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

1. 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, or get some air 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. Savor a light sandwich lunch. 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.

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

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

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. Soft drinks are included 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.

From Sliema: Comino Island and Blue Lagoon Cruise

3. 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.)

Gozo, Comino, and the Blue Lagoon: Cruise and Bus Combo Tour

4. Gozo, Comino, and the Blue Lagoon: Cruise and Bus Combo Tour

Departing from Sliema ferries, cruise north to the Island of Gozo. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour you will board one of our buses which will take you for a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour of this amazing and beautiful Island. During the sightseeing tour you will admire the lush countryside and picturesque landscape that only a charming Island like Gozo can offer. On the way you will stop at Dwejra to see the inland sea and the fungus rock and drive by various landmarks, such as Ta' Pinu National Shrine. You will make a second stop at Victoria (the capital city of Gozo), and here you will have some free time to simply roam around the city, have a coffee or a snack at one of the cafes or visit one of the city's shopping centres. Within the city of Victoria you can also visit the majestic Citadel (known locally as “Cittadella”), an imposing Medieval fortress being considered by UNESCO as a possible World Heritage Site. After the sightseeing tour, once again you will cruise towards the Island of Comino. Get ready to be amazed by the turquoise crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon! Here you will stop for approximately 90 minutes - swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. After stopping at the Blue Lagoon, you will cruise by the stunning Crystal Lagoon caves of Comino before heading back to Sliema. 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.)

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

5. Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

Get a taste of the unique island of Malta on a bus tour and boat tour. Discover over 7,000 years of history as you drive past heritage sites, popular attractions, and beautiful natural landscapes.  Running during the summer months of the year (May onwards), the hop-on hop-off route starts from Bugibba, passing through Qawra and St Julian's and on to Malta’s capital city Valletta. You'll then make your way south where you will be able to experience and visit historic temples and sights along the way. Following your stop at the Blue Grotto, the tour heads back up north and inland stopping at Roman sites and points of interest and then back to Bugibba via Golden Bay on the North-West coast. With over 30 stops and 50 points of interest along the route, discover this Maltese Island like never before. Experience key sights including the Mosta Church and Dome; Ta’Qali Craft Village; and Rabat with many Roman Sites such as the restored Roman Villa, St Agatha’s Catacombs, and the medieval town of Mdina. Enjoy the famous 'Three Cities' and the Tarxien Temples believed to be built around 3000 BC. Marsaxlokk is a traditional and picturesque fishing village that is sure to delight you. Take the opportunity to visit the beautiful Blue Grotto. You will discover plenty of things to do on this island tour. Plus you can combine your hop-on-hop-off tour with a harbor cruise. Summer hop-on hop-off stops may include: • Bugibba Jetty • Malta National Aquarium • Qawra Seafront • Spinola Bay, • St. Julians • Sliema Ferries • Valleta – City Centre • Valletta Waterfront • The Three Cities • Vittoriosa Marsaxlokk • Fishing Village • Blue Grotto • Hagar Qim Temples & Mnajdra Temples Ta • Q'ali • Mosta • Mdina • Rabat • Golden Bay

From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

6. From Malta: Full-Day Gozo Sightseeing Bus Tour with Lunch

Cross to the tiny island of Gozo to enjoy a 10-hour sightseeing tour of the sister island of Malta. Drive to Xlendi Bay, a popular beach and an ideal diving site. Tour the fishing village and harbor, where fishing vessels bob. Your next stop is the historic fortified city of The Citadella in the heart of Victoria. Also called The Citadel, it is on Malta's tentative list of future UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and contains an old prison within the city walls. Stop for a buffet lunch in Rabat, before seeing the Ta' Pinu Basilica, close to the village of Gharb. Finally, drive to Mgarr Port via Qala Belvedere, where breathtaking scenes await.

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

7. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

Round Malta Full-Day Cruise with Lunch And Open Bar

8. Round Malta Full-Day Cruise with Lunch And Open Bar

Impressive panorama, a gentle breeze, and transparent cyan waters is what you shall be treated to on this Round Malta Full-Day Cruise. Join in on this memorable full-day trip which showcases what the Maltese coastline is all about.  Depart from Sliema Ferries at 10:15 AM and cruise close to shore catching glimpses of the impressive cliffs and other spectacular views of Malta’s natural beauty. Then head towards the famous St. Maria Bay in Comino where our yacht will berth ‘stern to’ in order to allow you easy access to the island. Here you can spend time exploring the island or swimming in the tranquil clear waters. Later, continue your cruise and anchor in a secluded bay where you can choose to take a refreshing dip, snorkel around the rugged coastline or simply lay back and relax and take in the sun from our spacious decks. Return to Sliema around 6:15 AM.

