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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. Ideal for a relaxed sailing holiday, you can sail round Malta and visit the islands of Gozo, Comino and Cominotto, renowned for their pristine beaches and caves. Peaceful, unspoilt Gozo has a picturesque harbour, Mgarr, and lots of quiet anchorages where you can swim in turquoise waters- definitely worth a visit. Comino is excellent for swimming in the famous Blue Lagoon which provides excellent shelter for anchoring at night.

If you want a mix of city nightlife, historic buildings and deserted anchorages with very short passages, then Malta is a good choice for a 5 to 7 day sailing holiday.

Take the opportunity to combine a yacht charter out to the islands with time ashore to visit the historic sights of Malta, including the town of Mdina whose history traces back some 4000 years. On a two week charter you could even visit Sicily, 60nm north of Gozo.

Malta Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Sailing holidays in Malta

    • Regular flights to Malta from London, Manchester and Newcastle
    • Explore Malta's many historical sites-Valletta, Birgu & Mdina
    • Average distances of 12nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • More experienced sailors may want to head to Sicily
    • Average summer temperatures of 24-28 degrees
    • Average winds force 2-3
    • Great for those looking for a relaxing holiday
    • Mostly anchorages in this area
    • Flexible start and finish dates are available
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary in Malta

    DAY 1 : Kalkara Marina

    Embark at Kalkara Marina, a private marina in Valletta Grand Harbour.

    DAY 2 : Mgarr, Gozo (15nm)

    A picture postcard harbour with colourful boats and bustling restaurants.

    DAY 3 : Gozo (25nm)

    Tour of Gozo. 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 : Kalkara Marina (12nm)

    Malta 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Malta

    An itinerary around the Maltese islands is easy sailing but most nights you will be on anchor in protected bays. A trip to Sicily includes a 60nm open passage so best for experienced skippers only.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Malta.

    If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Malta (Luqa)

    Air Malta have flights from Gatwick and Heathrow. EasyJet have flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle.

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then 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.


    Transfer time to Birgu is approximately 10 minutes. We can often arrange transfers in advance with the base and costs vary depending on time of day and number of guests. Please speak to one of our helpful sales team who can advise you on current transfer information.

"I would like to report that we had an excellent holiday sailing the Aeolian Islands courtesy of SunSicily on 'Senza Dubbi'. Our travelling arrangements were complex but the necessary transfers were arranged extremely well. The "yacht handover" at Portorosa was quick, timely and efficient; and the free taxi service to and from the supermarket made provisioning of our vessel the easiest I can ever remember. All in all a first class experience with a special thanks to Francesco at the marina."

Sicily 2016 - N.N.

Malta Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Malta Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2020 Prices EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

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Yachts from Malta Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2020 Prices EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details 01Jan-16May
16May-04Jul 04Jul-05Sep
Model / layout Year Cabins WC


Yachts from Malta Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2020 Prices EARLY BOOKING OFFER PRICE shown in red. Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

Yacht details 01Jan-16May
16May-04Jul 04Jul-05Sep
Model / layout Year Cabins WC


Extras payable on embarkation:

FREE outboard on yachts 50'+

Refundable deposit €2000 to €3000. Non refundable deposit on request.
Service pack (includes end cleaning, bed linen and towels): 3 cabins - €95, 4 cabins - €115, 5 cabins - €135,
Fuel used (fill up on return)
Optional extras: (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.

SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin

Tourist Tax 50c/person/night applies to over 18's. Maximum €5 per stay

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.