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Boat Tours in Santorini

Sailing Cruises

Private Sailing Cruise in Santorini with Meal & Drinks

5 hours - 10 hours
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
English speaking tour guide
Max 6 people
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Lunch or dinner at a traditional Greek tavern on Therasia, with an open choice among fish, meat or vegetarian menus, all accompanied by locally produced white wine.
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)
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 Marina
Starting time10:00 AM or 15:00
Looking for a luxurious and unforgettable way to explore the stunning beauty of Santorini? Embark on this Private Sailing experience and relish a worry-free day with your loved ones in the most amazing scenery!

Climb aboard the luxurious Santa Maria Sun Odyssey 52.2 yacht, which is perfect for private excursions around the gems of Santorini and the breathtaking island of Ios, and enjoy a comfortable and carefree experience, thanks to its stateliness and modern amenities. You can choose among 4 different cruises and their suggested itineraries but the fact that the cruises are private means that you can add or remove stops according to your preferences, based on the weather and time limitations. Each cruise provides free pick-up/drop-off service, snorkeling equipment, a complimentary meal and drinks

All guests have the opportunity to select either the 5-hour Day/Sunset Cruises or the Full-Day Cruises around the magnificent islands of Santorini or Ios. The 5-hour Day Cruise departs daily at 10:00 while the 5-hour Sunset Cruise at 15:00. The Full-Day Cruises depart daily at 10:00 and last for 10 hours.

Begin your journey from Vlychada Marina, located in the southern part of the island, and start your sailing adventure from the famous Red beach, where you can relish the stunning reddish-high cliffs from the comfort of your yacht, or take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear blue waters. Afterward, head towards the magnificent White Beach, where you can marvel at the untamed natural beauty of the scenery.

As the cruise proceeds, you will set eyes on the scenic Mesa Pigadia beach, the huge Indian Rock formations, and the Venetian Lighthouse, which is situated atop the Caldera cliffs and adds a unique charm to the breathtaking landscape. Next, explore the awe-inspiring Volcano of Santorini and immerse yourself in the wild volcanic ambiance. It's an experience not to be missed!

Finally, your itinerary will include a visit to the nearby island of Therasia. Here, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in another refreshing dive in pristine waters before trying the delicious Greek cuisine, along with the famous Santorini white wine, at a traditional tavern.

Choose the Sunset option and witness the stunning sunset of Santorini, where you can watch the captivating colors of the sky as the sun dives into the sea from the best vantage point in the Caldera. Following the remarkable sunset experience on board, you will head back to Vlychada, where your private mini-bus will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel in safety and comfort.

If you choose the Full-Day Cruise either to Santorini or Ios Island, you will set off at 10:00 and embark on a 10-hour journey. Departing from Vlychada Marina, you will start an exciting trip, where you will have the chance to discover either the previously mentioned magnificent parts of Santorini or the island of Ios, which boasts golden sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, such as Magganari Beach. There, you will have the opportunity to appreciate different landscapes than the volcanic ones found in Santorini.

Each cruise provides a unique sailing experience on the idyllic island of Santorini, promising to create sweet memories for you and your loved ones that will last forever!

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Select Participants
Tour Details
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Drinks (white santorinian wine, beer, soft drinks)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • All taxes
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Full insurance
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
  • Meal included
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 springs
  • The schedule is always subject to changes depending on weather conditions.
  • Inform us in advance of any dietary preferences or allergies.
  • 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
Excellent based on 2 reviews
Rhiannon P. 21 Sep 2022
Fantastic day on the water!

A really fantastic day with an excellent crew, excellent music and good vibes!! Thank you!

Chloe S. United States, 6 Jun 2022
A dream

We do not usually write reviews but our experience was truly perfect. Dimitris was our captain and was very friendly, knowledgeable of the island, and accommodating. We were so impressed by the service of the crew. It was an experience we will never forget, worth every penny!

Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Sailing Sun Odyssey 52.2
up to 6 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 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

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 services 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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