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Rent a Boat in Santorini without a license provided by Santorini SeaBreeze

Rent a Boat in Santorini without a license

Rent a Boat in Santorini without a license
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Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Fuel
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Unnamed Road, Vlichada 847 03, Greece We provide our boats from vlichada marina, by the end of the first pier.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Fuel
Departure details
  • Unnamed Road, Vlichada 847 03, Greece We provide our boats from vlichada marina, by the end of the first pier.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Matthew C
Cork, Ireland6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We rented a boat for 6 adults without a licence June '22 and it was the highlight of our holiday. We originally booked a full day, but I got my dates wrong and they were very helpful in rescheduling for us at a busy time of year at very short notice. We ended up doing a sunset cruise rather than a full day and we felt that was enough.

Boat was very easy to drive and we had a very good briefing beforehand. It was great going around the volcano and seeing red and white beach from the water. Dropped anchor at a few places for swimming. We followed the catamarans with crews on which made navigating easy but had freedom to do what we wanted.

Speakers on boat were very good and there was Bluetooth connectivity. Sunshelter was easy to take up and down. Cooler box kept our drinks very cold.

We got the transfer through SeaBreeze and it was exceptionally handy.

Overall a great day, and found all the staff brilliant to deal with.
Written June 17, 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!!
Written June 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

piyopiyo13
New York City, NY44 contributions
Jun 2021
This was the highlight of our time in Santorini. The boat was clean and well-equipped with a GPS and depth finder. The 30 hp engine was surprisingly capable - at full throttle we were able to reach nearly 20 knots. The bimini (included) provided welcome shade when we needed a break from laying out in the sun. Opening the cooler, we found ice packs, bottles of water and some snacks for the day.

The owner and his crew gave us a quick lesson on how to operate the boats. He also sketched out a suggested itinerary for us on a map and loaded the waypoints into the GPS. It's about as easy as driving a car, and as long as you stay clear of the coast and don't attempt to dock, it's unlikely anything will go wrong.

Being on a boat in the middle of the caldera is a wonderful experience. It's one thing to boat up and down a river, or around a small lake, or in the middle of the ocean with nothing on the horizon. But the caldera provides just the right framing to give you a real sense of space and openness. I was initially worried that renting the boat for ten hours was too much, but the abundance of time ended up being part of the magic - places to go and explore, but no rush at all.

Highly recommended.
Written June 18, 2021
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best
Written June 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia B
Freising, Germany7 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Cannot speak more highly of Anestos and his team! We rented the boat on fairly short notice and communication was great. They let us know all necessary information on where and when to find them via WhatsApp.
Since we had chosen to rent the boat the day of our departure we could only rent it for half a day; our only regret! The team greeted us and gave us all the necessary safety instructions as well as an intro on how to use the boats’ GPS and so on. (Of course this isn’t required for anyone who has been boating before, but great for anyone who hasn’t. They took their time and made sure everyone was doing well before sending us off). They also gave us a map of the area with recommendations on where to go. In addition a cooler and complimentary water and snacks were provided. We were very lucky as the waters were extremely calm that day and the weather (30 degrees Celsius) absolutely brilliant for October. We moored at several locations and never had any issues. The cristal clear waters and the fish we could see were beautiful; if you have kids we recommend taking snorkel gear! Upon return to the docks the team was waiting and helped us to dock, checked in on how the day had been and asked if everything went alright or could be improved.

All in all it was an amazing way to end our vacation and seeing Santorini and the surrounding islands from the water gives you a very unique perspective.

