Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise guides you on the waves of Santorini! Well known on the island of Santorini, by tourists and locals alike. Let yourself be rocked by the waves while tasting our famous homemade lunch or dinner on board!
Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise offers both catamaran day cruise and catamaran sunset cruise!
Explore Santorini and near by on a catamaran cruise! Perfect for sailing around Santorini, Santorini Tours Greece has been designed especially for fun and relaxation. Catamaran offers an unparalleled level of comfort and wellbeing both inside and outside.
The elegant design incorporates a variety of wood, leather and hull linings combined with sailing-inspired architecture so you can enjoy voyages in style and total serenity. The choice of Catamaran sailing, is more than just a catamaran… it’s a lifestyle!
Embark on a catamaran in Santorini and visit Santorini coast, the breathtaking Caldera, and the unique Oia. The catamaran offers an extraordinary comfort, ideal for sailing around Santorini.
Catamaran cruises have the particularity of offering you a large living space without the boat being too big, which allows you to get as close as possible to the Santorini’s beaches and dive into the deep blue water of the Aegean sea!
Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise guides you on the waves of Santorini! Well known on the island of Santorini, by tourists and locals alike, we offer day, half-day and sunset cruises aboard our boats around the island.
Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise offers both day and sunset catamaran tour! Let yourself be rocked by the waves while tasting our famous homemade lunch or dinner!
Highlights of Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise
- Venetian Light house in Akrotiri
- The majestic Caldera of Santorini
- White beach
- Red beach
- Black mountain
- Hot Springs & the volcano
- Thirassia island
- The picturesque Ammoudi bay in famous Oia
- Lunch or dinner on board
Day Cruise: 10:30 – 15:30
The Day Cruise begins from the port of Vlychada at the Southern part of Santorini. We sail close to the Red and the White beach, with our first stop ashore the Black Mountain for a swim. Put your goggles on!
We carry on our sailing adventure past the Venetian Light house in Akrotiri, entering the majestic Caldera of Santorini. “Keep your ears to the ground”, as the guided part of our cruise begins. Keep your eyes open and admire the volcanic area, where the spectacular soil horizon colors at the cliffs of the Caldera will simply amaze you!
While heading towards the Hot Springs, let the energy of the Volcano and the spirit of the island shake you up. Next stop is Thirassia island, a fishermen’s island, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
The cruise ends in one of the most amazing spots in Santorini, the old harbour of Ammoudi. In Oia. (Shhh…there might be some spare time for a pit-stop at Agios Nikolaos before disembarkation…!).
Sunset Cruise: 15:30 – after sunset
Our famous Catamaran Caldera Premium Cruise begins from Oia and the picturesque Ammoudi bay. Our first stop is in Thirassia island for a refreshing swim and snorkeling in its crystal-clear waters. We continue sailing towards the Volcano and the Hot Springs. Discover the magic of geothermal energy swimming in the thermal springs of the Volcano.
Sailing along the stunning Caldera coastline, your host will guide you through the historical and geological facts that formed Santorini’s complex of islands, while you will be charmed by the unique cliffs and the spectacular colors of the soil on the horizon!
Enjoy your dinner at the hidden coves of the Black Mountain and sail close to the impressive White Beach and Red Beach, experiencing the most famous sunset in the world, just before your disembarkation at the port of Vlychada.
- Transfer offered; Travelers pick up/drop off is offered.
- Pick up from; We will pick you up from any Villa, hotel, suite, or apartment in Santorini island, Santorini’s port, and the yacht marina at the pier!
- Info needed; When booking, make sure to include the name and address of your accommodation or the name of the cruise line and the cruise ship!
- Drop off; We will drop you off at the same place we have picked you up or at any hotel, address of your accommodation, or yacht and cruise ship.
Information Specially For Cruise Passengers
Bring comfortable and suitable footwear, a camera as there is plenty of photo opportunities, Euro for souvenirs, sunscreen, water, and a printout of your voucher.
Let’s see where the cruise ships dock. Most of the cruise ships are not able to dock at the port because Santorini has no deep water dock. Cruise ships float around using their thrusters to remain in place, close to the center of the extinct volcano.
The cruise port of Santorini is also known as the port of Skala, or old port. It was the first port of the island, before the construction of the ferry port. The cruise port is located beneath Fira, one of the largest villages of Thira and the capital of the island.
Where cruise ships usually dock at the same time.
Passengers have tendered ashore via local boats. Passengers who have signed up for the organized ship excursions are tendered ashore to the new ferry port of Athinios, where the large tourist buses are parked. Independent cruise travelers are tendered to the old port below Fira.
However, on the return way to the cruise ship, everyone leaves from the old port at Fira by the same tenders. (All cruise ship’s shore excursions drop everyone off in Fira.)
Options to reach Fira (the capital) from the port.
From the old port, where the boats shuttle the passengers, you can either use the cable car to reach the town of Fira, which will take no more than 5 minutes, or you can ride a donkey, which climbs up a small path on the cliff to Fira.
However, the last option will last longer, and we recommend you take the cable car as there is a great concern for the welfare of the donkeys which are mainly used by tourists.
