Exploring Malta's Maritime Marvels: 6 Must-Experience Boat Tours

Ever wondered how you can enjoy the gorgeous Maltese landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and rich maritime history at one go? Here are some popular boat tours you should consider when visiting Malta!

1. Harbour Cruises: Enjoy a leisurely cruise around Malta's harbours, including the Grand Harbour in Valletta, Marsamxett Harbour, and the picturesque harbours of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua (also known as the Three Cities). These cruises often provide commentary on the historical significance of the harbours and offer breathtaking views of Valletta's fortified walls and waterfront architecture.

2. Blue Grotto Boat Tour: Explore the breathtaking Blue Grotto and its surrounding sea caves on a boat tour departing from ‘Wied iż-Żurrieq’ in the southern part of Malta. Marvel at the mesmerising shades of blue in the water and the dramatic limestone cliffs along the coastline.

3. Comino and Blue Lagoon Tours: Hop on a boat tour to the tiny island of Comino and its famous Blue Lagoon, known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Spend the day swimming, snorkelling, and relaxing on the sandy beach. Some tours also include stops at other scenic spots around Comino, such as the Santa Marija Tower and the caves of Comino.

4. Traditional Luzzu Boat Tours: Take a ride on a traditional Maltese luzzu boat, characterized by its colourful painted eye on the bow. These charming wooden boats offer a unique way to explore Malta's coastline and fishing villages, providing an authentic local experience.

5. Diving and Snorkelling Trips: Join a boat tour that combines snorkelling or diving with sightseeing along Malta’s coast. Explore vibrant underwater ecosystems, ancient shipwrecks, and marine caves under the guidance of experienced instructors.

6. Private Charters: For a more personalised experience, consider booking a private boat charter which you can tailor to your preferences. Whether it’s a romantic sunset cruise, a family outing, or a celebration with friends, you can customize the itinerary and activities to suit your needs.

And finally, when booking a boat tour in Malta, be sure to check the safety measures in place, the duration of the tour, and any additional amenities or activities included. We also recommend you to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your spot on the desired tour. If you found this blog post helpful, make sure to share! 

Shanna Mercieca


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