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Boat Tours in Santorini

Motor Yacht Cruises

Private Yacht Cruise in Santorini with BBQ meal, Organic Local Food and Drinks

5 hours - 8 hours
Free Cocktail, wine, beers & soft drinks
Max 6 people
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near Akrotiri
BBQ meal included Chicken fillet, fresh side pork, and beef sausage, Greek salad, fava spread, tomato balls, zucchini balls, fried organic vegetables (fried zucchini, Santorini aubergines), tzatziki sauce, bread, fresh fruits. A vegetarian menu can be prepared upon request. All vegetables and fruits are organic.
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 33ft (10m) See Ray Sundancer 33 (2008)
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)

Athena Volcano Private Cruises offer exquisite cruises along the spectacular coastline of Santorini, its world-famous volcano, and the nearby Aegean Islands. The skipper and the hostess, who are the owners of the vessel, are really caring and friendly and promise an unforgettable experience. All tours provide delectable local dishes, BBQ, fresh salads and fruit, water, soft drinks, and the famed local wines from a family vineyard in Santorini, as well as sailing gear, towels, and guest insurance. In addition, you have the option of a great vegetarian meal. Transfer from and to your hotel is included in the price, too.

The Private Half-Day Daytime Cruise lasts for about 5 hours and includes various gems and attractions of the island. The yacht departs from the extraordinary Vlychada Bay at 10:30 am. The first stop for swimming is at Red Beach and White Beach, two wondrous landscapes that own impressive features and crystal clear waters. Then, as you sail along the picturesque Akrotiri village, you will lay eyes on Indian Head Rock, an interesting rock formation on the caldera, and its admirable Lighthouse. The next stop is at the hot springs of the volcanic island Nea Kammeni. Here you can relax in unique waters known for their therapeutic properties before enjoying a savoring lunch on board. A delicious menu, made with local ingredients and organic vegetables, will be prepared for you, which will include the traditional Greek salad, fava spread, tomato balls, zucchini balls, fried vegetables (fried zucchini, Santorini aubergines), tzatziki sauce, bread, as well as a BBQ meal with chicken fillet, fresh side pork, and beef sausage. Fresh fruits will also be served at the end of the meal. On the way to the final stop, Therasia Island, where you will admire an awe-inspiring natural landmark called Tripiti, you will go past Seven Holy Youths church, a lovely small chapel at the bottom of Oia village. As the cruise comes to an end, you can take pleasure in a refreshing cocktail while gazing at the majestic views all around you. (Max 6 persons)

The Private Half-Day Sunset Cruise departs daily from Vlychada Bay at 3:00 pm and lasts approximately 5 hours. The first stop is at two of the most iconic beaches of the island, Red Beach and White Beach, for an invigorating swim. After passing by Indian Head Rock and the Lighthouse of Akrotiri village, you will visit the famous healing springs of the volcano for a special swim. After that, a delicious onboard dinner and the cruising along the stunning main caldera settlements, Fira, Imerovigli, and Oia, will satisfy your senses. The highlight of the tour is the majestic and sought-after sunset of Santorini, which you can relish on board with a savory cocktail while staring at striking surroundings. (Max 6 persons)

The Full-Day Private Cruise in Santorini departs at 11:00 from Vlychada Bay and provides a unique opportunity to spend more time at the sea with your loved ones, enjoying amazing views and meeting beautiful places. The cruise includes visiting all the above-mentioned amazing parts of Santorini island, but also offers the chance to meet the long black beach of Perivolos and Perissa, as well as the tranquil Theros beach, with the impressive wild landscape surrounding it. During the Full-Day Cruise, you can choose between the same menu as the Half-Day Cruise and a nice meal at a traditional tavern in Perivolos (choice between meat and fish). You will also be served a nice fruit salad and finger food (a variety of cheeses and cold cuts, tortillas with turkey and pork, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots), cheese pies, and sausage pies. A vegetarian menu can be prepared upon request in all the tour options, including a Greek salad, fava, tomato balls, spinach balls, fried aubergines, and zucchini, as well as spaghetti with red sauce.

The final option is the Full-Day Private Cruise to Ios island which is a tailor-made 8-hour cruise. Since it is a private tour there is no specific departure time and it lends itself to any special event you want to celebrate with your loved ones, such as a birthday party, a wedding proposal, or a honeymoon. Ios is 1 hour away from Santorini and belongs to the Cycladic Islands as well. It is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and peaceful coves with inviting blue waters. You can visit the famous Manganari Beach and some other private beaches, depending on the weather. While onboard, you can unwind, sunbathe and enjoy the view with a glass of wine and chill-out music. (Max 4 persons)

What you will see/visit
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Tour Details
  • Fuel & All Taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Private: Only you & your group
  • Transportation from/to your stay with an A/C mini-bus
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Towels on board
  • Free Cocktail, wine, beers & soft drinks
  • Greek salad
  • Meal included
  • Barbecue meal with Local dishes
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Swimming noodles & life jackets
  • 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
  • Alcoholic drinks will be denied for those under 18 years old
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Scheduled times and itinerary may vary according to weather conditions and sunset time
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 40 reviews
Sruthi N. United States, 19 Sep 2023
The best experience in Santorini!

