Malta’s archipelago in the Mediterranean sits between Sicily and North Africa and is known for its relaxed cruising grounds, protected anchorages and long sailing season. Explore 7,000 years of history, dive cobalt seas, swim lagoons and try delicious Mediterranean cuisine.Read more
The three main islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino make up the archipelago, together with the smaller uninhabited islands of Cominotto, Delimara Island, Filfla, islands of St. Paul/Selmunett Island and Manoel Island. It’s an easy destination to sail with plenty to offer to those who love culture, diving and swimming. If you are an experienced sailor on a two-week charter, you can sail to nearby Sicily, which is north of Gozo.
Malta’s historic capital city of Valletta with its impressive bastions or head inland to the ancient walled city of Mdina with its labyrinth of streets lit by lamps at night, or nearby St. Paul’s Catacombs, a Roman cemetery in Rabat. See the remote Dingli Cliffs on the west coast for a view from the highest point in the archipelago, or sail to the blue grotto at Zurrieq. On a calm day you can swim at St Peter’s Pool at Marsaxlokk, a beautiful natural pool. The island has an exciting program of events too, such as the Malta Arts Festival and July’s International Jazz Festival.
Divers and swimmers will love the sister islands of Gozo and Comino. Dive at Dwejra Point, Fessej Rock, Fungus Rock and San Dimitri Point on Gozo. Sail to Comino to see the blue lagoon and enjoy a wonderful day swimming in its aquamarine waters.
The fresh seafood is plentiful and includes bass, grouper, bream and mullet. Try the local dishes, such as Lampuki Pie made with fish, Kapunata ratatouille, a broad bean pate known as Bigilla and a pastry filled with ricotta.
Dream Yacht Charter in Malta: Choose from our bareboat fleet from our base in the sheltered marina of Port Roland, Ta’ Xbiex . If you need help planning your charter, check out our inspirational itineraries or get in touch with our team to find out more.
The time difference in Malta is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +1 hours. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Malti is the local language but English, French, Italian, Spanish and German are widely spoken. There are plenty of bus routes and the service is regular, you can find the timetable here. You can also use the white taxi service, which you can pick up from anywhere except bus stops. Remember to agree on a fare before you get into the taxi.
For specific information about restrictions, visit the customs department website.
The currency is the Euro. ATMs are widely available. Banks are open Monday to Friday until mid-afternoon and some are open on Saturday mornings.