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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the 55 person Red Boat cruise in the morning and in retrospect I wish I'd chosen a smaller more private cruise. The boat was very spacious, nice and clean and the staff were friendly but there were just so many people and with free wine it had kind of a nightclub or party barge feel. I wanted to relax and take in the scenery around Santorini but they played loud thumping music almost the whole time. Meanwhile there was no actual sailing, just powering around on the big diesel engines (probably necessary to see the whole itinerary but still slightly disappointing).

It was frustrating also that when we got to each swimming area we were told to stay in a small area near the back left of the boat. So we could see the hot springs but not even swim in them, what is the point of that? Likewise we were told not to swim TO the beaches, just to look at them and stay right beside the boat, and there were crew assigned to watch to make sure no one swam far away. Maybe they feel rules are necessary to control 20+ swimmers and make sure everyone is nearby but everything else we did in Greece had a very laid back attitude and let you be responsible for your own safety. So it was a huge buzzkill to feel like you are back in corporate America with a bunch of rules and safety police watching over you.

I don't really blame the crew who probably don't make the rules and are dealing with a large number of people, but next time I'd definitely opt for a smaller cruise or try to arrange a small boat myself so I could actually explore Santorini peacefully.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great music, food, and crowd! While most boats stay put from afar, our boat sailed toward the sunset!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sunset_Oia_Team, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Oia Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Appreciatingnature,

Thank you for your positive review of your sunset cruise with Sunset Oia and we are happy
to see that you enjoyed the music and the meal on board as well as the sunset.

We look forward to hosting you again.

Best Regards,
Sunset Oia Sailing Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cruise was spectacular from start to finish! The Catamaran, staff, music food and drinks fill our minds with wonderful memories we are still reliving! Swimming in the beautiful waters was delightful...This was one of the highlights of our visit to Santorini

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Wendy W
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Sunset_Oia_Team, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Oia Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wendy W,

Thank you for your positive review of your cruise with Sunset Oia.

It is delightful to know that you had a nice time from start to finish and that the entire activity is memorable one for you from your time on our island.

We look forward to hosting you again when you visit Santorini again.

Best Regards,
Sunset Oia Sailing Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Diamond Sunset Cruise and it was worth every penny! Beautiful, luxurious, spacious yacht, with less than 20 passengers. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Crew and BBQ dinner were outstanding. It was literally some of the best food we ate in Santorini. Snacks and open bar of wine, beer, and soft drinks. Loved the chance to stop and swim. Great way to see more of the island and beaches. Wonderful to be picked up and dropped off right at your hotel. And of course, the sunset was amazing!!! Highly recommend, and look forward to doing it again someday.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sunset_Oia_Team, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Oia Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear OnTheRoadAgain42,

Thank you for your positive review regarding your Diamond Sunset Cruise with Sunset Oia.

We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the itinerary on board and of course the sunset while being on board. Thank you for your kind comment on our crew's service and the menu that they had prepared on board.

We hope to see you someday soon in one of our tours.

Best Regards,
Sunset Oia Sailing Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this "tour". We really enjoyed the relaxing day in the water. Only a couple short stops to swim, one of the beaches was closed and the snorkeling was nothing to rave about but did enjoy the boat time tremendously. The food provided was fantastic, beyond expectations honestly. They took extra time to ensure that we all did get to see the sunset even when a cruise ship came along to block us. My only complaint would be that maybe they should cut some off from the free flowing wine when they become obviously intoxicated. This isn't a Mexico/Caribbean booze cruise but the 2 youngest couples on our cruise were obnoxiously drunk and becoming a hazard by then end of the cruise. The rest of the boat was pretty annoyed and it did dampen the beautiful sunset mood. Wanted to see the sunset not a girl on girl grind session for all. I say all this as someone who does drink (and did on this tour), I just do so maturely and responsibly. Overall loved it minus the drunken distraction.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Sunset_Oia_Team, Public Relations Manager at Sunset Oia Sailing Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear mklawson1971,

Thank you for sharing your experience of your sunset cruise with Sunset Oia.

We are glad to know that you did enjoy the tour despite the "drunken distraction" which of course our crew try their best not to happen but this is not always possible.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Sunset Oia Sailing Team

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