Get to see the Maltese islands from a completely different point of view. Booking a boat trip is a must for every visitor especially since the islands enjoy good weather most time of the year. Beaches are amongst the major attractions of Malta and there are many different cruises that cover different parts of the islands. Comino is a must to be included even though there are various boats that go there which operate from both harbours in Gozo and Malta. One will find boat trips that start from several localities,mostly the popular seaside resorts of Xlendi and Marsalforn (bookings can be done from Mayjo Tourist Services in Marsalforn) in Gozo while in Malta many do leave from Bugibba and Sliema. The romantics will not want to miss a boat trip by night. Most cruises offer lunch and/or dinner options.
One can find a number of boat cruising companies that offer trips in various areas of Malta, Gozo and Comino. These excursions are quite popular in the summer months when the Maltese islands, when the weather is fine almost every day. One can pay an extra amount and have lunch or dinner included with the trip. It is possible to either opt for a half day or full day excursion while the places to visit are varied and depend on the itinerary taken. Boat trips around the island of Gozo also include the Blue Lagoon in Comino. Most boat trips in Malta leave from Sliema and Bugibba. Boat tours give you an opportunity to see the islands’ rugged coastline, travel through stunning coves, enter caves and swim in bays or inlets which are otherwise difficult to access by foot.
Private boat trips can also be booked on any day one wishes subject to availability. Prices include private charters, boat, captain, fuel, wine, water and dinner. The price is charged per hour for a minimum of 4 hours. Trips can be done during the day or night and are completely personalised. A sunset boat trip round the island of Gozo is highly recommended. Trips leave from Mgarr harbour. Booking in advance is necessary.
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No traffic is allowed on Comino which is an inhibited island. One can find a hotel which is open only in summer. There is a boat ferry which runs regularly to and from Gozo and Malta. Timetables which are subject to change can be found here:
From Malta: Malta to Comino
From Gozo: Gozo to Comino
Other boat companies that don't have their own website operate ferries from Gozo and Malta. One company that operates frequently from Gozo is called Anselma.
In the peak season, you will find regular ferries leaving for Comino. These leave from Mgarr harbour in Gozo while in Malta they do leave from Cirkewwa harbour or Marfa.