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St Paul's Island

St Paul's Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

1. 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 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 45 minutes 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. On your way back to Sliema Ferries you will also be passing by the beautiful Comino sea caves. With no cars or urban areas, the island of Comino is also worth visiting during winter and autumn, making it an excellent destination for hikers and photo enthusiasts. It provides many hiking trails leading to St. Mary's Chapel, St. Mary's Watch Tower, and St. Mary's Battery.

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

2. 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, Gozo, and St. Paul's, 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 Gozitian culture as you stroll through the area. Begin your journey down to St. Paul's Islands and view either the Crystal Lagoon Caves or St. Mary's Caves. Enjoy one last swimming break on St. Paul's Island or walk up to 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.

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.

Malta: Gozo, Comino and The Blue Lagoon Boat Trip

4. 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: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise

5. Malta: Full-Day Gozo and Blue Lagoon Cruise

Cruise along Malta’s north coast and enjoy views of St. Paul's Island and Mellieha on this full-day cruise. Visit Gozo island, explore the city of Rabat, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Get picked up from one of the designated pickup points in Malta, or meet directly at the sailing points in Sliema or Buggiba, and set sail along the coast. Upon arrival at Gozo, board a bus bound for the capital city of Rabat. Here, enjoy 75 minutes of free time to explore the city and Cittadella. In the afternoon, board the boat again and head to Comino Island to enjoy the crystal-clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. Swim or snorkel in the tranquil turquoise waters or relax on the beach before heading back to Malta in the evening.

Sliema: Power Boat Trip to Comino & Blue Lagoon

6. Sliema: Power Boat Trip to Comino & Blue Lagoon

Embark on an unforgettable day and explore the beauty of Malta's coast and it's sister island. Experience the cool, refreshing waters of the Mediterranean Sea and travel by powerboat, fully equipped with shade, from Sliema to Comino Island and back. The trip begins with departure from Sliema Ferries at 12pm on a powerboat. From the boat, one can admire St Paul's Island, Crystal Lagoon. Next, stop at Comino Blue Lagoon and take some time to swim and snorkel in the bay of Comino Blue Lagoon. After the refreshing dip in the sea, enjoy the opportunity to explore Comino by taking a stroll on the island, which is a bird sanctuary and natural reserve. There will be time to check out the sand dunes and local vegetation that make the island unique. Next, visiting caves along the Comino coast by boat after departing Comino Blue Lagoon. Departure from Comino is at 5pm and arrival at Sliema Ferries is about an hour later.

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

7. 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 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 cruise down to the next stop, taking in the incredible caves at either the Crystal Lagoon Caves or St Mary's Caves. Take a last dip in the blue waters beside the historic islands of St Pauls or trek up to see the famous statue of St Paul, before cruising back to Bugibba.

St. Paul's Bay: Gozo, Comino & St. Paul's Bus & Boat Tour

8. St. Paul's Bay: Gozo, Comino & St. Paul's Bus & Boat Tour

Immerse yourself in the Maltese & Gozitan culture by taking a cruise through the Mediterranean sea and jumping on a bus to the Capital of Gozo, Victoria, taking in all the Maltese Islands have to offer. Boarding commences at 9:30 am, at Bugibba Jetty and departs at 10:00 am sharp setting out for the full day cruise. Cruising up north you will have a spectacular view of the beautiful Maltese coastline, cruising past Mellieha and the Maltese archipelago on your way to the first stop the famous Blue Lagoon, Comino. Make a splash by diving into the crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon, from the boat. You will have 1 hour to swim, snorkel, sunbathe or explore the island by foot. After 1 hour, you will begin your cruise to the spectacular Mgarr harbour, Gozo. Jump on the bus to directly go to the Capital Victoria. To plan your time there, we recommend either viewing the historical Cittadella, enjoy a bit of shopping at the Victoria markets or grab a bite to eat at one of the local Gozitan restaurants. After 2 hours you will return by bus to the harbour where you will continue your boat cruise to the next destination of St Paul's Islands. Have your cameras at the ready to snap photos of the beautiful Maltese coastline. As its a smaller boat you will have the chance to experience entering into the magnificent caves at no extra charge. Discovering the beautiful caves of Comino, either Crystal lagoon or St Mary's caves (weather dependent). Once docked at the Islands of St Paul's you have the opportunity for one last swim to freshen up or to walk up and see the statue of St Paul. After 30 minutes the boat will cruise back to the harbor of Bugibba where we started our tour from for 5pm. This is when your delightful day will come to an end but memories will last a lifetime.

Sunset cruise to the Blue Lagoon and seacaves

9. Sunset cruise to the Blue Lagoon and seacaves

Take a charming sunset cruise that takes you to Comino's most popular beach at the Blue Lagoon. Depart from the Bugibba jetty in the early evening and cruise along past St. Paul's island. Explore the Blue Lagoon on your stop. Take some time to sit in the sand, go snorkeling, have a swim in the crystal clear waters which are especially tempting in the late afternoon as the hot Mediterranean sun has been warming it all day long, or you can just simply relax and chill on-board while having a cool drink or a nice meal from our fully stocked 😊 In the Meantime Admire the magnificent sunset over the water and see some of the most popular caves around Comino Island on the way back.

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What people are saying about St Paul's Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 435 reviews

Great day at Comino, it’s much better that the tour departs from the ferry port rather than hotel pick up as it saves so much time. It was quite windy on the boat so a light jacket was needed (December). Comino is a small island with hardly anything there so you can walk/hike around the island and see the little lizards and jellyfish is the clear water. We enjoyed it but we had already done Goza; do this is you have time in your itinerary.

The captain of the boat is warm and welcoming. The day does not seem long and the breaks on comino allow you to take full advantage of this pretty little island. To do without hesitation!

Great tour. Awesome sightseeing. Terrific boat and crew. On board drink prices were very reasonable. I would definitely do it if you have a chance.

Really nice and chill day. Staff was good and provided a lot of information, excepting the fact they were throwing cigarette buts in the water.

cool trip nice crew Very relaxed . Clear recommendation