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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
English speaking tour guide
Max 16 persons
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset under the village of Oia
BBQ meal included Main Menu: Chicken fillet souvlaki, Sausages or Sea Bream and Shrimps - Appetizers: Greek salad, grilled vegetables (mushrooms, peppers), 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)
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Departure point Ammoudi port
Departure time10:00AM 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, 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.

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
COVID-19 Safety 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
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • 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 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
5.0
Excellent based on 1 reviews
BG
Brownwyn G. United Kingdom, 5 Aug 2021
Morning catamaran trip

A great relaxing experience!, Well organised! Catamaran was extremely clean and of a high standard. The crew were fabulous hosts who provided a delicious lunch, also fun but professional at all times.A much needed break after pandemic restrictions and a miserable 18 months in the UK.

Santorini Sailing Center

Dear Mrs. Bronwyn, Thank you for your positive review! You put a big smile on our faces! We’re very grateful for customers like you and hope to sail with you again in the nearest future! Kindest Regards, Evangelia

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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

Voucher

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.

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!

No. Greece is one of the safest countries to swim in. So, you can enjoy your swimming and your sailing cruises.

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