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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

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

5. 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.

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.

Malta Bus Tour to Aviation Museum, Mosta Church & Shelters

8. Malta Bus Tour to Aviation Museum, Mosta Church & Shelters

During this tour, you will travel onboard a traditional Maltese Bus known by the locals as ‘Xarabank’. These buses were built by Maltese Bus Builders during the 1950s to the 1970s and came in all kinds of colours, to overcome illiteracy - red, purple, blue...all depending on the locality they served. This tradition persisted until eventually bus numbers came into place. Traditional Maltese bus decoration consisted of different designs and typography. This included designs in paint; passenger messages on the interior and exterior of the bus, names of patron saints, song lyrics, slogans and many more. There were also plenty of chrome and accessories, such as flags and good luck symbols. Nowadays, these colourful buses are rarely seen, used only on special occasions such as weddings & tourist events. During this tour you will first visit The Aviation Museum, an aircraft museum situated on the site of the former Royal Air Force airfield in the village of Ta'Qali. The museum, based in three hangars, covers the history of aviation on the island with exhibits, particularly from the Second World War and post-war periods. The museum is involved in the preservation and restoration of aircraft, some of which are in airworthy condition. You will then visit the Mosta Rotunda, a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady. The design is based on the Pantheon in Rome, has the third largest unsupported dome in the world and is Malta's largest and most famous church. The church narrowly avoided destruction during World War II when on 9 April 1942 a German aerial bomb pierced the dome and fell into the church during Mass, but failed to explode. This event was interpreted by the Maltese as a miracle, although many bombs failed to explode. During your visit you will admire the sacristies, the various objects of prestige, a large-scale model of the church and a replica of the bomb. You will also go up to the portico, to the bell tower & enter in the inner gallery of the the church. Your last stop will be the World War II Shelter that skirts the Mosta Church parvis. The Shelter which was opened recently, was dug by hand in 1940 by 15 highly-skilled workmen. Families used this shelter during World War II to protect themselves from the many and continuous air raids. The complex also boasts an exhibition of tools and implements related to old trades. At the end of the tour, you will also enjoy some local savouries.

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. 

Mellieha: Romantic Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Mellieha

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,662 reviews

A great experience! Smooth from start to finish. Worth getting to the port early to ensure you get a great spot on the boat. Staff are lovely and helpful, all the spots you visit are absolutely unreal. A fantastic day! Lunch is really good too!

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 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!

so comfortable and the staff was very nice, the sunset that day was amazing