Top attractions in Gozo
Our most recommended things to do in Gozo
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 div...
I will recommend it to my friends. The boat stopped on the best spots. Enough time to see Blue Lagoon, Gozo and Crystal Lagoon. I would recommend to have a guide tour in Gozo in the pack. It was worth the money. Perfect to see everything in one day. Mostly had young adult people, so for me was a plus traveling by myself.
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 ...
If anyone going Malta would definitely recommend sunset worth every penny...Great experience
3. 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, cr...
The best in Malta so far! :))) thank you Hornblower crew for this amazing experience.
4. Gozo Full-Day Jeep Tour with Lunch and Powerboat Ride
Explore the island of Gozo by Jeep and see the most beautiful sights in a day. Benefit from hotel pick-up in Malta and catch the ferry to Gozo, where a tour leader will meet you on arrival. Then, head to the Qala Belvedere for panoramic views across the sea. Get back to nature in the Simar Valley and visit the pretty resort town of Ramla Bay. See ruins at Calypso's Cave, or explore the temple complex of Ġgantija (own expense). Discover the typical fishing village of Xlendi Bay, visit one of the oldest settlements at Kercem Heights and marvel at the rock formations of Dwejra. Get up close to the salt pans on the north coast near the beach resort of Marsalforn Bay.
Visit the Citadel in the capital city of Victoria, purchase artisanal products at the Gozo Craft Center. Then, enjoy some time for a relaxing swim in the sea. End with a powerboat ride back to Malta via the B...
A great day is had well organised from start to finish. Lunch was perfect and we got to see a lot of Gozo in one day.
5. Gozo 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour
This city sightseeing bus tour will help you to discover Gozo – one of the most untouched islands in the Mediterranean. Explore its picturesque and tranquil towns and villages, where life has barely changed for hundreds of years and many traditions are still upheld. This new open-top bus tour of Gozo starts from the picture postcard Mgarr Harbor. The route takes about 2.5 hours with 14 stops, visiting all the major attractions that this beautiful island has to offer. Hop on and off at your leisure at conveniently located stops along the route. On one side of Mgarr Harbor is Fort Chambray, built by the Knights of St. John in 1749, which majestically and defiantly guards the harbor from its vantage point, while the church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is a prominent landmark overlooking the harbor. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views from the top deck of an open top bus. Hop off at the c...
This is the best option if you want to see Gozo in one day. Easy, fast and jump out when you want.
6. Gozo: Jeep Safari & Comino with Buffet Lunch and Wine
Your combination tour begins with pickup from your hotel from where you will be taken to the Gozo Ferry for a 20-minute crossing from the island of Malta to Gozo. Once arriving in Gozo, your experience may start with either the jeep tour or the boat trip. Enjoy lunch between your activities. On the jeep tour venture to a high point to view the Three Islands of the Maltese Archipelago. Following that, you will drive through the valleys and back streets to discover the real island, as you pass through areas where no bus or taxi can pass. The advantage of the jeep is that you have a driver for every 5 to 6 people, allowing the trip to be very personal. As lunchtime approaches, it will be time to stop into a local restaurant for a freshly-prepared buffet lunch, all washed down by some chilled Gozo wine and local fruit. On your boat trip board your wonderful twin-masted schooner for a lovely...
Awesome cruise- so worth the little money spend.The ride with the already a bit old jeeps is very adventurous but it was also a lot of fun. I found the stops too short.The jeep driver and boat staff are nice.
7. From Malta: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour of Gozo with Lunch
Get an adrenaline rush on a one-of-a-kind adventure tour for thrill seekers. Be taken to the beautiful island of Gozo by powerboat to avoid the queuing at the ferry terminal and experience it all from a different perspective. Ride around the island on a Quad Bike in the company of very experienced tour leaders. See all the highlights of the island, from the stunning viewpoint of the Qala Belvedere and the rugged landscapes of the Simar Valley and Ramla Valley. Go to Calypso Cave and the village of Marsalforn. See the Traditional Saltpans and drive through the Ghasri Valley. Discover the incredible Inland Sea of Dwejra and the small islet of Fungus Rock. Take a swimming break and get some time to shop. Then, take a powerboat back to Malta via the Blue Lagoon and Comino Caves.
