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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: Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride

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

Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights on this day trip from Malta. Stop in the charming towns and enjoy different bays such as Ramla Bay and Xlendi Bay. Uncover the secrets of Calypso's Cave and have a scrumptious lunch. Go to Victoria and ride past the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves. Benefit from hotel pickup in Malta and private powerboat to Gozo. Meet your guide and 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). Make a stop to refuel with a three-course meal at the beautiful Village of Xewkija. 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. Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria, and 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, and Caves Day Trip

3. 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 (boarding closes at 10:00). 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.

St Paul's Bay: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Gozo, & Caves Boat Tour

4. St Paul's Bay: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Gozo, & Caves Boat Tour

Experience the natural wonders of the coastline of Malta on an exciting excursion by boat. Discover caves, rock formations, and the iconic Blue Lagoon as you ride from St Paul's Bay to the islands of Comino and Gozo, with some stops to swim and explore along the way. Board your boat in the morning at Bugibba, St Paul's Bay, and meet your captain before setting off on a full-day cruise. Enter stunning caves and admire the coastal scenery on your way to your first stop. Arrive at Comino for some time to explore and take in the famous Blue Lagoon as you swim, snorkel, and dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the island by foot and have the chance to purchase lunch before cruising to your second stop. Set foot on the island of Gozo and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture as you stroll through the area. Begin your journey back to St Paul through the Crystal Lagoon and Comino channel and see more beautiful caves, such as the Giant Octopus Cave, Open Top Face Cave, and the Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy one last swimming break back on St Paul's Bay or walk and see the famous statue and church ruins. Make your way back to the harbor of Bugibba, where your delightful day at sea will come to an end.

From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

5. From Malta: Gozo Day Trip Including Ggantija Temples

During this full-day tour, experience Gozo's magnificent heritage, visit key landmarks, and discover hidden gems, all while relishing the impressive beauty and distinctive charm this tiny island has to offer.  This tour starts with a short 20-minute ferry crossing to Gozo, which immediately sets the pace to Gozo’s unique atmosphere. The first stop is the megalithic temples of Ggantija, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This impressive archaeological site dates to c. 3600-3200 BC and is believed to be the oldest freestanding monument in the world, predating Stonehenge in England, and the Pyramids of Egypt. The etymology of “Ggantija” is derived from the Maltese word for giant (“ggant”) because it was believed the site was built by a race of giants.  This mythological idea makes sense considering that the temples are constructed from megaliths (massive limestone blocks) measuring more than 5 meters in length and weighing over 50 tons. Afterward, head towards the medieval fortified city known locally as “Cittadella” (The Citadel).  Located within the capital city of Gozo (Victoria), with its distinctive skyline and imposing military architecture, this ancient, fortified city stands out as Gozo’s major landmark, a beacon visible from all over the Island. Next visit is the delightful sea inlet known as Xlendi Bay, located at the end of a deep, lush ravine, which was once a riverbed and surrounded by picturesque steep cliffs. The bay is now on the must-visit list of most day-trippers to the Island.  Xlendi’s small but lively promenade is busy at all times of the day, with a variety of cafes, restaurants, and a handful of souvenir shops. Though seemingly bursting with activity during summer, Xlendi bay remains a refreshingly quiet place even at the height of the season. Your final stop is Dwejra. Situated on the western shore of the island of Gozo this area is a geological and ecological haven. Its surroundings offer a blend of geology, landscape, fauna, habitats, shoreline, seascapes, archaeology, flora, and history, making this an experience to remember. Dwejra is also known for its Inland Sea, a small bay surrounded by high cliffs and connected by an impressive 65-meter-long natural tunnel that opens out into the open sea, a truly fascinating natural formation that evokes awe and leaves a striking impression. After a day full of experiences and unique memories, take a short ferry crossing back to Malta and return to your hotel.

From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

6. From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller Island of Comino is a paradise for swimmers, snorkelers, divers, and ramblers. Only 3.5 square kilometres, Comino Island is virtually uninhabited. Departure is from Sliema ferries and cruise directly to the Island of Comino, en route you will cruise by the Sliema promenade, St. Julian's Bay, St. George's Bay, St. Paul's Bay, St. Paul's Island and Mellieha Bay. Get ready to be amazed by the turquoise crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon! This picturesque bay with transparent cyan waters, white sandy base and a rich marine life, is the perfect spot for a relaxing and unforgettable day. Spend the day soaking up the sun, swimming, snorkelling, relaxing on the boat or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. From June till October (weather permitting), a stop of approximately 1 hour at the Crystal Lagoon is also included. The Crystal Lagoon is a perfect spot for divers and snorkelers and one of the nicest and most sheltered lagoons Malta has to offer. Go for a swim, and explore the amazing sea caves located within this stunning lagoon. A cash bar selling drinks, coffees, food, snacks, etc. etc. is also available on the boat. Snorkelling equipment is also available for hire at a small fee. ► Departures Schedule: • January till March: Departures daily from Sliema Ferries at 10:00 hrs. (return at approximately 17:00 hrs.) • April till May: Departures daily from Sliema Ferries at 10:00 hrs. (return at approximately 17:30 hrs.) • June to September: Departures daily from Sliema Ferries at 10:00 hrs. (return at approximately 17:30 hrs.) (Or) Departures (from Monday to Saturday) from Sliema Ferries at 11:30 hrs. (return at approximately 19:00 hrs.) • October: Departures daily from Sliema Ferries at 10:00 hrs. (return at approximately 17:30 hrs.) • November till December: Departures daily from Sliema Ferries at 10:00 hrs. (return at approximately 17:00 hrs.)

