Welcome to Santorini!
Sailing in the heart of the Caldera is a one of a kind experience that only a few people can truly savor. We will create the perfect itinerary that suits your desires.
Let us introduce to you this amazing destination, so you can indulge the authentic side of the island!
A range of selected cruises are available for you to discover the uniqueness of Santorini!
High quality and exclusive services will make you feel comfortable and relaxed!
We also offer personalized cruises around the beautiful island of Santorini, the Volcano and the famous Caldera.
Embark on one of our high performance vessels and just enjoy the spectacular sunset of Santorini!


Day cruises

Sunset cruises

All day cruises


Whether you are interested in a short getaway while on Santorini or you are planning a sailing holiday, we have designed itineraries with attention to detail in every part of the process.
Many destinations around Santorini are reachable only by boat, such as the Red & White Beach and the Volcanic islands. We can pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations while listening very carefully to your needs and your detailed requests.

Ammoudi Port


Red Beach

Hot Springs


Indian Rock Mountain

White Beach

Thirassia Island


Private boat tours offer privacy and luxury that group tours or semi-private tours cannot.

If you want to share this experience with just your partner, family or friends, private boat tours will give you special and unforgettable moments with no surprises by third parties.

  • Semi-private tours, will have between 10 and 20 people on board
  • Semi-private boat tours will have intoxicated people that will have a bit too much wine or beer
  • There is no privacy on semi-private tours anywhere on the boat
  • Capture pictures of your experience in peace on a private tour without unexpected people in the frame.
  • Private tours offer a superior menu for Lunch or Dinner on board.
  • If you get the private full day tour, customize your own itinerary



  • star rating  Wonderful experience, helpful and kind stuff, very tasty food served, we highly recommend the excursion with explorer1!

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    January 29, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic Cruise - Excellent staff, wonderfull route, the suset from explorer1 was magnificent!! what about that lady in the office! Thank you for everything!

    January 29, 2023
  • star rating  Thank you Mika and Manos for an amazing day trip. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. We all had so much fun swimming in... read more

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    October 30, 2022
  • star rating  The best decision you’ll make in Santorini - Mika’s and Manos were absolutely amazing. We did the private cruise for one of our last days of our honeymoon and it was the highlight of the trip. Saw how... read more

    October 24, 2022
  • star rating  A must do experience!! - We had a fabulous time, great captain & first mate! Food was delicious, we loved swimming and seeing the gorgeous terrain of the islands!! 5-star highly recommend!!

    Alfred S
    September 13, 2022
  • star rating  Magical - Having a private experience with just two crew members was fantastic. They were knowledgeable, made wonderful recommendations and also listened to our wishes. Seeing the caldera and swimming near the... read more

    September 8, 2022
  • star rating  Considerate crew, great views - Considerate crew, thoughtful tours, great narration. Food choices were excellent, everyone was laid back. Would recommend.

    September 8, 2022
  • star rating  Outstanding experience not to be missed! - My husband and I wanted to get the full experience of santorini and could not have been luckier to find Explorer 1 yachting! Captain Mikas was extraordinary- navigating a windy... read more

    September 6, 2022
  • star rating  The private day cruise around Santorini was incredible! The captain and crew were so friendly and attentive and made sure the experience was what we wanted. We were so happy... read more

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    September 4, 2022
  • star rating  Amazing catamaran cruise! - The views on this trip were amazing. The crew was so nice and attentive. The dinner was delicious. I wish I had an extra stomach to eat more of everything... read more

    Tracey S
    September 1, 2022