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Boat Tours in Santorini

Motor Yacht Cruises

Private Motor Boat Cruise with Meal on Therasia

4 hours - 5 hours
Max 4 people
English speaking tour guide
Sunset near Akrotiri
Private: Only you & your group
Meal included Meal at a traditional tavern in Therasia island
Free local wine, beers & soft drinks Wine, beer, soft drinks and cold refreshments
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 29.56ft (9m) Axopar 28 (2018|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 Marine
Departure time10:30, 11:30 (Daytime cruise) or 15:30, 16:30 (Sunset cruise)
Less time in travel, more time to explore sightseeing.

Organize a day trip around the caldera as you cruise in style, relaxing on the large sunbeds either at the front or the back of the motor cruiser. Axopar 28 MotorCruiser is a brand-new luxury boat, available for private boat excursions and exclusive romantic cruises! You will enjoy an unforgettable day as you explore the most incredible coastal corners of Santorini with a morning or sunset cruise made just for you, with the same benefits of yacht cruises but at half price. There are two tour options to choose from, the 4-hour cruise, and the 5-hour cruise, both of them starting and finishing at Vlychada port. All the excursions include transportation from/to your stay, or the nearest point accessible by vehicle, with our A/C mini-bus, as well as a delicious meal at a traditional restaurant on Therasia Island along with cold drinks on board. Sit back, and keep your camera ready to get a shot of the caldera and the magical Santorini sunset on board (during the sunset cruise). Of course, guests can customize the tour according to their needs.

Pick one of our morning or afternoon tour times, and meet our minibus at your hotel or the nearest meeting location, after which you’ll be transferred to Vlychada port. During the 4-hour Cruise, get ready to embrace all the highlights of Santorini, including the marvelous Red Beach and White Beach, the Indian Rock formations, the Venetian lighthouse, Aspronisi Island, Therasia Island, as well as the impressive Volcano, and the extraordinary Hot Springs near it. Swim, snorkel, soak up the sun, and enjoy a tasteful Greek dinner in a traditional restaurant on Therasia Island. The tour ends at Vlychada Port. The sunset tour starts from Vlychada port and follows the same itinerary with the difference that you enjoy the magical Santorini sunset, on board.

Choose the 5-hour Cruise, and add to all the above-mentioned must-see spots, the picturesque small Ammoudi port and the breathtaking view of Oia village. Then, as you continue your cruising experience along the Caldera, get ready to capture amazing images of all the cliff-jugging Santorini villages, such as Imerovigli village and Firostefani village, as well as pass by the small Old Port, below Fira village. During your cruise, our captain will always be at your disposal to ask for any route change and make your sea excursion an absolutely personalized experience!

The Axopar 28 is a modern and luxurious motor cruiser that was announced as the "Boat of The Year 2020" in the United States of America. With the capability of seating up to five people within a bright and airy, full weather-protected environment, there’s ample incentive for an owner and guests to spend a few hours onboard. Above all, the open roof that loves to be thrown open at any time and the large, side-opening doors on either side, meaning there’s natural light and ventilation always readily to hand. Versatile by design, the walkaround side access and aft deck in standard form is a large, flat, and practical space that works well as a home. In addition, its special exhaust system allows for substantial noise abortion, making the motor cruise a silent operation and therefore more comfortable and relaxing. Go further and stay out longer with the Axopar 28 Premium Walkaround Deck MotorCruiser.

What you will see/visit
Booking options
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Tour Details
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Drinks (Wine, beer, soft drinks and cold refreshments)
  • Meal included
  • Maps and information about our island
  • Free Wifi
  • Full insurance
  • Fuel & All Taxes
  • Captain and crew
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Welcome on board with complimentary soft drinks
  • Lunch/dinner at a traditional Greek restaurant on Therasia island
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
What to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit (The sulfur water may stain your swimsuit, so a dark-coloured one would be suggested)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Towels
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
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • All yachts and boats in Greece cannot moor directly on the beach. Sail Away has selected the best points for swimming and snorkeling, the closest possible from the beach
  • Scheduled times and itinerary may vary according to weather conditions and sunset time
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Our captain is at your disposal to ask for any route change and make your sea excursion an absolutely personalized experience. Passengers have to respect the captain's instructions and decisions
  • Hotel pickup might start up to 40 minutes before the cruise departure. Please note that a delay of just 10 minutes could potentially lead to a total delay of 35 minutes in the start of the cruise due to increased traffic in the port
  • The map shows the itinerary of the 5-hour excursion. There are shorter options available, the itinerary of which you can read in the description.
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 14 reviews
Stacey W. United Kingdom, 25 Sep 2022
Exceeded all expectations

This boat trip made our honeymoon! It exceeded all expectations and is a must do if visiting Santorini. We booked it expecting a nice relaxing trip around the island to see the views and sunsets but on top of this we felt like we had our own personal tour guide with Peter. He gave us so much interesting information at each stop which made us view Santorini in a whole new light and gave us a new found appreciation for how the beautiful island was created. There is a great food stop on the island of Thalisa which is an island we wouldn’t have otherwise gone to. We were so looked after during our whole trip, we couldn’t have asked for better service! Drinks on tap, swim stops, towels laid out, bags taken care of, photos at every stop (big thanks to Karim!) Karim is a credit to Peter and the trip, we felt like we had 5* service. At the end of the trip Peter told us he does that trip every day for 6 months of the year but he carried out the trip with care and enthusiasm as if we were his first customers! If you do anything on your holiday, book this boat with Peter!

Shameer G. Canada, 11 Sep 2022
Great tour

This was an amazing experience. Well worth the private tour. Would definitely recommend touring this way. Captain was great !

JONATHAN P. France, 30 Aug 2022
A deeper look inside Santorini's caldera

We had a wonderful time aboard this very beautiful and comfortable boat. Captain Peter and his skipper were both very kind to us and our children, and had lots of explanations to help us better understand the wonderful sites of Santorini, and also Greek people and culture. The ride was smooth (we had very good weather). A day we will remember for a long time!

Devin M. United States, 29 Aug 2022
Amazing Experience!

We took the private motor boat, sunset cruise by Sail Away and it was one of our favorite experiences on our honeymoon in Greece! Captain Petros did an amazing job choosing the best route so that we got the best views and avoided the crowds. It was so relaxing and we got to see all the stunning Santorini sights in one excursion. Captain Petros made sure we were well taken care of and was a wonderful tour guide. It truly was a luxury experience. Not to mention the amazing dinner on Therasia, simply delicious! There was a chance of rain in the forecast and they were more than willing to accomodate and reschedule, but the weather turned out perfectly! This was by far the best way to experience a Santorini sunset! Truly an unforgettable experience! I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who wants a private, luxury experience at an affordable price.

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
Axopar 28
up to 4 29.56ft (9m) Captain & Crew Build 2018 (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 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

For the safety of all passengers, during the swimming part of the cruise, we provide to everyone life jackets

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

Yes, in all Private Tours you can adjust the tour itinerary based on your preferences.

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, the best tour operators of Santorini, with whom we collaborate, provide these options. Please leave a comment on the checkout page or contact us to let you know what options are available.

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.

There are numerous things to do onboard - take delight in the boat ride and the amazing views of Santorini from the sea, sunbathe, and enjoy your drink on board!

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