Things to do in Mgarr

Our most recommended things to do in Mgarr

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

1. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Gozo - 2 Island Boat Cruise

Join the captain and their crew on an unforgettable boat cruise visiting the islands of Comino and Gozo. Starting from the Bugibba Jetty, cruise past the northern coast of Malta close enough to snap amazing pictures of its high rocky cliffs, coves, naturally formed rock formations, and caves. Pass by historical landmarks such as the islands of St. Pauls and the huge statue of St. Pauls that was shipwrecked in Malta in 60A.D. Enter into the Ahrax and Santa Maria caves stopping as close as possible to get some incredible shots. Throughout the journey, captain Kevin will be making a live commentary about all the sites, including some historic and cultural information. Then, enjoy a 1.5-hour stop in the famous Blue Lagoon, the place that some have described as paradise. With its silky white sand and crystal clear waters it is impossible to resist a dip here. Swim, slide or jump into the unbelievably clear water or walk off the boat to the beach. During your time on Comino Island, remain on the boat and use its many facilities. Sunbathe on the upper sun deck, chill out in the shady seats on the main deck, make use of the 10-meter slide, or walk off the boat to the small sandy beach. After the time in Comino, sail towards the island of Gozo. Enjoy 3 hours of free time to explore the island. Take the local bus or pay on the day for a convenient transfer to Victoria, the capital city of Gozo, and a second stop at Xlendi bay. After 3 hours on Gozo make your way back to the harbor and continue the cruise back to Malta through the south channel of Comino. Pass by the Crystal Lagoon, sea caves, and St. Mary's tower before returning to Malta.

St Paul's Bay: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Gozo, & Caves Boat Tour

2. St Paul's Bay: Comino, Blue Lagoon, Gozo, & Caves Boat Tour

Experience the natural wonders of the coastline of Malta on an exciting excursion by boat. Discover caves, rock formations, and the iconic Blue Lagoon as you ride from St Paul's Bay to the islands of Comino and Gozo, with some stops to swim and explore along the way. Board your boat in the morning at Bugibba, St Paul's Bay, and meet your captain before setting off on a full-day cruise. Enter stunning caves and admire the coastal scenery on your way to your first stop. Arrive at Comino for some time to explore and take in the famous Blue Lagoon as you swim, snorkel, and dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the island by foot and have the chance to purchase lunch before cruising to your second stop. Set foot on the island of Gozo and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture as you stroll through the area. Begin your journey back to St Paul through the Crystal Lagoon and Comino channel and see more beautiful caves, such as the Giant Octopus Cave, Open Top Face Cave, and the Count of Monte Cristo. Enjoy one last swimming break back on St Paul's Bay or walk and see the famous statue and church ruins. Make your way back to the harbor of Bugibba, where your delightful day at sea will come to an end.

Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

3. Malta: Highlights of Malta & Mdina Full Day Tour with Lunch

Experience some of Malta's most interesting highlights in just one day on a guided group tour. Discover the medieval city of Mdina, St. Cataldus Catacombs, and Mosta Rotunda. Stroll through the San Anton Botanical Gardens, take in sea views from Dingli Cliffs, and buy glass from local craftspeople. After hotel pickup, start your tour with the ancient city of Mdina, renowned for its opulent palaces, fortifications, architecture, and ancient heritage. Stroll through the narrow streets of the island's old capital, taking in one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled/fortified city. Take a journey back in time, as the streets have not changed much in the last 1,000 years. Admire the magnificent palazzos and churches in the city's unique mix of medieval and Baroque styles, as well as the spectacular panoramas from the high bastion walls. Leave Mdina through the Greeks Gate. Head to St. Cataldus Catacombs, in Rabat, on the outskirts of Mdina. Discover the catacombs, which were originally a Punic burial shaft, and some of the earliest archaeological evidence of Christianity in Malta. See graves that are beautiful examples of canopied tombs and others hewn in the rocks. Continue to Dingli Cliffs, off the village of Dingli on Malta's western coast, the highest point of the Maltese island at around 253m above sea level. Enjoy breathtaking views over the terraced fields underneath and the panorama of the vast open seas with the small uninhabited island of Filfla. After lunch, visit the San Anton Botanical Gardens, built in the early 17th century by Grand Master Antoine de Paule to complement his summer residence: San Anton Palace, located at the perimeter of the gardens, now serving as the residence of the Maltese President. Next, stop at the Ta' Qali Craft Village, a former British Royal Air Forces wartime airfield restored into a local artisan hub. Watch local craftsmen form elaborate glass art using ancient glassblowing techniques. Get some genuine locally made mementos to remind you of your visit to Malta. End your tour with Malta's largest church, the Sanctuary Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Mosta Rotunda or Mosta Dome. Built between 1833 and the 1860s to Neoclassical designs, the present church is based on the Pantheon in Rome. Discover its dome, the third largest unsupported dome in the world. Finally, return to your hotel.

Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

4. Malta: Comino, Blue Lagoon & Caves Boat Cruise

Explore the beautiful Comino Island and the surroundings on a day tour by boat. Discover the Ahrax Cave, Santa Maria Cave, and other famous sights before swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters of the Blue Lagoon. You will depart from the Bugibba Jetty and begin your cruise along the northern coast of Malta. Pass by all of the sights including St. Pauls Islands and the statue of St. Pauls, and Anthrax Point. Continue cruising through the north channel of Comino as you pass by the elephants' head, Santa Maria Bay, St. Nicholas Bay, and the Comino hotel. Make quick stops to enter both Ahrax Cave and Santa Maria Cave. Throughout the journey, Captain Kevin will inform you about the sites and give you information regarding Malta. After approximately 1 hour, arrive on Comino island in the famous Blue Lagoon. The boat will moor up and you can enjoy a stop of 4.5 hours. During the journey, feel free to use all the facilities on board the boat or get off and explore the island. Relax and sunbathe on the top deck or find some shade on the main deck. Take a refreshing plunge into the cool, crystal-clear water.  Take advantage of male and female toilet facilities, lockers, and the cafeteria which serves hot and cold beverages. At the end of your time in Comino, head off to the island of Gozo without stopping.  Cruise around the Mgarr Harbour and see more important sites from the boat. Return to Malta via the south channel of Comino, passing by Crystal Lagoon and its caves and St. Mary's tower.

From Sliema: Gozo, Comino & The Blue Lagoon Boat & Bus Tour

5. From Sliema: Gozo, Comino & The Blue Lagoon Boat & Bus Tour

Departing from Sliema ferries, cruise north to the Island of Gozo. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour, you will board one of the buses which will take you for a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour of this amazing and beautiful Island. During the sightseeing tour, admire the lush countryside and picturesque landscape. On the way you will stop either at Dwejra, to see the inland sea and the fungus rock, or at Xlendi Bay (depending on the season), and drive by various landmarks, such as Ta' Pinu National Shrine. You will make a second stop at Victoria, the capital of Gozo. Enjoy some free time to simply roam around the city, have a coffee or a snack at one of the cafes, or visit one of the city's shopping centers. Within the city of Victoria, you can also visit the majestic Citadel (known locally as “Cittadella”), an imposing Medieval fortress being considered by UNESCO as a possible World Heritage Site. After the sightseeing tour, once again you will cruise towards the Island of Comino. Get ready to be amazed by the turquoise crystal-clear waters of the famous Blue Lagoon. Here you will stop for approximately 90 minutes - swim, sunbathe, snorkel, or simply enjoy a walk in the countryside of Comino Island. After stopping at the Blue Lagoon, you will cruise by the stunning Crystal Lagoon caves of Comino before heading back to Sliema.