Valletta/Sliema: Harbour Cruise & Shopping In Sliema H/D

9. Valletta/Sliema: Harbour Cruise & Shopping In Sliema H/D

Benefit from pick-up at selected hotels, and then experience the beauty of Valletta on a cruise around Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour. Learn about the important role the two natural harbours have played in the fascinating history of Malta. During this cruise you will experience the past and view the magnificent forts, battlements and creeks situated in and around Valletta. You will enjoy unique views of the city and the beautiful Maltese coastline while cruising in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea, a great opportunity to see Valletta in all its splendour from a different perspective and take some memorable photos of breath-taking panoramas and scenery. At the end of the cruise, you will disembark at Sliema Ferries, where you will have some free time to take a stroll along Sliema’s main shopping area and promenade (approximately 1½ hours). Here you will have the opportunity to do some shopping from the numerous outlets located in this area or simply relax in one of the many restaurants and cafés situated along the promenade and its surroundings. The knowledgeable and experienced guides will be accompanying you during all your transfers and the boat tour, providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

Sliema: Round-Trip Gozo Cruise

10. Sliema: Round-Trip Gozo Cruise

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your new and unforgettable cruise for a day of exploration along the Gozitan coastline. You will depart from the Bugibba Jetty at 10:30AM, at which point you will cruise towards Malta’s sister island, Gozo. During this cruise you will be able to see the Cliffs of Ta’Cenc. This area consists of garrigue, as well as steep and rugged cliffs which rise from sea level to a height of 120 meters. The cliffs are identified as an "Important Bird Area" by BirdLife International, due to the fact they support 800–1,000 breeding pairs of Cory's shearwaters and 150–300 pairs of yelkouan shearwaters. You will also cruise to Dwejra Bay, which is the home of Fungus Rock, or as it is locally known, “Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral”. Up until recently, you could also see the Azure Window, a 28-metre-tall limestone natural arch. The arch, together with other natural features in the area, has appeared in a number of international films and media productions. Following decades of natural erosion that caused parts of the arch to fall into the sea, the slab and pillar collapsed completely in stormy weather on March 8, 2017. Another attraction during this cruise is Ir-Ramla l-Hamra. Ramla l-Hamra Bay, meaning Red Beach in Maltese, is Gozo’s largest sandy beach, with unique bright orange-red sand and beautiful blue clear waters. Ramla Bay is also one of the most beautiful beaches in Malta, set in the bottom of a valley with unspoiled wild and fertile nature. During this cruise you will stop in a bay around Gozo (weather permitting) and also at the Blue Lagoon with it’s crystal clear waters. There you can relax on the boat or lay on the beach, before you return back to Bugibba at around 6:00PM.

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What people are saying about Sliema

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 497 reviews

Courteous, thoughtful and helpful staff. Breathtaking views of the Blue lagoon. Competitive price. Experienced crew. I felt really safe with them in charge. Lots of options to upgrade on the standard cruise. Several stops on the journey where you can get off and explore. Umbrella, deck chairs and snorkeling equipment available for rent. They mixed the best rum and coke I've had so far in Malta.

I state that there was a bit of wind so the sea was rough for the duration of the visit. In addition to this, the tour is worth it to admire Valetta, Sliema and the Three Cities during the evocative lights of the evening. The guide explained things very clearly (he is in English) Strongly recommended to sit on the right side to fully enjoy the view.

Great experience. You get to spend a lot of time in the Blue Lagoon, which was absolutely beautiful. The cruise it itself was comfortable. One to keep in mind is that the meal option doesn't offer a vegetarian sandwich (although I'm not sure if you can let them know ahead of time as I didn't try that).

Sitting up high, wind on our faces, Beautifully lit spaces was a wonderful thing!!!! However, we were the last pick up and had to sit inside bottom for the first half of the trip… so ask about pickup locations! Might want to eCab to a closer starting point????

It was a great experience! A lot of interesting information shared and it was cool to see the city and harbour from the sea! Totally recommended.