Semi Private Premium | Catamaran Cruise with BBQ on board & Drinks

Badge of ExcellenceSantorini, Greece
Santorini Sailing Cruise to Red Beach and Akrotini

From $138.48

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise around Santorini on this half-day catamaran tour departing from Vlihada Marina. Observe famed sights such as the Venetian Lighthouse, the Indian Rocks, the Red Beach and the White Beach as you glide atop clear blue water. Enjoy a swimming and snorkeling excursion, then take in panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the small neighboring Cyclades Islands during the return trip. During the trip indulge in a buffet-style BBQ meal and sip drinks from the open bar on board.
  • Half-day sailing cruise around Santorini
  • Swim and snorkel at multiple locations
  • Buffet meal accompanied by wine and soft drinks
  • Choose from a daytime or evening sail
  • Drop-off anywhere on the island after the cruise

What's Included

  • Complimentary Hotel pickup and drop-off with an air-conditioned mini bus
  • Complimentary Towels, snorkeling & Safety equipment
  • BBQ onboard, with Chicken, Shrimps and Fish, Local Wines, Beer, & Soft Drinks
  • All taxes, fees & handling charges
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

*Pick Up information* We will send you a message with the exact location and time for the pickup, after the booking. The pick-up happens with a Mini Bus, at least one hour before the start time of the cruise and the pickup location might be a short walking distance from your hotel. *Are you a Cruise Ship Guest visiting Santorini?* Most tender boats drop you off at the Old Port of Fira, but WE CAN NOT PICK YOU UP from there since there is no road access. You will need to take the cable car to reach our office in Fira and be there at least one hour before the start of our sailing cruise. Let us know what time the tender starts and gets back to your cruise ship. We need to make sure that you have enough time to return.

What To Expect

Make your way to the marina in time to catch your sailboat. Along with a small group of fellow travelers, go aboard and find a comfortable spot on board. 

The boat sets out for the Red Beach, located adjacent to the historical village of Akrotiri and the White Beach. Sail past the Indian Rocks to the tip of the island, marked by the historic Venetian Lighthouse. Admire views of the neighboring small Greek islands and the glittering Aegean Sea. 

Sail towards the island of Apronisi, passing close by the caldera coast for views of the cliffside towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, Old Port and Fira. Continue to the volcanic hot springs, where you can take a dip in the sulfurous waters. Cruise around the island of Nea Kameni, where you can dive off the boat to snorkel in one of the protected coves. 

Along the way, eat a buffet of barbecue accompanied by cold Greek salads, soft drinks, and wines made on the island. 

After the conclusion of the cruise, end up back at the marina. A driver is available to drop you anywhere on the island.

Red Beach

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

White Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mesa Pigadia Beach

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Akrotiri Lighthouse (Pass By)

Palea Kameni

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nea Kameni

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, gender, expiry date and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian options are available, please make your request upon booking
  • Bring your own sunscreen, swimsuit, sunglasses and windbreaker
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The cruise was one of the highlights of our trip to Santorini! Spending the afternoon cruising the crystal clear, deep blue waters was amazing. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time. Highly recommend!


