Τhe educational policy of Union Boatmen of Santorini is a key feature of shaping the experience of our seafarers. Specifically our boatmen: Masters, Captains, Sailors, participate in educational programs, both in the Merchant Marine Academy in Aspropyrgos, and in other public Schools. Moedern education in maritime theory, combined with the evolutionary upgrade of qualifications is a key advantage of our Union. Simultaneously, performed at predetermined time frames, internships drills at sea, to be prepared for every possible eventuality.
Simultaneously, we perform at predetermined time frames, internships drills at sea, to be prepared for every possible eventuality, both in terms of Santorini Boatmen Union and in cooperation with the Port Authorities of Santorini .
The objectives of the program drills and exercises Union Thira Boatmen are:
– Encourage immediate reporting security breaches to take additional measures
– Strengthening the defense capability of vessels and other European infrastructure,
– Providing information to improve security measures.
– Familiarization of staff with safety procedures and emergencies.
Cruise Ship Services
The dominant role of the Boatmen Union of Santorini is the safe transport of passengers and goods to and from the cruise ships coming in Santorini during the whole season.
We also offer mooring services for all the ferries coming in Santorini and docking at the main port of the island, Athinios port, but also for cruise ships, yachts or any boat needs to dock in Athinios, Old port or at an off shore boa.
A new service that we start offering this year is the Passenger Vessels Chartering from Santorini to the some of the most famous islands of the south aegean like Mykonos, Milos, Ios, Folegandros, Anafi, Koufonissia, Amorgos, Sikinos. This service is promoted as Santorini Cruises.
Organised Daily Tours
it is the third year that we run this service renting one of the vessels (Garbis first of all) to tourist operators of the island that organize daily tours to Ios/Folegandros offering also a caldera cruise, a sunset on board and entertainment music.
Social & Public Services
The Union is really active also in social & public, providing first aid when needed for ships, passengers and seamen that are in trouble. Several times we offered the vessels Kap. Koulis & Garbis as ambulance boat.We also offer free excursions for schools and organizations of the island.