Malta: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Including Boat Trip

6. Malta: Tour Of The 3 Fortified Cities Including Boat Trip

The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Birgu (Vittoriosa), and Senglea. The oldest of the Three Cities is Vittoriosa, which has existed since prior to the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of the Knights of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively. During this half day tour, you will have the opportunity to appreciate these unique historical fortified cities and admire magnificent churches, traditional piazzas, incredible fortifications, and architectural treasures found all around the Three Cities area. Pieces of living history kept alive by hundreds of years of preservation! We start with a panoramic drive past the city of Cospicua, a double fortified harbour city and the largest of the three cities, to reach the city of Vittoriosa, this glorious city has been inhabited since the time of the Phoenicians, but the current city dates back from the time of the Order of the Knights of Saint John. Vittoriosa was chosen as the capital city of Malta instead of Mdina upon the arrival of the Order in the year 1530. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour through the narrow streets of the city admiring and appreciating all the historical buildings and captivating treasures found at every twist and turn. Upon arrival at the stunning Vittoriosa waterfront, board a traditional Maltese “Frejgatina” (a small, carvel-built fishing boat) for a delightful tour of the colourful harbour creeks. The tour ends at Senglea, named after Claude De La Sengle, the Grand Master who founded the city, Senglea is also known as “Civitas Invicta” a name given to the city for managing to resist the Ottoman invasion during the Great Siege of 1565. The island on which Senglea lies was joined by a land bridge to Cospicua during the time of the Knights of St. John and as a result, it became peninsular in shape. From the Gardjola Gardens located at the tip of the peninsula enjoy a stunning 360° view of the Grand Harbour, including the impressive Fort Sant Angelo, from where the Grand Master Jean Perisot De La Valette led the defence of the island during the Great Siege of 1565. During the whole tour knowledgeable and experienced guides will be providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

From Bugibba: Comino, Gozo, and Blue Lagoon Catamaran Cruise

7. From Bugibba: Comino, Gozo, and Blue Lagoon Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a catamaran cruise to discover the islands of Comino and Gozo, departing from Bugibba. Relax and swim at the Blue Lagoon on Comino, and choose to explore either the city of Victoria or the village of Xlendi on Gozo. Set off from the harbor in Bugibba and cruise along the scenic northwest coast of Malta. Drop anchor at the first stop on the tour at the Blue Lagoon on Comino Island. The crew will find a quiet spot so you can relax, sunbathe, and swim in the crystal-clear waters of this picturesque location. Back on the boat, relax in the glow of the sun on the loungers or catamaran nets. You can also buy some tasty cocktails at the bar on board. Sail towards Mgarr Harbor on the island of Gozo. At the port, hop on a shuttle bus to the historic city of Victoria or the seaside village of Xlendi. If you choose to visit Victoria, you will have a wealth of charming streets and historic landmarks to explore. Stroll through the narrow lanes of this fortified town, with a magnificent citadel at its heart. Be amazed by the marble-covered St. George's Basilica and its gilded altar. Alternatively, choose to visit Xlendi, which is a quaint village located on the southwest shore of the island. Admire the views of its bay surrounded by gigantic cliffs which are dotted with small and large caves. Walk up the staircase to the top of the cliffs and enjoy panoramic views all around you. After you have enjoyed some free time exploring one of these destinations, be picked up by bus for your journey back to the harbor in Gozo. Then, relax on a scenic journey back towards Bugibba.

Gozo: Private Full Day Island Tour

8. Gozo: Private Full Day Island Tour

Explore the wonders of Gozo, Malta's sister island, on this magnificent private tour. Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the Cirkewwa Terminal, where you'll catch the ferry boat and cross the 4-kilometer channel that divides Malta from Gozo. Immediately after arriving to Gozo, feel the difference between this island and Malta, despite the common history and the relative small geographical distance. Gozo appears immediately more rural, less developed, and greener than Malta, giving the impression that time has stopped still. From the port of Mgarr, travel to the Ġgantija Megalithic Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel to the northern region of the island, stopping at the Calypso Cave and at the ancient Roman's salt pans of Qbajjar. Visit the scenic Bay of Dwejra and its stunning inland sea. Take a short break at Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village and stop for lunch at picturesque Xlendi Bay, not far from the island's main town of Victoria. Take a walking tour of Victoria, exploring its charming narrow streets, markets, and shops. Head to the Citadel of Gozo, a medieval fortress overlooking the entire island. Marvel at the stunning views of the countryside and the surrounding villages before you catch the ferry back to Malta.

