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Catamaran Cruises

Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with Greek Food & Drinks

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to board a luxury catamaran and take a 5-hour cruise off the coast of Santorini.

Experience the romance and beauty of the island as you set sail from the southern port of Vlychada. Choose from a 10:30 AM or 3:30 PM departure and follow the coast to the red sands of Red Beach and the neighboring cove of White Beach. Jump in for a swim in the shallow waters of a private beach, if you desire. Benefit from the services and amenities of a fully equipped vessel, including complimentary towels and snorkeling equipment.

Venture below the imposing Indian Rocks and marvel at the sea caves and rock formations close to an old Venetian lighthouse. Get breathtaking views of the volcanic landscape as you travel through the middle of the caldera. Visit the hot springs for a healing mud bath, and then go to a private bay at Palea Kammeni Island to relax on deck or jump in for a swim. Frolic in the water as the crew prepares a buffet lunch or dinner to satisfy your hunger with Greek salad and traditional appetizers, accompanied by unlimited wine and soft drinks.

For the sunset option, journey out to open waters after dinner and watch a magnificent sunset in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Then, sail back to port, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Quick Info
5 hours
Max 18 persons
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Greek buffet
English speaking tour guide
Free wine & soft drinks
Departs from Vlychada port
Sunset near to Akrotiri
Easy cancellation
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Vlychada Marine
Departure time: 10:30 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 3:30 PM (Sunset Cruise)
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.
There will be fewer passengers on each boat in order to maintain a safe distance between them.
Inclusions
  • All taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Pick up from and to your hotel or other destination of choice
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Towels on board
  • Greek buffet
  • Drinks (soft drinks, white Santorinian wine)
  • Meal included
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional info
  • Full name is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required
  • For the sunset cruise, you are advised to bring a jacket
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
  • Alcoholic drinks will be denied for those under 18 years old
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children of the age group 3 to 9 years old will be charged half ticket. For the high season (Jul. - Sep.), you will be charged half ticket for the children of the age group 3 to 6 years old.
Tour Itinerary
1

Vlychada port

The cruise begins from Vlychada port. SEE MORE
2

Red Beach

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! SEE MORE
3

White Beach

White Beach is surrounded by white towering cliffs that form a beautiful, small cove and provide partial shade, SEE MORE
4

Mesa Pigadia beach

Ideal for those who wish to avoid crowded, cosmopolitan beaches and prefer picturesque, tranquil places where they can enjoy peacefulness, relaxation and privacy. SEE MORE
5

Indian Rocks & Venetian Light House

Explore the unmanned volcanic beaches where the spectacular colors will amaze you or you can just sunbath on the deck. SEE MORE
6

Hot springs

On the island of Palaia Kammeni there are hot springs known for their beneficial and therapeutic effects. The waters there contain sulfur and you can please yourself with an alternative mud bath. SEE MORE
7

Volcano

One of the greatest attractions of Santorini whose former intense activity gave the island its current shape and morphology. SEE MORE
Reviews by real customers
4.8
Excellent based on 93 reviews
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Sawyer O. United Kingdom, 21 Nov 2020
Sunset Cruise

We had an amazing experience during the catamaran cruise, it was great to be able to see the red and black beach as well as be able to swim in the hotspring. Food was lovely & the staff were very accommodating!

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Isabella G. United Kingdom, 29 Oct 2020
Arrogant captain, far from relaxing

I have to say, this was the most disappointing part of my trip... The captain treated all the people in the boat like children, and was frankly quite rude. It was like being on a tourist bus. Get on, get to one stop, get to the next stop, go home. It just wasn’t very relaxed, and seemed like the crew didn’t want to be there. Yes it was beautiful, it’s Greece of course it’s beautiful, but it’s just wasn’t anything special. I think had the crew been better, the whole experience would Have been different.

Spiridakos Sailing Cruises

We do thank you for your honest and constructive feedback. We have addressed this to our captain and crew, so we can improve. Related to the strict schedule of the trip, maybe a private customizable tour would better fit your expectations. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you again in the future on one of our cruises.

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David S. Germany, 10 Oct 2020
Tour is "okay" but where was the enthusiasm?

We took the tour and were on time picked up by the bus. That was really great service - we collected some other guests and were then brought to the port. This took us about 1,5 hours, but that is totally up to where the guests stay on Santorini. During the sailing cruise (they never set sail, it is solely a motor cruise) the service was good, food (Greek salad, Tzatziki, chicken steaks, spaghetti with tomato sauce, wine leaves and rice, bread), drinks and wine were enough for everyone. Our glasses never were empty for long. However parts of the crew were not really enthusiastic about the sights (except for Pablo, who was our highlight) and now we can understand why. Some but not much background info was provided to what one could see when passing the dights. But mostly it was just half hearted - "here you can see this and that, don't have too many expectations, let's head on to the next sight...". Not what we are used to when having a local guide anywhere. That needs improvement because if the guide is not enthusiastic, how can the guests be? The red beach swimming was also disappointing as we could only go snorkeling behind the boat. There was nothing to see there. Not even rocks. You can see the rest of the sights on the website but believe me - it is not a stunning wow feeling when you see them. Consider the trip as something to enjoy yourselves being at the sea with food and wine. That is really it. The swimming at the hot springs was exciting at first but the hot springs are rather warm springs. Trust me, if you ever are on Iceland or somewhere similar - there you will experience hot springs ;-). Afterwards it was time to head back to the port. We had some good music throughout the trip but wait a minute - what about the sunset? I don't know why but we did not stop to see the sunset or anything. Just rushing back to the port, arriving there 1,5 hours earlier (the trip was supposed to be around 5 hours, do the math). Luckily we had a group of nice people to have fun with, otherwise the our rating would be two stars only. We cannot recommend the tour as is and would not do it again.

Spiridakos Sailing Cruises

Dear David, thank you for sharing your experience. We highly value both your motivational and developmental feedback. Indeed the cruise lasted less than planned, due to a last-minute management decision. We truly apologize for this result. We have shared the feedback with our captain and crew related to their enthusiasm level and sharing information. Related to the proximity/access to the Red Beach and any beach, we are obliged by greek maritime law to set anchor +200m from the shore. We make 3 stops for swimming, lasting +30 minutes each, so you would have plenty of time to swim and walk around. The temperature of water in Santorini is around 20°C. The hot springs of the volcano of Santorini are on average at 35°C, while Iceland's blue lagoon reaches 39°C during summer. Indeed some would experience a warm feeling rather than a hot one. Thank you again for choosing us.

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Philipp S. Switzerland, 7 Oct 2020
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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 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 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

For the safety of all passengers, during the swimming part of the cruise, we provide to everyone life jackets

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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