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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

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

4 hours - 6 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
Max 16 persons
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset below the village of Oia
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 44.8ft (13.6m) Catamaran Lagoon 440 (2008|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 Ammoudi port
Departure 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– 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, and mushrooms. For the main dish you can choose between chicken leg fillet with marinade served with beef sausage 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.

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
  • 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)
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 12 reviews
Claudia H. United States, 21 May 2023
A must do while in Santorini

Went on a private cruise and it could not have been any more perfect. Breathtaking views, amazing crew and the most relaxing few hours of our vacation. Worth every penny - thank you!

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Mrs. Hietpas, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. We can’t wait to have you back onboard! Best Wishes, Evangelina

charline h. Belgium, 2 Nov 2022

A great experience!

Doug M. United States, 14 Oct 2022
Best day of trip!

Excellent!, Wonderful experience!, Our guide was awesome!, Well organized!, A must do.

Akram A. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, 17 Sep 2022


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Vessel 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


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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