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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.

Comino: Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Seacaves Tour

2. Comino: Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, and Seacaves Tour

After boarding your modern and stable catamaran, your journey to Comino Island will take approximately one hour. From the open sea, you will experience Malta from a beautiful vantage point. You will cruise close to the coast, witnessing Malta’s magnificent naturally-formed coastline, including its enormous cliffs, rocky nooks, and crannies. You will soon pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, viewing the statue of the apostle Saint Paul which rises high into the sky. You will aso visit magnificent sea caves, which will allow you the opportunity to take amazing photographs. You will soon stop for one hour at the stunning but lesser-known Crystal Lagoon (June-October in fair weather conditions only). It is fringed by steep cliffs and therefore accessed only by boats. With unbelievably clear water, it is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. You can take a plunge into its crystal clear waters from one of the three water slides, or jump from the top deck if you dare. During the evening trip, you will stop for 2 hours in the Blue Lagoon and 30 mins in the Crystal Lagoon. After arriving at the Blue Lagoon, you will moor in the prime area. You can then use the boat as a base, utilizing all the fantastic facilities including a huge water slide and sundeck with cushioned sun loungers. There you can spend the rest of the afternoon swimming from the boat or walking ashore to explore the tiny island. Comino is also worth a visit in winter and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs. With the day drawing to a close, you will cruise back to Bugibba Port, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephants Head”.

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

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

Join captain Kevin and his crew on this unforgettable day trip visiting the islands of Comino and Gozo. Starting from the Bugibba Jetty, you will cruise the northern coast of Malta close enough to get amazing pictures of the high rocky cliffs, coves, naturally formed rock formations, and caves. Pass by historical landmarks such as the islands of St. Pauls and the huge statue of St. Pauls that was shipwrecked in Malta in 60A.D. Enter into the Ahrax and Santa Maria caves stopping as close as possible to get some incredible shots. Throughout the journey, captain Kevin will be making a live commentary about all the sites, including some historic and cultural information. Then enjoy a stop for 1.5 hours in the famous Blue Lagoon, the place that some have described as paradise. With its silky white sand and crystal clear waters it is impossible to resist a dip here. Swim, slide or jump into the unbelievable clear water or walk off the boat to the beach. During your time on Comino Island, you can remain on the boat and use its many facilities, sunbathe on the upper sun deck, chill out in the shady seats on the main deck, and make use of the 10-meter slide or walk off the boat to the small sandy beach.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

4. 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 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 4.5 hours. During the time, feel free to use all the facilities onboard 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.

Blue Lagoon: 5-Hour Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

5. 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.

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

6. 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.

Malta: St Paul in Malta & Early Christian Era Full-Day Tour

7. Malta: St Paul in Malta & Early Christian Era Full-Day Tour

Join a guided day trip to learn about the Apostle Paul's time on the island of Malta. After pickup from your hotel, drive to Rabat and visit St. Paul’s Grotto, where the Apostle Paul is said to have lived for three months. Follow your guide on a walk through the narrow winding streets of Rabat and admire its early medieval architecture. You will then visit St. Paul’s Cathedral in Mdina. Marvel at the splendor of the art works inside the temple and hear about the role of St. Publius as the first bishop ordained by Apostle Paul. Then enjoy free time for lunch. In the afternoon, the bus will continue to St. Paul’s Bay, where it is claimed the Apostle Paul arrived on the island during a large storm in 60 AD. Join a narrated walk and listen to your guide as they talk about the historical events in the early Christian era after the Apostle Paul's death.

Malta: Sunset Cruise to Blue Lagoon and Caves

8. 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.

Malta Airport (MLA): Private Transfer to/from the Airport

9. Malta Airport (MLA): Private Transfer to/from the Airport

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Malta Airport (MLA) and your hotel or accommodation in Malta. Choose from 4 suitable vehicle options that give you the comfort and space for all your transportation needs. Choose a Sedan or business vehicle that fits 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage for groups of 3 passengers or less. Select a minivan or minibus that fits up to 10 standard-sized pieces of luggage, and up to 8 passengers. On the day of travel, meet your professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or get picked up at your accommodation. Enjoy luggage assistance, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,030 reviews

Simply perfect! Must do when you are in Malta! My mom and I decided to book a boat trip because that trip was best rated on GYG. And the trip is so highly ranked for a reason. Considering that we do a similar job in Croatia, I can really say that we were not disappointed at all and that we felt very comfortable, positive and welcome during the whole trip, and that is what gives the trip such a high rating. We had a great experience with a great crew! The organization of the whole trip was perfect. I was most impressed by the beautiful places we visited and the attitude of the crew towards the guests. The catamaran was very clean and comfortable and there was great music throughout the trip. I recommend the trip to absolutely all ages, younger and older. Many greetings from Rovinj, Helena and Andrea, Stupica crew. ❤️

Best thing we did in Malta! Get there early and get a sun lounger it'll be worth it! You stop a couple times which was great for smokers. The blue lagoon and other sites are amazing for swimming and soaking in the rays. The crew were really helpful and super nice! The BBQ was okay did the job for the day. Although they sell burgers separately and the blue lagoon vendors sell fast food. so I don't think it's 100% nessecery but still good! If pastey like me make sure to factor up high as I got a little burned. Highly recommend the extra cost got this. The other excursions didn't have a tap on our boat.

An excellent day! We were taken to the beautiful blue lagoon (unfortunately couldn’t swim because there were lots of jelly fish). Luckily, we were taken to the crystal lagoon next, where we swam in the lovely waters. There were many beautiful sights!! The bbq was a brilliant added bonus, which was very tasty!

Very good ! It's worth it, and the catamaran is really the minimum to have a good time. much less "factory" than some other companies!

A great boat. A great crew. Crystal Lagoon and Blue Lagoon are truly magnificent. To do again with pleasure