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

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

Overview

Experience the volcanic beauty of the Aegean and an unforgettable Santorini sunset on this afternoon catamaran cruise. Travel in style and comfort aboard a luxury catamaran, stopping to bask on Santorini’s red and white sand beaches, snorkel among crystalline waters, and soak in volcanic hot springs. With included hotel transport plus a fresh Greek barbecue and unlimited soft drinks, beer, and local wine served onboard, it's a decadent way to enjoy the island’s famous sights.
  • Afternoon sunset catamaran cruise in Santorini
  • Sail in style aboard a luxury catamaran
  • Swim and snorkel on Santorini's red and white sand beaches
  • Savor a traditional Greek barbecue and select drinks on board
  • Catch a famous Santorini sunset from the water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cruise in comfort and style aboard one of Santorini’s largest and most luxurious vessels.

What's Included

  • Round trip transfers from and to the hotel
  • Greek menu prepared on the spot (Greek salad, shrimp saganaki, grilled chicken
  • and pork skewers, roasted vegetables, pasta with red sauce, stuffed vine leaves,vegetarian meal)
  • Drinks (soft drinks, white Santorinian wine, beer)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Towels (to be returned to the crew)
  • Blanket (to be returned to the crew)
  • Map with extensive info on the landmarks and destinations
  • Music
  • Restroom on board
  • Floating devices
  • Leaflet with safety instructions in en/es/fr/kr/ch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

03:15 PM

Pickup details

Departure Point: From all hotels, villa, airbnb's in Santorini Address: Vlychada port Directions: Amoudi port Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

After pickup at your hotel, travel by minivan to the Vlychada port and climb aboard a luxury catamaran—among the largest sailing vessels available on the island. Cruise around the coast, stopping first for a swim session on Santorini’s distinctive Red Beach.

Continue on to the White Beach, where you can swim, relax on the sand, or explore the clear waters of the Aegean with provided snorkeling equipment. Back on board, sate your appetite with a fresh Greek barbecue featuring your choice of meat or a vegetarian option served with a variety of traditional side dishes and desserts (see below for menu). Top off the feast with unlimited drinks from the bar including local white wine, beer, water, soft drinks, coffee, or tea.

Relax on spacious decks and catch some of the last rays of the sun while admiring views of the Akrotiri Minoan ruins and the neighboring island of Aspronisi. Head toward the dramatic caldera that forms the center of Santorini's ancient volcano, and stop for a relaxing soak in natural volcanic hot springs. With your muscles nice and relaxed, journey to the final stop, just below the clifftop village of Oia. From this famous vantage point, watch an unforgettable sunset with a cool drink in hand and the Aegean breeze against your skin.

Step back onto solid ground at Amoudi, where a minivan is waiting to shuttle you back to your hotel.

Vlychada Beach (Pass By)

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Red Beach

Watch the landscape of the Red Beach while swimming and snorkeling

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Maximum passengers 20
  • All yachts and boats in Greece cannot moor directly on the beach. Catamaran crew has selected the best points for swimming and snorkeling, the closest possible from the beach.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hot Springs : Catamarans stay 50 m away from the yellowish waters of the Hot Springs. The temperature of the Hot Springs is up to 4° warmer than the clear water. Guests swim securely very close to the volcano
  • Please provide your contact details and the name of your accommodation. The cruise operator will contact you a day before the tour, in order to confirm pick up time and place.
  • Passengers have to remove their shoes before embarkation.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santorini Sunset Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise with BBQ, drinks, transfer?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


