A Day Out, Rent a Boat, Home School Outing! Schools are closed and won’t reopen until September, so keeping the kids busy whilst giving them a learning experience in a safe way is difficult. We decided to rent a boat and spend a day at sea, spotting as much wildlife as possible. That way we could have a great, relaxing day out and at the same time combine it with a science lesson. We decided that Wednesday would be perfect, the weather was sunny and with a light breeze from the north east the sea would be calm. There were no online lessons that day and as it was mid-week it would be a day when it would be less busy on the water. Birdlife in Malta Before the trip even began, my 12 yr old and I sat down and came up with a ‘wish list’ of some of Malta’s inhabitants that we wanted to see, and where the best places were to view them would be with the minimum of disturbance. We put together an itinerary for our day out on our rental boat. As we would be departing from the little bay of Ramla tal-Bir in the north of Malta, we wanted to explore the Gozo channel, Comino and the South of Gozo. This whole area is a Marine Important Bird Area and is home to 2 species of Yelkouan Shearwater, the Puffinus Shearwater and the Scopoli’s Shearwater which is the larger of the two, so these would definitely be on the list. Rent a Boat As we had decided to rent a boat for the day, we prepared a coolbox with snacks, fruit, plenty of water, fruit juice and soft drinks. We always prepare enough food to feed an army, and on this occasion it would prove to be just the right amount. Arriving at Bluewaves watersports centre was easy. We set off early, arriving there at 9am and after quickly filling out the paperwork we discussed our itinerary with Kevin, one of Bluewaves’ captains who advised us of the best places to see each item on our wish-list and of the day’s weather conditions. We were then taken to our boat, given a quick familiarisation of handling the boat and the safety features on board and we were on our way. The boat was a perfect size for us, and had a GPS, stereo, plenty of cubbyholes to store our things and most importantly a full sun canopy to keep us out of the hot Mediterranean sun. Comino, The Blue Lagoon As our itinerary included Comino, the Blue Lagoon and the south of Gozo, we decided to first head across the Gozo Channel towards the Blue Lagoon. In just a few minutes we were there and the stunning crystal clear waters were so inviting that we decided to drop anchor and have a quick swim! Back on board our self-drive boat, we headed out of the Blue Lagoon, across to Lantern point and along the READ MORE
Boats + Beach + Swimming + Sunshine = happy kids on holiday Having travelled extensively with my children I know there is only so much trekking around city sites they want to do before the sun and sea begin calling. Malta, being a little island in the middle of the Med, has no shortage of incredible beaches and bays and there is no better way to experience them than by boat. The obvious choice is a boat trip to Comino; first, because you can’t leave Malta without seeing Blue Lagoon, and second, because taking an around Comino ferry trip is hassle-free and all the “good parent” boxes can be ticked once you arrive at Blue Lagoon. Food, ice cream, cold drinks, umbrellas, lockers, toilet and shower facility, swimming areas and Insta-worthy settings are all easily accessible. Depending on the ages and numbers of your brood, I would recommend one of the following options. Around Comino ferry trip) (approx 3 hours total with a 2h stop for swimming ) 2 Bay cruise (approx 4 hours total with 1h and 2h stops for swimming ) Rent a boat from Malta (half or full day) Taking the Around Comino ferry On this trip, you will be with a relatively small group of people which makes it easy to keep your family in sight. There are a lot of things to love about our ferry to Comino, not only do you literally go around Comino and get to see all the postcard-perfect caves and coves, you also get a full two hours to spend in Comino. The ferry will drop you at the Blue Lagoon pier from where you can decide how you want to spend the next couple of hours. For the children, it’s a no-brainer: the water at the Blue Lagoon is crystal clear and warm in Summer. Because the trip is about three hours, including the swim time, catching the morning Comino ferry will have you back by lunchtime. The 3:00pm (and last) ferry to Comino from Malta gives you plenty of time to pack a full day’s adventure in before the boat trip. Either way you avoid the peak sun and most crowded time at Blue Lagoon Two Bay cruise (approximately 4 hours with 3 hours swim time in Comino) If you are a more sociable family this is a super cruise for you. The Pegasus, your boat for the cruise, is spacious, well-maintained and comfortable. There is an easy-to-board swim platform, snorkeling gear for hire, cold refreshments for sale and an upper deck for sightseeing. Children love the feeling of ‘open sea’ when crossing the channel from Malta to Comino. The ferry will anchor in Crystal Lagoon (depending on the weather it may be Santa Maria Bay or il-Ġebla Tal-Ħalfa) for an hour, during which you can swim and play in the water to your heart’s content. The next stop is the pier at Blue Lagoon.If you need a history fix this is an ideal place to start and READ MORE
