A catamaran cruise is undoubtedly the best experience one can have in Santorini as in a short amount of time you can see some of its top attractions in the best possible way. You will swim in the crystal-clear waters of its most iconic beaches, such as Red Beach and White Beach, and in the therapeutic waters of the volcano’s hot springs as well. You will also enjoy delicious food on board as well as terrific views of the caldera cliffs and the volcanic islands that make everyone gasp. Those who book a sunset cruise will relish the most spectacular sunset in the world below the beautiful village of Oia.

There are plentiful catamaran cruises in Santorini and we have selected the best ones for you. The main differences among them are the food and drinks, the number of participants and the vessel’s size and comfort (luxury catamarans). All cruises include hotel pickup and drop-off service. Treat yourselves a sailing cruise and you won’t regret it since it is a totally rewarding experience that will enhance your vacation.

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Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with buffet meal and drinks

Avail. from 01 Apr
5 hours  Max 16
Greek buffet Wine Pick-up/drop-off Vlychada port Sunset near Akrotiri
Avail. from 01 Apr $129.32
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Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with Greek Food & Drinks

Avail. from 01 Apr
5 hours  Max 20
Greek buffet Wine Pick-up/drop-off Vlychada port Sunset near Akrotiri
Avail. from 01 Apr $140.10
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Which Catamaran Cruise Should I Choose?


Whichever catamaran cruise you choose, you’ll have the time of your life! Their differences have to do mainly with whether you choose a Semi-Private (Shared) or a Private Cruise, the food and drinks offered on board the boats, the passenger capacity, the vessel’s size, and the point of departure.

  • -Semi-Private (Shared) or Private Cruise: If your plan is to spend some enjoyable moments as part of a group and share their energy, then a Semi-Private Catamaran Cruise would be the perfect match! For those wishing to add some privacy to their cruise, or who want to organize a special celebration on board, the best choice would be a Private Cruise for only them and their loved ones!
  • -Food: Buffet or BBQ meal, some of them include filet of fish, while others chicken filet or pork.
  • -Drinks: On all of the cruises you will be offered unlimited local wine and soft drinks, while some of them include beers, and others, cocktails.
  • -Passenger capacity: Fewer passengers means more comfort, but more passengers means more fun and a chance to meet new people - the choice is yours!
  • -Luxury catamarans are larger and more deluxe and thus offer more comfort.
  • -Departure port: If you stay in Oia or Imerovigli, it will be preferable to book a catamaran cruise that departs from Ammoudi port, as the travel distance with the operator’s pick-up vehicle is shorter. For people staying in the southern part of the island, the most convenient option would be a cruise departing from Vlychada port since it is the nearest port to that location.
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can cancel your reservation and you are entitled to a refund of up to 100% of the initial amount, based on the cancellation policy of the tour/cruise that appears on the product page.

Please visit the page of the tour you are interested in so that you can find out its cancellation policy or contact us. Furthermore, once you have made your reservation, an email with a link from which you can manage/cancel your reservation will be sent to you.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and a light jacket (just in case)

If the tour or cruise is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be refunded the entire amount you paid unless you wish to change the date of your booking with no extra cost.

Yes, in all Private Tours you can adjust the tour itinerary based on your preferences.

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.

They are usually located below the picturesque village of Oia which is the most famous spot in order to relish Santorini’s magical sunset on board and admire the caldera settlement from the sea as well. The alternative location is opposite Akrotiri village, which is equally impressive.

The catamarans sail past the volcano but do not provide a stop on it. If you wish to walk on the volcano, you can choose a volcano tour.

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!

Now! Seriously do so as early as possible because boat cruises are a very popular activity that many visitors choose. Especially from June to September there is a great demand so it is advisable to make a reservation the moment you decide it in order to ensure availability.

Yes, if you are a big group, contact us in order to suggest the best available catamaran to you.

Yes, as long as you choose the same catamaran cruise. Please leave a comment in the Notes of the checkout page to inform us about your company or contact us before making the reservation so that we can organize it for you.

Don’t worry! The tour operator’s vehicle will come to the nearest possible spot to pick you up. After booking, you will receive a voucher via email which contains a map with the pickup location.

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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