Santorini Sailing Dream Catcher with BBQ Lunch and Drinks

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Santorini Sailing Dream Catcher with BBQ Lunch and Drinks
from USD $121.31
Santorini's notorious Dream Catcher tour lets you experience with a small group, the beauty of Santorini and the magic of sailing in the Caldera with the most magnificent views. Swim and snorkel in a quiet bay, visit the sulphuric Hot Springs of the volcano and indulge yourself in a freshly prepared BBQ lunch or dinner. See the picturesque Red & White beaches with our professional and courteous crew. Taste the exquisite local wine while you sit back and enjoy the breathtaking scenery on board. The most stunning views of Santorini are best seen from the crystal blue waters of the Aegean. Your sail with us will be fondly remembered long after you leave Santorini.
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In Brief

South Aegean, Greece
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
Explore Santorini by daylight or sunset, in style and comfort, aboard Dream Catcher. Relax, sit back, and set sail through the clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea aboard our 62-foot (18.9-m) sailing catamaran, with a group of approximately 30 passengers. There is no better way to enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Caldera and the south side of Santorini. Lay out on the nets in front or stay protected from the sun under the large shaded area, as you enjoy the breathtaking views of Santorini from the Sea.

We visit the picturesque Red and White Beaches, stopping at one for a swim then continue on past the Indian Head Mountain and the Old Venetian Lighthouse, into the crater. We pass through the volcanic islands in the caldera, Palea & Nea Kameni and go for a dip in the warm waters of the Hot Springs before enjoying a mouthwatering, freshly prepared BBQ on board with a variety of Greek delicacies.

Your lunch/dinner includes marinated grilled chicken, steak, our famous (Captain Ted's) rigatoni saganaki as seen on the Food Network, Greek salad, home made eggplant salad, baked fresh local vegetables and tzatziki which is also freshly made on board in our cooking demonstration!

Sail towards the main island in the caldera, Therasia, and see its rocks made from cooled lava. Go for a swim in the warm waters of the hot springs before a barbecue meal is served onboard. Your meal includes marinated grilled chicken or lamb, penne saganaki, Greek salad, potato, eggplant, and tzatziki salad.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
  • BBQ lunch


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Pickup is included and pickup
Departure Point: Day tour starts from Vlichada Marina Santorini
Sunset tour starts from The Beach Akrotiri (weather depending)

