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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.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

2. 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 both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Captain Kevin 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 journey, feel free to use all the facilities on board 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.

Mellieha: Private Boat Trip to Gozo, Comino, and Blue Lagoon

3. Mellieha: Private Boat Trip to Gozo, Comino, and Blue Lagoon

Explore the coast of Malta on this day trip from Mellieha. Enjoy a customizable tour to stunning locations like Comino island, Gozo island, sea caves, and picturesque lagoons. Discover local marine life as you snorkel through the azure waters. Meet your guide at the marina and hop aboard a comfortable boat. Relax on a cushioned seat in the shade as you glide through the water. Play some of your favorite tunes on with the Bluetooth audio.  Let your captain take you an on an adventure to Comino island. Try to spot local birds as you sail along to the famed Blue Lagoon. Admire the clarity of the water in Crystal Lagoon. Make some stops to on this customizable tour to snorkel in the locations that most appeal to you, or let your captain tell you their favorite locations. Travel to parts of Gozo and go past beaches, bays, and caves along the way.  Listen as your captain provides you with historical information and fun facts about the island. Return to your starting point in Mellieha.

Malta: Malta Island Bus Tour and Boat Tour

4. 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

St. Paul's Bay: Coast, Coves, and Caves Boating Tour

5. St. Paul's Bay: Coast, Coves, and Caves Boating Tour

Within minutes of departing, discover the picturesque fishing village of Xemxija and the white sandy beach of Mistra Bay. Following that, pass by St. Paul’s Island, where the apostle who brought Christianity to Europe was ship wrecked. As you head up the coast, discover the wild rugged coastline of the northern coast, with its many beautiful bays, cliffs, coves, and caves. Your first 15-minute swimming break is to the secluded Imgiebah Bay, which has managed to keep its wild beauty thanks to its inaccessibility. As you continue along the coast, pass by Malta’s biggest sandy beach: Mellieha Bay. The next stop is another hidden hard-to-access gem: the Coral Lagoon. This area is a naturally formed roofless cave with crystal clear turquoise waters. Following the lagoon, head to the Island of Comino where you stop at the Santa Maria Caves, known locally as the Pirate Caves. This is a fascinating cave system consisting of gulleys, caverns, tunnels, and caves. The area is well known as a snorkelers paradise in which you can expect to be mobbed by banded sea bream.

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: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

7. Malta: Mosta, Crafts Village, Mdina & Valletta Full-Day Tour

Start your tour with a visit to Mosta, a central town famous for its Rotunda church. Also known as the Mosta Dome, is the third largest unsupported dome in the whole world. Marvel at its amazing diameter, and learn about its incredible history. Next, stop in the town of Ta'Qali, once a British WWII outpost and now a village for local handicrafts. Here, watch local artisans at work blowing elaborate glass art pieces, intricately assembling silver jewelry and much more. Take the chance to pick up treasures to remind you of your Malta visit. Then, visit Mdina, built on a plateau in the center of the island. Take in the city's old Baroque buildings, cathedral and magnificent bastion walls. Learn about the many names of Mdina, today also known as the Silent City due to its constant tranquility. Explore the quaint alleys, narrow streets, ancient buildings and magnificent far reaching views from the high bastion walls. Finally, visit Valletta, Malta's capital city and World Heritage Site. See buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, also known as Knights Hospitaller. Walk through the bustling streets and to Barracca Gardens for a breathtaking panorama of the Grand Harbor. Visit St. John's Co-Cathedral to see The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Caravaggio.

Mellieha: Romantic Walking Tour

8. Mellieha: Romantic Walking Tour

Prepare to be spellbound by the romantic atmosphere of Mellieha on this guided walking tour with a romantic twist. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most romantic places in the city and learn local love stories and legends. Following alongside your local guide, get an insider look at the best places to have a date in the city and where to take the loveliest photos. Being close to the sea, the charming town of Mellieha offers unforgettable scenery. As you explore the city’s iconic and historic spots, learn about historic love stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city, from heartbreaking and tragic to hilarious and spicy. Hear the special love story of Butler and Emmy Rossum and more.

Mellieha: Village Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

9. Mellieha: Village Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Together with a professional guide, visit the most iconic and charming spots of Mellieha on this guided walking tour. Discover the stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners, and discover what makes living in this town so special. Start at the colorful Popeye Village, previously a set of the iconic Robin Williams film Popeye and now a family-friendly attraction park. Later, learn about the picturesque catholic church, Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mellieha, and much more. Focusing on the best of Mellieha, this tour is perfect for those visiting the town for the first time and wanting to get the most out of their visit. 

Mallieha: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

10. Mallieha: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Mallieha, Malta. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most decorated places and hear local Christmas stories and legends. Witness the Christmas magic of Mallieha. Visit the festive Billy’s Musiclub and enjoy an optional Christmas lunch, discover must-taste local Christmas products, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience in Mallieha this time of year.

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What people are saying about Mellieha

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,979 reviews

Really great, Hornblower is probably the best deal on this place. In any case, everything went well; compared to the other boats, we had a larger lagoon area for us and the best slide. Bring a mask and snorkel or at worst buy it in the boat (20 €) to watch the fish, which are not extraordinary but pretty and varied by 3m deep, it allows you to spend the 4.5 hours pleasantly once you have made 10 dives and 10 slides. The only downside to which Hornblower can do nothing: on the island, a smart guy sells pineapples with liqueur in the fruit. We found empty pineapples all over the rocks with the straws, it was ugly. If I was mayor of the island, I'd fire that salesman or have him pick up his customers' trash.

The catamaran is beautiful and spacious To get the best seats you have to come a little early The food is excellent and for those who are concerned the meat is halal The music is neither too loud nor headache Everything is well done and the choice of the playlist is very trendy very dip chic The staff is super friendly and the excursion is worth it when the boat stops go visit quickly it's worth it

Everything has been great... Good background music, the food was barbecue and it was quite good, we had an unforgettable day. Highly recommended.

great Trip, lovely Barbecue and friendly stuff! Ist's absolutely worth it!

Fantastic trip, perfectly organised, beautiful places!