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Boat charters with Bluewaves Watersports

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!  

Ferry trip to Blue Lagoon and Around Comino

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 info@bluewaveswatersports.com or click here for more info

Comino and Blue Lagoon Caves Trip

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  

Blue Lagoon (A gem in the Mediterranean sea) – Ferry Trips

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)

Our Self Drive Boat rental is just 3km away from the Blue Lagoon (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/

Best Beaches in Malta

Information from: https://blog.shortletsmalta.com/2017/05/08/6-beaches-in-malta-youll-fall-in-love-with/ 6 Beaches in Malta you’ll fall in love with Summer in Malta is synonymous with long, lazy days at the beach, golden tans, and that amazing feeling you get when you push your toes into the cool, shade-drenched sand. Whether you’re hitting the Maltese Islands for a few days, a couple of weeks, or even months, here are a few of the best beaches in Malta to help you unwind this summer! Grab your beach bag. 1.   The Blue Lagoon Known the world over for its crystal-clear water and idyllic setting in Comino, Lagoon is an absolute must-see during your time here. To enjoy Comino and Blue Lagoon properly, you’ll need to spend at least one full morning or afternoon there, if not the whole day! 2.   Golden Bay Nestled between two sides of unmistakably Maltese terrain, you’ll find Golden Bay – the very first beach in Malta to get the coveted Blue Flag status. It’s perfect for families, and has all the amenities you’ll need for a very comfortable day at the beach. If you’ve got the time, stay and watch the sun set! 3.   Għajn Tuffieħa Just around the corner from Golden Bay, you’ll find its equally-attractive sibling – Għajn Tuffieħa. It’s an incredibly popular beach, and can get a little busy at times, but the sweeping, panoramic views are so beautiful, it’ll be worth it. 4.   St. Peter’s Pool If you’re feeling a little adventurous and don’t mind heading off the beaten track, then look no further than St. Peter’s Pool. This rocky bay is generally quiet, and not too far from the charming fishing village of Marsaxlokk – why not stop there for a delicious meal before heading back home? 5.   Mellieħa Bay Known to locals as Għadira, this is the island’s largest sandy beach and has quite a long stretch of shallow surf – perfect if you’re travelling with children. Għadira is generally quite busy, but it’s easy to get to and is Blue Flag certified too. There are bus stops really close by, and you’ll even find a few great options if you want a bite to eat during the day. 6.   Paradise Bay This aptly-named bay is tucked away near Ċirkewwa, cradled by white cliffs and perfectly-positioned to give you some great views of Gozo and Comino. Popular with families and snorkelers in particular, this beach offers you the chance to kick back, relax, and get to know the (underwater) locals better. BONUS: Ramla L-Ħamra Your Maltese adventure is incomplete without a visit to Gozo. Ramla L-Ħamra (The Red Sandy Beach) is a beautiful stretch of deep golden sand on the northern side of the island. Look to the eastern part of the hillside, and you’ll find a pathway that’ll take you to Calypso Cave, the same one Homer talks about in his famous work, The Odyssey!

