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Boat Tours in Santorini

Sailing Cruises

Private Sailing Cruise in Santorini with Snacks & Drinks

5 hours - 10 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
English speaking tour guide
Max 8 persons
Private: Only you & your group
Cold plates and salads Variety of cheese, cured meat products and salads
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 52.2ft (14.9m) Sailing Sun Odyssey 52.2 (2001|2019 refitted)
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Departure point Ammoudi port
Departure time10:00AM or 15:00

The “Santa Maria” Sun Odyssey 52.2 is a luxurious yacht that lends itself to lavish private tours around the wonders of Santorini and the magnificent island of Ios as it is characterized by stateliness and owns all the modern amenities you need. Travellers can choose among 4 different cruises and their suggested itineraries but the fact that the cruises are private means that they can add or remove stops according to their preferences, based on the weather and time limitations. Each cruise provides free pick up and drop off service, snorkeling equipment, snacks and drinks. The menu includes Greek salad, a variety of cheese and cured meat products, fruit and unlimited water, sparkling water, beer and white wine. Passengers should bring a hat, sunblock, a light jacket and a camera.

The Day Private Luxury Cruise departs daily at 10:00 while the Sunset Private Luxury Cruise at 15:00 and they both last 5 hours. The Caldera & Therasia Private Luxury Sailing Cruise departs daily at 10:00 but lasts for 10 hours.

Off we go then to the Sulfur Springs for a dive at the volcanic waters where you feel the power of the volcano and the benefits of swimming in its therapeutic waters. The route will take us to the Lighthouse of Akrotiri, built by the French two centuries ago and the intriguing Indian Face Mountain where you will take some amazing photos. Then we would visit the beach of Mesa Pigadia or the Red Beach (depending on weather conditions and the wind); here you will have the chance to enjoy another dive and use the snorkelling gear to discover the underwater thrills.

After the light dinner/lunch we sail to the Old Port of Fira and following the caldera coastline we reach the hidden church of Eftapedes, the bay of Armeni minutes before we sail to enjoy Santorini’s spectacle; the amazing sunset! After living the experience of viewing the sunset on board we return at the bay of Ammoudi where our private owned mini-bus will be standing by to drive you back to the hotel!

The last option is the Santorini & Ios Private Luxury Sailing Cruise that departs daily at 10:00 and lasts for 10 hours. Starting from Amoudi Bay, you set sail for a full-day adventure where you will explore not only the aforementioned points of interest in Santorini and Therasia, but also the island of Ios. Ios owns golden sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, like Magganari Beach, but you can anchor at any other beach if you wish so. Here you have the chance to admire different landscapes than the wild volcanic ones in Santorini. Every cruise constitutes a lifetime experience at the dreamy island of Santorini and it will unquestionably offer you pleasant memories along with your co-travellers.

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.
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Drinks (soft drinks, white santorinian wine, beer)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All taxes
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Cold Plates (variety of cheese and cured meat products)
  • Full insurance
  • Fruits
  • Greek salad
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 for Santorini Sailing Center
Excellent based on 30 reviews
Jane K. United States, 20 Oct 2021

I normally do not leave reviews but this cruise was such an amazing experience. We visited other islands and participated in other cruises but this one was the best! As advertised, it was private and covid safe. There were a total of 4 people on this big catamaran (likely a lower number than usual because it was near the end of tourist season). It was very well organized with clear instructions on pickup and email correspondence on dinner choices. The entire staff was so kind and hospitable. We loved our captain and guide. They made us fish for dinner and the food was sooo good!! The wine kept coming and we were very happy with absolutely everything! The sunset was a nice ending to this amazing and unforgettable night. We would definitely recommend our friends and family to do this!

Andis G. Latvia, 17 Oct 2021

A great experience!

Emily M. United States, 14 Oct 2021

Wonderful experience on the Carpe Diem catamaran. The crew were all amazing!

Jessica L. United States, 12 Oct 2021
Best day of the trip!

Hard to put into words what an amazing experience we had. It started before we ever booked a trip with prompt, informative answers to all our questions. Then, we requested to change days once on the island as the weather looked to be better than the day we had planned. Without and trouble they agreed (we were in a slower season so during the peak tourist time I imagine this may not be possible) Then the boat trip (more in that in a minute). The great service continued when we realized we left a personal item on the boat and they were so easy to work with to get it back. Everyone we interacted with was fantastic. Now the boat- do it. Book it. You will not regret it. If you can afford it, book a private trip with just your family or friends. But I wouldn’t miss this even if you go with an unknown group. The water was as clear as I have ever seen water ...chilly when you jumped in...but enjoyable when the sun was up. The view of Oia, the caldera and the sunset was the best on the island - and we went end to end! Our crew recommended we take a longer trip across to another island with a more private beach. It was a 2 hour +|- ride which allowed us to just sit back and enjoy the ride. On the way home we stopped by the rocks in Amoudi Bay and admired Oia from below. The boat was gorgeous!!! Clean and well cared for!! The crew was kind, helpful and informative. And I haven’t even mentioned lunch!! The food was so good I had to get the recipe! Delicious! All in all- this was the best day for all 9 of us, from our 11 year old daughters, to ur 16 year old daughters, to the 22 year old son and the parents. Across the board the highlight of the trip.

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Sailing Sun Odyssey 52.2
up to 8 52.2ft (14.9m) Captain & Crew Build 2001 (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 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

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, 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.

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.

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