The full-day quad bike tour of Gozo was amazing!! The whole tour was organised to perfection: we have been picked up outside our hotel in Sliema, and dropped at the harbour to the boat to Gozo. We got to see most of Gozo, that's magical! I would definitely recommend it, especially if you are travelling between January and March, as the island is greener (but the sun is still shinning) and less tourists at this time of the year.
8. Malta: Gozo, Comino and The Blue Lagoon Boat Trip
Discover genuine Maltese charm and experience the true Malta as you cruise along the island's rugged coastline to reach Gozo and Comino Island. Your tour begins from the town of Bugibba, where your sailing boat will depart at 10:30 AM. Cruise past St. Paul's Island, Mellieha Bay, and Smuggler's Cove Cave on your way to Gozo. Upon arrival, disembark the boat and enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the island. You may choose to take a minibus tour or simply stroll around, discovering the island's landmarks, such as caves and fishing villages, at your own pace. In the afternoon, head to Comino Island, where you can explore the island, swim near the boat or take a walk along one of the island's white sandy beaches. Head to the famous Blue Lagoon where you can snorkel in crystal-clear waters. Later, while cruising back to Bugibba, enter the Santa Maria caves and see the “Elephants Head”, ...
Enjoyed the experience on board the boat. El Capitan provided knowledge and places to see while travelling. Opted for the minibus tour of Gozo, which was fun and the driver also provided some local knowledge. Good experience and way to spend a day in Malta and swimming was a good time as well!
9. 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.
Day started with a very easy pick up from the local hotel and then a very short ride north to the ferry. Crossing was seamless and second air-conditioned coach was there to pick up. Tour takes in all the major places to visit and we never felt rushed with plenty of time to take everything in. Local guide was excellent and very attentive to everyone’s needs. Lunch was very nice with both water and wine included. Trip back to hotel at the end of the day was also very easy with hotel drop offs well planned and timed. I would definitely recommend this excursion if you are only going to Goso for the day
10. 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...
I think it must start 60 or 45 minutes earlier. To experience the caves shall be 15 mins. More and will be better advertised as it is a stunning experience highly recommended As I think it is better to start earlier so automatically there will be more time ti stay at Commino
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Planning Your Visit
Where is it?
Gozo is Malta's northwesternmost major island, just south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta is actually made up of three main islands – Malta (the largest), Gozo, and Comino (the smallest) – and several smaller, uninhabited ones.
Can you fly there?
Not directly. You will need to book your flights to Malta International Airport in Luqa, on the main island (Malta itself). From there, allow about an hour to reach Cirkewwa Harbor, where you'll be able to board one of the regular ferries to the island of Gozo.
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- If you're primarily interested in sightseeing, the months in and around June and October are best, as it will still be warm and the crowds will be less. Beach-seekers, however, should take advantage of the delightfully hot months of July through September!
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What people are saying about Gozo
new stylish boat (katamaran) with lots of sunbeds and seats (sun and shadow). friendly crew, nice drinks and cocktails for a fair price. BBQ (optional) was tasty & freshly prepared on board and a nice option after swimming.
A great and worthwhile excursion. Unfortunately the weather wasn't perfect. The places we drove to were great for swimming and snorkeling. The return trip was characterized by waves, which I thought was great.
Very enjoyable trip! Places we stopped for swimming and snorkelling were lovely. Plenty of fish to look at underwater! :) Friendly staff and a nice new boat - clean and comfortable.
Great tour!! Takes you to all the well known swimming spots. Definitely get the add on barbecue as you will get very hungry.
Brilliant day out. Enough time in each spot and lovely BBQ. Make sure you get there early to get a good spot.