Valletta Sightseeing cruises

Our most recommended Valletta Sightseeing cruises

From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

1. From Sliema: Cruise Around Malta's Harbours & Creeks

Set sail from Sliema and see some of Malta's most beautiful harbors on a boat tour. Board your boat and relax as you cruise through the two natural harbors - Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbor. En route, pass by Valetta, busy dockyards, marinas, bastions, historic forts, and much more. Listen to detailed audio commentary to uncover the history of Valletta and the Three Cities of Vittoriosa, Senglea, and Cospicua. Thanks to the numerous creeks around Valletta including the Sliema, Lazzaretto, Menqa, and Marsa, and the Inner basin, you can enjoy unique views of the city without the touristy crowds.

Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

2. Full-Day Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon with Food & Drinks

This cruise has the simple aim of giving you the maximum amount of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Comino's Blue Lagoon. When you want to relax, snacks, beverages and air-conditioning are available aboard the boat, or get some air on the upper deck. The boat leaves the Sliema ferry dock at 10:30 AM and returns at 5:30 PM, which gives you 7 hours to enjoy the sun and sea however you want. Savor a light sandwich lunch. The Blue Lagoon, between the small island of Comino and smaller islet of Cominotto, is a basin of clear, turquoise water with a white sandy bottom and abundant marine life. It's great for swimming and photos, but even better for snorkeling. Equipment is available onboard.

The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

3. The Best Traditional 2 Harbours Day Cruise of Malta

Travel long Malta's Harbours in a traditional Maltese boat. See historical forts, battlements and creeks. Experience Malta's living past at busy dockyards and marinas. This cruise leaves from Sliema Ferries. You will go around the two natural harbours and their ten creeks. A detailed, live commentary will provide you with information about the history of Valletta and the Three Cities of Senglea, Cospicua and Vittoriosa which date back to 1565. Learn about the role the three cities played in the seige of Malta during World War II. While onboard, you have access to a fully stocked bar to help you relax.

Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

4. Malta: Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour Cruise by Night

Enjoy an interesting and relaxing cruise through two natural harbors, the Marsamxett Harbour, and the famous Grand Harbour. Delight in the beauty of these harbors rich in history and traditional Maltese culture. On this tour, you will also visit ten of Malta's creeks. As you depart the Strand Sliema, you will cruise inside Sliema Creek, around Manoel Island to Lazzaretto Creek, better known as the Yacht Marina, round Ta'Xbiex to Msida & Pieta Creeks, cruising by the battlements and fortifications surrounding Valletta and Floriana to the Grand Harbour. Then, you will proceed to Menqa Creek, Marsa Creek, and the inner basin to see the Malta Ship Building Yard. You will continue on to the French Creek and the Dockyard Area, round the Three Cities Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa, and back to Sliema, cruising right inside 10 creeks.

Malta: Sunset Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon

5. Malta: Sunset Cruise to Comino & Blue Lagoon

Explore the island of Comino and have a swim in the Blue Lagoon on this sunset cruise from Malta. Discover a less crowded version of Comino, with plenty of space for an evening swim, snorkel, or just relaxing on the beach. Once you're dropped off on Comino, you'll have several hours to enjoy the area, but you won't have access to the boat. Plunge into the clear cyan waters of the Blue Lagoon at a quieter time. Rent masks and snorkels aboard the boat. Take in the Maltese sunset aboard a fully-equipped boat. Have a snack or drink from the bar.

Sliema: Harbour Cruise & Shopping Half Day Guided Tour

6. Sliema: Harbour Cruise & Shopping Half Day Guided Tour

Benefit from pick-up at selected hotels, and then experience the beauty of Valletta on a cruise around Marsamxett Harbour and Grand Harbour. Learn about the important role the two natural harbours have played in the fascinating history of Malta. During this cruise you will experience the past and view the magnificent forts, battlements and creeks situated in and around Valletta. You will enjoy unique views of the city and the beautiful Maltese coastline while cruising in the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean Sea, a great opportunity to see Valletta in all its splendour from a different perspective and take some memorable photos of breath-taking panoramas and scenery. At the end of the cruise, you will disembark at Sliema Ferries, where you will have some free time to take a stroll along Sliema’s main shopping area and promenade (approximately 1½ hours). Here you will have the opportunity to do some shopping from the numerous outlets located in this area or simply relax in one of the many restaurants and cafés situated along the promenade and its surroundings. The knowledgeable and experienced guides will be accompanying you during all your transfers and the boat tour, providing you with riveting information and enhance your experience through narration and engaging storytelling.

Bugibba: Malta Fireworks Festival Cruise to Valletta Harbor

7. Bugibba: Malta Fireworks Festival Cruise to Valletta Harbor

Witness the colors and creativity of the 21st edition of the Malta International Fireworks display Valletta's Grand Harbor on this cruise from Bugibba. Listen to live music and have the option to purchase reasonably-priced food and drinks onboard as you sail.  Board the comfortable and spacious ship at the Bugibba Jetty. Admire the coastline as you pass the seaside town of St. Julian on the way to the second pickup point in Sliema. Take in views of Marsamxett harbor on the way to Valletta.  Experience the beauty of Valletta's domes and sandstone architecture from the water as the ship sets anchor in the Grand Harbor. Immserse yourself in the spectacle of this pryomusical performance where music and fireworks combine.  Watch as fireworks factories around the island get the chance to show off their skills with more gusto than ever. Return to your starting point in Bugibba at the end of your cruise. 

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What people are saying about Valletta

Absolute must! The drive was almost two hours and you really saw everything. But I recommend everyone to be there 30 minutes earlier. Otherwise you won't get any good seats (it's best to sit on the far right). The departure is in the town of Sliemma. I thought the description was a bit silly, since the ferries from these organizers also departed from Valetta. We found it after all.

Very good value for money. Commentary was live and in english. Bar and toilets on board. Boat was clean. We were told to book the evening cruise to see all the lights - which we did and if that is all you want it is a good choice. However, the good commentary was partly lost as it was dark and not easy to see all that was being covered. If I was to do it again I would do it in daylight

Punctual pickup, modern ship, great view, lots of information and great value for money. We recommend!

Definitively, one of the best excursions, I have ever had!!!

Really good trip, crew was great, Realy enjoyed it