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Beautiful and fun!
RodolfoThomaz_S, May 2024
It was an awesome adventure! crew members were friendly and professional. If you lucky uou will meet Elena!! Great dancer/sailor!!!! have fun
Such a nice day on the water in Santorini
Trudi_B, May 2024
What a fantastic crew for this catamaran cruise! So friendly and kind. The boat was awesome. We stopped at 3 different locations for swimming and snorkeling. Amazing scenery. The lunch they prepared on board was so good with a nice variety. Lastly, they had a great playlist! Highly recommend!
Beautiful views, amazing guides, great meal!
Kelly_H, May 2024
This was an amazing experience! Our guides were so friendly and accommodating, the boat was clean, safe, and had more than enough space for all guests! The dinner they cooked for us was fantastic, and the views and locations this tour offers are some of the best in Santorini! I can’t speak highly enough about our guides. They had so much energy and kept the trip exciting, while always being available and prepared to help at a moments notice with whatever we may need!
An amazing crew and trip!
Katherine_F, Apr 2024
We were so lucky to have only 6 people on board (including the three of us!) The crew was amazing!! The food was great and the views even better. We didn't do any snorkeling, but did jump in the Aegean Sea! Brrrrrr! I would highly recommend this group.
Santorini paradise
patricia_b, Apr 2024
The most memorable part was the staff’s attention, the cleanliness of the catamaran, and the food was unbelievable
A must in Santorini!
Richard_R, Mar 2024
Joe and Leo were both outstanding. The food was excellent and the drinks never stopped. It was a beautiful trip with a great crew.
Great Experience
Precious_B, Mar 2024
Amazing crew members, good food. I had a wonderful time on board, amazing conversations with everyone. This was such a great experience and I’d highly recommend this. Thank you.
Fun in the Sun
Marceline_S, Feb 2024
My group and thoroughly enjoyed the catamaran tour! The staff were very friendly and the service was top notch. The food was fresh and overall space for the amount of guests was adequate. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
Book the Sunset Cruise Now!
Reina_A, Feb 2024
This was a great cruise with great people! They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, so no worries about getting there on time or finding a ride. The catamaran was clean and sturdy and there was 16 of us total with enough space to move around comfortably. The food was delicious!! And the crew was so friendly and accomodating. We got to swim and snorkle even in February, which I think was better since it was less crowded. And the SUNSET VIEWS!! Worth the whole trip! If your only in Santorini once, don't miss this!!
Take the Trip!
Sabrina_H, Nov 2023
This was a fabulous experience! Best day in Santorini! The catamaran was great, food was delicious, and every member of the crew went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing time. Thank you!
Must book tour
Sarah_D, Oct 2023
Alex and the crew were wonderful! We had a great time! The sights were beautiful! Great value, great experience.
Awesome catamaran cruise
Yunier_P, Oct 2023
Great catamaran cruise. Friendly staff. Delicious food. A must do visiting Santorini. The crew members are very informative as you stop in quite a few beaches and the two volcanos. The sunset view is stunning!!
Perfect way to spend the day on Santorini! Must do!
Christopher_M, Oct 2023
Wow this was the most amazing experience we had in Santorini! Leo and the crew were awesome! The drinks were flowing and the food was honestly one of the best meals we had in Greece! And of course the views we’re out of this world! 10/10
Perfect Excursion
Lynn_G, Oct 2023
The trip was exceptional from start to finish. The staff couldn't do enough to make our trip memorable! We loved EVERY minute of the experience and highly recommend it to others.
A day to relax and swim and sail in Greece? Perfection!
bec_c, Oct 2023
Wow what a day! Perfect weather, perfect group, perfect guides! Natalia, Pablo, Captian Leo, and all of the crew took such good care of us. Drinks were flowing while we headed to the other side of the island...which many tourists who just pop into Oia and Fira do not see. The cliffs, hot spring area, and hidden beaches were really cool to see! Food on board was delish, the smell of the grill when you come out of rhe water after that's what awesome is! Best relaxing day of our whole trip. Would definitely do again!
The highlight of our Santorini trip!
Alison_M, Oct 2023
A wonderful experience from start to finish! The lovely Carla was our hostess and the captain and crew very attentive. The bbq they produced at sea was incredible and the swimming off the boat was very enjoyable. The highlight was the sunset at sea as you sail slowly back to the port. Highly recommend and would do it again.
Totally worth it!
Karine_D, Oct 2023
Staff was great, they has our safety at heart. Overall, very well organized! Food was good too. Time flew by!
Sunset over Santorini
jrttd, Sep 2023
The crew was wonderful. Made the day a memory of a lifetime. Fun time meeting new people, great dinner and lots of laughs
Elizabeth_D, Sep 2023
We had the best day of our 17 day vacation. Clara, Makis and Alamin the skipper and crew on Happy Day were outstanding!the food was delicious and our glasses were always full. And we made new friends. We highly recommend this trip.
Fun experience
Wendy_D, Sep 2023
Fun experience with three swimming stops. The crew did a great job of making sure everyone had beverages of their choice. The dinner was very good with a good variety. Enjoyed the swimming and the beautiful sunset

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