Some of you sailors are also avid divers. Malta is not only a paradise for sailing but also one of the more remarkable places in Europe for scuba diving. So we wish to bring to you a blend of both sailing and diving on one of our boats Salana. Why Salana? Well she is equipped with a compressor so our cylinders can be refilled without having to go on land to a diving centre.
We will welcome you to Grand harbour and together have an evening drink at Ed’s Bar in Birgu where we can discuss the week and the weather. We always aim to enjoy some sailing and at least one dive per day. Our typical week would be leaving Grand Harbour in the morning and making our way towards Qawra where we might anchor and dive onto the wreck of an old ferry, Imperial Eagle. Alternatively we enjoy the amazing dropoff near Qawra Point and maybe anchor overnight in Mellieha Bay, one of our preferred anchorages.
Then we might sail towards Comino, one of the smaller islands of the archipelago where we can anchor and dive outside the Santa Marija caves. Here the fish are so used to the divers feeding them that taking down some bread is a must to experience the great amount of fish that would surround us to feed on our bread. We might then sail and anchor for the night in Blue Lagoon.
On Gozo the more popular dives are the Azure Window or the Inland Sea entrance. We might then spend the night in Horse Shoe Bay where we can do some snorkelling in the early morning around the caves or a dive around Fungus Rock.
Our next dive would be at Mgarr ix-Xini, a lovely secluded bay which is both great for anchoring and also for diving. Here we are sure to spend some relaxing hours prior to berthing in Gozo’s only marina.
One other of our favourite dive sites is the Rozi, another wreck (a tug boat) in the Cirkewwa area. Every Maltese diver has been numerous times on the Rosy and never tires of her. We might then anchor in Paradise Bay … the name says it all!
We will spend our last day sailing towards Grand Harbour and picking up spots along the way where we can have a swim, or snorkel, or why not have one last dive.
Duration & Itinerary
A seven day Maltese Islands cruise begins in the historic setting of Grand Harbour when you join the yacht on Sunday night at around 1800. You will be met at the marina by Anna and/or Gareth after which we will take you to your yacht before having a drink and chatting about the week ahead. After a safety brief on Monday morning you will set sail from Grand harbour to your first point of call depending on the route you have chosen. We return to Grand harbour on the following Sunday, aiming to arrive early afternoon.
Exclusive Use or Per Cabin
If you would like the luxury of having the yacht to yourselves so you can choose your route and sail as much or as little as you want then an Exclusive charter is the way to go. Both our yachts sleep up to six guests across three cabins with the saloon reserved for the skipper. If your friends or family aren’t into sailing then don’t miss out. Simply book a Cabin for one or two people to share and enjoy the company of your skipper and fellow crew mates on one of our scheduled cruises.
The yacht is provisioned to an incredibly high standard meaning that a selection of ingredients for breakfasts, lunches and evening meals taken aboard is provided. A welcome pack of wine and beer is also included. Diesel, marina fees (once away from Grand Harbour) and end-of-the-week cleaning are also included. View the type of meals and snacks that we are talking about.
No prior sailing experience or knowledge is required for cruising around the Maltese Islands as the journeys are short and coastal.
Prices for the different options for sailing around the Maltese Islands may be found on the prices page along with details of what is and isn’t included in our prices.