Best time to visit Malta

Sailing Season in Malta

Have a wonderful experience sailing around famous routes of Malta

Best time: April–October

Sailing Season
Sailing Season

If you love adventure and the sea, rent a boat and have some fun! Malta is an excellent place to sail whether you are experienced or just starting out. Malta, Gozo, and Comino have coastlines that are perfect and full of bays, caves, and secluded beaches.

Dwejra Bay, the Grand Harbour, and Marsaxlokk are also great to explore by boat. Don't miss the Blue Grotto—a sea cave with crystal clear water in different shades of blue, depending on the time of day. Take a trip around Valetta, the country’s capital with its amazing architecture, or the natural harbour of Paradise Bay. You can also try a visit to the secluded Mgiebah Bay east of the main island, frequented only by locals and the occasionally informed tourists. You can even check out Calypso Cave, claimed by some to be the one referred to in Homer’s Odyssey.

Take a cruise and spend a perfect day at the Comino Blue Lagoon. It is a slice of paradise among the Maltese islands. The Blue Lagoon provides one of the most spectacular sights of the Maltese archipelago, attracting hundreds of tourists every day during the busy summer months. Combine a yacht charter with time ashore to visit the historic sights of Malta, including the historic town of Mdina.

The sailing season stretches from early April to October, so there are more opportunities to rent yachts and boats, as well as take part in sailing courses.

Practical info

What are some of the best boat routes to explore in Malta?

Malta boasts of several coastal routes that provide a unique sailing experience. One of the must-visit destinations is Grand Harbour, from where you can explore the city. Blue Lagoon, with its clear turquoise waters, is an ideal spot to anchor and swim. You can also visit Calypso Cave, a fantastic destination claimed to be in Homer’s Odyssey. It's an excellent destination to explore in Malta. Show more

When is the sailing season in Malta?

In Malta, sailing season begins in April and goes on until October. During this time, you can expect dry weather conditions, with an average temperature range of 20-30 degrees Celsius, providing ideal sailing conditions. Renting a boat or yacht or taking sailing courses can enhance the experience. But always check the weather forecast before setting sail to ensure safety and sailing enjoyment. Show more

Where can I find secluded beaches to sail to in Malta?

If you're looking for secluded beaches in Malta, there are plenty of options available. Mgiebah Bay is an excellent spot and mainly frequented by locals. Blue Lagoon, surrounded by rocks, is an ideal place for swimming. Paradise Bay is picturesque and perfect for sailing. Hondoq Bay, Armier Bay, both on Malta’s northern coast, are lesser-known and favorite among locals who would prefer some privacy. Show more

What historic sights can you visit while sailing in Malta?

Malta's coastline is home to several fascinating historic landmarks and sights accessible by sea. Valetta, the country's capital with its stunning architecture, is a must-visit. Mdina, another fantastic destination, has a historical allure and is accessible by boat. St Paul's Island has played a significant role in Malta’s history, and you can visit it by sea. Other landmarks to visit while sailing include Fort St. Angelo, Fort Ricasoli, and the Tigne Fort. Show more

Can you take sailing courses in Malta?

Yes, you can take professional sailing courses in Malta during the sailing season. Accredited sailing schools offer various levels of courses taught by experienced instructors. Certification on completion can be used to hire vessels worldwide. Sailing courses can help you build sailing skills and practice techniques you already know. Additionally, taking courses can enhance your confidence and provide knowledge about operating a boat safely and responsibly. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin