Despite being the 10th smallest country in the world, Malta actually consists of three separate main islands, Malta, Gozo, and Comino, and a few smaller ones. This idyllic island nation is characterised by sensational scenery and sparkling sapphire seas that definitely contribute to its status as one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations. Given that there are lots of different islands to explore, a yacht hire in Malta is the perfect way to see as much as possible, while still relaxing to the max. Stroll along the Valletta Waterfront pier, which is over 260 years old, for amazing views of the capital from the end. It is also one of the country's most important ports, along with Portomaso, Kalkara Marina, and Mgarr Marina. Across all the islands, you will find hidden coves that are perfect for relaxation and exploration in equal measure, and you will also be treated to some of the most sensational sunsets in the Mediterranean.
No matter where you go and what you do, when you charter a yacht in Malta, we can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with this idyllic island destination in the Mediterranean Sea, so get ready to make some memories with your friends and family.
The price of hiring a boat in Malta can vary a lot depending on the specific conditions of the boat rental. Different things that influence the price include the season, the size of the boat, the amount of people travelling, and the duration of your voyage. The boat type and whether you choose to hire with or without a skipper and/or crew can also greatly affect the costs. Below is a list of average prices based on the type of boat and number of people on board.
Hiring a sailboat for 8 people with 3 cabins can cost around £2188 per week in low season and £3054 per week in high season.
For a motorboat with 4 cabins, suitable for 10 people, you will be looking to pay at least £425 per day in low season or £498 per day in high season.
Hiring a RIB suitable for 8 people will cost around £433 per day throughout the year.
To go on a catamaran cruise around Malta, you will pay around £5632 per week for a vessel that has 4 cabins and enough space for 18 people.
Gulet hire is typically suitable for bigger parties. If you are booking a gulet with 5 cabins, suitable for around 200 people, you should expect to pay around £21274.
If you want more specific information regarding a Malta yacht charter, you should ask for a quotation on our website, outlining the specific conditions you are looking for. Our advisors will be able to give you recommendations on everything regarding sailing in the specific area, from the weather conditions to the best boat for your needs, and even the different nearby places you should visit.
One of the best things about renting a yacht in Malta is the number of different options available. Obviously, you can see that there are lots of different boat types on offer, each of which will offer up a different experience for your Malta yacht hire, but there are also lots of other ways in which you can customise your experience to make it truly unforgettable.
Firstly, there are a plethora of different attractions to visit when you charter a yacht in Malta, some of which are mostly accessible by boat. Obviously, you should take the time during your visit to check out the country’s capital, Valletta. With a fantastic selection of museums and gardens, as well as enchanting streets full of old architecture, you will be enthralled. Mdina, the former capital, is another city that you should make an effort to see during your Malta yacht hire, as it is home to many historical monuments of great significance, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Vilhena Palace.
One of the reasons why a yacht hire in Malta is such a good idea is that it allows you to visit all three of Malta’s main islands. On Comino, the smallest of the main islands, you will find the Blue Lagoon. The calm turquoise waters attract hordes of tourists and is especially popular with families that are looking for a safe place for their children to swim.
There are also a plethora of different scuba diving sites in and around Malta. You should be sure to check out at least one of them when you hire a yacht in Malta, so here are some of the best. If you like visiting shipwrecks, there are three main ones off the Maltese coast. In Valletta you can anchor your Maltese boat hire near Fort Saint Elmo and dive down to the wreck of the HMS Maori, which sank in 1942. Other noteworthy shipwrecks include the wreck of the Um El Faroud oil tanker and the wreck of the MV Rozi in Cirkewwa.
If you want a different scuba diving experience, the Blue Grotto has a wealth of wildlife on offer, and the Blue Hole on Gozo is one of the most famous free diving locations in the world. The Santa Maria Caves are also definitely worth taking the time to explore while you’re in the vicinity. Some of the available boat hires in Malta even add some equipment and tours onto your charter for a set extra price. Paddleboards, water skis, wind surfboards, and snorkelling or scuba diving equipment are all things that could potentially be added onto your rental. Snorkelling equipment usually costs around €4 per person, while things like cave tours can cost anywhere from about €12.50 for a child and €15 for an adult.
As you can see, the options are truly endless when you hire a yacht in Malta. Book your boat straight away to ensure an unforgettable trip, where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
Many people who rule out going on a sailing holiday often do so under the misconception that they need to know how to sail. This is not the case. In fact, you can hire a skipper for as little as €153 per day. This skipper will guide you to all the best hidden secrets of the island, whether it be secluded coves, hidden caves, or something else entirely. If you want to further enhance the luxurious feel of your Malta yacht hire, you can also add a crew. This crew will ensure that you want for nothing during your trip and will really make you feel like you’re staying in a five-star hotel on the water.
Furthermore, a trip with an experienced skipper and/or crew ensures your safety while on board. This is especially crucial in locations where tropical storms are common but can definitely be useful in most places. A local will know how to read the weather signals and will be able to tell when a storm is coming, often with more accuracy than the weather forecast and will then be able to easily steer your Malta yacht hire into a sheltered cove to wait out the poor weather.
Another great reason to rent a yacht in Malta is that there are lots of fantastic destinations just around the corner, meaning that it is easy to go sailing in multiple beautiful locations in just one trip.
Italy, in particular, Sardinia is an especially popular sailing destination from Malta, being just a short distance away. If you fancy an extended trip, you can make your way up the west coast of Italy, stopping off at key destinations, such as the Amalfi Coast and Sardinia as well. Another slightly longer trip that is popular with keen sailors, is a voyage from Malta to Gibraltar. In order to make this journey comfortably though, you will typically have to spend at least 5 days at sea, so make sure you plan your nautical venture accordingly.
Another potential longer trip that you could make would be to Greece and its many surrounding islands. This could be a fascinating way to explore one of the most diverse countries in Europe in a completely unique way, stopping off at lots of the surrounding islands with your Malta yacht hire. This trip will take a little longer, so make sure you have the necessary time available before considering this.