Famous worldwide for its awe-inspiring natural beauties, the volcanic Santorini is non less recognized among passionate anglers for its reel-screaming action. Captain Makis Karamolegos is a local fishing veteran who started Pirate Fishing Tours with a single goal - to share his passion for angling with clients and make sure they discover the unique fishing opportunities of this incredible island.

He welcomes you on his 30’ Kreta Mare cruiser, a fast, safe and comfortable boat, especially designed for cruising the waters of Greece. Thanks to a 370 HP Iveco engine, you’ll be cruising Santorini caldera at an impressive maximum speed of 34 knots. The boat is big enough to accommodate up to 10 guests, out of which three can fish at the same time.

The vessel is perfect for the open seas, equipped with top-of-the-line safety and navigational gear and a full restroom, a shower, and a kitchen, that will guarantee maximum comfort during longer trips. If this isn’t enough for you, there’s also a TV, a refrigerator, and air-conditioning on board.

You’ll be exploring the best fishing spots of Santorini caldera up to 5 miles from the coast, where Tuna and Grouper can get colossal. Besides these species, you’ll be targeting Barracuda, Bass, Snapper, and whatever else is biting. Jigging is the captain’s preferred technique, and he’ll show you all the tricks for landing big boys.

Pirate Fishing Tours will supply you with the best professional fishing gear and show you the hottest fisheries at numerous reefs teeming with fish. Traditional Santorinian snacks, drinks, and fish cleaning will also be included in the price, along with snorkeling gear and towels.

So don’t miss the opportunity to book a trip with Captain Makis and discover the best-kept secrets of this breathtaking island.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,629
    This 10-hour excursion will see you fishing Santorini caldera in pursuit of the likes of Tuna, Grouper, Barracuda, Bass, Snapper, and whatever else is biting. The captain will show you the hottest fishing spots at numerous reefs and you can also combine fishing with some snorkeling and swimming. He'll also grill the fish on board for your maximal enjoyment.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $814
    Let the captain take you on this 5-hour excursion as soon as you wake up and you're guaranteed to have an amazing day in the sun. You'll be targeting Tuna, Grouper, Barracuda, Bass, and Snapper, along with many others. Fish grilling on board is also included on this trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $814
    If you want to explore the incredible Santorini caldera in the afternoon, this 5-hour trip is exactly what the doctor ordered. Expect to reel in some Tuna, Grouper, Barracuda, Bass, Snapper, or whatever else is the season and biting. The captain will also grill the fish for you.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $489
    Rise and shine and board the ship for this exciting 3-hour fishing experience. The captain will work hard to put you on various species, including Tuna, Grouper, Barracuda, Bass, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $489
    If you want to experience the best fishing Santorini can offer but are short on time, this afternoon trip is perfect for you. You'll be chasing after the likes of Tuna, Grouper, Barracuda, Bass, and Snapper.
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About the Captain

Makis Karamolegos
Santorini, Greece
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
Born and raised in Santorini, Captain Makis Karamolegos is a veteran of the sea who has been fishing for 25 years. He has always been passionate about fishing and being on the water, so he decided to start Pirate Fishing Tours and share this passion with his clients. Nobody knows these waters like him and he loves showing all the secrets of this breathtaking island to his guests.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Common Pandora Common Pandora
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Dusky) Grouper (Dusky)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Kreta Mare (Cruiser) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 370HP Iveco V6 5.5L engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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August fishing trip
Amazing trip with Maki and Niko
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Perifereiaki Enotita Mykonou, South Aegean
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Half day trip with The Pirate

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on August 14, 2020
Really great experience. The skipper knows the waters of Santorini like the back of his hand and navigated the reefs around...
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Brownton, WV
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on August 17, 2020
This is probably the best trip you can take here in santorini. The crew were super friendly and cooked the fish we caught straight...
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AMAZING 3 Hour Private Fishing Tour

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on October 11, 2019
This was a fantastic trip!  My husband and I were in Santorini for 8 days, and this was one of the highlights of the trip. ...
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Pirate Fishing Santorini Oct. 4, 2019

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 4, 2019
My wife and I ventured to Greece from the States for our honeymoon.  Between Athens, Santorini, and Crete over 14 days, one...
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5-Hour Morning Trip with Captain Makis

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2019
As an avid fisherman, it really wasn’t easy to find fishing tours in Santorini. Many of the hits we got were for sightseeing,...
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FAQs about Pirate Fishing Tours

Pirate Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • €405 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • €405 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • €675 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • €675 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • €1,350 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Pirate Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pirate Fishing Tours include:
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Pirate Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Pirate Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Pirate Fishing Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Common Pandora
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Grouper (Dusky)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Tuna (Bluefin)