In conclusion: Absolutely brilliant service! I cannot speak more highly of the team, the condition of the boat and it’s equipment.
Written October 5, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Written October 5, 2020
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435priyakb
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
So, after 30 mins of the guy explaining the map and then another 20 mins going through the things on the boat, you’re only left with around 4 hours with the boat.
Having your own boat is nice and cool, allows you to be free. However it is difficult to drive when waves are big and winds are strong.
We released the anker down when we found a spot, it would not get back up and when we called the guy for support he didn’t come and told us to cut it which was a €50 euro fee. So I found that ridiculous. When I asked him if there’s an emergency what do we do, he told us to call him!
I don’t feel that it was fare for him to deduct that money as we called for support and he didn’t come.
BUT after we cut the anker we managed to watch sunset which was great.
Written June 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Sukrajan Gill, Thank you for being with us! We are really sorry to hear that you didnt enjoyed as you would like our service, but we will have to inform you that the safety briefing in total is 30 minutes and you left in time just like everybody else was with you on the other boats. By the moment you called us we explained what you need to do if your anchor is stuck down, even if we came the anchor was going to be as stuck as before and we couldnt get it out like you did. It wasnt a real emergency and we didnt came to you for help or assistance. Unfortunately since you lost your anchor you will had to pay for it, it wasnt our fault and we wish you better luck next time! However we are really glad you enjoyed the sunset at least. Best Regards Anestis Galanakis
Written June 3, 2022
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Chris
Basel, Switzerland1 contribution
Aug 2020
We chose to drive our own boat thanks to the license free offering and hopped all day from one magical spot to the next on the caldera. The safety briefing and instructions on how to safely navigate were delivered carefully and we really felt confident as we enjoyed the trip.

The boat was very modern and had all the amenities one would appreciate including GPS with depth data and radar to make sure the trip is safe. The canopy cover and soft cushions were ideal to lounge during the day.

The team was well reachable at any time during the trip and the advice we received for spots to visit was great.

All-in-all we can safely recommend these boats even to non-experienced drivers.
Written August 30, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Written August 31, 2020
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Maximilian Jame... G
Paris, France8 contributions
Jun 2021
We had an absolutely incredible experience using this company!

Of all areas in Europe where you can drive license-free boats, I highly recommend Santorini as you have the opportunity to drive your boat to all iconic destinations of the Caldera.

We had the pleasure of meeting Anestis and Eirini who took great care and time to explain all safety procedures on-board the boat, the safest routes to take and the best spots to swim or have food.
Very thorough explanations for the clientz to be completely safe and informed.

Anestis and Eirini are incredibly friendly people, very professional and put the client's safety and enjoyment first.

We were meant to rent the boat on a Wednesday but Anestis pushed it back for us to Saturday to make sure that the winds and waves were safe to use. Incredibly important to be in great hands.
Also, if we hadn't been able to push back, he would have organised an experienced skipper to take us.

The views were fantastic and only YOU get to choose what you want to see and where you want to be. That's freedom!

Best experience ever to visit the Caldera!
I highly recommend this boat rental company!
Written June 22, 2021
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Written June 22, 2021
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Michalis P
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic – and by that I mean mind blowing, beautiful, magical – day with our boat. And we did not even have perfect weather, it was unexpectedly windy, but we found a little bay where we spend some time swimming mostly alone in perfectly clear aegean blue water. Exactly what we had dreamt of.

The boat was very well kept and easy to ride, I would guess somewhere around 12 feet long with a 30 hp engine and a very easy to use gps system that shows you which rocks to avoid (there are basically none), depth meter and everything you need. It even had a stereo system with Bluetooth connectivity which we did not use because we are not morons who disturb the magical experience of swimming in tranquil, aegean blue water with music. Those people are rightly trapped on the tourist boats and punished with EDM.

I actually do have a license to drive boats, still this one could have been easily driven by anyone after the thorough introduction by Anestis, who is not only competent but easily the nicest guy you have met since, well, ever. He also directed us to the best places to see, where to swim best and where (and of course how) to anchor. Plus the bist comes equipped with a cooler with some water, cokes and a savoury snack.