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Ferry to Bluelagoon and Comino
Our Ferry trip, Cruise trips and Watersports center is located in Ramla Bay Resort, Marfa Bay as indicated in the below map. Public transport information To plan your journey visit the Malta Public Transport journey planner website in order to get the latest updates https://www.publictransport.com.mt/en/trip-planner
At Bluewaves watersports we have different boat trips for Comino and it’s surroundings to give you the possibility to have the best experience. We will take you on fantastic trips where you can relax, have fun and enjoy the amazing views.
We will make our best effort to fulfill your expectations and make your journey enjoyable. There is no other way to describe what we do and the idea of spending an extraordinary day aboard one of our boats than ‘providing you a wonderful time’. Besides delighting with the great amenities that we offer, you will be able to be appreciating a beautiful view of Comino and it’s surroundings. Schedule on special events with us and make your day unforgettable in company of your special ones!
This is one of the most popular trips around Comino, which includes twenty three sites. The trip includes a two hour stop at the famous Blue Lagoon in Comino. You’ll have enough time to swim in the crystal clear waters and also explore the tiny Island. For more information do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com or click here for more info
Visit the spectacular deep blue caves around Comino. These are one of the natural wonders which you should not miss whilst visiting in Malta. These caves were popular with pirates and marauders in the Middle Ages as they used to hide in them and surprise hapless boats crossing between Malta and Gozo. Bluewaves Watersports offer an affordable and incredible experience to visit the caves around Comino and also the Bluelagoon. View details about the trip by clicking here
Comino – Blue Lagoon Situated between Malta and Gozo, the smaller island of Comino is a paradise for snorkelers, divers, windsurfers and ramblers. Only 3.5 square kilometers, Comino is car-free and apart from one hotel, is virtually uninhabited. The island’s main attraction is the Blue Lagoon. In summer, this sheltered inlet of shimmering aquamarine water over white sand is very popular with day-trippers. Comino is also worth a visit in winter, and is ideal for walkers and photographers. With no urban areas or cars on the island, one can easily smell the scent of wild thyme and other herbs. Comino was inhabited in the Roman period, but did not have much significance until the Knights arrived. It then had a dual role: hunting grounds and a staging post in the defence of the Maltese Islands against the Ottoman Turks. The island had proved a useful base for pirates operating in the central Mediterranean and, though stark and barren today, it was home to wild boar and hares when the Knights arrived in 1530. The Grandmasters went to great lengths to ensure that their game on Comino was protected: anyone found breaking the embargo on hunting could expect to serve three years rowing on a galley. After WWII, Comino remained a backwater until its fortunes revived with tourism in the mid-1960s. (Reference – http://www.visitmalta.com/en/island-of-comino)
With just 3km away from the Blue Lagoon in Comino, you don’t need to travel far, which makes it safer and not wasting time/fuel. Experience the thrills and relaxation of driving your own speed boat. Relax and unwind at a different pace of life on the tranquil waters and see the historic sights of the island of Comino (Blue Lagoon), Malta & Gozo No license required and fuel is not included. Followed by a full professional safety briefing and test drive. Blue Lagoon in Comino is very close from your departure, you don’t need to travel far, which makes it safer and not wasting time/fuel. Choose from a selection of our self drive boat fleet: https://www.bluewaveswatersports.com/selfdriveboat/