Malta & Gozo have blue flag beaches

Blue Flag International has once again awarded 12 beaches across the Maltese Islands with the International Blue Flag eco label for Sustainable Development. The worldwide certification is given to beaches and marinas that are exemplary within four main areas: environmental protection and awareness, health and safety, sustainable beach management and accessibility, and bathing water quality. These are the (sustainably) gorgeous beaches with a freshly received blue flag status – which one will you head to first? Fond Ghadir Bay, Sliema While the promenade in this popular seaside town is renowned for long walks and coffee spots, the shoreline below is ideal for a swim. Font Ghadira is at the centre of it all, having both deep waters for experienced swimmers and shallow pools for paddling about. Westin Dragonara Resort beach, St Julian’s If you’re staying at this family-friendly resort, you won’t need to go far for a dip in the clear blue sea, thanks to its private rocky beach – convenient, and one of the best locally, win-win! St George’s Bay, St Julian’s Despite being man-made (filled and cleaned with imported sand each year), St George’s Bay in the bustling entertainment hub of St Julian’s was actually the first beach in Malta to receive the coveted blue flag status. Qawra Bay, St Paul’s Bay Known to most locals as Ta’ Fra Ben, Qawra Bay is located along the rocky coast of the tourism capitals of Bugibba and Qawra, in the north of the islands. The water does get quite deep here, so best keep an eye on the kids. Bugibba Perched Beach, St Paul’s Bay This spot in the touristic centre of Bugibba is great for swimming and sunbathing, with access to the clearest, deep waters if for experienced swimmers. Meanwhile, up a short flight of steps and you’re right in the town square, with lots of places for a drink or bite to eat. Mellieha Bay, Mellieha Locals refer to Malta’s longest sandy beach as Ghadira, and it’s a popular spot among local and foreign families alike, thanks to its shallow waters that stretch right into the clear blue sea beyond. Golden Bay, Mellieha Another favourite among the locals, Golden Bay gets its name from its particular gold-coloured sand. It’s a gorgeous spot for swimming, but is prone to underwater currents from time to time, so do check the Safety Flag System before you dive in. Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Mgarr Neighbouring Ghajn Tuffieha Bay (also known as Riviera), is the next beach along the coast from Golden Bay, and is often seen as its quieter sister. There’s a long row of steep steps to access it, which may be the reason that some are deterred – and we’re not complaining! Paradise Bay, Mellieha You’ll find some of the clearest waters in Malta at this sandy beach, and it’s also a perfect spot for sunbathers. It is a little on the small side though, and can get backed with beach combers in the summer months, so best get there early for a READ MORE

Trips to Comino & Blue Lagoon – About Comino

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Comino (Maltese: Kemmuna) is an island of the Maltese archipelago between the islands of Malta and Gozo in the Mediterranean Sea, measuring 3.5 square kilometres (1.4 sq mi) in area. Named after the cumin seed that once flourished in the Maltese islands, Comino is noted for its tranquility and isolation. It has a permanent population of only four residents. One priest and one policeman commute from the nearby island of Gozo, to render their services to the local population and summertime visitors. Today, Comino is a bird sanctuary and nature reserve. Administratively it is part of the municipality of Għajnsielem, in southeastern Gozo. History Comino is known to have been inhabited by farmers during Roman times, but for long periods in its history it has been sparsely populated, privately owned, or abandoned entirely. Its rugged coastline is delineated by sheer limestone cliffs, and dotted with deep caves which were popular with pirates and marauders in the Middle Ages. The caves and coves of Comino were frequently used as staging posts for raids on hapless boats crossing between Malta and Gozo. In later years, the Knights of Malta used this island as hunting and recreational grounds. The Knights were fiercely protective of the local game, which consisted of wild boar and hares (Maltese: fenek tal-grixti): upon conviction, poachers were liable to a penalty of three years as a galley slave. From 1285 until some time after 1290, Comino was the home of exiled prophetic cabbalist Abraham Abulafia. It was on Comino that Abulafia composed his “Sefer ha-Ot” (The Book of the Sign), and his last work, “Imre Shefer” (Words of Beauty). In the 16th and 17th centuries, Comino served as a place of imprisonment or exile for errant knights. Knights who were convicted of minor crimes were occasionally sentenced to the lonely and dangerous task of manning St. Mary’s Tower. In the past, and well into the 20th century, whenever the seas were too rough for the Gozitan priest to make the crossing to Comino for the celebration of Holy Mass, the local community would gather on the rocks at a part of the Island known as Tal-Ħmara, and gaze across the channel towards the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rocks (Maltese: il-Madonna tal-Blat), in Ħondoq ir-Rummien, Gozo, where Mass was being celebrated. They followed along with the progression of the Mass by means of a complex flag code. On 6 March 1889 the British battleship HMS Sultan grounded on an uncharted rock in the Comino Channel, ripping her bottom open. She slowly flooded and, in a gale on 14 March 1889 she slipped off the rock and sank. The Italian firm of Baghino & Co raised her in August 1889 for a fee of £50,000. On 27 August Sultan was brought into Malta.