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“Best way to visit the Caldera/Hot Springs...highlight of our trip”

Captain George Santorini Yachting
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Vlychada
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Captain George was raised and educated in Australia and has over 30 years experience in skippering sea craft around the Greek Islands and is the creator of the sunset cruise in its present form! His passion for the sea and tradition has lead him to restore one of the most important boats that was used for transportation of people and goods between the islands and the mainland for centuries. It all started back in the early 90’s when he started BBQ cruises on Santorini and various islands in the Aegean – reminiscent of the Australian weekends of his youth. The boat is the S/Y Eleftheria, a 55-foot wooden built traditional Greek Kaiki -Trechandiri or working boat, which nowadays are open museums and carry memories of a world that is fading right in front of us. We also cater for VIP tours, private charters, sunset cruise and individual itineraries, BBQ trips and full day tours around Santorini and the surrounding Islands.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This review is 4 years in the making since my husband and I visited Santorini in 2010. I have been meaning to write this and am finally getting around to it. Four years later and we are STILL talking about this experience. Captain George is simply phenomonal and his knowledge of the area is unmatchable. We were only in Santorini for a few days at the end of a trip to Athens and Mykonos and wanted to see the most stuff without being overwhelmed. This boat ride was excellent. Capt George also made accomodations for my husband who had to jump on a conference call (yes I know during vacay..boo) and picked us up earlier than the rest of the participants for the day so he could be finished by the time we were set to sail. The food was amazing and we left with a better understanding of the white and red beach, the indestructible church and finished off the day with a gorgous sunset. We will be doing this trip again when we return to Santorini. Do not go with the larger commercial productions. The authentic greek boat, food, and wine will leave you wanting more.

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Geokik, Manager at Captain George Santorini Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Thank you for the review mrs_un0 !!!

I remember as well !!

Thanks again and Take Care !!

G

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Reviewed 19 June 2014

A big thank you to Captain George and Mike that gave a great experience exploring Santorini Island and swimming in the big blue ocean. We chartered the boat and everything is taken care of, free flow of snacks, beers, fruit juices, etc. We had a great time on boat and enjoy very much! We ended the day with the best view of Sunset in the ocean where you will never get it if you are staying up in the island. Love everything that Captain George arranged for us and brought us to an undiscovered site was a surprise. Swimming in the cold ocean is something i missed the most now. There are many fancy yatch around but Eleftheria has its STYLE =)

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Geokik, Manager at Captain George Santorini Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2014

Thank you for the review shirleyyong !!!

It was FUN having you all on the boat !!!

Take Care and come again !!!!!

G

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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Captain George! We had a wonderful trip. Amazing view. Awesome crew, Mike and Captain George. Love the new site that Captain George discovered and we are blessed to be the 1st group to explore it... such a memorable trip! Once again, we LOVE you Captain George! Thanks for everything. We did it in STYLE!

1  Thank SoniaNg
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Geokik, Manager at Captain George Santorini Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Right People !!! Right Place!!!! Right Day !!!!!
Thank you all for giving us as well a great day in this unique place called Santorini !!
All the best to you all xxxxx

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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We took this tour with 2 other couples we had met while in Greece. Anytime we asked Capt. George a question he would answer. He could talk for days about santorini! This is not a guided tour which my wife and I loved! We just chit-chatted and had a great time with the other couples. We got to swim to the hot springs and when we came back to the boat he was finishing with grilling and preparing our feast which was delicious! Also I can't forget that his crew (2 kind gentleman) served us unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks the whole 5 hours! And we drank alot! At the end we stop and watch the sunset which was goregous! Captain George is the best!!!

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the new friends you can meet and the beautiful boat ride around santorini!

3  Thank Andrew N
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Geokik, Manager at Captain George Santorini Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Thanks for sharing the day with us -- It was a pleasure having you and exchanging thoughts
and views !!!!!
Take care and be good !!
G.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

My wife and I came to Greece (including santorini) for our 4 year anniversary and ran into 2 other young couples on their honeymoon. We hung out and decided we should rent out a private boat. I send out an email to Captain George trying to get info and I got a response very quickly, we were very satisfied with the pricing! He booked us for the next day May 20th 2014. While on the boat the service was just incredible, unlimited beer, wine, snacks, and the food looked like something you would see in a cooking magazine it was extremely good!! We got to see exactly what we had hoped for. At some point he stops and gave us time to jump in for a swim, he also provides swimming equipment and has plenty of life vests if anyone needs them. Overall our experience with captain George and his crew was fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone to who is wanting a PRIVATE boat ride instead of going in a boat with a hundred other people. Captain George is very friendly and knowledgeable!

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Geokik, Manager at Captain George Santorini Yachting, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2014

Great day !!! Thanks for coming and bringing the good weather with you !!!!
Take care !
G.

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