Tips and what to pack for a Santorini sailing trip
If you are planning a Santorini sailing trip, then we bet you are excited; and justifiably so. Santorini is one of those phenomenal places that is able to offer its visitors a wide range of unforgettable visuals, from different vantage points. Sailing around Santorini is a lifetime experience, as it introduces you to a whole new dimension of its beauty. Yes, the views from the cliff top settlements are astonishing, but experiencing a Daytime Cruise around Santorini will provide you with a personal encounter with our striking island. Similarly, the Sunset Cruise around Santorini will create the absolute sense of awe as you are in the midst of the sea, and the impeccable sunset panorama has you at its centre. Since you are already halfway there, below you will find some tips about what to pack when embarking on one of these sensational cruises, so that your trip’s satisfaction is maximised.
General sailing tips:
- As far as photography goes, make sure your phones are fully charged and that your cameras have enough memory space. Avoid taking photos with your lens facing the sun, especially during the day you will get a glare on the photos. If you have a waterproof case, bring that along too for underwater shots. Or go at it like a pro if you have a Go Pro.
- Hats look good on a sailing trip. However make sure they have a strap or be prepared to hold it on in some cases if you don’t want it to fly off.
- Barefoot, flip flops or flat shoes are recommended whilst being on board.
Please Note: Towels and snorkelling equipment is provided by us, as is an on board, full spread of freshly prepared Greek BBQ lunch/dinner with beverages and/or cocktails.
What to pack for a Daytime Santorini Sailing trip
Be prepared to enter a world of wonderment! Sailing in Santorini during the day you will get to experience the fully glory of our island, visiting many of its renowned, colourful beaches, its strange volcanic rock formations, the volcano itself and the hot springs, among others. The 5 hour Luxury Daytime Santorini Sailing trips of Spiridakos Sailing starts in the morning, until about 4pm.
- Come wearing your bathing suit, as you will not be able to resist diving into the alluring crystal clear waters.
- Pack a change of clothes in case you don’t want your bathing suit to dry on you, or bring another bathing suit with you so that you can continue to work on your tan! (There is no such thing as too many bathing suits!)
- Speaking of tanning, remember to wear sunscreen and also bring it with you to reapply after your swim. The Greek sun is especially strong so if you want to get that bronze hue know it is better to be done gradually and safely. Being at sea on a moving vessel, the wind you will disguise the sensation of being sunburnt, so take our word for it. Wear your sunscreen at all times.
- Children can bring their arm floaties with them, while older children can have their own choice of larger floats for those instagram worthy shots against the stunning Santorinian landscape and the Aegean sea as your background.
- Sunglasses are a must.
What to pack for a Sunset Santorini Sailing trip
The sunset of Santorini needs no introductions. It is perhaps the number one reason Santorini is known worldwide. Luckily, we know a few more. However, the sunset of Santorini is definitely one of the most enchanting highlights, and our private, Santorini Luxury Sunset Cruise will immerse you into the indelible sensation of a sunset at sea, while treating you to a feast of flavours that will make your evening at sea, an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.
Typically embarking around 4pm and ending at 9pm, the evening sailing experience with Spiridakos Sailing Cruises will take you through the various beautiful landscape formations and, with ample opportunity for swimming before the fiesta on board!
- Bathing suits, flat shoes and a change of clothes are always recommended.
- Sunscreen to avoid sunburn, although you may not need to reapply as the sun’s strength diminishes from 5pm onwards.
- Once the sun goes down, it may be a bit chilly, so you could bring a pashmina or light jacket, just in case!
- There may be a chance of mosquitoes especially if it is not a windy evening so those who are sensitive could bring some repellent with them.
Bonus sunset sailing tip:
- There is chance that you will see dolphins at sundown, so be prepared to be amazed in case of this encounter.