Malta local cruises and boat charters (EN)


The Maltese islands enjoy ideal year-round weather conditions for cruising the island’s fascinating coastline. Sightsee for a few hours on a scheduled cruise or make the most of the islands’ 12 hours of average daily sunshine in summer by chartering a boat for a day or longer. Whatever you choose the Maltese islands will enchant you.



Captain Morgan Malta cruises

If you prefer to join a scheduled cruise, our preferred cruise partners Captain Morgan Cruise have 40 years’ experience of offering unbeatable value, security, safety and fun. The following are a selection of recommended cruises to choose from, weather permitting, which may include transfer from and to your accommodation.


Fernandes cruise to Gozo and to the Blue Lagoon in Comino

Scheduled full day cruise including lunch, an open bar and return transport

Daily from May to October – you will be picked up by the excursion transport between 08:15 hrs and 09:30 hrs, depending on where you are staying

Euro 60.00 per person (Euro 40.00 per child aged 4.0 to 11.99 years old)

8This is a full day cruise to a secluded bay in Gozo and to the Blue lagoon in Comino, inclusive of lunch and an open bar on Captain Morgan’s Turkish gullets Fernandes I or Fernandes II.

The Fernandes I is a beautiful 26.5 metre long schooner rigged Turkish gullet with a large forward deck, covered stern deck and a large saloon. Fernandes II is a beautiful 38 metre long, two masted gaff rigged vessel, with a large forward deck, covered stern deck and a saloon.

This cruise includes land transport pick up from your accommodation or the closest pick up point between 08:15 hrs and 09:30 hrs, depending on where you are staying.

The Fernandes departs from the Sliema quay at 10:00hrs and cruises north-westwards. En route one sees the panoramic cliffs, coves and inlets. We first drop anchor in a secluded bay in Gozo for approximately 90 minutes. We then drop anchor in the magical crystal clear waters of the beautiful Blue Lagoon in Comino for approximately 90 minutes. This cruise allows you to enjoy an ideal day swimming, sunbathing and relaxing on the large decks.

This cruise includes a morning snack, a lovely hot and cold buffet lunch freshly prepared and cooked on board the vessels, fresh fruit served in the afternoon and also includes unlimited beer, unlimited wine, unlimited water and unlimited soft drinks.

Toilet facilities are available on board.

We cruise back to the Sliema quay by 17:30hrs.

After the cruise, land transport is provided to take you back to your accommodation or the closest drop off point.

The Best of Gozo and Comino

Scheduled full day cruise and unguided Gozo land tour

* It is important that you are at your boat embarkation points at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Boat boarding is on a first come, first serve basis. All time schedules are subject to change. Updates to schedules may be viewed on www.iseemalta.com or on iseemalta social media platforms.

Daily from July to October departing from either:

  • The Strand in Sliema at 10:00 hrs* or from
  • the Bugibba Jetty at Bognor Beach in Bugibba at 10:40 hrs*

Land transport to and from the departure points is not provided

Euro 30.00 per person (Euro 20.00 per child aged 4.0 to 11.99 years old)

After boarding our new, eco-friendly, fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, 33 meter Catamaran, we cruise up the North-East coast, via the north Comino channel to reach the island of Calypso, Gozo where you will arrive at approximately 11:40 hrs.

Upon arrival at the Mgarr Harbour in Gozo you will be greeted by our representative for a chauffeur driven, unguided tour of this charming island for approximately 2.5 hours.

You will first visit the Ta’ Pinu Church which is known as the miracle church. En route you will pass by the aqueducts which were built by the British between 1839 and 1843, located on the outskirts of Rabat. Whilst driving, you will also be able to admire the statue of Christ The Redeemer from a distance, as it is situated on a hill that cannot be reached by car. After viewing the magnificent Basilica, you will proceed to visit the stunning capital city and fortress, Cittadella, where you can explore the city.

It is very important that you listen to the driver’s instructions with pick up points and times that need to be adhered to. You are to be at the point determined a few minutes earlier to ensure that you do not miss your transport.

