Santorini Sunset Catamaran Tour with Greek Dinner

Delight in a sunset Greek feast after sailing past White Beach, Mesa Pigadia, and the Caldera Coast

Travel Flexibly · 5.00h · Santorini

Travelers flock to Santorini to witness its spectacular volcanic landscapes and postcard-perfect sunsets, but did you know the sea provides the best vantage point for both? That’s why we’ve crafted this catamaran excursion that’s perfectly timed with the sunset, so you can sink into ultimate relaxation while sailing to hidden beaches and along the renowned Caldera Coast. Topped off with an onboard Greek feast, this sailing adventure promises to be as extraordinary as the Santorini sunset itself.

  • Santorini Coast Catamaran Tour at Sunset​
  • Hotel pick up to Marina Vlychada
  • White Beach
  • Akrotiri Lighthouse
  • Take a dip in the waters
  • Enjoy the sunset
  • Savor a Greek meal
  • Return to Marina Vlychada

Over five hours, this dreamy sailing excursion takes you around Santorini’s dramatic cliffsides, to secluded bays, and past historic landmarks—and it all starts with an easy transfer from your accommodation to the Marina of Vlychada. Here, at 3:30 pm, you’ll meet your friendly crew and fellow passengers, hop aboard a catamaran, and set sail on the azure waters of the Aegean Sea.

Your first stops of the afternoon are Red Beach and White Beach, both equally famed for their spectacular volcanic formations. Then, continue to Mesa Pigadia to snorkel amongst tropical fish and sail past Indian Rock and the Venetian Lighthouse before anchoring at a secluded bay. As the sunset colors the sky, you’ll top off your incredible afternoon with a freshly prepared Greek feast.

Sunset Catamaran Tour Around Santorini’s Coast Description

Your 5-hour tour includes:

  • Return transport from Santorini accommodation to Marina of Vlychada

  • Five hours on the Aegean Sea

  • Sunset dinner featuring Greek specialties

  • Complimentary soft drinks and white wine

  • Towels, snorkeling, and safety gear

  • Visit natural hot springs

  • Sail past White Beach, Red Beach, the Venetian Light House, and the Caldera Coast

  • Expert crew and guide

Set Sail from Santorini's Marina of Vlychada

Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation, your delightful afternoon at sea begins at 3:30 pm from the scenic Marina of Vlychada, situated on Santorini's southern coast. This marina is an ideal starting point for exploring the nearby beaches and dramatic volcanic landscapes, many of which are accessible only by boat. Soon, you'll find yourself comfortably aboard the spacious catamaran and gliding into the open waters of the Aegean Sea. As the majestic cliffs sculpted by the wind recede into the distance, listen closely as your expert guide shares an enticing overview of the experiences that wait ahead.

Beaches & Bays

Before long, you’ll be cruising past Santorini's striking landscapes and stopping at secluded beaches and bays. Each location offers a unique introduction to the island’s natural wonders and volcanic history, and thanks to your expert crew, you’ll enjoy a well-rounded overview of each. At the famous Red Beach, marvel at the crimson-colored rocks that hint at the island’s eruptive past, and at White Beach, discover pumice stones that were once intensely injected from the same eruption.

Next, continue to the secluded Mesa Pigadia. Having remained off the main tourist trail, this serene beach is an excellent place to pause and explore its colorful underwater world. With snorkeling gear provided, you can dive right into waters brimming with marine life, including sea urchins, sea turtles, and starfish. In addition, watch as tropical fish play amongst volcanic rock formations, and if you’re lucky, there’s even a chance to spot dolphins.

Dramatic Volcanic Landscapes

Back on board, you’ll bid farewell to the dreamy bay and set your sights on the towering cliffs of the Caldera Coast. On the way, learn how the surrounding landscapes were formed around 1600 BCE by one of the largest volcanic events in recorded history. You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the intriguing Indian Rock, a naturally formed rock sculpture that strikingly resembles the profile of a Native American, as well as the 19th-century Akrotiri Lighthouse. As you continue sailing along the Caldera Coast, you'll take the opportunity to soak in the therapeutic waters of a natural hot spring, where thermal and volcanic mud waters offer a unique spa-like experience.

Sunset Dining

By now, the soft light of the late afternoon will be enhancing the already beautiful cliff-perched, whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches cascading down the Caldera Coast. And since it's hard to pry your eyes away, your captain will pull into a secluded bay and drop anchor. Here, the choice is yours to hop in for another swim or laze on the spacious deck of the catamaran.

Either way, the onboard chef will be hard at work prepping dinner, and soon, you'll sit down with your fellow passengers for a delectable feast of Greek specialties. Sip wine and enjoy one another's company as the sky fills with vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. Then, as the evening draws to a close, sail back to the Marina of Vlychada. You can expect to return around 8:30 pm, feeling enriched from a superb day at sea.

What you get with this tour
English speaking crew
Hotel pick up and drop off
Free time for swimming and snorkeling
Freshly made Greek meal
Luxury catamaran cruise
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A good camera, layers, a swimsuit, and an appetite for adventure!

What to bring?

A good camera, layers, a swimsuit, and an appetite for adventure!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Santorini.

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Santorini.

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. This tour includes navigating non-wheelchair-accessible spaces, and depending on conditions, the ocean may cause the boat to shift unexpectedly.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Sunset Catamaran Tour Around Santorini’s Coast rain or shine. However, if rainfall is extremely heavy or marine weather conditions are unsafe, we may have to cancel or postpone the tour. If this is the case, we'll inform you as soon as possible.

Is there any chance this tour will be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Is there a dress code for this Sunset Catamaran Tour Around Santorini’s Coast?

No, but we recommend bringing a swimsuit and layers as weather conditions can change with little notice.

Should I be concerned about seasickness?

If you're prone to seasickness, we encourage you to bring motion sickness medication along, as it is not provided on board. We also recommend avoiding liquids and dairy products if you tend to have a sensitive stomach.

Is dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes, you’ll be treated to a tasting menu of delicious and authentic Greek dishes while on board the boat.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

The menu consists of many different types of dishes, so you can find options that are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan. However, please contact us in advance so we can accommodate your needs.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes, an assortment of drinks, including wine and soft drinks are included in the price of this tour.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Sunset Catamaran Tour Around Santorini’s Coast. We offer a reduced rate for children aged 2 to 9 years old and infants are free. Please choose accordingly when booking.

Why do I have to pay for my child who's under 6 years old?

We charge a discounted rate for children aged 2 to 9 because we limit the total number of guests on each departure, which includes children.

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