Water activity

Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

4.8 / 5

65 reviews

Santorini: Traditional Boat Cruise with Meal

From US$ 101.63 per person

Enjoy a unique cruise in the Caldera of Santorini on a traditional wooden boat with a small, intimate amount of people onboard! Visit the area’s highlights and admire the beauty of the magnificent island with full-menu and white local wine!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Santorini.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Experience the traditional Greek way of sailing
  • Explore Santorini's coastline
  • See the volcanic caldera & swim at the local hot springs
  • Visit Thirassia island with views of picturesque Manolas village
  • Enjoy a full-menu Greek meal with white local wine
Full description
Start your unique Mediterranean experience with a convenient, pick-up service from your hotel on the island of Santorini. At the agreed pick-up time, your friendly driver/guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel. Your pick-up time will depend on whether you choose the day cruise, or the sunset cruise. After a short meet and greet with your driver you will head off to the port. On the day cruise, you will enjoy a wonderful and relaxing way to sail along Santorini as you admire the unique beauty of Caldera onboard a traditional wooden boat. Start by sailing along the beautiful coastline and take a dip at the Red Beach, admire the black and red rocky background, the White Beach, and the big Light House. Be enchanted by the imposing beauty of the Volcano, one of the most famous sceneries in the world. Swim at the Hot Springs, and immerse yourself in the warm volcanic waters that possess therapeutic properties. Next, sail to Thirassia Island where you can enjoy a swim and meal. After lunch, continue on your route to Ammoudi bay for disembarkation. For those who select the Sunset Cruise, your tour starts from the old port of Ammoudi, where you will set sail to Thirassia island and continue on to Palea Kameni for a therapeutic dip in the Hot Springs with views of the stunning Volcano. Cruising south, you will see the Light House, the Black Rock of the Indian, the White Beach and the Red Beach as you enjoy the best sunset of the Mediterranean before entering the port of Vlychada. 
  • Transportation to/from hotel
  • Experienced captain
  • Lunch or dinner with chicken fillet, tzatziki, beans, stuffed vine leaves, salad, fruits, soft drinks, white local wine (vegetarian meal available upon request)
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Maps & info about the island
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • Please provide your hotel name and location during the booking process
    • After booking, you will be receive your pick-up details by email from your local tour operator (please check your spam folder)
    • Pick-up begins approximately 60 minutes before the cruise departure time
    • Please bring a swimsuit, sunscreen and a light jacket for the sea breeze
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 65 reviews

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    This was a really amazing experience. We were only 7 people on the boat (max is 9) and it felt basically like a private cruise. So relaxing. The staff and crew were absolutely wonderful, they were so helpful, kind and gave us lots of info about the island. The driver who picked us up from the hotel as well was so fun to talk to. Food was delicious, sunset was breathtaking. I wish I could do this every day.

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    October 9, 2021

    My husband and I chose this activity as our Final of our 9 Day Greece Trip! It was FANTASTIC!! Our driver, George, was absolutely The Best!! Not only was he fun & friendly, but he even jumped into a boat at the Amoudi Bay to save my new hat from drowning! --We greatly appreciated the pick up and drop off aspect of this activity - rides in Santorini run around 45 Euros. We were on a smaller size boat with 8 passengers and 2 staff members. The staff was very hospitable. The dinner was delicious! Would have been nice to have beer options for those that do not like wine. Other thoughts for improvement are: 1) to linger longer at Sunset - the ending felt a bit abrupt, and 2) we saw other boats with more music and dancing - which I would have loved! (FYI: The ride down to Amoudi Bay on the One Way skinny road was one of the wildest of my life! But George, our driver had 11 yrs of experience and got us safely down to the bottom!)

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    August 23, 2021

    We loved every bit of our boat experienced. We booked the sunset traditional boat tour, which turned out to be great: it never gets crowded as they only allow a maximum of 10 people on the boat. It was too windy, so we could not go to the Hot Springs... but the backup plan the stuff organised was just as cool. We spent some time in a quiet little bay, where the water was as blue and clear as it could gets and full of colourful fish. We then had dinner there (very early!!! 17.20) and sailed to the Red Beach, where we enjoyed one last dip in the sea while admiring the splendid golden hour. We were then approached by a catamaran of the same tour organisation, with whom we partied for a while... we had so much fun!! And the little kids on the other boat loved it as well. In the end, we enjoyed the sunset while returning to the harbour. The staff was lovely!!! Would definitely recommend!!

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    July 30, 2021

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