Sailing Holidays in Malta
Malta has been the centre of seafaring activity in the Mediterranean for over 1000 years.
Malta is a fascinating island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean for many centuries. On a sailing holiday from Malta you can visit the nearby islands of Gozo, Comino and Cominotto, renowned for their pristine beaches. In two weeks you could extend your sailing holiday to visit Sicily, some 60nm west of Gozo
Start your yacht charter from the Grand Harbour Marina at Birgu, an ultra-modern marina in this beautiful old harbour. Birgu waterfront is made up of buildings associated with the Crusader Knights of St John. Fort St Angelo still stands proudly at the entrance to Dockyard Creek, witness to nearly one thousand years of history and numerous battles. The old naval bakery today hosts the Malta Maritime Museum and in the narrow and winding streets of the walled town one can stumble across architectural gems such as the Inquisitor’s Palace.
For yacht charter in Malta the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.
Sailing in Malta
Ideal for a relaxed sailing holiday, you can sail round Malta and visit St Julian's Harbour, St Paul's island and the picture-perfect fishing harbour of Marsaxlokk on the south of the island. Sail to the islands of Gozo, Comino and Cominotto with their pristine beaches and caves. Gozo is the second biggest island full of character and charm. Use the marina at the picturesque harbour of Mgarr or anchor off one of the beaches. Quiet compared to Malta, Gozo definitely is worth a visit ashore. Comino is excellent for swimming in the famous Blue Lagoon which provides excellent shelter for anchoring at night. From here you can sail round the Maltese Islands returning for an evening dip in the pristine waters of the lagoon.
With the islands so close to Malta, you may want to combine a yacht charter with time ashore to visit the historic sights of Malta, including the historic town of Mdina. In two weeks you could extend your sailing holiday to visit Sicily, some 60nm west of Gozo.
DAY 1 : Embark at Birgu Grand Harbour Marina.
DAY 2 : Mgarr Gozo (15nm). A picture postcard harbour with colourful boats and bustling restaurants.
DAY 3 : Tour of Gozo (25nm). Anchor at one of the lovely beaches for lunch.
DAY 4 : Comino (4nm). Spend another day exploring Gozo before sailing to Comino
DAY 5 : Blue Lagoon and Cominotto (10nm). Anchor overnight in the Blue Lagoon with its perfect white sand and still turquoise water.
DAY 6 : Mellieha Bay, Malta (6nm). Excellent sheltered anchorage with unlimited space on the NE coast.
DAY 7 : Return to Birgu (12 nm).
An itinerary around the Maltese islands is easy sailing although the only harbours are at Birgu and Mgarr Gozo so most nights you will on anchor in protected bays. A trip to Sicily includes a 57nm open passage so best for experienced skippers only. Experience level 2-3 depending on itinerary.
Yacht charter from Malta
These yachts are based in Grand Harbour Marina, Birgu and can start and finish any day of the week, giving you total flexibility over your holiday dates.
Click on the yacht names below to view yacht layout & specification
Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO MALTA- LUQA:
Air Malta have flights from Gatwick and Heathrow. easy Jet have daily flights from Gatwick to Malta. Transfer time to Birgu 10 mins.