Santorini Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Santorini Sightseeing cruises

Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

1. Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit

Sail from Athinios Port to small islands that are home to volcanos, hot springs, and traditional villages. Enjoy some free time on each island, enjoy the fantastic views and charming atmospheres of typical Greek countryside. Set sail from Athinios and enjoy live commentary on board throughout the journey. First stop at Nea Kameni where you can take the path to the crater of the active volcano as you enjoy free time to explore the island. Next, head to Palea Kameni, and swim in the volcanic hot springs. Return to the boat for a short sail to Thirassia, where you’ll have free time to explore this charming village. Then, visit Manolas, accessed by winding stairs, or by a donkey ride up to the village. There is the option of extending the tour in Oia to admire the panoramic views and a spectacular sunset. If this option is selected, after the end of the boat ride you will be transferred to Oia. Please meet your bus at the meeting point 15 minutes after the sunset.

Santorini: All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran Small Group Cruise

2. Santorini: All-Inclusive Luxury Catamaran Small Group Cruise

Explore the clear Mediterranean waters of the Santorini Caldera on a brand new Lagoon 450 catamaran. Make 2 swimming and snorkeling stops, then feast on a barbecue meal.  Once out on the water, the first stop of the tour will be a 30-minute visit to Red Beach, so named for its bright sand. After some relaxed swimming and great snorkeling, get back aboard the sailboat and continue to White Beach, featuring equally striking rock colors and more excellent swimming and snorkeling.  After swimming, the crew members will serve a delicious barbecue meal onboard. From there, take some time to take in the views from the beach before sailing past the beautiful uninhabited islands of Aspronissi and Akrotiri.  The tour's last stop will be at the hot springs for 30 minutes of relaxation, with the chance to go for a soak in the springs. The tour finishes at the port where you'll board a minibus for a transfer.

Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

3. Santorini: Catamaran Caldera Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Caldera and the beautiful Santorini sunset, while sailing with a luxury catamaran. Select from the Day Cruise or Sunset Cruise options which both offer a unique chance to admire Santorini’s beauty, sailing through the deep blue waters of the island. Start your Day Cruise journey from the old port of Ammoudi and head to Thirassia Island, a fishermen’s island ideal for swimming and admiring the unique view of Manolas village. Explore the unmanned volcanic beaches or sunbathe on the deck. Feel the energy of the volcano while heading to the hot springs. Sail towards the Black Mountain and the big light house south of the Caldera, as you head to the White Beach and the Red Beach for a swim when anchored, a delicious lunch is served onboard with wine and dessert. The Sunset Cruise begins with a stop at the Red Beach for a refreshing swim and stops at all the same locations as the Day Cruise. On the Sunset Cruise, enjoy dinner with wine and dessert served onboard.

Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

4. Santorini: Catamaran Cruise with Meals and Drinks

Be driven to the luxury catamaran and take a 5-hour cruise off the coast of Santorini. Hop aboard the catamaran and explore Santorini from the water on this relaxing cruise adventure. Choose from the daytime or evening option, and feast on delicious food as you go. Experience the beauty of the island as you set sail from the southern port of Vlychada. Follow the coast to the red sands of Red Beach. Take a swim in the shallow waters of a private beach.  Venture below the Indian Rocks and marvel at the sea caves and rock formations close to an old Venetian lighthouse. Admire the volcanic landscape as you travel through the middle of the caldera. Visit the hot springs for a healing mud bath before going to a private bay at Palea Kammeni Island. For the sunset option, journey out to open waters after dinner and watch a magnificent sunset in the middle of the Aegean Sea. Then, sail back to port, where a driver will wait to take you back to your hotel.

Santorini: Sunset Cruise with Swim Stops, Dinner, and Drinks

5. Santorini: Sunset Cruise with Swim Stops, Dinner, and Drinks

Explore the coastline of Santorini on this sailboat sunset cruise. Soak in the volcanic hot springs and swim through the waters of Red beach. View White Beach and the Black Mountain Beach. Watch the sunset over the sea while eating an authentic Greek dinner.  Sail along the southern coastline of Santorini and admire the lunar-like coastline of the island. At the picturesque Red Beach, dive into the crystalline waters for a swim or snorkel to explore the rich seabed. Continue sailing with views of White Beach, the Black Mountain Beach, and the Venetian lighthouse south of the Caldera. Next, stop to take a relaxing dip in the therapeutic volcanic hot springs.  Admire the impressive beauty of the sunset, while a dinner of traditional Greek mezzes, barbeque, and plenty of vegetarian options is served. Sip on local wines and finish your meal with a sweet dessert. Return to your accommodation in Santorini at the end of your tour. 

1-Day Boat Trip: Santorini Volcano, Thirassia & Oia Sunset

6. 1-Day Boat Trip: Santorini Volcano, Thirassia & Oia Sunset

Take the bus from your hotel to the port of Athinios. Then climb aboard the boat and start your journey. First visit the volcanic island of Nea Kameni. Follow a bumpy trail to an active volcano crater. Then continue your journey to the island of Palea Kameni. The boat will take you within 50 meters of the thermal springs. Swim, splash or relax in the green sulfurous water. Discover the island of Thirasia, once part of Santorini before a volcanic eruption. On the beach you can swim, eat or explore the old village of Manola with its spiral staircases and quaint houses. Find somewhere to enjoy a snack or take a swim on the island's beach. Leaving Thirasia Island, King Thiras will sail under Oia on the way back to Athinios Port, where you can snap some wonderful photos of the cliffs and the breathtaking scenery. The tour continues with a bus transfer to Oia Village for the sunset. The tour ends 30 minutes after the sunset. You will gather at the pickup point in Oia where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the meeting point.

