A sailing yacht in Santorini – what could be better? Sailing on the caldera of a volcano under a snow-white sail, listening to the sound of the waves broken by the yacht’s swift silhouette, surrounded by the tar-black rocks that disappear into the blue sea… Perhaps this is the quintessence of all the beauty and romance of the island!

Do you like sailing? Can’t imagine your vacation without a yacht? We offer you the opportunity to rent a yacht in Santorini, just the one that suits you best. Maybe it will be a romantic trip for two, or maybe it will be a fun boat trip with a large group!

Sailing on a Jeanneau 49 at the Red Beach of Santorini, Greece
Sailing on a Jeanneau 49 at the Red Beach of Santorini, Greece

Rent a sailing yacht in Santorini in 2024: large and spacious yachts

In 2024 we offer several options for yacht vacations. The first option is to rent a yacht for half a day or a day exclusively for you and your company. The second option is to join group sailing trips on a yacht together with other tourists. The first option is obviously more comfortable, the second is much cheaper and more accessible. The sea and the surrounding scenery will be just as beautiful 🙂

Sailing on a yacht in Santorini is an opportunity to have a completely different view of our island in silence

Santorinika Travel Agency, from personal experience of living on the island

You can read the details and find out what’s included in the price of each option, and contact us to make individual yacht booking or buy tickets for group boat trips online. Now for the details.

Private yacht rental in Santorini: boat trip just for you

The sea around Santorini can be remarkably calm or very… exciting – in every sense of the word 🙂 That’s why there are almost no small sailing yachts on our island and most of the models are 45 feet (i.e. 13.5 meters) and longer.

On each vessel in our fleet you will be surrounded by an atmosphere of comfort and luxury, and a sense of freedom will accompany you throughout the day. Wide decks with sunbathing areas, easy access to the sea with a wide bathing platform, spacious and bright rooms and, of course, absolute safety for all guests. So, to the yachts!

Beneteau Oceanis 45 sailing yacht

The Beneteau Oceanis 45 is a state-of-the-art cruising yacht that creates a sense of spaciousness and an atmosphere of calm and serenity. The yacht is 45 feet (13.5 meters) long, just under 5 meters wide and can accommodates up to 8 guests.

Rent a yacht in Santorini: sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 45
Rent a yacht in Santorini: sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 45

All in all, it’s a pretty roomy boat for a not-so-large family or group.

Rent a yacht in Santorini: Beneteau Oceanis 45 with four cabins
Rent a yacht in Santorini: Beneteau Oceanis 45 with four cabins

The interior of the boat has a modern design: the saloon is not particularly luxurious, but has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing time at sea. Large portholes and skylights ensure plenty of daylight in the cabins and saloon:

Rent a yacht in Santorini: Cabin Beneteau Oceanis 45
Rent a yacht in Santorini: Cabin Beneteau Oceanis 45

Travelling around Santorini on a sailboat like this will give you a lot of fun! The boat was built in 2018 and this is how she looks like:

Sailing in Santorini: Beneteau Oceanis 45 forty-five foot sailboat
Sailing in Santorini: Beneteau Oceanis 45 forty-five foot sailboat

It is suitable for both experienced sailors and those who want to rent a yacht for the first time and sail to Santorini with an experienced captain. It is a beautiful yacht with an interesting design and excellent nautical qualities for a comfortable trip: it is pleasant to sail, has enough space on deck to relax in the sun and a special platform in the stern to descend into the sea – in case you want to swim directly in the caldera of the volcano:

Beneteau Oceanis 45 bathing platform, Santorini, Greece
Beneteau Oceanis 45 bathing platform, Santorini, Greece
Sailing in Santorini: on the deck of the Beneteau Oceanis 45
Sailing in Santorini: on the deck of the Beneteau Oceanis 45

Reliability and good stability, space and lots of light: thanks to its size, both the deck and the saloon and cabins are quite airy! Maybe it will be your choice to go to sea in Santorini.


Length13,7 m
Seats8
Crew2
Built in2018

Rent a sailing yacht Beneteau Oceanis 45

45 feet, 4 cabins, spacious saloon and deck seating areas. Built in 2018.

