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Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

1. Gozo, Comino, Blue Lagoon, & Sea Caves: Full-Day Sightseeing

Your tour begins from the tourist town of Bugibba, where your modern and stable catamaran departs on an unforgettable two-island cruise. From the open sea, you will experience Malta from a truly unique and beautiful vantage point. Cruise close to the coast whilst witnessing Malta’s magnificent naturally formed coastline, including its enormous cliffs, rocky nooks, and crannies. You will pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, viewing the statue of the apostle St. Paul as it rises high into the sky. You will also get to visit magnificent sea caves, allowing you the opportunity to take amazing photographs. In the morning (during high season), you will stop for 1 hour at the stunning Crystal Lagoon, a spot many tourists don't know about. The lagoon is fringed by steep cliffs and only accessible by boats. Witness the unbelievably clear water, perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Take a plunge into its crystal clear waters from one of three waterslides, or jump from the top deck if you dare. Once you arrive at Gozo Island, you'll have 3 hours to explore. Make your own plans or rent land transport from the local partner for a small additional charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you'll have approximately two hours to explore. First, see the capital city of Gozo, referred to as Rabat by the locals. This small city has a wealth of charm and history to explore, including its impressive citadel. The second location is a small picturesque fishing village in the south west of the island, which has a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs. Explore the village's caves, enjoy a panoramic view from the top of the cliffs, or enjoy a number of restaurants, coffee bars and souvenir shops.  With the day drawing to a close, you'll cruise back to Bugibba, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephants Head”, a truly amazing rock formation.

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St Paul's Bay: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

2. 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.

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Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

3. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon, and Caves Day Trip

Cruise in style and comfort on a luxurious sailboat on a full-day trip from Bugibba at 10:30 AM. After morning departure from the Bugibba Jetty, you’ll head off towards Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. On your way, cruise along St. Paul’s Island, viewing the sites of nearly 2,000 year old shipwrecks, as well as the Smuggler’s Cove, famed as a location for diving. Your first stop is the Santa Maria Bay, a secluded bay on the island of Comino. Drop anchor and relax for 1.5 hours, with the option for some snorkeling, swimming, or simply sunbathing on the boat’s deck. Afterwards, it’s off towards Comino’s famous Blue Lagoon. With its crystal-clear, azure waters and volcanic rock formations, the Blue Lagoon is one of Malta’s natural treasures. With 2.5 hours to spend at the lagoon, head on to the beach, snorkel among the coral reefs, or take some time to explore the island — it’s up to you. If you’re feeling peckish or thirsty, grab a drink or bite to eat from the boat’s snack bar as you cruise back towards Bugibba, marveling at the sights you pass, like the Santa Maria Cave, Elephant Rock, and the Crystal Lagoon. You’ll arrive back at around 5:30 PM, just in time to reflect on your day over dinner.

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Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

4. Gozo Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Malta's Sister Island

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.

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Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

5. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island 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 inside both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Kevin and his father, Captain Joe, 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 1.5 hours. During your time, 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.  After the time at Comino, head off to the island of Gozo and stop for 3 hours. During your stop in Gozo you are free to explore Mgarr Harbour and the surroundings or get on a local bus to Victoria the capital city of Gozo. Another option is to book the minibus/bus shuttle service. With this option, you will see Malta's highlights. You will stop for one hour and 15 minutes at the capital city Victoria where you can explore the UNESCO-listed Citadella building, then at Dwejra for 40 minutes, home to the inland sea and the Blue Hole. This is also where the Azure Window used to be and where Game of Thrones season one was filmed. The stops do not include guided tours; the driver will drop you off at each location and allow you time to explore at your leisure. At the end of the 3 hours, return to the boat at the Mgarr Harbour and continue the cruise back to Malta through the south channel of Comino. Cruise by the Crystal Lagoon and caves, and pass by St. Mary's Tower. Hotel accommodation transfers are available from certain locations for a fee, and must be booked directly with the operator after booking.

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Blue Lagoon: 5-Hour Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

6. Blue Lagoon: 5-Hour Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Admire the beautiful Blue Lagoon set against a stunning sunset on a 5-hour journey around Malta's northern coast aboard a boat that features a full-service bar and food. Relax and enjoy drinks as you admire panoramic views of Malta, beach caves and coves, and incredible rock formations on a return journey from the Bugibba Jetty. Glide past St. Paul's Island, Ghadira Bay, Coral Cove, and Ahrax Point on your journey to the Blue Lagoon. Dock at the Blue Lagoon for 2.5 hours and enjoy walking along the pristine beach without the day's crowds, relax on the upper deck of the boat or take a dip in the cool waters of the lagoon with the setting sun as your backdrop. Enjoy delicious food available onboard for dinner before cruising back to Malta under the stars on an hour-long return journey.

