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Malta Blue Lagoon, bays & beaches catamaran trip

  • -> Modern sailing catamaran boat
  • -> Expert crew on board
  • -> Use of snorkeling equipment (10 Euro cash security deposit)
  • -> Barbecue (if the add-on is selected at checkout)
  • -> Duration: 5-6 hours
  • -> Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (2578 reviews)

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Blue Lagoon Malta boat trips are among the most sought-after summer activities on the island. There’s no wonder this natural pool gets so busy during July-August, considered to be peak season for Malta.

The Blue Lagoon in Malta is a destination that captivates visitors with its pristine turquoise waters, dense marine life, and bare rocks with odd shapes.

This article will guide you through the enchanting Blue Lagoon and provide insights into the boat trips available.

Exploring the Blue Lagoon in Malta

What is the Blue Lagoon?

The Blue Lagoon is a breathtaking natural pool located on the small island of Comino, known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. It has gained popularity as a top destination for locals and tourists alike due to its untouched beauty and serenity.

Located between the islands of Malta and Comino, the Blue Lagoon is a must-visit location for those seeking a memorable boat trip experience.

Do not mistake the Blue Lagoon for the Blue Grotto, as they are two different places in Malta.

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The famous Blue Lagoon with its deep blue, clear water

A boat trip to the Blue Lagoon is the perfect way to capture some amazing shots on this beautiful scenery. The water is crystal clear, so you’ll be able to see straight to the bottom of the sea.

How To Get to Blue Lagoon Malta?

Located off the island of Comino, Malta’s Blue Lagoon is accessible by sea only, either by boat taxi or ferry or by private boat.

Malta to Blue Lagoon by Ferry

Ferries to Blue Lagoon depart from Cirkewwa on the main island of Malta. You can also get to Blue Lagoon from Gozo’s main harbor, Mgarr.

This ferry service is called Co-Op Comino Ferries and it operates multiple boats a day between the three islands of Malta. Click here to see the schedule and the current price of a round trip to the Blue Lagoon.

Co-Op Comino Ferries are convenient and inexpensive. We only paid 15 Euros per person for a round trip that included a tour of the caves. The biggest advantage of choosing the ferry was that we got to spend half day on Gozo as well.

Once done on Gozo, we took the regular ferry to get back to Cirkewwa. On the boat, we enjoyed a lovely sunset over Gozo.

Check out my article about the best sunsets in Malta to get some more ideas.

gozo sunset

The drawback of ferries is that they drop you off in the busiest and craziest spot on Comino, where people look like colonies of penguins or seals.

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Comino Blue Lagoon crowds

Brace yourself for some crowds at the Blue Lagoon

blue lagoon sunday crowds

It’s almost impossible to take a picture of the Blue Lagoon without a bunch of people inside it

As you can see from my photos, the Blue Lagoon visiting experience isn’t the best one, especially if you decide to take this trip on a Sunday.

Malta to Blue Lagoon By Boat Tour or Private Boat

Boat trips to Blue Lagoon Malta usually take you to several swimming and snorkeling spots, so you won’t have to put up with such crowds.

Gozo, Comino, caves and Blue Lagoon boat trips depart from Bugibba Jetty, St Paul’s Bay, St. Julian’s or Sliema Harbor.

Best Blue Lagoon Boat Trips

Boat Options and Tours

Various boat options are available for exploring the Blue Lagoon, catering to different preferences and budgets. From large cruise ships to smaller speedboats, catamarans and traditional Maltese boats, you can find a tour that suits your needs. These tours typically depart from the main harbors of Malta or Gozo and take you on a scenic journey to the Blue Lagoon.

Opting for a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon allows you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. You’ll have the opportunity to witness stunning coastal views, catch glimpses of hidden coves, and appreciate the natural wonders of the Maltese archipelago.

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Additionally, boat trips often include informative guides who provide interesting facts about the Blue Lagoon and the surrounding areas. Transport by ferry may be cheaper, but it doesn’t come with all of these perks.

Here are three different options of boats and trips. For more details and for booking your spot, click on the blue links below.

1. Malta: Blue Lagoon, Beaches & Bays Trip by Catamaran

Catamarans are such spectacular and convenient craft!

Click here to see this Blue Lagoon Malta boat trip and to book it at the price of today.

This catamaran trip to the Blue Lagoon includes stops in two or three different locations. It is a 5-6 hour activity that starts and ends in Bugibba.

