from $324.39 /Half-day


Boat Tours


Poseidon Ranieri 540 | License-Free Boat Rental

The lavish Ranieri 540 motorboat is a boat that can welcome up to 7 persons onboard, offering a Luxury Cruise around the beautiful island of Santorini. This modern motorboat is ideal for renting, without a watercraft license requirement, and spending a lovely day at the sea with your family or group of friends!

If you are into speedy cruising with comfort and luxury, this boat is the perfect choice for you! Embarking from Vlychada port, from where you will get your boat, you can follow your own itinerary and meet the most prominent parts of Santorini. Visit the extraordinary Red Beach and White Beach before cruising along the Caldera rim and exploring all the hidden coasts and coves. Get to see the famous Volcano of Santorini up-close and the beneficial Hot Springs around it, or the islands neighboring Santorini and many more places. Enjoy the coziness that this modern motorboat offers, while gazing at the wild volcanic landscape surrounding you, or take refreshing swims at the clear-blue waters of the island and have the time of your life! Choose the 5-hour Day or Sunset Cruises, or embark on a Full-Day Cruise and make this excursion the highlight of your vacation in Santorini!

Our staff will meet you at Vlychada port, to hand over your boat and give you all the safety advice and navigation guidelines, and generally all the important information you need before starting your tour. Get ready to also receive our local tips on must-visit places around the island!

The boat includes a cooler stocked with ice cubes, a bottle of water, and a snack. Moreover, transfers from/to your hotel can be arranged at an extra cost, and a professional skipper can be provided to you upon request, at the extra cost of 70 € (half day) or 120 € (full day).

Speed, luxury and comfort are ensured in this private boat, as well as unforgettable moments at the sea!

Capacity max. 7
Length 18ft (5.4m)
Crew 0
Built/Refit 2021/-
  • Model
    Poseidon Ranieri 540
  • Cabins
  • Crew
    Without skipper (bareboat)
  • Beam
    7ft (2.15m)
  • Draft
  • Engine
  • Showers
  • Meal
Key features
  • Extra engine Yamaha 4hp/ 4 stroke
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Signal flares
  • Lifejackets for adults & kids
  • Emergency smoke signal
  • Third party insurance
  • GPS plotter
  • Fish finder
  • Depth finder
  • Snack
  • Cooler stocked with ice cubes
  • Bottle of water
Booking details


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.


Skipper can be provided for 70 € (half day) or 120 € (full day). Please state your request at the "Notes" section of the checkout page.

Meeting point

Vlychada Marine. A voucher with the exact meeting point will be sent to you after your booking. Transfer from/to the marina of Vlychada can be arranged at an extra charge.


Fuel is not included in the boat rental price. The boat is delivered to the customer full of fuel. Fuel consumption is charged extra and is paid by the customer upon return.

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.

Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 9 reviews
Tim D. United States, 1 Nov 2023
October 23 visit

We were in Santorini for five days and the day of the 10 hour boat rental was by far the highlight! We were on our timeline, going where we wanted to go. Lunch at Captain John was a great boating destination. Swimming at different spots was fantastic. I’ll certainly do it again!

Paul P. United Kingdom, 23 Oct 2023
5 Hour self drive boat higher around Santorini

Meet the very helpful team 30 mins before the booking. Easy and clear safety check / instructions / advice. Set of on time into the sunshine. What a Day!!! FUN FUN FUN. loved it so much I didn't want to return the boat. Managed to everything, Red beach, White beach, Volcano, Hot Springs as well as the whole of the Caldera cost line (Not really much to see apart from different rock formations if you like that sort of thing) In one day (5 Hours) you can see the WHOLE of Santorini by see. It's a must do and super fun. Thank you Blue Waters and Thank you Santorini view. It's the best 300 Euro's ive spent in a long time.

Whitney C. Canada, 27 Aug 2023
Great way to explore Santorini

Overall, it was the perfect day. Communication was great, as well the meeting point was clearly outlined and well coordinated. The boat is perfect for a small family or two couples. Good shade on a hot day. 5 hours was more than enough. We were going to take the boat out on our own, but for the added cost of hiring a captain, it was well worth it. He was so great and always trying to add value to the day. He or she can take you to best areas, as well, allows you to take in the experience and views. As well, the water is quite choppy, so unless you are an experienced boater, the seas may be alarming. If we were to do it again, we would pass on the lunch experience in Thirasia - the food and service was questionable, with limited restaurant options (Captain Johns). Cool idea in theory. Also, nothing to do with Santorini View operations Be sure to bring towels, snacks, beverages.

IGNACIO B. Spain, 22 Aug 2023
Highly recommended

Thanks to George from Georgia for his kind and detailed explanations on how to "navigate" the boat. Everything was perfect! Btw, we didn't really know what boat to rent at first (this one or the previous/cheaper model). We do not regret our decision, the boat was exactly what we needed.

Santorini Blue Waves

Thank you so much for your kink review

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