Schedule: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • 4 cabins

    Four double cabins.
  • 45 feet

    45 feet - about 14 meters long.
  • Private

    In addition to the crew, only you will be on board
  • Sunset

    In the evening you can watch the sunset at the sea.
  • Swimming in the sea

    You can swim right in the open sea.
  • Up to 8 people

    Up to 8 people on board
1100from/per yacht

Details

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 sailing yacht

This yacht is even larger at 49 feet (15 meters), accommodates 10 guests and is perfect for cruising around Santorini with family or friends:

Vacation at sea: rent a yacht Jeanneau 49, Santorini, Greece
Vacation at sea: rent a yacht Jeanneau 49, Santorini, Greece
Rent a yacht in Santorini: Jeanneau 49 four-cabin yacht scheme
Rent a yacht in Santorini: Jeanneau 49 four-cabin yacht scheme

Thanks to its larger size, this yacht has a spacious deck, even in the bow, where it is particularly pleasant to sunbathe or watch the surrounding scenery: the views from the bow are limitless!

Sailing trip: charter yacht Jeanneau 49, Santorini, Greece
Sailing trip: charter yacht Jeanneau 49, Santorini, Greece

A large folding awning in the stern can protect the seating area from the bright sun when required, allowing you to relax and enjoy the beauty of Santorini without fear of being burned by the midday sun:

Private cruises around the caldera of the volcano: rent a Jeanneau 49 Yacht, Santorini, Greece
Private cruises around the caldera of the volcano: rent a Jeanneau 49 Yacht, Santorini, Greece

The yacht has a spacious saloon, cabins, kitchen, shower and toilet on board. The yacht was built in 2004 and renovated in 2020:

Jeanneau 49 saloon, Santorini, Greece
Jeanneau 49 saloon, Santorini, Greece
Renting a yacht in Santorini: galley (kitchen) on the Jeanneau 49
Renting a yacht in Santorini: galley (kitchen) on the Jeanneau 49

Lenght15 m
Seats10
Crew2
Built in2004/2020

Reant a sailing yacht Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49

49 feet, 4 cabins, spacious saloon and deck seating areas. Built in 2004, renovated in 2020.

Schedule: everyday.

  • 4 cabins

    Four double cabins.
  • 49 feet

    49 feet - about 15 meters long.
  • Private

    In addition to the crew, only you will be on board
  • Sunset

    In the evening you can watch the sunset at the sea.
  • Swimming in the sea

    You can swim right in the open sea.
  • Up to 10 people

    Up to 10 people on board
860from/per yacht

Details

Details of a yacht charter with a skipper in Santorini

Below are the basic details of a sailing yacht rental in Santorini. Please note that this is general information for each yacht selected, and the final price includes transfers from your hotel to the yacht and back, as well as lunch at sea. Menus and drinks can be arranged in advance if required:

  • Number of seats: from 8 to 10, depending on the yacht chosen;
  • Captain and Crew Services: Yes, included in the price;
  • Transfer services to and from the port: Yes, included in the price;
  • Minimum number of hours to rent: 5;
  • Maximum number of hours to rent as agreed;
  • Standard lunch on board: Pork or chicken with potatoes and salad, white and red wine, beer, soft drinks, seasonal fruit – all included.

The rental price is for the whole boat and does not depend on the number of guests. In other words, you can split the cost according to the number of people if you are planning a vacation with a large group.

Terms and conditions for yacht rental in Santorini in 2024

The cost of chartering a yacht in Santorini depends on your requirements (chosen yacht, itinerary and its duration, special remarks about the crew, menu on board, etc.). The prices quoted are the minimum cost of chartering a yacht during the year.

In the event of bad weather on the chosen day, the trip will be rescheduled for the next day with more suitable weather conditions. If you are unable to make the trip due to weather conditions, your deposit will be fully refunded.

What is included in the cost of renting a yacht

Captain and crew

The captain of the boat will be with you all the time, driving the boat for you and taking care of your safety during the boat trip. We offer you specially designed itineraries with the best views in Santorini waters. If you wish to change course or suggest your own route, within the limits of the rental time and according to the safety rules, the captain will help you to do so. You can also order a guide, a waiter or a professional photographer to accompany you.

