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Boat Tours in Santorini

Yacht Cruises

Private Luxury Yacht Experience with full BBQ meal and drinks served

5 hours
Max 8 persons
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Grilled chicken, pork and local sausage, Grilled vegetables, Greek Salad, Ntolmadakia (stuffed vine leaves), Fava (split peas), Tzatziki, Saganaki (fried cheese), traditional sweets or fruits
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks Soft drinks, Santorinian wine, beers, ouzo
Free pickup & drop-off You will be picked up from your stay or the nearest accessible point, by minibus or car
Vessel information The cruise takes place on a 40ft (12m) Cranchi Smeraldo 40 (2014)
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 Marine
Departure time10:00 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 15:00 (Sunset Cruise)
Enjoy a luxurious and cozy Private Cruise on this motor yacht and live one of the most unforgettable experiences on the beautiful island of Santorini!

There’s no better sea adventure than this Private Yacht Cruise, which will give you the freedom you are looking for during your summer getaway, along with stunning views of the amazing volcanic scenery of Santorini island!

There are two tour options to choose from, the 5-hour Day Cruise and the 5-hour Sunset Cruise, both departing every day from the port of Vlychada in the southern part of the island. The Day Cruise departs at 10:00 AM, while the Sunset Cruise departs at 15:00. Make your choice and get ready to embark on a one-of-a-kind journey with your family or friends!

After free pick-up from your hotel and a spectacular drive through the island, you will arrive at Vlychada port and your adventure will start with a visit to the renowned Red beach of Santorini. Enormous cliffs and an alluring red-colored landscape will be the perfect background while you are enjoying a refreshing swim in the crystalline blue sea. Next, you will pass by the stunning White beach, where the wild scenery will undoubtedly entice you. Get ready for the most incredible memories, and get your cameras ready for the best summer photos!

As the sailing adventure continues, raise your eyes up to the sky and gaze at the impressive Black Mountain and the amazing Indian Rock formations, along with the famous Akrotiri Venetian Lighthouse, which is immobile atop the caldera cliffs. Your collection of summer vacation pictures will grow with even more gorgeous images!

The imposing Santorini Volcano and its nearby healing Hot Springs will be your next stop. Feel the energy coming from beneath there by taking a fantastic mud bath in the healing waters before you continue traveling to the north part of the island, below the graphic village of Oia and along the small island of Therasia. Together with the fantastic images that you will gain during your cruise, you will get to taste a delectable BBQ meal served with the famous Santorini white wine, beers, and soft drinks.

If you select the Sunset Cruise, a magical spectacle awaits as before the end of the cruise you will witness Santorini's captivating sunset. Watch the sun disappearing on the horizon and feel a sense of calmness! You will never forget that feeling! The cruise will finish at Vlychada port and then you will be driven back to your hotel.

Bring your loved ones along for the most relaxing day of your lives and the most thrilling adventure in the sea!

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Fuel & All Taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus or car
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels on board
  • Unlimited soft drinks (water, beers, wine, ouzo)
  • Meal included
  • Free Wifi
What to bring
  • Digital Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • 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
  • A white swimsuit is not recommended at the sulfurous hot springs
Reviews by real customers for Pelagos Cruises
Excellent based on 81 reviews
Kadie D. 20 Oct 2022
Favorite part of our trip!

Can’t recommend enough! We had such a great time. Learned a lot about the history of Santorini. Got to see such beautiful parts of the island. Lunch was amazing. 10/10!

Pelagos Cruises

Thank you very much! We hope to see you in a future tour again!!!

Connor C. United States, 15 Oct 2022
Amazing Day!

Tony and the Captain made the day so special. The day was absolutely amazing - beautiful views, swimming, and Tony had excellent knowledge of Santorini's history and landscape. The lunch was also delicious. We highly recommend!

Pelagos Cruises

Thank you very much!!!We hope to see you in a future tour again!!!

Deserene M. United States, 13 Oct 2022
Majestic amidst harsh weather condition

Thank u for providing us a different kind of experience in Santorini. Even though the weather was not the best on that day, u still took us in and made the most out of it. You gave us warnings and even advised us to cancel coz of the weather. But we braved thru the winds and big waves and was in awe of how you both delivered us safely back to shore. We will definitely recommend you and would seek your services again when we go back. Efcharisto!, Excellent!, A great experience!, Excellent!

Pelagos Cruises

Thank you very much!!!We hope to see you in a future tour again!!!

Lisa D. United Kingdom, 23 Sep 2022
Fabulous day out

This was a wonderful day . 5 hours with a great BBQ fresh lunch . Our guide Tony spoke excellent English and gave us lots of information on the islands history . Nothing to much trouble. Thoroughly recommend .

Pelagos Cruises

Thank you very much!!! We hope to see you again in a future tour!!!!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Cranchi Smeraldo 40
up to 8 40ft (12m) Captain & Crew Build 2014
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 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled date, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 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

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

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.

Yes! On the page Yacht Charter & Boat Rental, you can see all the boats with which you can visit the nearby islands of Santorini! Please contact us for any advice or tour/cruise alteration you are interested in.

Of course, you are! The tours and cruises that offer free pickup/drop-off services will serve you wherever you stay. Please note your address on the checkout page to arrange your transfer. There are tours that set meeting points in central locations of most of Santorini’s villages.

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!

Yes, if your children are acquainted with the sea, they will love the boat ride. In addition, there is snorkeling equipment available on board. Don’t forget to take sunscreen, a hat and a light jacket with you.

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