From Sliema: Round-Trip Cruise With Free Time In Gozo

9. From Sliema: Round-Trip Cruise With Free Time In Gozo

Gozo meaning ‘Joy’ in Castilian, is the second largest Island of the Maltese archipelago, although separated from mainland Malta by a mere 5km stretch of sea, Gozo is distinctly different from Malta. The Island is rural in its character and far less developed than the Island of Malta, known for its scenic hills, serene atmosphere and lush countryside. A trip to Gozo should be on everyone's bucket list! The departure is from Sliema ferries at 10:00 a.m. and cruise directly to the Island of Gozo for approximately 1½ hours. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour in Gozo, you will have plenty of time to visit the island of Gozo at your own leisure.

Gozo Tour & Private Farmhouse incl. Maltese Lunch

10. Gozo Tour & Private Farmhouse incl. Maltese Lunch

08:15Meeting Point in Valletta 09:00Departure Fast Ferry – From Grand Harbour Valletta to Mgarr 09:45Arrival at Mgarr Harbour – Gozo 10:00Transport picks us up from Mgarr Harbour and we start our 2 hours guided Tour around Gozo. We will first stop at Rabat in Gozo and have some traditional pastry and tea from ‘Tea shop’ in Maltese ‘ Hanut tat te’. Whilst in Rabat, we will enter the old walled city of Citadella and revisit the extensive history of this place, dating back thousands of years of civilizations. We will visit the Saltpans of Xwejni, where sea salt is still harvested from the sea in the old ways and methods. We will visit the ‘Sanctuary & Basilica of the National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of Ta' Pinu’. Strong Catholic believes are connected to the Shrine. Locals believe in the granting of miracles, and you can find plenty of votive offerings hanged on the walls of the Basilica. The Basilica is also a spender of architecture and art. We will visit the Bay and rock formations of Dwejra. Here we also find the ‘Fungus Rock’. During the medieval ages it was believed that a particular plant with medical properties used to grow on this rock formation. It is also believed that this rock was highly guarded and who ever attempted to steal the plant was sentenced to death. Cold water will be available on the Trip. 12:30 It is time to relax!! We will now head to our private location in a 400-year-old farmhouse with private swimming pool and BBQ deck. At this location you will find the bounty of Maltese Gastronomy, we will prepare lunch for you and serve you a Traditional Maltese Meal, all included. You can choose between Oven baked pork, Maltese BBQ or even Fried Rabbit. A flow of Maltese Beer, Homemade Wines and Soft Drinks. The traditional Maltese Style. All this whilst you are using all the facilities of the pool and premises. 16:45 Transport will pick you up from the Farmhouse and take you to Mgarr Ferry. 17:15 Departure from Mgarr Ferry 18:00 Arrival in Valletta Harbour If you wish us to provide transport back from Valletta to your Location Please let us know.

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What people are saying about Mgarr

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,009 reviews

What a fun day! We loved visiting the Blue Lagoon most of all. Although this is a short stop you can take a dip in the amazing turquoise water. There are food trucks to purchase drinks and food. A big fruit cup was only 3 euros and so good! When we flew out 2 days later we actually saw the lagoon from the air! The Gozo stop was 2 hours, really not enough time to get to Victoria (the capital) so we just walked up to a beautiful church and ate our picnic lunch. It was relaxing cruising around the islands and enjoying the gorgeous views. Drinks are available for purchase on the boat, not sure of the cost, but prices seemed reasonable everywhere we went. This is a long day of almost 8 hours so bring snacks and sunscreen. We totally recommend this trip, a great day for the price!

This was a lovely trip, well balanced activities and really nice staff on board. I especially enjoyed the speed boat tour to the caves and crystal lagoon, well worth paying 15 euros extra. Time is tight on Victoria on Gozo. We opted to have lunch but with hindsight we should have just had a sandwich and spent more time in the citadel which is amazing.

This was a brilliant trip and one of the best I have been on, I cannot recommend this enough, don't overthink just book, you'll have an amazing time!

Very well organized trip. The first stop in Gozo is too short and it's not really worth it, i would have preferred to stay 30 minutes more in Rabat

Excellent option for a day at Blue Lagoon. Helpful crew, nice boat with lockers and food, the right amount of time spent.