All in all: If you think about renting a boat donut, it is definitely a great experience, and since I only ever did it here I cannot compare to other rentals on Santorini, but I can say with certainty that the boats, the service and the human touch of operations are on the highest level. I highly recommend it.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!!
Written July 30, 2021
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Emilie P
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Advice - we did a half day and spent approx 56 euros on fuel. They require a 200 euros security deposit which we weren't aware of until we arrived, not a problem just would be good to be made aware.
Loved - we loved the privacy this allowed us to have whilst exploring the caldera and the beaches. We got more confident on the boat as the sea got calmer, it was a bit choppy to begin with but we got used to it. The staff were fantastic in advising us what to do / where to go. However I’d suggest seabreeze should laminate the maps they gave us as ours got so wet from the waves and became un-usable. There wasn’t a lot to do on the beaches so we tended to stay on the boat but it was very relaxing.
Overall it was such a fun day out on the sea!
Written June 2, 2022
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!!
Written June 3, 2022
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PureOJ
London, UK3 contributions
Highly recommend this team - we took a boat out for a half day and regret not renting it for the full day. The boats are high quality with their own GPS and sound system and the service provided by the team was perfect. Being able to take your own boat through the caldera is a great experience. Stopping and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Therasia was a particular highlight!
Written September 26, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Written September 30, 2020
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Chris C
Leeds, UK5 contributions
Sep 2020
Worth every penny! The boats are well kept and clean, the GPS has all the main hazards and anchoring areas marked clearly and the depth finder means you can confidently know when to drop anchor without catching the propeller.

You will get sent a text message the day before your booking, simply get a taxi (€20-25 from Fira) and go to the exact location on the map near the harbour entrance. It’s a good idea to ask your driver to come back for you later.

Anestis and his partner started this company just 2 years ago and they are doing a brilliant job. Great service, communication and safety briefing.

Hugely recommend them to anyone
Written September 19, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words! We wish you all the best!
Written September 25, 2020
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is the plase to go
• Santorini is one of the places you must visit, is unique and worth taking a boat trip. • The company's boats are
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Amaizing experience
So happy with our choice of The captain marvel boat for halft day cruise. The boat is in excellent condition, spac
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amazing afternoon at the sea, with the SeaBreeze boat
very good boat, with great working facilities. GPS, Radio, electric Anchor, Toilet..ice & snorkeling gear. with a g
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Loved it
Breathtaking tour!! At first we wanted to rent a boat without a licence but due to the weather we were suggested th
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Santorini by Sea
It was an Amazing experience where you get to see Santorini by sea. I would recommend it to all the couples that go
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Highly recommended.... .truly cool experience... rented twice....
This is the second time we have rented a boat from Seabreeze, both times it has been amazing. We rented the the lar
Panagiotis K
Panagiotis K
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Amazing Experience!
One of the best experiences that we had as a couple. The tour was amazing and our skipper Vasilis was great and ver
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Amazing, highly recommended !
Incredible experience with Sea Breeze! Everything was great and easy with the team. Could put 6/5 if we were able t
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Great Time
It was Fantastic adventure for me and my lads. The owners are great easy going perfect organize and always availabl
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You see all at your timeline and steps
The host is so friendly help us and give us the map directions. We end up saw all attractions on our own steps and
Maria W
Maria W
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Unforgettable boating experience! Excellent service.
We could not be happier with this rental. We rented a regular boat and were upgraded to a speed boat with skipper.
RHOLDI
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Half Day Tour Rental Boat
spent a beautiful 4 hrs tour on south Santorini and the caldera. Perfect and thorough instruction. Qiuck and easy p
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Great Value Private Boat trip
My Girlfriend & I had a amazing day out the boat. The Tour of the islands was more than we could have expected. I W
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Unique Santorini Experience
We booked the sunset time slot which was the perfect option because we were not only able to cruise along the famou
charlottelouise0601
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Best morning
The best morning exploring! We booked 1/2 a day hire and had the best time. The boat is very easy to drive and you
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