Valletta, also known as “The Fortress City,” is the capital city of Malta and is situated on the northeast coast. The city was built between two natural harbours and has a fascinating history and heritage, with its origins dating back to the 16th century. Valletta has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its fascinating past and was named the European Capital for Culture in 2018.
The narrow streets of the city are adorned with historical gems such as the renowned St Johns Co-Cathedral, one of the top attractions to see whilst chartering a yacht in Valletta. The city is surrounded by Baroque architecture and is home to some of the world’s most impressive fine art collections.
Surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Valletta has it all. With your own private yacht hire in Valletta, you have the freedom to explore the historical sites and crystal-clear waters that surround this magical city.
With Scansail, we have several options at competitive prices for hiring a yacht in Valletta. Check out our website to discover our available sailboats, motorboats, yachts and RIBs and book your unforgettable voyage today!
The price of your boat rental in Valletta will depend on the type of boat you choose, the time of year you wish to travel, the duration of your stay and whether you would like to hire a skipper. Explore some our unbeatable prices and selection of boats through our website.
Averages prices for a Valletta yacht hire per day:
We highly recommend hiring a skipper as this will allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your boat trip whilst your skipper takes care of the vessel. This will ensure the upmost safety of your passengers on board, as the skippers have expert knowledge of sailing and the local climate.
This can also enhance your trip as the skippers can show you the best local hidden gems and snorkelling spots! The average cost of renting a skipper in Valletta is £200/day. How much does it cost to charter a crewed yacht in Valletta?
The cost of renting a crewed yacht in Valletta depends on the boat you have chosen to rent. Some charges may be part of the overall price, while others could be extra. Always check with the boat owner about these costs before starting your trip.
Exploring Valletta by boat is an amazing way to take in the city’s stunning architecture, rich history, and coastal beauty. Here are some of our favourite things to do and visit while on a yacht hire in Valletta!
The Grand Harbour
The Grand Harbour in Valletta is one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean. It is the perfect spot for a boat tour, where you can view Valletta’s historical sites such as Fort St. Angelo, take in the breathtaking views of the coastline and enjoy the stunning sunsets over the city.
Discover Valletta’s golden beaches
Take a trip to Golden Bay, which is located on the northwest coast of Malta. Famous for its red sand and turquoise waters, this beach is a popular destination during the summer months. Here, you will find swimming, water sports, spots for relaxing, barbeques and parties in the evening.
Another stunning beach worth visiting in Malta is Mellieha Bay, also known as Ghadira Bay. This is Malta’s second largest sandy beach and is perfect for families due to the calm seas. The beach is divided into three sections with areas for water sports such as kayaking and wind surfing or simply relaxing in the sun.
Take a trip the neighbouring islands
No yacht charter in Valletta is complete without a trip to the Gozo and Comino islands. The Comino islands are situated just 2 hours from Valletta and are famously known for “The Blue Lagoon”. This natural beauty is famous for its turquoise waters, stunning surroundings and marine wildlife so have your snorkelling equipment at the ready!
With 300 sunny days per year, Valletta is any sailor’s dream. The sailing season in Malta begins in April and spans to October, with warm climates and favourable sailing conditions throughout.
The peak season for Valletta boat trips takes place in July and August when the climate is high and the city is at its busiest. If you are looking to beat the crowds, we recommend sailing in late Spring or early Autumn where the weather is comfortably warm, crowds are smaller, and the sea temperatures are perfect for a swim!
Sailing in Valletta lets you experience its history and beautiful coastlines in just a weekend. You can quickly see its top spots, while enjoying the sea's calm and the lively Maltese culture. It's a great destination to enjoy a quick getaway.
Averages prices for yacht hire in Valletta:
Yachts: £5,400/weekend up to £39,429/weekend
Catamaran: £2,169/weekend up to £5,143/weekend
The type of boat you chose to rent for your weekend getaway will depend on the number of people in your group and your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a traditional boating experience, we recommend renting a sailboat. If you have a bigger group and looking for extra space, luxury and stunning interior design, a catamaran or a yacht is the way to go.
Set sail to Grand Harbour for historic views. Anchor at Marsamxett Harbour to enjoy Valletta's skyline. And if you're up for a bit of underwater adventure, don't forget your snorkelling gear to explore the clear Mediterranean waters.
A week in Valletta lets you deeply explore Malta's coast. You can discover hidden coves, visit islands like Gozo and Comino, and savour local flavours at a relaxed pace. The extended time offers flexibility against unpredictable weather, ensuring you enjoy every moment. From diving to watching sunsets, a week captures the full essence of Valletta's maritime beauty.
Averages prices for boat hire in Valletta:
Yachts: £12,600/week up to £92,000/week
Catamarans: £5,060/week up to £11,142/week
If you’re looking for an extended stay, we have several yachts, motorboats and catamarans to choose from, that can facilitate up to 12 people and are equipped with beautiful interiors, cabins, bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Your choice of boat will depend on the size of your group and your boating preferences.
Grand Harbour: Experience its historic significance and stunning fortifications.
Marsamxett Harbour: Offers a calm anchorage with picturesque views of Valletta.
Blue Grotto: Dive into the shimmering waters and explore the mesmerizing caves.
Comino: Spend a day at the Blue Lagoon, renowned for its turquoise waters and ideal for snorkeling.
Gozo: A nearby island with unique attractions like the Ġgantija Temples and the scenic Ramla Bay beach.
Mellieħa Bay: One of Malta's largest sandy beaches, perfect for some relaxation.
These destinations, reachable within a week, offer a blend of history, nature, and relaxation, encapsulating the best of Malta's coastal charm. What is the capacity of our boats in Valletta?
RIBs: up to 12 people
Motorboats: starting from 5 up to 20 people
Sailboats: starting from 6 up to 15 people with 3 to 6 cabins on board
Yachts: starting from 6 up to 10 people with 3 to 5 cabins on board
Catamarans: up to 12 people with 4 cabins on board
You can find plenty of privately owned yachts to hire in Valletta. View other possible yachts in the region.