The first stop is Blue Lagoon.

The boat will moor away from the crowds. This is your opportunity to experience the famous turquoise water peacefully, without snorkelers and swimmer splashing around and spoiling your photos.

The stops after the Blue Lagoon depend on weather conditions. Bad weather and rough sea are dangerous, and no captain would risk the lives of their passengers. Just think of these additional stops as bonuses and don’t be sad in case they get cancelled.
A few of the possible stops:

1. Crystal Lagoon, surrounded by steep, dramatic cliffs. Its crystal clear waters are much deeper than the Blue Lagoon, making the area fantastic for snorkelling and swimming in and around the caves. During this stop, you can enjoy a barbecue.

2. Anchor Bay to view the film set of Popeye’s Village, tucked away in a charming bay.

Other stops that could be made include Mellieha Bay, Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Ramla Bay, Imgiebah Bay, or Half Rock. All of these locations are great for snorkelling and swimming.

Back on the boat, listen to dance music, and buy cocktails at the bar. If you have selected the afternoon option, relax and watch the sunset on the horizon. After a lovely day at sea, you’ll get back to Bugibba.

2. Bugibba: Gozo, Comino, and Blue Lagoon Sightseeing Cruise

Check out the rates and the availability of this full-day boat trip here.

This full-day cruise from Bugibba will take you to the Blue Lagoon and to the island of Gozo, where you’ll be able to explore this island on your own.

There are different boats and departure times. You’ll be able to select your desired ones when you do the booking.

You can also select and add on one of the shuttle bus transfer tickets available to Xlendi or to Victoria, in order to make the most of your three hours on Gozo. If you already have the unlimited Tallinja card, you won’t need any transfer tickets, as you’ll be able to use all bus services on Gozo by simply validating your card every time you board a bus.

This Blue Lagoon and Gozo tour begins from the tourist town of Bugibba, where your vessel departs on a scenic two-island cruise.

Malta’s seashore is very beautiful, so you’ll have amazing photo opportunities throughout your entire journey at sea. You will pass the tiny Island of St. Paul’s, with its statue of the apostle St. Paul rising higher than buildings around it.

You will also get to visit the scenic sea caves, with their stunning rock formations and turquoise waters.

The boat features three waterslides, so get ready to have some great fun using them.

You can also jump from the top deck if you dare. I’d stick with the water slides, though.

By the end of your journey, you’ll cruise back to Bugibba, entering the Santa Maria pirate caves and viewing the “Elephant’s Head”, an amazing rock formation that looks just like the head of a giant elephant.

Snorkeling equipment is available and included in your price. I usually prefer to bring my own, just because I like it. However, I’ve been on such boats without my snorkel mask and I’ve used theirs without any issues.

Such boat tours often provide comfortable lounging areas where you can unwind, sip a cool drink, and soak up the idyllic atmosphere. Whether you prefer a sun-soaked deck or a shaded spot, there’s a perfect place for everyone to enjoy moments of tranquility. Keep in mind, though, that the number of padded sun-lounges is limited, so you may not be able to grab one.

Refreshments are available on board, but they aren’t included in your boat ride fare.

If you want to hop on a speedboat ride to see the smaller caves around Comino, you’ll have to pay 15 Euro in cash.

3. Sliema: Comino Blue Lagoon Powerboat Tour with Comino Caves

This powerboat tour to Blue Lagoon starts from Sliema Ferries, just opposite the Mc Donald’s by the Sliema waterfront.

Click here to read more about this boat ride and to book your spot.

This Blue Lagoon Malta boat tour consists from the following activities:

  • Powerboat ride from Sliema to Blue Lagoon, Comino
  • Comino Cave Tour to visit the scenic Comino Caves
  • Approx 4 hour stop for swimming, snorkelling and sun bathing

The tour includes full safety equipment, Fuel costs, liability insurance and a local expert captain. It does not include hotel pick-up and drop-off. Also, drinks and refreshments aren’t included.
Powerboat tours aren’t suitable for pregnant women, people with disabilities, or elderly people (over 95 years of age).

sliema ferries boat trips malta

You’ll notice lots of colorful craft in Sliema Ferries. The one in the image is a tourist sightseeing boat – if you don’t care about swimming and snorkeling, you may be just fine with this kind of boat trip.

Violeta Matei