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St Paul's Bay: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

1. St Paul's Bay: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

After boarding the catamaran, the first stop will be the Blue Lagoon. The boat will drop anchor away from the crowds, so you can experience the famous turquoise water in peace. During this stop, you can enjoy an optional barbecue. The stops after the Blue Lagoon will depend on the weather. It might be possible to head to the Crystal Lagoon, surrounded by steep dramatic cliffs. Its crystal clear waters are much deeper than the Blue Lagoon, making the area fantastic for snorkeling and swimming in and around the caves. If there is an easterly wind, it’s likely that you’ll visit Ghajn Tuffieha. This is a beautiful rural area, home to a chain of pristine sandy beaches called Golden Bay, Riviera Beach, and Gnejna Bay. On the way back from Ghajn Tuffieha, an additional stop will be made to discover the film set of Popeye’s Village, tucked away in a charming bay. Other stops that might be made are Mellieha Bay, Ramla Bay, Imgiebah Bay, or Half Rock. All of these locations are great for snorkeling and swimming. Back on the boat, listen to dance music, and buy cocktails at the bar. If you have selected the afternoon option, relax and watch the sunset on the horizon. After a wonderful day at sea, begin the journey back to Bugibba.

Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

2. Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

Your tour begins from the tourist town of Bugibba, where your modern and stable catamaran departs on an unforgettable two-island cruise. From the open sea, you will experience Malta from a truly unique and beautiful vantage point. Cruise close to the coast whilst witnessing Malta’s magnificent naturally formed coastline, including its enormous cliffs, rocky nooks, and crannies. You will pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, viewing the statue of the apostle St. Paul as it rises high into the sky. You will also get to visit magnificent sea caves, allowing you the opportunity to take amazing photographs. Start with a stop at Crystal Lagoon (high season only), a spot many tourists don't know about. Witness the unbelievably clear water, perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Take a plunge into its crystal clear waters from one of three waterslides, or jump from the top deck if you dare. Then, depart to the famous Blue Lagoon arriving early in the high season to avoid the crowds. Enjoy being moored for an hour right next to it with a good view from the docking position. Use the boat as a base, using all the fantastic facilities. Once you arrive at Gozo Island, you'll have 3 hours to explore. Make your own plans or rent land transport from the local partner for a small additional charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you'll have approximately two hours to explore. First, see the capital city of Gozo, referred to as Rabat by the locals. This small city has a wealth of charm and history to explore, including its impressive citadel. The second location is a small picturesque fishing village in the south west of the island, which has a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs. Explore the village's caves, enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the cliffs, or enjoy a number of restaurants, coffee bars and souvenir shops.  With the day drawing to a close, you'll cruise back to Bugibba, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephants Head”, a truly amazing rock formation.

Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

3. Gozo: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights in a day. Benefit from hotel pick-up in Malta and catch the ferry to Gozo, where a tour leader will meet you on arrival. Then, head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea, then visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay and marvel at the rock formations of Dwejra. Get up close to the salt pans on the north coast near the beach resort of Marsalforn Bay. Make a stop to refuel with a three-course meal and your choice of drinks. Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria and choose to purchase artisanal products at the Gozo Craft Center. Enjoy some time for a relaxing swim in the sea. End with a powerboat ride back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

4. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

Join captain Kevin and his crew on this unforgettable day trip visiting the islands of Comino and Gozo. Starting from the Bugibba Jetty, you will cruise the northern coast of Malta close enough to get amazing pictures of the high rocky cliffs, coves, naturally formed rock formations, and caves. Pass by historical landmarks such as the islands of St. Pauls and the huge statue of St. Pauls that was shipwrecked in Malta in 60A.D. Enter into the Ahrax and Santa Maria caves stopping as close as possible to get some incredible shots. Throughout the journey, captain Kevin will be making a live commentary about all the sites, including some historic and cultural information. Then enjoy a stop for 1.5 hours in the famous Blue Lagoon, the place that some have described as paradise. With its silky white sand and crystal clear waters it is impossible to resist a dip here. Swim, slide or jump into the unbelievable clear water or walk off the boat to the beach. During your time on Comino Island, you can remain on the boat and use its many facilities, sunbathe on the upper sun deck, chill out in the shady seats on the main deck, and make use of the 10-meter slide or walk off the boat to the small sandy beach.

