no alt text

Travel bucket list idea:

Last updated: 24 June, 2023
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

If you do one thing in Santorini, make it this. These fully customisable excursions aboard luxury catamarans – both full sail or motorised – allow you to take in Santorini’s spectacular volcanic scenery in stylish comfort.

You can sail all day, or select to stop at sights like Akrotiri, the Red and White Beaches, Thirassia and the hot springs, or sail off to a remote island for a day’s swimming and snorkelling. A gourmet lunch is served on board, while moored up in an idyllic bay. A day in paradise.

Logistics

Price from: £25
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 6+
When: All year around
Duration: 4 hours

Getting there & doing it

Santorini Sailing operate four catamarans: two smaller 41ft sailing catamarans, a 43ft motorised catamaran, and a large 62ft sailing catamaran. The smaller boats take up to 12, and may be also be hired privately. The large catamaran ‘Dreamcatcher’ takes up to 30 passengers.

Most cruises last 4-5 hours, but longer full-day and even overnight options are available. These trips are popular – book at least two weeks ahead if possible. Children of all ages are welcomed; under 5s go free, children aged 5-12 get a discounted price.

When to do it

Santorini Sailing’s three smaller catamarans operate daily from April to October; Dreamcatcher operates from May to October. Typical day trips go from 10am-3pm, sunset cruises 3pm-8pm.

Who to go with: organised tours

5

Our selection of the best Viator tours of this attraction or activity

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks

Santorini

Sunset Sailing Catamaran Cruise in Santorini with BBQ and Drinks
Enjoy a perfect sailing Sunset tour in the magnificent island of Santorini on board our catamaran. The catamaran sails to the most amazing sights of Santorini like the Hot Springs area, Caldera, Red & White Beaches area. Swim and snorkel at the crystal deep blue water of Santorini. A delicious barbecue meal is freshly prepared on board. Complimentary drinks such as local white wine, soft drinks, water and juice are served throughout the trip. Sailing between Oia village and Thirassia Island and waiting for the breathtaking sunset.

Price: €100

Min age: 0

Rating 4.45 / 5 [822 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

Viator Logo

Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer

Santorini

Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer
Perfect Luxury Sailing experience in the magnificent island of Santorini with an amazing catamaran. Sailing in luxury and style on the biggest Lagoon Catamaran on the island, you will visit most amazing sights of Santorini like the Hot Springs area, Caldera, Red & White Beaches area. Swim and snorkel at the crystal deep blue water of Santorini. A delicious barbecue meal is freshly prepared on board. Complimentary drinks such as local white wine, soft drinks, water, juice, beers are served throughout the trip. Sailing between Oia village and Thirassia Island and waiting for the breathtaking sunset.

Price: €110

Min age: 0

Rating 4.80 / 5 [686 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

Viator Logo

Private Sailing Catamaran in Santorini with BBQ Meal and Drinks

Santorini

Private Sailing Catamaran in Santorini with BBQ Meal and Drinks
Sail around Santorini on a Catamaran during this 5-hour Cruise, departing from Vlychada Marina. Sail past the island's highlights, such as the Red & White Beaches, the Indian Rocks, and the Venetian Lighthouse of Akrotiri. Stop for snorkeling, marvel at the scenic views of the Aegean Sea and the Volcanic Caldera, and enjoy our onboard BBQ Lunch or Dinner with local wine, beer and soft drinks.

Price: €425

Min age: 0

Rating 4.93 / 5 [379 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

Viator Logo

Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer

Santorini

Santorini Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, Drinks and Transfer
Explore Santorini's volcanic landscape by sea on this 5-hour sailing trip aboard a new luxury catamaran. With its sleek, diamond-like design and comfortable seating areas both inside and out, the boat provides the perfect vantage point for enjoying the natural beauty of the island. You'll leave from the Amoudi port and cruise to the volcano, where you can take a bath in the hot springs area. See the old lighthouse in Greece, and swim in the coastal waters of the White and Red beaches. Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch. Traditional Greek food, complimentary drinks, towels, and snorkeling equipment are all included.

Price: €110

Min age: 0

Rating 4.69 / 5 [361 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

Viator Logo

Santorini Sailing Dream Catcher with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

Santorini

Santorini Sailing Dream Catcher with BBQ Lunch and Drinks
Santorini's notorious Dream Catcher tour lets you experience with a small group, the beauty of Santorini and the magic of sailing in the Caldera with the most magnificent views. Swim and snorkel in a quiet bay, visit the sulphuric Hot (warm) Springs of the volcano and indulge yourself in a freshly prepared BBQ lunch or dinner. See the picturesque Red & White beaches with our professional and courteous crew. Taste the exquisite local wine while you sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery on board. The most stunning views of Santorini are best seen from the crystal blue waters of the Aegean. Your sail with us will be fondly remembered long after you leave Santorini.

Price: €120

Min age: 0

Rating 4.71 / 5 [353 ratings]

Tour supplied by:

Viator Logo

Destination guides

1

Destination guides including or relevant to this experience

Santorini

Greek Islands, Greece

Santorini

Incredible volcanic scenery, enchanting cave hotels, fine wines and memorable sunsets equal heaven for romantics.