After visiting this mythical island of Gozo, you will once again board the vessel at 14:00 hrs and cruise to the Blue Lagoon in Comino where you will disembark at 14:20 hrs. The Blue Lagoon is famous for its turquoise, bluish-green crystal clear waters. You will have some free time here to swim, sunbathe and relax.

It is important that you are at the Blue Lagoon embarkation point in Comino 15 minutes before the departure at either 16:40 hrs* or 19:10 hrs* as you prefer (01 April to 19 November) or at 16:45 hrs* (20 November to 31 March) to return to your desired disembarkation point in Malta.

Lunch, drinks and optional entrance fees are not included in the price. Clients will need to organise their own means of transport to and from our vessels. A cash bar will be available on board for the purchase of drinks.

Toilet facilities are available on board.

Comino hop-on hop-off at sea

Malta – Gozo (Mgarr Harbour) – Comino (Blue Lagoon) hop-on hop-off ferry

It is important that you are at your embarkation points at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Boat boarding (and where applicable transport boarding) is on a first come, first serve basis. All time schedules and land transport are subject to change. Updates to schedules may be viewed on www.iseemalta.com or on iseemalta social media platforms.

Specific land transfers to and from the departure points is not provided except:

  • if you do not wish to make your own way to the Sliema Ferries departure point, CitySightseeing hop on hop off south route buses can be used by Comino hop-on hop-off at sea passengers staying in the St. Julian’s and Sliema areas free of charge to go to the Sliema Ferries departure point, on presentation of your ticket – please note that since the buses have a number of stops you should catch the earliest possible scheduled CitySightseeing hop on hop off South Route bus
  • CitySightseeing hop on hop off north route buses can be used from Bugibba Jetty after Trip 3 (see below) by Comino hop-on hop-off at sea passengers free of charge to return to Mellieha, on presentation of your ticket 
  • CitySightseeing hop on hop off north route buses or other provided free transport can be used from Bugibba Jetty after Trip 2, Trip 3 and Trip 4 (see below) by Comino hop-on hop-off at sea passengers free of charge to return to the Qawra and Bugibba areas, on presentation of your ticket       
  • CitySightseeing hop on hop off south route buses or other provided free transport can be used from the Sliema Ferries after Trip 2, Trip 3 and Trip 4 (see below) by Comino hop-on hop-off at sea passengers free of charge to return to the St. Julian’s and Sliema areas, on presentation of your ticket

Euro 20.00 per person (Euro 15.00 per child aged 4.0 to 11.99 years old) – valid for any 1 day from the first time you use your ticket

Timetable (daily from mid April to 19 November):

Departure point Trip 1 Trip 2 Trip 3 Trip 4
Sliema Ferries, Malta (departure) 10:00 12:40 15:40 18:00
Bugibba Jetty, Bognor Beach, Bugibba, Malta 10:40 13:20
Blue Lagoon, Comino 11:20
Mgarr Harbour, Gozo 11:40 14:00 16:25 18:50
Blue Lagoon, Comino 14:20 16:40 19:10
Bugibba Jetty, Bognor Beach, Bugibba, Malta 15:001 17:102 19:454
Sliema Ferries, Malta (arrival) 12:30 15:303 17:403 20:305

Timetable (daily from 20 November to mid April):

Departure point Trip 1 Trip 2 Trip 3
Sliema Ferries, Malta (departure) 10:00
Bugibba Jetty, Bognor Beach, Bugibba, Malta 10:40
Blue Lagoon, Comino 13:40 16:45
Mgarr Harbour, Gozo 11:20 14:00 17:00
Blue Lagoon, Comino 11:40 14:20
Bugibba Jetty, Bognor Beach, Bugibba, Malta 17:402
Sliema Ferries, Malta (arrival) 18:153
  1. Free transport to Qawra and Bugibba hotels/areas (with CitySightseeing hop on hop off north route buses)
  2. Free transport to Mellieha, Qawra and Bugibba hotels/areas (with CitySightseeing hop on hop off north route buses)
  3. Free transport to St. Julian’s and Sliema hotels/areas (with CitySightseeing hop on hop off south route buses)
  4. Free transport to Qawra and Bugibba hotels/areas 
  5. Free transport to St. Julian’s and Sliema hotels/areas

Board our new, eco-friendly, fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art, 33 meter Catamaran, from your preferred departure time from 2 embarkation points in Malta to reach the beautiful Blue Lagoon in Comino in extreme comfort. At the end of day, board our Catamaran at your preferred departure time for the journey back.

