There is no better and safer way to explore the beautiful Mediterranean coast than with a private yacht charter, starting in Malta. The Maltese archipelago, with three sister islands, Malta, Gozo, and Comino, boasts 300 days of sunshine a year and it has become a major hub for luxury yacht charters.
The Grand Harbour Marina is located in the heart of Valletta, Malta’s Historic home port, the capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. A great place to start a yachting vacation, Valletta, the 2018 European Capital of Culture, is a vibrant city with a mix of historic sites, outdoor restaurants, and thriving nightlife.
Exploring the Maltese islands by yacht is like sailing through 7000 years of history. With approximately 122 miles of Coastline, Malta’s clear blue sea allows guests to enjoy beautiful, secluded beaches, an abundance of reefs, stunning caverns and caves. Malta is also known as one of the world’s top diving destinations, with historic sunken treasures to explore. One can set off early from Valletta, passing the Three Cities and its historic fortifications, admire the rugged cliffs as the yacht sails to the sister islands of Gozo and Comino. Not to be missed in Gozo are the Ġgantija temples, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Comino, yachters can enjoy swimming in the famous Blue Lagoon.
There are also several marinas to choose from on the Maltese Islands such as Msida Yacht Marina, Mgarr Harbour, and Vittoriosa Yacht Marina (which has been twinned with St. Tropez!). Or even better, the captain can find a secluded cove and drop anchor.
Yacht Charter Safety
Yacht charter companies are going through great lengths to ensure that their yachts are entirely safe. The yachts have upgraded their current cleaning and hygiene regimes and are putting new protocols into place to ensure the health and safety of both charter guests and their crews. These protocols include extending turnaround times between charters to allow for an extensive cleaning, regularly testing crew, and isolating rotating crew ashore before they rejoin the boat.