Morning Caldera Sailing Cruise - Santorini

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Unnamed Road, Vlichada 847 03, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please mention your hotel name in the reservation. After the purchase is complete, we will send you complete pick up information .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Step aboard this 5 hour morning cruise for a relaxed sail and enjoy your time swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, taking photos, tasting delicious BBQ meals, Greek wines and much much more. Your crew are all experienced sailors but can assure you that all claims about Greek hospitality are true. This cruise will be the most memorable part of your vacation in Santorini.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

Depart your morning cruise from the Vlichada Marine where you will sail through Red beach and make a stop for swimming and/or snorkeling. Next, sail along White beach and spot the big rock called The Indian (or Mavro Vouno). Pass by the Light House (in Akrotiri) as you move towards the Volcano and swim at the Hot springs. During your stop at the Volcano you can take in the healing hot waters, explore the volcanic beaches and areas of Palea and Nea kameni which will amaze you because of their spectacular black, red and white colors. You will move to the other side of the volcano, here, you will anchor and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared and served by the crew. Meanwhile, you can swim in the Volcanos crystal clear blue waters. Afterward, you will sail along the Aspronisi island and arrive at Mesa pigadia beach for swimming, snorkeling or just sunbathing on the deck before making your return to Vlichada Marine.


Seafood BBQ lunch on board

Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Use of Snorkelling equipment



Entry/Admission - Nea Kameni

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Aug-2022

    The trip was fantastic! The crew were very friendly, attentive, and had many interesting stories to share. The food was so delicious and plentiful! The stops to swim and snorkel added much fun to the trip. The weather on the water was beyond perfect even though it was hot on land. We would definitely recommend the trip to others!

  • 23-Jun-2022

    Amazing experience. Started off with being picked up from our hotel (which we were messaged the day before, with pick up times) which was great. We were warmly welcomed onto the boat by Chris the captain and Marieangela. The boat is lovely and clean with plenty of space for us to either sit at the back or the front. The maximum amount of people is 10, however we were lucky and there was only 8 of us, which gave us a little extra room! We stopped 3 times for some short swimming and snorkelling opportunities, while being told about the surroundings by Marieangela. The lunch was massive with plenty of prawns, spaghetti, potatoes, vegetables etc to go around. Very nice. Overall it was a great experience and I would highly recommend going via Barca sailing. The only thing I thought was maybe we would stop at the hot springs ? It did seem busy around the area, but it did not make the trip any less worth it ! Thanks Joe

  • 07-Jun-2022

    We were a party of three – mum and two daughters – who booked this semi-private experience, and it was the highlight of our trip to Santorini. On the boat there were nine people in total, plus Captain George and Maria Angela. They were both amazing and knowledgeable and they cooked up the most delicious meal on board that we all enjoyed so much. George's commentary on the passing scenery was entertaining and enjoyable and there were a couple of swim stops as well. There are swimming aids if you need them, I used them and really enjoyed my dip in the cold Aegean sea! The last part of the journey was a very relaxed and sleepy cruise back to Vlychada and to be dropped off back at the hotel. If you're in two minds if to do this cruise, I'd say DO IT DO IT DO IT, it's the best part of the whole trip.

  • 19-Oct-2021

    We had an absolutely fantastic morning sailing with Yiannis and George. The boat is beautiful, the food was great and we really appreciated the great commentary and information provided along the way. We were celebrating a birthday and they went out of their way to make it extra special by providing a birthday cake and joining in on the celebration. It was the highlight of our trip to Santorini.

  • 01-Sep-2021

    Nous avons réservé cette excursion avec un couple d’amis, nous avons privatisé le voilier pour nous 4. La sortie dure 5h (de 10h à 15h). Ils sont pile à l’heure ce qui est très appréciable. George, notre skippeur, et Andreas son aide étaient au top. Durant la sortie ils nous ont raconté l’histoire de Santorin et des îles aux alentours. Plusieurs arrêts baignade dont celle près du volcan. Le temps était idéal. Déjeuner sur le bateau très sympa et copieux. Au retour Yanis nous attendait pour nous ramener à notre hôtel! Allez-y sans hésiter! Barca est au top! Merci beaucoup

  • 29-Aug-2021

    This is the best way to sail and experience swimming in the ocean and hot springs. We enjoyed a more intimate experience and the crew and food were amazing! I definitely recommend for a more private and unique experience!

  • 24-Aug-2021

    We had a fantastic time with Barca Sailing. Captain Yiannis and mate Jorgos were amazing hosts, playing music, pouring drinks and cooking us a fabulous lunch. They also told us lots about the island and even offered us a chance to sail the boat! The day started out with a transfer from our hotel in Perissa straight to Vlychada to start the cruise, which was included with the price we paid on Viator. There were only 7 guests in total on our boat, which meant a super friendly atmosphere and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We had a few breaks for swimming and managed to avoid a lot of the larger catamarans for the most part that we’re all departing and returning all at once. My husband and I did 2 Catamaran trips last year in Santorini, which thankfully were only half full due to Covid restrictions. This year, I noticed that all of the catamarans were packed! So I’m so happy that we picked Barca sailing as an alternative, to have a small friendly group, fantastic service and plenty of room on board, not to mention the amazing views from within the caldera and actually getting to switch off the engines and sail towards the volcano.

  • 20-Aug-2021

    Great way to spend your last day in Santorini. The crew was great and the views were even better. Highly recommend.

  • 20-Aug-2021

    Amazing experience. The staff were so friendly and super accommodating and entertaining. The food they served was also so yummy. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend. Thank you!

  • 20-Jul-2021

    Overall amazing experience. The crew was very nice organized clean very family-friendly. The tour provides you a complete view of the outer banks of the island very very beautiful. They truly exceeded all levels of customer service

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