How to choose the best Santorini sunset cruise for you
When it comes to choosing the best Santorini sunset cruise, there are a few things to consider. As experts in sailing around Santorini, we feel you could benefit from the following article that gives you an idea of what things you need to think about before choosing your cruise. After all, it is about you having the best kind of sailing experience, one that is suited to your preferences as much as possible. One that you will remember for years to come, in a most sensational and inspiring way. Now let’s look into the factors that are important when choosing the best Santorini sunset cruise for you and your chosen ones.
Factors for choosing the best Santorini sunset cruise for you
1. Who is going on this cruise?
The first thing that will help you define what kind of sunset cruise you want has to do with how many people are going to join you on and what kind of guests you are. Our cruises have a capacity of maximum 20 people, depending on the vessel of choice. If you are a large group, it makes sense to book one of our private sunset cruises, that way the entire vessel will be at your disposal and fun is endless. A family of 4, for example, looking for the best Santorini sunset cruise will find that our Sunset private motor yacht cruise is just the thing for them. Motor yachts are both spacious and comfortable and from experience, children feel both safe and carefree while on board. For a group of friends who love a bit of adrenaline while cruising, we would highly recommend our Sunset private Rib boat cruise. Couples are the most flexible since there are only two of you, however you may want to team up with other couples and book a private sunset tour or happily join one of our semi-private cruises, in which case you’ll get to meet other like-minded folk while on board. Is it a cruise for a special occasion? We have you covered on that count too!
2. What kind of vessel do you want to cruise with?
Some people have a very distinct idea of what the best Santorini sunset cruise means for them. For example, many want to cruise on our catamarans because it is a different sailing experience than the motor yachts. Cruising on a catamaran provides a seemingly more stable cruising experience while the fly bridge allows for even more space on deck, which is perfect for large parties who want to make the most out of enjoying the fun element of this kind of vessel, aboard our sunset private sailing catamaran cruise. As already mentioned above, our Rib Boat cruises have the attribute of speed and are mostly recommended for groups of people who enjoy the feeling of velocity and freedom. These kinds of vessels have very limited comforts due to the layout, so they may not be the best match when traveling with small children. Our motor yachts are the most popular since they combine a few of the features of other vessels, however, we understand that especially if you’ve been on a motor yacht before, you may want to try something different the second time round.
3. Where do you want to sail to?
Most of our cruises go around the island of Santorini, and get guests up close and personal to all the iconic landmarks. Typically we sail along the Caldera coast so that you can observe the clifftop settlements from the unique vantage point of the sea. We go to the Red and White beaches, pass by the Indian Rock, the Venetian lighthouse, the Hot Springs and approach the Volcano by parking our vessels in private bays around the igneous rock. However, if there is a specific request or desire to visit any other part of the island or even some of the neighbouring islands, we will most happily oblige. This is the reason we have created the design your own trip, for tailor-made and personalised cruise charters that aim at showing you what is most relevant, important or interesting for you. Through this exclusive service, you can get to spend as many days as you want on board, include as many destinations as you want, or if you are unsure about what are the best itineraries for let’s say a 3 day cruise, we will customize it for you and give you the most viable options to choose from, depending on your specifications. Alternatively, you can choose from one of our predefined multi day charters.
4. Do you want meals on board?
Thinking about your food and beverage needs is also a determining factor. Most of our Santorini sunset cruises offer guests F&B options, either on board or by stopping at a local taverna, depending on the vessel of choice. Typically, we offer our guests three kinds of cruising types that have differences in terms of the food and beverages served. Our semi-private cruises are split into three types: Standard, Premium and Luxury. Standard cruise types offer guests a greek buffet with pasta, salad, appetizers and dips accompanied by soft drinks and local wines. The Premium cruise types offer the same menu but with the addition of BBQed chicken fillet, shrimps and pan fried fish fillets plus beer. The Luxury cruise types are the same as Premium with the addition of some delightful cocktails to indulge yourselves on board. If you prefer not having a meal on board, we offer that option too since you might want to have a proper sit down dinner at one of the local restaurants and not at sea. Whatever the case, we are delighted to accommodate your preferences even if its special dietary requirements, all you need to do is let us know in advance.
We hope that you have found this article useful, helping you to better shape how to go about choosing which is the best Santorini sunset cruise for you. As sailing experts in Santorini, Spiridakos Sailing Cruises aim to offer our guests the most incredible experience possible, one that is most suited to your particular interests and desires. We hope to see you on board soon!