Santorini: Private Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drinks

7. Santorini: Private Catamaran Cruise with Food & Drinks

Discover the stunning Santorini coastline on this catamaran tour from Vlychada Marina. Sail to sights like Red Beach, White Beach, and the volcanic hot springs. Enjoy a delicious meal paired with local wine and beer. Embark on a day trip around Santorini starting with convenient pickup (with extra charge) from your accommodation and a transfer to your catamaran. Discover unique parts of the island that are not reachable by car and uncover worlds under the waves with the included snorkeling gear. Depart from the Vlychada Marina in the morning or afternoon. Along the way, there will be many beautiful spots to relax, swim, and snorkel at Red Beach, White Beach, and Mésa Pigádia beach. Admire views of Indian Rock and the 18-century Venetian Lighthouse Keep your camera ready to capture the magical sunset onboard if you choose the sunset cruise. Enjoy lunch prepared onboard of fresh seafood, chicken fillet, and salads, or a vegetarian meal (upon request). Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

Santorini: Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

8. Santorini: Volcano and Thirassia Sunset Dinner Cruise

Take in the views of Santorini's coastline on a Sunset dinner cruise. Enjoy free time at Nea Kameni volcano, soak in the hot springs, and sail across the underwater craters to Thirasia Island. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then drive to Athinios Port to board a boat. Cruise to the island of Nea Kameni and get the chance to climb to the top of the volcano. Continue to Palia Kameni to dive and swim in the hot springs created by the underwater powers of the volcano. Sail above the underwater craters to Thirasia Island, and anchor close to the shore. Relax with a buffet dinner of pork rolls, chicken rolls, rice, and baked potatoes, along with Greek salad, tzatziki, bread, and seasonal fruit, all served with local wine. Set sail as the sun begins to sink into the sea and experience the true romance of Santorini from the water.

Santorini: Thirassia Islands and Volcano Guided Cruise

9. Santorini: Thirassia Islands and Volcano Guided Cruise

See Santorini's volcanic islands on a yacht tour from Athinios port. Walk up to Nea Kameni's active volcano, explore Thiarassia Island's beaches and villages, and swim in the healing water of Palea Kameni's hot springs. Begin your day with a hotel pickup and transfer to Athinios Port. Board your yacht and set sail for the lava island Nea Kameni. After disembarking, follow a dirt path to the crater of the still-active volcano. Then, return to the boat to sail to Palea Kameni Island. Dive off the boat into the green sulfur waters of the hot springs, wet your feet, or just enjoy the view. Next, cruise to Thirassia Island, which was once part of the island of Santorini before the volcano's explosion. Spend 2 hours exploring on your own. Go for a swim, hang out on the beach, have lunch next to the sea, or explore the village of Manolas with its winding steps and traditional houses. On the way back to Athinios port, stop to take picture-perfect photos of the cliffs and breathtaking scenery at Oia. Once you arrive at the port, the bus will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Santorini: Romantic Sunset Caldera Cruise with Dinner

10. Santorini: Romantic Sunset Caldera Cruise with Dinner

Soak up breathtaking views of the Santorini Caldera on a sunset sightseeing cruise from the port of Athinios. Sip on welcome drinks and savor the flavors of authentic Greek cuisine with a buffet dinner served onboard. After pickup, go to the port of Athinios by bus. Then, hop on board the King Thiras and enjoy a welcome drink. Sail under the caldera as your captain takes you to the best spots to enjoy the view and take spectacular pictures of the volcano. Next, savor a delicious buffet dinner prepared and served onboard by the crew. Before the sun starts setting into the sea, sail to a spot to catch the sunset of Santorini. After watching the sunset, head back to Athinios port where the bus will be waiting to take you back to the starting point of the excursion.

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What people are saying about Santorini

This boat trip was our favourite day in Santorini. The tour is shared with others, but the bus pick up was efficient, we loved our tour guide (Vaso) and all the information she shared during the volcano hike, and the hot spring swim off the coast of Nea Kameni was fun. We had lunch at the water edge of Thirasia - no energy to walk to the top into the village ;0) and the slow sail past Oia on the way back to the port was very relaxing. The cafe / bar onboard was serving drinks, coffee and snacks. Highly recommend the experience overall.

This trip was great value for money. PLEASE NOTE HOTEL PICK UP AND DROP OFF IS NOT INCLUDED (even if option selected). The volcano is a steep hike so ensure your fit. The swim was a highlight. Tour guide was fabulous very knowledgeable.

Everything was great. Great guide kept us entertained and well informed. Would definately recommend it.

Excellent excursion with a very interesting guide. We had a lovely day with our two daughters.

Well organised and reasonably priced, would recommend.