Land transport (unless stated otherwise), lunch and drinks are not included in the prices. A cash bar will be available on board for the purchase of drinks.

Toilet facilities are available on board.

Harbour cruise to Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour

Scheduled 90 minute cruise with live commentary in English and German 

Daily departing from The Strand in Sliema at 10:30 hrs, 12:30 hrs or 14:45 hrs

It is important that you are at the boat embarkation point at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time. Boat boarding is on a first come, first serve basis. All time schedules are subject to change. Updates to schedules may be viewed on www.iseemalta.com or on iseemalta social media platforms.

Euro 15.00 per person (Euro 10.00 per child aged 4.0 to 11.99 years old)

Join us on a 90 minute cruise of Malta’s Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour, the two natural harbours either side of Valletta, on a state of the art, eco-friendly, 20 metre, harbour catamaran ferry boat.

You will be able to relive Malta’s gallant history with a detailed live commentary in English and German unfolding the history connected with the two Great Sieges of 1565 and 1942. The cruise offers fantastic views of the magnificent forts, battlements, creeks and skylines of Valletta and the Three Cities which can only be admired from the sea and is a great opportunity for some superb photos.

The harbour cruise is available with a choice of daily departure times and you can choose to sit outdoors or indoors in air-conditioned comfort.

Free WiFi and restroom facilities are available on board and food and drink is available to purchase from on board vending machines.

Contact us at V. Tabone Travel should you require any further information or to make a reservation.


Malta boat charters

We can provide you with a wide variety of private boat charters to meet your requirements, whether skippered or bareboat, including classic sailing yachts, modern sailing or motor yachts, traditional Luzzus (fishing boats), speedboats, jet skis and sport fishing charters.

Malta private sailing yacht charter

Our most popular boat charter is a full day (8.5 hours), skippered, private sailing yacht charter.

Private sailing yacht charters on a 48 foot sailing yacht licensed to take up to 12 guests are priced at Euro 625 for a full day (8.5 hours) and Euro 300 for a half day (4 hours morning or evening). For longer multi day charters to explore the Maltese islands or visit Sicily, there is an overnight supplement of Euro 150 per night. Special offers may be available “out of season”.

Prices include:

  • skipper
  • fuel
  • unlimited water
  • WiFi
  • surround music system
  • paddle boards and a doughnut
  • a hammock
  • snorkelling equipment

You will meet the skipper at the boat in Ta’ Xbiex at 9:00hrs (or at 13:00hrs for 8 hours until 21:00hrs if you prefer a late start). Your commercially licensed skipper will provide a safety briefing and offer you a number of suggested anchorages based on their local knowledge and the weather of the day. You decide how many stops you want to make and where you want to go: either sail north to visit Comino’s infamous Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoon, or explore the clear blue waters of Selmun Bay, or sail south to experience the bastions of the Grand Harbour or explore anchorages such as it-Tlett Hofriet (the Three Holes). Alternatively, if the wind is favourable, we can hoist the sails and try your hand at sailing, all under the supervision of your fully licensed skipper. You can enjoy the day relaxing in the sun, snorkelling along the coastline, or make use of on board paddleboards to explore the local caves and coves.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch/dinner and make use of the onboard fridges or we can provide you with a number of lunch/dinner menu options using local seasonal produce which can be tailored to accommodate any dietary requirements.

Return to Ta’ Xbiex by 17:30hrs (or 21:00hrs if you have chosen a late start).

The sailing yachts we can offer range from 36 foot sailing yachts to larger 54 foot sailing yachts or 44+ foot catamarans for 6 to 30 guests. 

Contact us at V. Tabone Travel should you require any further information or to obtain a quote.