Ideal for Summer Season
Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine each year, the Maltese islands are supreme for year-round cruising and diving, however, there is plenty more of the country to discover once ashore. Malta is a place of natural beauty, boasting outstanding historic cities, beautiful baroque architecture and gorgeous anchorages all drenched in the glorious Mediterranean climate. Stopping at all of the most attractive spots, you can be assured that a yacht charter vacation around Malta is a truly unforgettable experience.
- Day 1
Embark on your vessel in Valletta Grand Harbor, one of the most attractive harbors in the world.
Enjoy a warm welcome and a freshly prepared lunch on board by your personal five-star crew. The capital city of Valletta is one of the most picturesque in Europe and definitely deserves some of your time and attention. Spend the rest of your afternoon exploring the ancient cobbled streets and baroque architecture such as Saint John’s Co-Cathedral and the Grandmaster’s Palace.
- Day 2
Valletta to Island Bay
Head South to experience a different side of Malta, from rugged cliffs and sea caves to crystal clear waters and colorful fishing villages.
Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast on deck and take in the glorious scenery of the undeveloped south before anchoring for a swim at the beautiful St.Peter's Pool, a natural swimming pool perfect for snorkeling and cliff diving. You might wonder the streets of nearby Marsascala fishing village before enjoying lunch on deck and water toys in the afternoon. Alternatively, advanced divers can discover the wreck of the Blenheim Bomber plane lying in 40m of water offshore before anchoring for the night in Island Bay.
- Day 3
Island Bay to Ġnejna Bay
Begin to make your way up the divine west coast of Malta and spend the morning exploring the radiant fishing village of Marsaxlokk.
Watch the colorful fishing boats bob in clear waters and enjoy the picturesque baroque church domes as you wander through the delightful village. Soak up some sun on board as your luxury yacht makes its way to the famous Blue Grotto sea cavern for more exploration in the afternoon. After your day of adventure, the yacht will head to the enchanting cove of Ġnejna Bay, where a secluded anchorage is surrounded by limestone cliffs, creating the ideal spot for a divine dinner on board under the stars.
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- Blue Grotto
- Day 4
Ġnejna Bay to Comino
Get up early to enjoy the tranquil bliss of the Blue Lagoon, the captain will move the yacht before 8 am to avoid any crowds.
Swim in the refreshing crystal clear waters before indulging in the freshly prepared breakfast onboard. If you’re in the mood for more lagoon exploring, head to Comino’s much lesser-known Emerald lagoon which can only be accessed via boat. Make the most of your yacht's water toy box and scuba dive, snorkel and jet ski around these amazing waters. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the translucent sea before getting ready for canapés and cocktails onboard, feasting your eyes on the crimson sunset as it falls across the wildly beautiful, rugged landscape.
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- Blue Lagoon
- Day 5
Comino to Gozo
Wake up ready to venture to the third island in the Maltese archipelago, Gozo.
An island that makes you feel as though time stands still, soak up all of Gozo’s splendor as you make your way to your first stop of the day, the magnificent Mgarr Ix-Xini Cove, dive into the crystal calm waters for a spot of snorkeling, kayaking or canoeing. In the late afternoon, your captain will take you to Mgarr Marina for the night where you can stroll along the waterfront or dine at the winsome Yacht Club.
- Day 6
Wake up to a day full of possibilities in gorgeous Gozo, exploring more of what the idyllic area has on offer.
A must-see area for divers and snorkelers is Dwerga, spend the morning exploring the iconic Blue Hole, one of the best diving sites in Europe. In the afternoon, take some time to visit UNESCO-listed Ggantija temples, a megalithic temple complex that is more than 5,000 years old. After a day of exploring in the Mediterranean sunshine, step back onboard for a lavish final meal on your luxury superyacht charter.
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- Ġgantija temples
- Day 7
Gozo to Valletta
The yacht will leave early for the return to Valletta but there is still enough time for guests to achieve one final dive before heading home.
Advanced divers can visit the Imperial Eagle wreck and visit the Jesus statue that sits next to it on the seabed, an extraordinary dive that allows you to witness Malta’s underwater beauty. Alternatively, if you are eager to extend your stay in the charming city of Valletta, why not spend the evening in the luxury Iniala Harbour House and enjoy a rooftop Michelin star dining experience at the ION Harbour restaurant, rounding out an exceptional yacht charter in Malta.
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*All distances are approximate