A great experience! Excellent! Well organized! Wonderful experience!, A must do! This hands down was one of the best experiences my wife and I had during our Santorini Honeymoon! The day starts with a very easy pick-up by a driver from your stay. He takes you on a scenic drive, while also stopping at nice view points along the drive for you to take pictures. Then you are greeted by the yacht captain and first mate, who are your tour guides, bartenders and personal chefs for the whole experience. They welcome you aboard offer your drinks and let you get comfortable on the Yacht before you head out of the docks. The tour is a wonderful trip along the coast of the island as well as to the volcano. The captain tells you about the history of the island as you travel across the different landscapes and beaches. They allow you to spend your time as you see fit and allow you to swim and experience all the beaches to your liking. This is not even the best part yet. Once you are done sightseeing, they dock in the middle of the sea, and prepare you an MAGNIFICIENT home cooked meal!! I say this as foodie myself and after experiencing the food in some of the best restaurants in greece, the food served on the boat was absolutely delicious and definitely the best meal I have had in greece! It is a variety of dishes and they even BBQ fresh meet for you on the grill, as you get to enjoy a private swim around the boat as the food is prepared! The business is completely family owned and everyone involved were the nicest people ever! The value is completely worth it for a once in a lifetime experience! We wanted to tip even more after the trip, but unfortunately didn't have too much extra cash handy. I 1000% recommend this to any couple, especially on your honeymoon, it was truly one of a kind experience! Thank you to the Athena Volcano Private Cruises for giving us such a memorable experience!

Jamie B. 16 Sep 2023
Amazing experience on the water

The captain and first mate were extremely knowledgeable! They always had a story to tell about all of our stops. Their music created a great vibe for our sunset cruise. Their food was delicious and local. We felt very safe while with them. Would 100% ride with them.

Bradford O. United States, 21 Aug 2023
Sunset Cruise Perfection

I recently had the incredible privilege of experiencing the epitome of luxury and relaxation with Athena Volcano Private Cruises during a Private Yacht Cruise in Santorini. It was an experience that left me absolutely speechless. From the moment I stepped aboard their exquisite motorboat, I was transported into a realm of opulence and beauty that only Santorini can offer. What truly sets Athena Volcano Private Cruises apart is not just the stunning backdrop of the volcanic caldera and the Aegean Sea, but the impeccable service provided by the two extraordinary cousins who guided us on this unforgettable journey. These Santorini locals were not only warm and welcoming, but their genuine kindness and enthusiasm made us feel like esteemed guests in their own paradise. The depth of their knowledge about the island's history, culture, and natural wonders was truly astounding. They effortlessly weaved tales of Santorini's past and present, enriching the experience with captivating anecdotes that gave the landscapes a newfound meaning. Their passion for their homeland was infectious, and it made every stop along the cruise an educational and immersive adventure. Stepping onto the spacious yacht, I was immediately struck by the attention to detail in its design. The elegant layout allowed for ample comfort, while the inclusion of a small restroom was a thoughtful touch that ensured convenience during the journey. Every element seemed to have been meticulously considered to create an ambiance of understated luxury. The highlight of the cruise was undoubtedly the BBQ meal featuring an array of organic local delicacies that tantalized the taste buds with every bite. Complemented by a selection of local drinks that showcased the region's finest, this gastronomic journey was an indulgence that delighted all the senses. As the boat gently sailed along the shimmering waters, the choice of music curated by the skilled skippers was nothing short of perfect. It seamlessly enhanced the already breathtaking scenery and created an ambiance of serenity and joy. And when the sun began its descent, casting a mesmerizing spectrum of colors across the sky, the music seemed to crescendo in harmony with the celestial spectacle. The sunset, framed by the yacht's vantage point, was a transcendent moment that left an indelible mark on my soul. I'll be the first to admit that the price tag of approximately US $1,000 for this experience might raise an eyebrow. However, I can wholeheartedly attest that every penny was worth it. Athena Volcano Private Cruises delivers an unparalleled journey through Santorini's beauty, culture, and flavors. The memories forged during this cruise are truly priceless, and I can't imagine a better way to invest in one's own well-being and happiness. If you're seeking an experience that combines the luxury of a private boat, the warmth of Santorini's locals, a delectable BBQ meal bursting with organic local flavors, and a musical backdrop that elevates your soul, then Athena Volcano Private Cruises is the epitome of your desires. It's not just a cruise; it's a masterpiece of curated elegance, an odyssey of joy, and a testament to the splendor of Santorini.

Marco Z. Austria, 16 Aug 2023

A great experience!

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Vessel Information
See detailed information on the boat on which the tour/cruise takes place.
See Ray Sundancer 33
up to 6 33ft (10m) Captain & Crew Build 2008
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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