5 cool boat trips to plan this summer

Not taking advantage of our Mediterranean sea would be a waste.

We’ve spoken about what’s great to see on Maltese land, but we didn’t really mention the sea. The island has got lots to explore, so why not take a boat trip and experience fewer buildings and more nature? Not sure where to go? No problem – here’s a list of my favourite boat trips around Malta and Gozo.

1. Blue Grotto, Żurrieq

Probably one of Malta’s most popular natural tourist attractions, the Blue Grotto features a massive arch and a deep cavern. Explore the caves and experience the true beauty of the caves with a 20-minute boat trip.

2. Popeye Village, Mellieħa

Popeye Village, the iconic amusement park they claim is “for the young and the young at heart”. Explore the film set, chillax on the sunbeds, and take a boat ride around the bay. You’ll be on a speedboat, which is exciting for all the family.

3. Valletta & Three Cities Harbour Cruise

Experience the iconic cities that took our nation through war from a different perspective as you watch them go by from a boat. You’ll see St. Elmo, Baroque palaces, gardens, churches, Fort St. Angelo, and much more before circling back to the Grand Harbour. Not one to miss, even if you’re local.

4. Blue Lagoon, Comino

You can take a speedboat to Comino and lie on the beach with hundreds of others, or you can opt for a boat trip and explore the island with a bit more comfort. Take in the beauty of the clear waters as you stop to swim, snorkel, and sunbathe in a more secluded area.

5. Dwejra Bay, Gozo

This one’s a bit longer than your average boat tour, but it’s totally worth it. Enjoy views of Fungus Rock, orange coral caves, and Dwejra Lagoon. Depending on the tour you opt for, you may even be given time to swim and snorkel.

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