Comino: Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Seacaves Tour

5. Comino: Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Seacaves Tour

After boarding your modern and stable catamaran, your journey to Comino Island will take approximately one hour. From the open sea, you will experience Malta from a beautiful vantage point. You will cruise close to the coast, witnessing Malta’s magnificent naturally-formed coastline, including its enormous cliffs, rocky nooks, and crannies. You will soon pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, viewing the statue of the apostle Saint Paul which rises high into the sky. You will aso visit magnificent sea caves, which will allow you the opportunity to take amazing photographs. You will soon stop for one hour at the stunning but lesser-known Crystal Lagoon (June-October in fair weather conditions only). It is fringed by steep cliffs and therefore accessed only by boats. With unbelievably clear water, it is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. You can take a plunge into its crystal clear waters from one of the three water slides, or jump from the top deck if you dare. During the evening trip, you will stop for 2 hours in the Blue Lagoon and 30 mins in the Crystal Lagoon. After arriving at the Blue Lagoon, you will moor in the prime area. You can then use the boat as a base, utilizing all the fantastic facilities including a huge water slide and sundeck with cushioned sun loungers. There you can spend the rest of the afternoon swimming from the boat or walking ashore to explore the tiny island. Comino is also worth a visit in winter and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs. With the day drawing to a close, you will cruise back to Bugibba Port, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephants Head”.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

6. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

Depart from the Bugibba Jetty and begin your cruise along the northern coast of Malta. Pass by all of the sights including St. Pauls Islands and the statue of St. Pauls, and Ahrax Point.  Continue cruising through the north channel of Comino as you pass by the elephants head, Santa Maria Bay, St. Nicholas Bay, and the Comino hotel. Make quick stops to enter inside both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Kevin and his father, Captain Joe, will inform you about the sites and give you information regarding Malta. After approximately 1 hour, arrive on Comino island in the famous Blue Lagoon. The boat will moor up and you can enjoy a stop of 4.5 hours. During the time, feel free to use all the facilities onboard the boat or get off and explore the island. Relax and sunbathe on the top deck or find some shade on the main deck. Take a refreshing plunge into the cool, crystal clear water. Take advantage of male and female toilet facilities, lockers, and the cafeteria which serves hot and cold beverages.  At the end of your time in Comino, head off to the island of Gozo without stopping. Cruise around the Mgarr Harbour and see more important sites from the boat. Return to Malta via the south channel of Comino, passing by Crystal Lagoon and its caves and St. Mary's tower.

Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

7. Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise with Drinks

You’ll depart on the Sliema ferry at 10:15 for a cruise along Malta’s north coast. Enjoy the views of St. Julian's, Bugibba, St. Paul's Island, and Mellieha. When you arrive at the sister island of Gozo, you’ll board a sightseeing bus for a visit to the island’s capital city of Victoria.  In the afternoon you’ll explore the island and head to the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Swim or snorkel in the tranquil turquoise waters or relax on the beach. You’ll depart from Comino at 16:15 on the cruise back to Sliema, arriving at 18:00. Note that this tour is available in Maltese, English, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish, Danish, and German.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

8. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

Cruise in style and comfort on a luxurious sailboat on a full-day trip from Bugibba at 10:30 AM. After morning departure from the Bugibba Jetty, you’ll head off towards Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. On your way, cruise along St. Paul’s Island, viewing the sites of nearly 2,000 year old shipwrecks, as well as the Smuggler’s Cove, famed as a location for diving. Your first stop is the Santa Maria Bay, a secluded bay on the island of Comino. Drop anchor and relax for 1.5 hours, with the option for some snorkeling, swimming, or simply sunbathing on the boat’s deck. Afterwards, it’s off towards Comino’s famous Blue Lagoon. With its crystal-clear, azure waters and volcanic rock formations, the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s natural treasures. With 2.5 hours to spend at the lagoon, head on to the beach, snorkel among the coral reefs, or take some time to explore the island — it’s up to you. If you’re feeling peckish or thirsty, grab a drink or bite to eat from the boat’s snack bar as you cruise back towards Bugibba, marveling at the sights you pass, like the Santa Maria Cave, Elephant Rock, and the Crystal Lagoon. You’ll arrive back at around 5:30 PM, just in time to reflect on your day over dinner.