If you are spending extra time in the town of Fira after the shore excursion, it will be your responsibility to get to your tender on time, please be aware the cable cars can get very busy and there could potentially be a long queue especially if there is more than one cruise ship docking
How to recognize your driver/guide.
At the exit of the cable, your driver/guide will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name written on it, in order to escort you to your vehicle as there is no car access for a few meters.
So, bring your camera with you… We’ll bring a good mood!
- Summer is the driest time but storms can occur year-round. April to October is the best season period to visit. July and August is the best time for partying.
- Most people visit Santorini during the popular summer high season, but you’ll enjoy the island no matter when you go. From May till August, everything’s open and heaving with holidaymakers. Special events like concerts and exhibitions appeal to the masses. However the months before and after are also rewarding as beaches and tavernas are less thronged yet everything is open and the weather and water temps are lovely.
- The best time to relax, and visit Santorini is from September to October and April to May when the weather is warm and the crowds are scarce. April and late in October, some businesses may be closed. Like all of the Cyclades, Santorini welcomes the most visitors during the summer, so you’ll need to make your reservations months in advance if you plan on visiting anytime from June through August.
- Try winter, when room rates tend to plummet. Keep in mind that this season’s average highs only reach the 50s (not good for sunbathing) and the region sees plenty of precipitation. However, all that rain does make for a very flowery (and warm) spring season. Crowds will be at a low in the spring as well, though tourists will begin invading the islands come May.
- Away from the touristy months from May to October, religious feast days dominate island life with families enjoying day-long outings and festivities.
Below find the key events to pick the perfect time to visit Santorini.
- January: Feast of Agios Vasilios, Epiphany.
- February: Carnival is celebrated in Kathara Deftera (the date varies according to when Orthodox Easter Sunday falls).
- March: Independence Day.
- April: Greek Orthodox Easter.
- May: May Day, the Feast day of Agia Theodosia.
- June: Feast of St John the Baptist.
- July: Santorini Jazz Festival, Feast day of Agioi Anargyroi.
- August: Megaron Gyzi Festival, Ifestia Festival, Feast of the Assumption.
- September: International Music Festival.
- October: Feast day of Agios Averkios.
- November: Feast day of Agios Minas.
- December: Christmas
What is Included
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
- Lunch or dinner on board with seafood, chicken fillet, grilled sausages, traditional Greek delicacies & dips, veggie rice and Greek salad, dessert, open bar with white local wine, beers & soft beverages (special dietary needs available upon request)
- Snorkeling gear
What is Excluded
- Gratuities/Tips are not included and are not compulsory, however, if you had an exceptional experience this is your way of saying thank you, you did a fantastic job.
- Semi Private Catamaran Cruise Day or Sunset
- Duration: 5-hours
- Activity level: Moderate
- Departures: Daily
- Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic, or environmental phenomena!
- Fira Town, as well as most of the island’s villages, is a hilltop town that consists of mostly pedestrian streets. Many of these “streets” are nothing more than wide sidewalks of smooth stones pushed into cement which makes for a bumpy surface. There are considerable steps involved as well. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. Return to the ship’s tender pier is via cable car. (Not included).
- The tour duration does not include the time required to tender ashore from your ship.
Santorini Tours Greece is proud to be the first in the industry to offer Guaranteed Departures. A guaranteed departure means; There is no minimum number of bookings required for a trip to run and that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be canceled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or another similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control. Our current collection of tours can take you to exciting places in Athens and around the world.
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Payment Details; We will pass your payment details to our secure payment provider, but we do not see or store any of these details on our website payment details.
- Dress: religious and memorial sites: shoulders and knee must be covered.
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
- A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all the necessary information for your tour.
This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
Persons with Disabilities
- Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Most of Santorini Town’s (Chora) commercial center is either flat or has cobblestone, flagstone-paved streets, and lanes with slight inclines, though there are some lanes that have steps. Note though, the center is surrounded by hills, some of which are steep, but you could easily avoid those and still have plenty to see on flatter terrain.
- In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-soled walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
- For guests who are full-time wheelchair users, a ramp vehicle will be needed. Guests may remain in their wheelchairs or scooters for the duration of the excursion. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions are required in order to confirm the correct vehicle!
- Wheelchair or small scooter folding type only. (Please note that disabled passengers must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party.)
- Although there is minimal walking on this tour, guests must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible but can accept walkers and canes.
Holidays in Greece
- January 1: closed
- January 6: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- Shrove Monday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- March 25: closed
- Good Friday: 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
- Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- Easter Sunday: closed
- Easter Monday: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- May 1: closed
- Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- 15 August 15: 08:30 AM – 03:00 PM
- October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
- December 25 & 26: closed
- Semi Private Cruise;
- Sedans; Within 24 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 24 hrs, a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
- Minivan; Within 48 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 36 hrs, a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
- Minibus 10-20 seats; Within 96 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 96 hrs, a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
- Excursions canceled by us or because of FORCE MAJEURE will be fully refunded
- For all vehicles; No show means, no refund
- Especially for cruise travelers: Even if the ship docks and for any reason, the captain or the cruise company decides not to disembark, the full payment will be refunded.