Malta Yacht Charter Guide

With perfect water temperatures, cool autumn breezes and empty beaches, Malta and the sister islands of Gozo and Comino are the places to head for an Indian summer.

Lying to the southwest of Italy, Malta is an ideal gateway from the many of the popular cruising grounds in the Mediterranean. With a pleasant year-round climate, deep natural harbors and rich history, you’ll fall in love with all Malta has to offer.

You’ll be in awe of how clear the water is in Malta and her sister islands of Gozo and Comino. They arguably have some of the most transparent waters in the whole Mediterranean. The currents surrounding Malta, and the neighboring islands of Gozo and Comino, keep the waters in this part of the Mediterranean so clear, making them ideal for you to enjoy a plethora of water activities while on your yacht charter. If you love to dive, the ocean floor abounds with shipwrecks that make for fantastic diving experiences. If you prefer to relax, swim or snorkel, the islands have plenty of sandy beaches to enjoy.

The coastline stretches some 120 miles around the three islands, offering a range of harbors and anchorages, including one of the Mediterranean’s largest natural harbors, the deep-water port of Grand Harbour Marina, which is located right at the heart of the island by the Maltese capital of Valletta. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valletta is resplendent with ancient buildings, including cathedrals, palazzos and fortifications from the period of the knights who were driven off the island by Napoleon in the late 18th Century. Further cultural hotspots can be found in the ancient capital of Mdina. Known as the Silent City, the citadel is a testament to Malta’s long and often troubled history and abounds with historical sites.

Cruising around Malta, you will come across picturesque fishing villages, beautiful anchoring spots, grottos and secluded bays. If you ate looking to explore further, the island of Comino is a short sail away and offers protected anchorages, crystal clear waters and fantastic beaches. The sleepy island of Gozo is also worth circumnavigating before returning to Malta. The island remains relatively undeveloped and inland; you will find remnants of monuments and forts spanning back over the past six millennia.

Location Highlights

  • Dine at The Harbour Club, Valletta
  • Savior cocktails at the Quarterdeck Bar, Valletta
  • Discover the ancient capital of Mdina, Malta
  • Explore a labyrinth of ancient catacombs, Malta
  • Comino’s Blue Lagoon is renowned for its incredibly clear blue waters
  • Discover tombstones of the famed Knights of Malta in Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta
  • Enjoy traditional festivals throughout the summer
  • Savor fresh fish by the water’s edge at the family-run Ta’Karolina restaurant, Xlendi in Gozo
  • Discover Gozo’s Ggantija temples – reputed to be the world’s oldest freestanding buildings
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