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Boat Tours in Santorini

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 persons
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
  • 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 26 reviews
Bishoy P. Australia, 29 Sep 2022
All round Fabulous experience

Everything was well organised and smooth. From transfers to clean and safe yacht, with experienced skipper Chris who made it a comfortable cruise. We got up close to several landmarks so that we could see them clearly , and to really appreciate the natural beauty of Santorini. We got to swim at a few nice spots and to experience the volcanic hot springs. Alex was a wonderful guide, who was very informative and also took care of the culinary aspect on this cruise. I must say the food was lovely and more than I expected. These guys (Chris and Alex) are both caring and courteous, going above and beyond to make sure that you have a lovely day exploring Santorini from the water., A must do.

Alessandra B. Australia, 28 Sep 2022
A most wonderful day!

Weather was perfect. Seas warm but refreshing. Wine flowed. Food was generous and delicious. Hosts were attentive but not intrusive. Could have done a group cruise but this private cruise was a special treat for us at the end of our holiday and we don’t begrudge the extra money at all. Made memories to last a lifetime. , A great experience!, Wonderful experience!, A must do.

David P. United Kingdom, 9 Sep 2022
Unreal Boat Trip

We could not have asked for a better Boat Cruise , even tho it was cloudy and missed the sunset due to this. The day was amazing and the Alex & Chris were also amazing. From the food , to the knowledge about the island . Highly recommend

Laura S. Luxembourg, 24 Aug 2022
Private Yacht Cruise on top!

Everything was just perfect : stunning spots, well organized, good food and drinks an the staff was so adorable Thank you for this 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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