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Boat Tours in Santorini

Yacht Cruises

Private Yacht Cruise in Santorini with Local Food and Drinks

5 hours - 8 hours
BBQ meal included
Free Cocktails, wine, beers & soft drinks
Max 6 persons
English speaking tour guide
Private: Only you & your group
Sunset near to Akrotiri
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)
Free cancellation Up to 100% refund according to the cancellation policy
Departure point Vlychada Marine
Departure time10:00 AM (Daytime Cruise) or 3:00 PM (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 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. 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. 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 final option is the Full-Day Private Cruise which is a tailor-made 8-hour cruise to the lively nearby island of Ios. 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 on board, 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
COVID-19 Safety 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.
  • 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 Cocktails, wine, beers & soft drinks
  • Greek salad
  • Meal included
  • Barbecue meal with Local dishes
  • Fruits
  • 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
Reviews by real customers
Excellent based on 9 reviews
Hillary S. United States, 12 Oct 2021
The perfect Honeymoon activitiy

My husband and I spent a Friday with Athena Volcano Private cruises for our honeymoon, It was the perfect weather, food, wine, view and company. I will dream of this activity often! A special accent to our trip.

Paul S. United Kingdom, 11 Oct 2021

Best hire I’ve made, the food was amazing

Vladimir D. United States, 5 Oct 2021
Amazing Honeymoon Voyage

First: MANY THANKS for your great service! Details: The best driver we've ever met at the pick up to the port. Food and drink were outstanding. Informative narration, great vessel, nice communication. No problem whatsoever with the English language. The crew is amazing. Second: we leave this memory of our honeymoon trip indefinitely... Third: LOVE YOU GUYS! AHTENA ROCKS!

Elisa D. Italy, 26 Sep 2021
Best of Santorini

We had an amazing time! If you’re looking for a less crowded experience in Santorini, take this tour. The level of detail of Athena is espectacular, from the wine, to the food, to the whole sightseeing!

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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 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

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 service 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.

No. Greece is one of the safest countries to swim in. So, you can enjoy your swimming and your sailing cruises.

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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