There is no better way to see any island than by boat, and Malta is one of the best examples of this. The island sits in the Mediterranean, roughly 50 miles south of Italy and has an abundance of natural rock formations that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else in the world.
The best way to see everything the Maltese Islands have to offer is by spending a few days ashore and then to rent a catamaran in Malta without skipper. This will give you the freedom to find your own piece of paradise.
It’s also where the largest natural harbor in the Mediterranean is located. The Grand Harbor is 3.6km long and has been seen as an important tactical advantage to many nations over the years. The result is an abundance of architectural and historic gems. Some of which are UNESCO protected.
In fact, the original capital city Mdina, located in the center of the island, is one of these. So is the current capital, Valletta which was built by the Knights of Malta. Valletta is not a modern capital city, although it is bustling. There are plenty of narrow streets and views across the sea, the city is sat on a peninsula just 1km by 600m. You’ll need to check out the Grandmasters Palace, Upper Barrakka Gardens, St John’s Co-Cathedral, and the National War Museum.
Sailogy will help you to rent a catamaran in Malta without skipper, or even with a skipper if you prefer. It's advisable to sail around the natural harbor to appreciate its beauty, it will also give you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with your catamaran.
If you head south of the harbor you’ll find Paola, where there is the only known prehistoric underground temple in the world. It’s a fascinating sight but only 80 visitors are allowed per day, you’ll need to book first.
On the southern coast you can check out the chain of sea caves and caverns, known as Blue Grotto, these are impressive and a great place to try snorkeling or scuba diving. You’ll also pass the village of Marsaxlokk, a traditional fishing village with a great local market and eyes painted on all the boats, it’s literally picture perfect.
Moving up the west coast you’ll want to visit Gnejna Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha, this is a great area to enjoy the boat and the natural beauty of the island. Keep your camera handy.
On the northern coast, you’ll find Paradise Bay, this is one of the smallest beaches on the island but, arguably, the nicest. You can also check out Mellieha Bay with its huge expanse of sand, it's popular with tourists and locals. Adjacent to it is Popeye’s Village, originally a film set and now an endearing and inspiring tourist attraction.
The east coast of Malta you’ll find Mgiebah Bay, a lesser-known spot popular with locals and well worth a visit.
Of course, you can sail north to admire the car-free island of Comino and its crystal clear water, or Gozo and the site of the Azure Window. It’s also the site of Dwejra Bay, the Calypso Cave, and some fascinating inland temples that are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
One thing is certain, you won’t run out of things to do when you rent a catamaran in Malta without skipper. This really is paradise!
You’ll find an array of affordable options. All our boats are maintained to a high standard and ready for you to use. You’ll also be impressed by our first-class customer service team, we won’t just navigate you through the rental process.