Malta: Gozo and Comino Full-Day Tuk-Tuk Tour with Lunch

9. Malta: Gozo and Comino Full-Day Tuk-Tuk Tour with Lunch

Let Gozo’s charm and ancient history enchant you on this day trip from Malta. Tuk-tuk around Gozo island before taking a cruise along the breathtaking shores of Comino. Enjoy a light traditional Gozitan lunch with a refreshing glass of local wine or water. Meet your driver at a pickup location near where you are staying. Relax as you drive to the boat. Admire the beauty of the Maltese shoreline as you travel to the island of Gozo. Hear facinating tales from your local multilingual driver. Savor the scent of wildflowers and taste salty tang of the sea air as you cross coastal and country terrain on a tuk-tuk. Visit sites that are unreachable by hop-on and hop-off buses or public transport. See captivating cliffs turn into lush green valleys. Ride on time-worn cobbled streets. Discover the culture, passions, and history of the island as you uncover remote bays, ancient forts, mythical caves, and miracle churches. Satisfy all your senses with an authentic local lunch and a glass of reinvigorating wine. Embark on a cruise to the azure-colored waters of the captivating Blue and Crystal lagoons. Admire stunning sea caves as you return to your pickup location.

Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

10. Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

This cruise has the simple aim of giving you the maximum amount of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Comino's Blue Lagoon. When you want to relax, snacks, beverages and air-conditioning are available aboard the boat, where you can also sunbathe on the upper deck. The boat leaves the Sliema ferry dock at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM, which gives you 7 hours to enjoy the sun and sea however you want. The Blue Lagoon, between the small island of Comino and smaller islet of Cominotto, is a basin of clear, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom and abundant marine life. It's great for swimming and photos, but even better for snorkeling. Equipment is available onboard.

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What people are saying about Comino

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,148 reviews

Simply perfect! Must do when you are in Malta! My mom and I decided to book a boat trip because that trip was best rated on GYG. And the trip is so highly ranked for a reason. Considering that we do a similar job in Croatia, I can really say that we were not disappointed at all and that we felt very comfortable, positive and welcome during the whole trip, and that is what gives the trip such a high rating. We had a great experience with a great crew! The organization of the whole trip was perfect. I was most impressed by the beautiful places we visited and the attitude of the crew towards the guests. The catamaran was very clean and comfortable and there was great music throughout the trip. I recommend the trip to absolutely all ages, younger and older. Many greetings from Rovinj, Helena and Andrea, Stupica crew. ❤️

Best thing we did in Malta! Get there early and get a sun lounger it'll be worth it! You stop a couple times which was great for smokers. The blue lagoon and other sites are amazing for swimming and soaking in the rays. The crew were really helpful and super nice! The BBQ was okay did the job for the day. Although they sell burgers separately and the blue lagoon vendors sell fast food. so I don't think it's 100% nessecery but still good! If pastey like me make sure to factor up high as I got a little burned. Highly recommend the extra cost got this. The other excursions didn't have a tap on our boat.

Incredible day, full of beautiful stops along the way, and the two onshore stops at Gonzo and Comino were amazing. Definitely worth getting the €5.00 minibus to one of the two destinations on Gonzo. Amazing value for Money. Plus we saw a dolphin on the way back which was an incredible bonus!

Very good ! It's worth it, and the catamaran is really the minimum to have a good time. much less "factory" than some other companies!

A great boat. A great crew. Crystal Lagoon and Blue Lagoon are truly magnificent. To do again with pleasure