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

I had been looking forward to this cruise and it did not disappoint! We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel (a huge plus). There were about 35 people on board with us but space was never an issue. Every single crew member was friendly, welcoming and accommodating. At each of our stops a crew member would give us some facts about the sites and recommend places on the island to visit. We were able to jump into the water to swim at certain stops and they provided life jackets and noodles for those who weren't as comfortable with swimming. The food was AMAZING! There was a variety of Greek dishes, all of which were delicious, some great barbecue chicken and pork, and they were accommodating to different food allergies and preferences (vegetarian, kosher etc.) There was also an open bar the entire trip with wine, beer, and sodas. This was a great experience, don't miss out!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
I've been on quite a few catamaran tours but this was by far the best. The service, the layout of the craft and the food were beyond. Upon entering you are given a table for your party to sit at, which is quite different than other catamarans I've been on. This is great because you can sit together with everyone you came with, but still feel like you're able to meet new people. The crew were very friendly, helpful and encouraging. My mom does not know how to swim and entered the water with a life jacket on. She was extremely nervous and the crewman who helped her down the stairs was kind and gentle the entire time, even going so far as to tell others "if she's not comfortable don't force her: and holding her hand. And the food! SO GOOD! I was prepared for the sunset dinner to be light fare, and maybe not top notch. But they grilled the meat while we were sailing, and everything was presented with such care and attention to detail. DELICIOUS. Easily one of the best meals we had while in Santorini. And last but not least, the sunset view was amazing. totally unobstructed view of the sunset while on the water in the caldera - PRICELESS. Would highly recommend this company and this sunset tour, you will not regret it.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
This cruise was a highlight of our trip. The crew was accommodating, the catamaran was luxurious and the food was terrific. You can’t go to Santorini without doing this cruise.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip. All you can drink beer was a winner. Food was spot on and plenty of it. Thank you very much captain ted and your team. Brilliant!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2019
Amazing Boat trip from start to finish! Staff on board are excellent, the food is delicious and the drinks included is a nice bonus! The boat itself was so clean and spacious and blows all other boat trips out of the water!
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
My husband and I looked for the perfect catamaran cruise during our stay in Santorini, and this one delivered on everything it said it would. The crew was great, the drinks, food, and other people on board really made it the an amazing experience. We would absolutely do it again if we could, it was one of our favorite things we did while in Santorini.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2019
My friends and I had a nice time enjoying our trip! The boat was well-kept, the staff instructions were clear and they were very accommodating. There is no hot spring though trip advisor may advertise it. What you are actually brought to is a sulfuric section of water where there is a volcano underwater but the water is not warm. Be wary of wearing white or light colored clothes because it might stain. The food was delicious and you really do get unlimited drinks! It was over-all a great time.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
From start to finish, well organised, entertaining and professional. It catered for all ages, looked after the kids but was chilled enough that adults had a great time also. Unlimited wine and beer. The food was amazing with the pasta being a highlight. Plenty of time to swim in each spot with views to die for. The boat is lovely, modern and clean with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend - an absolute MUST!
• Submitted 28 Jul 2018
Excellent tour. The pickup came as promised. Little minivan until the catamaran boarding. The crew is very nice and proffesional, the food is tasty, the chicken bit dry. There is a lot of shade in the ship, snorkeling equipments and free drinks. We had great time, very recommended.
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Well organized from start to finish with amazing crew. Very knowledgable staff provided excellent area information as well as friendly guest interaction. Highly recommended to anyone seeking a great cruise. Not a booze cruise and that was very refreshing.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2018
great lots of fun, great crew we had a lot of fun on this, highly recommend
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Traveling with a large group, I was nervous that the Dream Catcher tour would not be a fun experience for everyone, and I was very happy to be proven wrong. The crew was very friendly and accommodating. Swimming out to the warm springs was a fun experience, although I would suggest bringing extra clothes for once you get out of the water and it starts to get chilly in the late evening. As for the food, it was absolutely amazing! Probably one of my best dinners on the island.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Beautiful way to watch the sunset. I wish the swim stops were the first thing we did though because it got cold once the sun went down. Otherwise, the crew were kind and attentive.
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
Our group of 6 enjoyed this experience very much! Was a great way to see Santorini and swim around by the beaches/hot springs. The crew was great and made the experience really fun. The lunch (which you eat at the end FYI!) was really delicious. We did not like how long it took to get back to our hotel afterward, but that was due to weather out of their control. It started downpouring at the end of our tour (thank goodness not during) and they tried to keep us comfortable until we could be picked up. I don't think this would be an issue on a regular day. They say it rarely rains! Overall we would recommend this tour and thought it was a great value!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
We took the sunset Dream Catcher cruise as our last hurrah in Santorini. It was the perfect ending to a perfect vacation. The catamaran was big and comfortable with very clean bathrooms! And Captain Ted was an amazing host. You sail around the Caldera and the different islands very close to Santorini. At every stop, Captain Ted gives you a brief historical overview. The boat stops several times for swimming, including the hot springs and that's where the crew serves an amazing dinner of wonderful Greek food with unlimited beer, wine, water, and soda. Usually I'm not a fan of organized trips on vacation, but I'm glad we made an exception for the Dream Catcher. Please leave a tip for the crew at the end, they work hard!
• Submitted 10 Jul 2018
My partner and I had the best time on this trip, we chose the sunset tour which was perfect for us. You are given the opportunity to swim near the Red Beach and hot springs, (which is quite a distance to swim to but floats/life jackets are provided). The food served on board was so delicious and more than enough to go around! Staff are friendly and helpful, you get to meet couples, families from all over the world. Its a terrific trip and to top it off you get to experience this all at sea.
• Submitted 09 Jul 2018
Amazing. Everything was perfect. The crew were fantastic and gave lots of extra information about the Island. Drinks started straight after the safety briefing and there was never a wait for a drink. They had a great system for getting the food to everyone and there was plenty of very delicious food to go around. A great day had by all.
• Submitted 25 Jun 2018
I went on this tour with some friends and it was one of the highlights of my trip to Santorini. I've never been on a boat before, and it was an amazing experience. Captain Ted and the entire crew were very friendly and it was clear that they enjoyed what they did. They were willing to answer questions and engage in conversation, but also very professional and ensured that passengers were safe and having fun. The boat is very clean and organized, and there is enough room to move around. The food is also amazing. Everything was well prepared and there was enough made for second servings if you chose to have some. There were vegetarian options prepared as well, and prior to the start of the trip Ted made sure to ask about any allergies. I usually don't write reviews for tours I do but this was truly an experience unlike any other.
• Submitted 04 Jun 2018
Boat was comfortabl and big enough that passengers were not wet by seaspray. We did a fair amount of sailing rather than just motoring round. The crew were great and produced a tasty dinner with a good variety and quantity of food.
• Submitted 27 May 2018
great experience. really friendly crew. great view and excellent lunch. totally recommended.
• Submitted 19 May 2018
An amazing trip. It was everything it promised to be and more. The day was chilly but we still braved the water and were rewarded with warmth in the thermal springs. The company was fantastic and Palos, Billy and Tony were perfect hosts. Billy cooked up a delicious lunch and the wine and beer flowed all day. 10am isnt too early for your first wine is it? Palos showed off his sailing skills and we were treated to the fabulous views Santorini has to offer. We could not recommend this highly enough. Worth noting that Palos had us sailing around while others seemed to be under power.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Totally worth your money! We did it at sunset and the views were amazing. The crew was really friendly, helpful and spoke many languages! The food was really good as well. You are also able to swim in the open seas at different points of Santorini. It was amazing experience.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
Could not ask for more on a trip. All you can eat and drink, including wine and beer. Because of little wind, only had a short sail, but even under motor the trip, view, sunset and weather were wonderful. Stopping for short swims only added to the enjoyment.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2017
This trip was so spectacular, we still speak of this on other trips! The crew, Nancy and all, were fantastic. You will never forget this in a positive way. Would not have wanted to miss this.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017