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“Blue Lagoon- Incredible day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Santorini Sailing

Santorini Sailing
Agios Gerasimos Square, Fira 84700, Greece
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Ranked #5 of 33 Activities in Fira
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Santorini Sailling was the first catamaran company on the island and to this day the only one that operates cats exclusively. We specialize in catamarans and are the only boat tour that has a PRIVATE BEACH that is situated in the caldera. Our catering possibilites are endless and we have been featured in numberous Travel and Food shows. Join us for a day or sunset sail and let us provide a day for you that you and your guests will remember long after you return to port!
Syracuse, New York
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“Blue Lagoon- Incredible day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We did the Sailing Catamaran Tour in The Caldera and had the most incredible day! We would highly recommend this to any one wanting to experience the island from a different perspective! Not only were views were spectacular, Captain Ted was entertaining and informative! We were able to swim in the volcanic hot springs and go snorkeling at a different spot. The highlight of the trip was definitely the food! It was one of our favorite meals and each dish was made to perfection. We have been back for a few weeks now and still are raving about the food! Our group was small - 6 people - but the boat could easily accommodate more comfortably. It was great to meet folks from different parts of the world and share a great sail!

Visited October 2012
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“One of the highlights of our honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We boarded the Dream Catcher with Captain Ted and his crew for the sunset tour. We had an absolutely amazing day. Ted and his team are really funny and interactive with their guests. We were on a busier boat with about 8 other couples but the Dream Catcher was very spacious so we never felt crowded. We stopped by a sulfur pool to swim - great for the skin! Ladies, do not wear a white or light coloured bathing suit because it will get coloured by the sulfur. Next stop was dinner at a private island exclusive for Dream Catcher guests. The food was delicious. We sailed around after dinner and watched an amazing sunset. It was a relaxing and wonderful day with Santorini Sailing. Book now, you won't regret it!

Visited September 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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“Caldera Roundtrip - a good day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We did the Caldera Roundtrip which took us on a guided walk to the top of the volcano - our guide was a local woman who was certainly very knowledgeable of the area. It was a decent walk, over very rocky terrain, so certainly not for the very unfit. Spectacular views of the lagoon and Santorini Island were available from here.

Next we sailed to the 'hot springs' which in May was a bit of a stretch! We were warned that when we jumped into the water if would be freezing, then we had to swim for about 100 metres before we encountered the 'hot' or 'slightly warmer' springs where we could cover ourselves in the sulphur enriched mud if we wished. Then it was another swim back into freezing waters to reboard the boat. We were already there, so my husband and I took the plunge - freezing but enjoyable.

We stopped for lunch at picturesque Thirasia, and hired mules to take us to the village at the top of the island. Very pretty. Then it was on to Oia, famous for the blue domed churches and the sunsets. We had the choice of either getting off the boat there and making our own way back to Fira, or continuing on to Fira by boat. We decided to return to Fira then return for sunset later in the evening.

The whole day was most enjoyable, the good was good, and the scenery spectacular. Would definitely recommend it.

Visited May 2012
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“Blue Lagoon II, with Cap'n Jim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

A sunset tour not with the famed Cap'n Ted, but his also highly entertaining brother-in-law (I believe), Cap'n Jim. Unforgettable - the views, the sea, the food, and the crew. First off, there's no reason to be wary of sharing the boat with a few other couples. Our cruise consisted of 3 other couples, on the Blue Lagoon II catamaran and, while we were the only couple on the boat not on our honeymoon, and anciently in our early 30's, the young, newlyweds nonetheless obliged our decrepitude and a good time was had by all. In any event, there is plenty of space at the front of the boat should anyone desire a bit less socializing and a bit more intimacy. After introductions amongst ourselves, Cap'n Ted sailed us to the the first of three swimming spots. Along the way, we met the remainder of the crew, Elias and Sasha, characters in their own right. Elias, curious as to the best way to get his girlfriend into the States, picked my brain over legal loopholes (legal loopholes being my presumed expertise, as an attorney), while Sasha, having only recently come to Greece from Serbia, most genially struggled with the English language. We enjoyed them both very much, in all sincerity, and particularly Elias, who later turned out to be an exquisite cook.
Swimming and snorkeling in those particular waters was a pleasure. Even for one whose view of swimming in the ocean has been permanently scarred by Jaws, and to a lesser extent, its three sequels, I had great fun viewing some fish in a rock formation a bit off the island. The next swimming spot, off White Beach, was simply a jump into open water. The crew handed out beers and wines on the way and my wife and I sagely answered questions from the newlyweds about the wonders of marriage, having 3 whole years of experience ourselves. The "hot springs" swimming spot completed the trio and, while not at all hot and, at best, lukewarm, still provided great views of the volcanic island. Dinner followed, cooked by Elias, as previously noted, and he made excellent calamari, eggplant, and kebabs. Then a long, return to the dock with the sun setting in the background. Overall, possibly our favorite part of Santorini.

Visited August 2012
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“Oia , the most beautiful city in Santorini”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We arrived to Santorini with a cruise ship, early in the morning.
Since those vessels can't dock at the port, small boats are taking the passengers to the land.
The sight of the island from the distance is great: the huge cliff erecting from the sea.
While arriving to shore, you take a cable car up to the city of Fira ( you may take a donkey also).
Fira to my opinion isn't a place to spend time: you go a short distance to he bus station (you may take a cub, but it is ten times mor expensive without any reason: both of them are going the same route, and it takes the same time) for a ride to the real attraction of the island - the small but unique city of Oia (pronounced Eia). Oia is an artist location with art galleries of different disciplines.
The scenery, when you see a mix of houses, churches, plants all the way down to the sea, is one of the most beautiful views.
On the way back to the bus station you may choose one of the restaurants, some of them offer free WiFi Internet connection.

Visited October 2012
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