For the white and red beaches, you don't actually go to the beach itself but rather see them from the distance and can swim from the boat, so you are not technically on the beach.
Time is limited on vacation and I’d rather not spend it on a minibus.
I’d definitely recommend this tour for anyone coming to Santorini.
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DO IT
Jennifer_F, Aug 2022
We only got one day on Santorini and this was by far the best way to spend it. Red beach, white beach, caldera- the water felt amazing and we snorkeled for the first time and saw so many little fish! The meal was delicious, as was the dessert and final cocktail with the amazing sunset. I don't know if I could say enough about this excursion. So very worth the money.
Spectacular sunset and service
Anne_S, Jul 2022
The crew were all fantastic, food amazing and the view- wow! Very attentive and friendly. The fact that we got to jump in the water and experience the beaches was great too
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic experience from pick up to drop off
Sarah_T, Aug 2022
Very informative friendly staff great food well looked after nothing too much trouble sunset was just beautiful
Bad communication from Sunset Oia but good crew
marisadvm, Jul 2022
Great time with Alex, George and Irini. Horrible communication with Sunset Oia. The only reason we knew when our pick up time was was because we went into the storefront to ask. We waited 45-60 min after the sunset to be allowed to dock. We understand someone needs to be last but we were never told this. While we were picked up from the front of our hotel, we were dropped off with a 10 min walk. When we went into the storefront to inquire, we were told this was due to one way streets. Again we were never told this would happen. We were told a manager would reach out to us, yet we have heard nothing so far.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Almost Perfect
Jelisa_D, Aug 2022
This should’ve been a 5 star review the pickup, the food, the crew, the music all amazing! Our drop off was the only problem. This includes hotel pickup and drop off and even says it’ll be the same pickup and drop off point. This was not the case our driver dropped us off about 5-10 minutes from our hotel. When I complained and said we do not know where we are he said “just go that way it’s only a minute I have a 50 minute drive” that’s not what we paid for as well as the safety concerns. This was very disappointing. I actually canceled another tour another tour and booked this one because the pickup and drop off were centralized locations vs the hotel. I even reached out to the company prior to confirm they would pick up and drop at the hotel. I would recommend the experience but be aware you may not get the pickup and drop off that’s promised.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Highly Recommend!
Kristin_W, Jul 2022
The highlight of our trip! The boat was extremely clean and staff were friendly and accommodating. This was all-inclusive with transportation, food, drinks, towels, snorkels, etc. After three swimming stops, the evening ended with sunset over the water and incredible view of Oia. Highly recommend!
Amazing cruise!!
kelly_v, Aug 2022
This cruise was so amazing! The staff were very friendly and fun and did a great job explaining the different beaches and areas we went to. The food was incredible! Would highly recommend.
Best way to see the Santorini Sunset
Jose_G, Aug 2022
Excellent sunset cruise. Crew was professional, and attentive. Food was very good. Drinks plentiful and the vibe was fantastic.
Poor Communication/ Missed Cruise
Matthew_W, Jul 2022
Waiting on a refund. Driver didn't show up/ couldn't find him. He contacted my hotel which took a message. The tour company had my number. Why didn't they just call me? We missed the cruise because of this and we're not able to reschedule.
1 traveler found this review helpful
FUN
Taylor_M, Sep 2022
Great experience. Great food. Fun people. Would go on this experience again and again, highly recommend
All of it was fantastic...
Liya_B, Aug 2022
All of it was fantastic and wish could do it again .. it’s a must when visiting santorini! You really get an amazing sunset view and full day boating experience
Not a luxury experience
Julia_G, Sep 2022
The entire experience was just OK. The boat is clean and staff was extremely nice and welcoming. Plenty of wine and beer and the food was very good. In terms of luxury, there was none. Not sure why it was categorized as luxury sailing catamaran. You share the experience with a group of about 15 so it’s not private or romantic, which we knew in advance. The music was kept to a minimum except at the end when we went back so it was a boring at times. We didn’t see any hot springs and made no stops at the beaches, just next to them. No information about what we were looking at either.
Sailing into Amoudi Bay...
Aurora_R, Oct 2022
Sailing into Amoudi Bay in the evening. It was magical! Loved the swimming. George and the host were very accomodsting. The Captain a bit stand offish
Awesome!
Royce_H, Oct 2022
We loved every second of this sunset cruise and would love to do it again when we come back to Greece
Amazing experience!
Sevasti_I, Jul 2022
Amazing service and friendly staff!! Clean and perfect size ( 20 people) BBQ was delicious and your around the island was breathtaking. Would definitely recommend to friends, it’s a wonderful way to see the islands beauty
Must do this sunset catamaran
Ana_C, Jul 2022
This sunset catamaran was exceptional and memorable. If you want a beautiful experience in Santorini you must book this cruise. The captain and crew were super welcoming and child friendly! They were super hospitable and just full of good vibes. They were accommodating to anything we needed. Thank you!
The Best Sunset Cruise
Marissa_K, Sep 2022
My husband and I had the best time on this sunset catamaran cruise! We booked this for our last night in Santorini and it was the perfect way to end our honeymoon. The captain included several stops for swimming and snorkeling, and we had an absolutely delicious BBQ meal for dinner! He took us to a perfect spot for the sunset to end the trip. 10/10!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cons: less than perfect...
Violeta_H, Sep 2022
Cons: less than perfect boarding experience. This company has a huge operation going with many vans coming in and many boats going out the same port. They just let you wait & bake in the heat for 30+ mins, so all the groups can be gathered and boarded. Pros: once you board - it’s all fun and relaxation from there. Our crewman George was a born showman and a fabulous grill-master. Advice: place a bunch of sun umbrellas, hire beer servers and offer some cooling options (or speed up your boarding process).
Awesome sunset sail with sails
KenB, Sep 2022
While it felt like a catamaran cruse factory at the start...and the 90. Minute van ride was a bit tedious, once on board, the trip was magic. 3 stops to swim, yummy dinner and they even made mine without onions. First mate George really made everyone feel special and Capt Spyro put the sails up for the final stretch which really made the cruise even more wonderful. We were last to dock at the end which was even better. Awesome time.. awesome sunset.. awesome crew.
Would recommend
Amy_M, Sep 2022
Highly recommend it. Picked us up from and dropped us back to our hotel. Being able to watch the sunset from the boat was an unforgettable experience. The food was great.
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