Blue Lagoon: 4.5-Hour Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

7. Blue Lagoon: 4.5-Hour Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Admire the beautiful Blue Lagoon set against a stunning sunset on a journey around Malta's northern coast aboard a boat that features a full-service bar and food. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Malta, beach caves and coves, and incredible rock formations on a return journey from the Bugibba Jetty. Glide past St. Paul's Island, Ghadira Bay, Coral Cove, and Ahrax Point on your journey to the Blue Lagoon. Dock at the Blue Lagoon for 2.5 hours and enjoy walking along the pristine beach without the day's crowds, relax on the upper deck of the boat or take a dip in the cool waters of the lagoon with the setting sun as your backdrop. Enjoy delicious food available onboard for dinner before cruising back to Malta under the stars on an hour-long return journey.

Malta: Ultimate Kayak Adventure

8. Malta: Ultimate Kayak Adventure

Discover some of the most amazing natural treasures of the Maltese Islands on this daytime kayaking adventure. Escape into beautiful Maltese nature, explore natural sea caves, and swim in crystal clear waters. Begin the trip with some tips and guidance on using the paddle from staff. Practice your paddling near the shore until you feel more confident, and then head out on the kayak adventure Explore the rugged coastline and admire the views of spectacular cliffs and caves. Make your way to notable scenic spots such as the Munxar Window and Hofriet Window.

Malta: Gozo, Comino and The Blue Lagoon Boat Trip

9. Malta: Gozo, Comino and The Blue Lagoon Boat Trip

Discover genuine Maltese charm and experience Malta as you cruise along the island's rugged coastline. Travel by boat to Gozo and Comino Island. Your tour begins from the town of Bugibba at 10:30 AM (boarding closes at 10 AM). Cruise past St. Paul's Island, Mellieha Bay, and Smuggler's Cove Cave on your way to Gozo. Upon arrival, enjoy free time to explore the island. Take a minibus tour or stroll and discover the island's landmarks, caves, and fishing villages. In the afternoon, head to Comino Island, where you can explore, swim near the boat or take a walk along one of the island's white sandy beaches. Head to the famous Blue Lagoon where you can snorkel in crystal-clear waters.Later, while cruising back to Bugibba, enter the Santa Maria caves and see the “Elephants Head”, a truly amazing rock formation. Return back to port.

Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

10. Malta: Blue Lagoon, Comino & St Paul's Islands Cruise

Absorb spectacular views of the stunning Maltese coastline on a full-day cruise from the Bugibba Jetty. Soak in the beauty of the twinkling Mediterranean Sea as you cruise past Mellieha en route to Comino island. Discover the magic of the famous Blue Lagoon cave in Comino, and take a golden opportunity to swim, snorkel, and dive in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean. Feel the adrenalin rush as you dive from the boat, and explore the idyllic landscape of Comino. Relax in comfort. You can also purchase lunch aboard the Mermaid, as a snack bar and toilet facilities are available onboard. Make sure to have your camera at the ready as you sail through the beautiful Comino channel beside other incredible caves such as Giant Octopus cave, Open-Top Face Cave, and the Crystal Lagoon. Take a last dip in the blue waters beside the historic islands of St Pauls, before cruising back to Bugibba to take in the sunset.

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4.5 / 5

based on 274 reviews

What a great experience! Loved the entire set up. The crew was very friendly and I enjoyed the food and stops we made! I would recommend the sunset trip over the daytime trip.

The tour was great in every sense, they were on time, we did different and entertaining activities, Rita the guide told us amazing stories about Gozo and Maltese culture

The best crew, cold pint beer, Nice música and great vibe! You should try the trip in the morning and in the afternoon as well! One of the best trip I did in Malta!

Brilliant trip, lovely crew and definitely the best boat out of all of the ones we saw. A must if you’re in Malta!

Got to go to main attractions plus off the beaten path for spectacular views of the island!