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Boat Tours in Santorini

Catamaran Cruises

Private Santorini Cruise on a Modern Catamaran with meal and drinks

5 hours - 9 hours
Max 22 people
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
Meal included Lunch or dinner with shrimp spaghetti, Greek Salad, eggplant dip, tzatziki, chicken fillet & dessert
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks Open bar with white local wine, beers & beverages
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 40ft (12m) Bali 4.1 (2017)
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 Marine
Starting time10:00 AM (Daytime cruise), 11:00 (Full-day cruise) or 15:00 (Sunset cruise)
Complete your summer vacations on Santorini with the most fascinating experience of your life, a Private Catamaran Cruise! It will be something to remember!

This Private Catamaran Cruise will take you to places of unique beauty on Santorini and fill you with beautiful moments with your family or group of friends. From the moment you step onboard this luxurious Catamaran boat, the feeling of freedom will overwhelm you and a sense of calmness will make you leave all the problems behind!

Choose among the Private 5-hour Day Cruise, the 5-hour Sunset Cruise, or the 9-hour Full-Day cruise, and enjoy every minute! Let the journey begin starting from Vlychada port, at the south part of the island, and keep sailing until you reach the famous Red beach. Marvel at the amazing view of the reddish high cliffs from the coziness of your Catamaran or take a nice swim and enjoy the clear blue waters, before continuing your trip to the beautiful White beach. The wild beauty of the scenery there will surely captivate you!

As the cruise continues, you will have the chance to pass by Mesa Pigadia beach, as well as set eyes at the huge Indian Rock formations and the Venetian Lighthouse, which is located on the top of the Caldera cliffs. It’s a building of unique history and beauty that stands still on the mountain and is a perfect addition to the stunning landscape. Next, reach the impressive Volcano of Santorini and feel the wild volcanic atmosphere up-close, or swim at the extraordinary Hot Springs around it and get to enjoy a natural spa full of sulfur waters. It's totally worth it!

Choose the Sunset option and end the trip with a spectacle that will surely amaze you, the breathtaking sunset of Santorini! Watch the beautiful colors that the sky is taking, as the sun is diving into the sea, from the best spot in the Caldera. If you wish to spend more time at the sea, the 9-hour Full-Day cruise is the ideal choice for you! You will have the chance to spend the day in the most beautiful places, along with the company of your loved ones, and have a wonderful time. Feel free to also adjust your itinerary and stay longer at the places that you will like most!

An exciting feature of the tour is that drone coverage is offered if the weather conditions are supportive, so get ready to have all your special fun moments captured in a video that will be sent to you for free! In addition, for the water sports lovers, there is a professional Stand Up Paddle on board, available for use.

All the tour options include a delicious lunch or dinner, prepared on the boat with the best local ingredients, along with a delicious dessert, fresh fruit, and unlimited local wine, beers, and beverages. Moreover, transportation from/to your hotel is included.

Embark on this Private Catamaran Cruise and live an experience that you will remember forever!

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Maps and information about our island
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels on board
  • Unlimited white local wine, beer, soft drinks
  • Sea food, Chicken fillet, Salads & dessert
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Full name is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian or any other special dietary needs available upon request
  • For the sunset cruise, you are advised to bring a jacket
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
  • There is 1 Stand Up Paddle available for use
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 42 reviews
Kim Standridge
Kim S. United States, 10 Oct 2023
Best trip ever. Highly recommend

This was an amazing trip. Captain and crew were phenomenal. Highly recommend this tour. The lunch was 5 star. The crew can cook up pasta feta salad chicken in mustard sauce. Can’t say enough. This was the highlight of our trip , A great experience!, Excellent!

Carol C. United States, 2 Oct 2023
Miami Does Santorini!

11 friends from Miami booked a private Santorini Cruise and had the most marvellous time with Captain Kostas and Sailor Hassan visiting the Red Beach, the Black Beach, passing by the Lighthouse and dining in an anchored cove at the Caldera. All dietary requirements were respected. The weather was kind and we had both an incredible sunset and the bonus of a full moon rising on the same trip. Communication with Butterfly Cruises/Santorini View was exceptional and all the logistics ran smoothly with ground transit from and to the hotel and onto the cruise and back. Would 100% recommend it - this private trip was the highlight of our visit to Santorini as we were able to escape all the cruise-passenger tourists on the island and have a different perspective of the majesty and beauty of the island from the viewpoint of passengers looking up rather than looking down at sea. A great experience!

Maureen H. United States, 2 Oct 2023
private catamaran sunset tour- party of 6

A great experience! The communication during booking was very helpful and they were extremely responsive to my questions leading up to our excursion. A very well organized experience from our pick up at our hotel to our drop off - our driver was excellent and timely Our guides were very considerate, thoughtful and welcoming. The dinner was delicious and plentiful.! A definite ‘must do ‘ if you have the time, being on a private tour was such a treat!

Sapphire P. 21 Sep 2023

Amazing experience, excellent staff and customer service we had the best day!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Bali 4.1
up to 20 40ft (12m) Captain & Crew Build 2017
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 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 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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