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Boat Tours in Santorini

Sailing Cruises

Sailing Cruise in Santorini with Seafood BBQ dinner/lunch on board and Drinks

Our cruise starts from Vlychada port and the first stop is at the magnificent volcanic Red Beach where you can swim in crystal clear waters, try snorkeling and admire a jaw-dropping landscape.

Then, as we sail towards the volcano, you have the chance to set eyes on White Beach, which is another spectacular scenery of the island, the admirable lighthouse of Akrotiri and a distinctive rock formation on the caldera cliffs, called The Indian Rock.

At the volcano you will have a unique experience as you can swim in its hot springs that own healing waters and explore the volcanic islets of Palaia Kammeni and Nea Kammeni where the natural colors will amaze you.

Next we sail around the volcano and anchor there in order to take in the splendid view and enjoy a delicious Seafood BBQ lunch or dinner, specially prepared and served from the crew. In the meantime, you can swim or go snorkeling (snorkeling equipment is available on board) in the volcano’s waters.

Afterwards, we sail along the uninhabited Aspronisi Island, opposite of Santorini, and we reach Mesa Pigadia Beach, a lovely peaceful cove, for swimming, snorkeling or just sunbathing on deck.

Finally, we sail back to Vlychada marine. Departure time and arrival time depend on whether you choose the morning or the sunset cruise. If you choose the sunset tour, you will have the opportunity to experience one of the most sought after sunsets in the world while on board.

Quick Info
5 hours
Max 10 persons
Hotel pickup and drop-off
BBQ meal included
English speaking tour guide
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks
Departs from Vlychada port
Sunset near to Akrotiri
Easy cancellation
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Schedule & Pricing
Departure point: Vlychada Marine
Departure time: 10:00 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.
  • All taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels on board
  • Greek buffet
  • Unlimited white local wine, beer, soft drinks
  • Greek salad
  • Seafood BBQ dinner/lunch on board
  • 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
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 8 passengers
  • 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
Tour Itinerary

Vlychada port

The cruise begins from Vlychada port. SEE MORE

Red Beach 30'

First stop is at the magnificent volcanic Red Beach where you can swim in crystal clear waters. SEE MORE

White Beach 30'

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

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

Hot springs 30'

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


We enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, specially taken care and served from the crew, while you can swim! SEE MORE

Mesa Pigadia

Swimming, snorkeling or just sunbathing on the deck. SEE MORE
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 7 reviews
Lauren B. United Kingdom, 3 Sep 2020
Brilliant Experience

A great experience! It was well organised and our guide was brilliant! The food was yummy as well. 100% recommend

ROSSIGNOL P. France, 10 Sep 2019
A very nice trip

Very nice tour of the island with amazing views Good food and a good mood on the boat thanks to the crew , A must do.

Cecilia Z. Italy, 24 Aug 2019
Wonderful experience!

We booked this cruise during our vacation in Santorini, to end it in the best way ever; the booking was easy through the Santorini View's portal and also the payment was easy to do. We got any kind of communication regarding the meeting point etc via email. The cruise was fantastic, captain George and sailor Maria were very kind to us and they told the story of any place we visited. We made two stops in a less crowded spots to swim and the water was wonderful. We had our dinner in the caldera and then we came back to the Vlychada port looking at a wonderful sunset. The dinner was very good and enough for all the partecipants. A wonderful experience that I recommend to all.

Guillermo R. Spain, 28 Jul 2019

Interesting boat trip but not outstanding. Nice views of the island, possibility to have a bath and dinner on board but nothing fancy.

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Good to Know


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.


If you cancel at least 2 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 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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