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From Bugibba: Blue Lagoon Afternoon Swim with Sunset Cruise

7. From Bugibba: Blue Lagoon Afternoon Swim with Sunset Cruise

Avoid the crowds and visit the Blue Lagoon later on during the day when the temperature’s have dropped a little. This excursion is perfect for those who want to snorkel, swim and splash around in the crystal clear shallow waters of the Blue Lagoon during the cooler period of the day. Enjoy the magical cyan colored waters of the Blue Lagoon, which are especially tempting in the late afternoon as the hot Mediterranean sun has been warming it all day long, resulting in the water temperature being very similar to the air temperature. Take advantage of the onboard water-slide and have some fun frolicking in the waters to escape the warm weather. Or if you’d rather relax, spend some time lounging on the boat with a drink on one of the many cushioned recliners. Finally on the way back to port, enjoy the rocking of the calm sea waves, admire the magnificent Mediterranean coastline, and marvel at the stunning sunset across the ocean, glistening over the waters and reflecting from the enormous Maltese cliffs.

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From Bugibba: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swim & Snorkel

8. From Bugibba: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swim & Snorkel

The tour departs at 11am from the touristic town of Bugibba and then sets sail for the stunning Blue Lagoon. On the open sea, experience Malta from a new vantage point and admire the views of the ocean and the island itself. As you cruise along the coast, witness Malta’s magnificent coastline, including enormous cliffs and crystal clear waters. On route to the lagoon, pass by the tiny St. Paul’s island and view the statue of the apostle Saint Paul, rising high into the sky. After about one hour of sailing, arrive at the lagoon and watch the captain drop the boat’s anchor into the stunning blue waters. Marvel at the incredibly crisp turquoise water that is clearer than a swimming pool and the perfect destination to cool off from the hot Maltese weather. The boat moors at the lagoon in a secluded and tranquil cove away from the crowds, it's the ideal location to swim and snorkel in the waters. Spend the day making the most of the boat's facilities, relax and sunbathe on the cushioned sun loungers and soak up the glorious sunshine. Then, slip into the sea from the huge water-slide on the upper deck and make a splash. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your swim, head to the boat’s bar and pickup some lunch to enjoy on the return journey back to port.

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From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

9. From Malta: Three Islands Swimming and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Depart at 11: 00 AM from the town of Bugibba and journey towards the island of Comino by boat. Enjoy the incredible views of Malta from the open sea and cruise close to the shore to check out the island's magnificent coastline and enormous rugged cliffs. Pass the tiny St. Paul’s Island and catch sight of the statue of the apostle Saint Paul that rises high into the sky. Stop to view the island's alluring sea caves and photos before getting underway again. Arrive at the famous Blue Lagoon, where the crisp turquoise waters are clearer than a swimming pool, making it a must-see stop on a hot summers day. Then it's anchors away, as you head to the island of Gozo. Upon arrival on Gozo Island, enjoy three hours of free time to fill as you wish, or opt to purchase a land-transport ticket for a small added charge. The land transport will take you to one of two fabulous locations where you will then have over two hours to explore. Discover the fascinating capital of Gozo, Victoria, with a history that dates back to the Neolithic times.  Xlendi is a small, picturesque seaside village located in the south west of the island of Gozo with a charming bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs and dotted with small and large caves that you can explore. Enjoy panoramic views from the tops of the cliffs. Xlendi also offers a number of very good restaurants, coffee bars, and souvenir shops. 

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Malta: Sunset Cruise to Blue Lagoon and Caves

10. Malta: Sunset Cruise to Blue Lagoon and Caves

Take a charming sunset cruise that takes you to Comino's most popular beach at the Blue Lagoon. Depart from the Bugibba jetty in the early evening and cruise along past St. Paul's island. Explore the Blue Lagoon on your stop. Take some time to sit in the sand, go snorkeling or have a swim. Admire the magnificent sunset over the water and see some of the most popular caves around Comino Island on the way back.

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What people are saying about Bugibba

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,951 reviews

Our guide Anna was excellent and managed the group very well. We were originally signed up for a private tour but the company did not respond and Viatour was unable to solve the problem. We booked the night before for this tour and the response was immediate. The bus was a little late but the communication was excellent. The lunch was average but quick and well organised. Totally worth the cost, which was half the cost of a private tour. The commentary was great, and Anna fluent in three languages. Different small groups for different languages would have been better.

Absolutely must-do activity if you are in Malta! Regarding the boat, it was full so it was quite difficult to find a place. But the boat ride is definitely worth it! The blue lagoon is just magical, you have one hour to swim and 3 hours on the island of Gozo. If you want to fully enjoy the island of Gozo and see the whole of it, it would take a full day. But if you are in Malta for a few days, this activity is highly recommended !! Very nice guide

Overall, I really enjoyed this tour from mainland Malta to Gozo. The reason I say this is because it’s not just about the amazing sights, but it’s also being able to see these sights while doing different activities. I really found it to be lots of fun and very insightful. It was also the perfect duration, for the type of day it was. I would 100% recommend this activity as it’s value for money without doubt.

Mark is an exceptional guide and has such an easy manner that makes people comfortable and at ease. His knowledge of Maltese, English, French snd Italian is quite remarkable and he can so easily flow from one language to another. He is extremely mannerly and helpful.

Awesome! They do everything they can to explain it succinctly. Humor is certainly present. It was one of the best days in Malta. Highly recommended