mesmerizing spectacle to relish on board!

10-hour Full-Day Cruise

The Full-Day Private Catamaran Cruise departs daily at 10:00 a.m. and provides a chance for you to visit all the aforementioned stops of the daytime and sunset cruises, as well as more attractions and points of interest in Santorini and neighboring islands. You will make a stop at a small beautiful location in Therasia called Riva Beach (Agia Irini), as well as a hidden cove nestled in the Caldera next to Armeni Bay. If you are up for some island-hopping around Santorini and the weather conditions allow it, you can explore the stunning island of Ios and especially the famous Manganari Beach with its golden sand and crystal waters! However, should you choose to visit Ios Island, please note that you can only include a limited number of stops to Santorini on your cruise.

You will certainly have a blast on every cruise and enjoy the views, the landscapes, the swimming, the relaxation, and the calmness that the sea offers! The Day Cruise allows for swims in the daytime when the weather is warmer, while the Sunset Cruise promises the enchanting highlight of witnessing the incredible Santorini sunset. For those desiring extended sea time or an adventure to nearby islands, the Full-Day option is the perfect choice.

All the cruises include a full BBQ meal prepared with the most genuine products. The starters include Greek salad with organic products and Cretan oil, tzatziki grilled feta cheese, and mushrooms. For the main course, you have a choice between marinated chicken skewers (breast), served with pork sausage or seabream and shrimp. The vegetarian option is spaghetti Napolitan (red sauce). The meal is accompanied by unlimited water, beer, soft drinks, and white wine. If you select the Full-Day option, you will enjoy two onboard meals, complemented by delightful snacks. Free transfers to and from the Catamaran are also included in the price of the cruise.

The most valuable experience awaits aboard this Private Catamaran Cruise! Bring your loved ones and get prepared for enchanting moments at the sea!

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.
  • The map shows the itinerary of the 6-hour Sunset cruise. There is a 4-hour Day cruise available, the itinerary of which you can read in the description.
  • Should you opt for a direct pick-up and drop-off service from the Old Port, the tour operator provides this option at an additional total cost of 150 euros.
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 25 reviews
Garret P. United States, 29 Sep 2023
Exceeded Expectations

I have rented catamarans on vacation before and this crew was amazing. Our captain Stasos did an amazing job navigating choppy waters. Zoey went above and beyond to ensure that we were comfortable, our glasses were never empty and she prepared an amazing lunch.

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Garret, Thank you so much 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

David F. United States, 13 Sep 2023
Best Day in Santorini

Definitely the highlight of our trip to Santorini. It's a great way to see and explore the water surrounding the island. The boat (Daiquiri) is exactly as shown in the photos, very clean and fairly new, and there is an abundance of room for six people. The crew was friendly and excellent, and the BBQ meal was delicious.

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear David, Thank you for choosing our company and writing this review. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on board. Our team works hard to ensure each guest has a positive experience. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Kind regards, Vasileios Psilis

Benoît V. France, Metropolitan, 15 Aug 2023

Magnifique, moment coupé du monde, équipage top, nourriture délicieuse

Carly B. United Kingdom, 13 Aug 2023
Absolutely amazing

What an amazing experience. I booked the luxury catamaran for a post wedding celebration for my family. The staff onboard and the transport staff were friendly, attentive and so knowledgeable of the island. We had the best 6 hours onboard and everyone can’t stop talking about it. The sunset was incredible and the speed boat transfer at the end topped it off. It is a must!

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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 440
up to 17 44.8ft (13.6m) Captain & Crew Build 2008 (Refit 2019)
Catamaran Lagoon 420
up to 17 42ft (12,79m) Captain & Crew Build 2022
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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