Lunch and drinks aboard

We offer a classic menu that is already included in the listed price. The composition of the menu can be changed according to your wishes and preferences. The same applies to drinks – just don’t forget to specify your wishes in advance in the reservation form.

Transfer to the port to the yacht and back

We provide transfer from your hotel to the port to the selected yacht, and after the boat trip we take you back to your hotel. The transfer service is also included in the price and requires no extra charge!

A yacht in Santorini: what to do for fun at sea?

What can you do on a yacht all day? Trust us, that question will disappear the moment you step on board! Sunbathe, swim in the sea, look around, take pictures, maybe even take the helm and steer the boat a bit and set the sails! Since I have had an international sailing licence for many years, I don’t miss this opportunity, but it is the Greek captains who sail these yachts every day 🙂

Victoria Doukmasova (Santorinika Travel Agency) - professional captain with international sailing yacht license
“Standing at the helm and steering a yacht is an incredible experience!” – Viktoria Doukmasova (Santorinika Travel Agency)

By the way, you should eat a delicious lunch or dinner during the cruise and get ready for the sunset if you opt for an evening walk or hire a boat for the whole day. Lunch on the open sea is another story!

Lunch on a yacht, Santorini, Greece
Lunch on a yacht, Santorini, Greece

If you want to dive and explore the underwater world, there are snorkel and mask sets available. To swim in the sea, you can use the special ladder and platform or… jump off the board and then climb back up the gangway!

If you get tired of seeing the sights, there are comfortable cabins where you can rest at any time: beds are made and there are full sets of linen on board. All our boats have cabins with bedding, fridge, kitchen, toilet and shower.

In the evening you can swim again, sit in the arms of your loved one, drink fragrant Santorini wine and enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset.

Meeting the sunset on a yacht in Santorini, Greece
Meeting the sunset on a yacht in Santorini, Greece

Semi-private boat trips around the caldera of Santorini in 2024

If you would like to meet other people who love the sea and make new friends, you can choose to go on a group boat trip.

During the 2024 year, group sailing excursions take place on several routes in the morning and afternoon. The group size is usually 8 to 10 people and the main language on board is English.

Yacht trip to Santorini Volcano, Greece
Yacht trip to Santorini Volcano, Greece

You will take a boat trip to the caldera, see the volcano, the thermal springs, enjoy the sea views of Oia and Fira, and of course you will have the opportunity to swim in the sea during the walk. On board you will be served refreshments and a light snack of fruit.

Sailing yachts depart from the south of the island from the port of Vlychada (Vlihada). The transfer from Fira to Vlychada is included in the price of the cruise, which takes about 5 hours on average.

Sailing around Santorini Caldera: lunch on the open sea under sail

Morning sailing excursion: Santorini caldera, volcanic beaches, dormant volcano, thermal springs, swimming in the sea and lunch on the boat.

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  • Group tour

  • Sailing yacht trip

  • Thermal springs

155from/per person

Details

Sailing in Santorini: sunset and dinner on the open sea

Evening sailing trip around the caldera, travel to the beaches, volcano and thermal springs, dinner on the yacht and meeting the sunset at sea.

Schedule:
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  • Group tour

  • Sailing yacht trip

  • Sunset

  • Thermal springs

95from/per person

Details

Book a yacht in Santorini

During the high season, yachts in Santorini are almost never idle and it is almost impossible to find a free yacht “for today or tomorrow night”. The same goes for catamaran rentals.

To ensure that your vacation goes without a hitch, it is imperative that you book the yacht of your choice well in advance. If you are planning to rent a yacht in Santorini, please send us your enquiry in advance and we will contact you to discuss the details of your order.

You can call us at our office +30 (697) 448-448-3 (WhatsApp is also available) or if you prefer to communicate by email, please send an email to manager@santorinika.com or use the form below:

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    Viktoria Doukmasova

    Co-founder of the Santorinika Travel Agency, professional guide and author of materials on the website. Expert in tourism, holidays and travelling in Greece since 1999.